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European IP offices: a year in review and what to expect in 2023

As 2023 nears, representatives from major IP offices across Europe share their annual highlights and what trademark practitioners should look out for in the future.

24 November 2022

SCOTUS to hear Jack Daniel’s v Bad Spaniels; Mattel launches NFT marketplace; USPTO expands pro bono scheme – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Dubai Customs registering over 4,000 trademarks, WIPO reducing fees for Benelux, Denmark, Japan and Tunisia designations, and much more.

22 November 2022

Is everything fair in love and Warhol?

The US Supreme Court decision on Andy Warhol’s use of Prince photos raises unresolved questions about fair use.

19 November 2022

New implementing regulations of the trademark law enter into force: what you need to know

The amendments intend to align the provisions of the Implementing Regulations with those of the trademark law, which was amended in July 2020.

17 November 2022

What the US midterm election results mean for IP policy

US Congress looks to be split after the midterm elections but experts tell WTR there is plenty of hope for movement on IP issues.

15 November 2022

Tackling cross-border online infringement: key takeaways from Mary Kay v Alibaba

Brand owners need to take great care when devising their enforcement and litigation strategies when it comes to online platforms. Deacons’ Charmaine Koo and Alibaba Group's senior legal counsel Iris Li share some key takeaways from the decision that has solidified Hong Kong’s stance on cross-border online infringement.

10 November 2022

“Food, glorious food”: cooking up trademark rights in India

No law currently outlines protection of culinary intellectual property in India, so restaurants and chefs must instead rely on two palatable alternatives to enforce their IP rights.

10 November 2022

China publishes timeline for actions to strengthen trademark protection

The timeline assigns deadlines from as early as December 2022, through to the end of 2025, for activities based on 2019 “Opinions on strengthening intellectual property protection”.

07 November 2022

“Completely bogus” USPTO document revealed as concern grows over low-cost filing agencies

This week WTR spoke to a victim of a suspicious low-cost filing agency who revealed they were recently sent a forged USPTO document requesting unnecessary fees.

04 November 2022

Appeal court clarifies when to seek an expert witness in litigation

A recent case has sparked debate about when to request the opinion of an expert witness to help assess the risk of confusion. Some argue that this undermines the judge and prolongs cases, while others insist that it provides necessary insight.

03 November 2022

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