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USPTO invalidates over 15,000 trademarks in stark warning to fraudulent filers in China

The USPTO has taken “unprecedented action” against a China-based entity, Huanyee Intellectual Property Co Ltd, for repeated violations of US trademark rules of practice.

13 December 2021

How to initiate a trademark infringement action against a registered trademark in China

This landmark case involving US company Travel Sentry Inc should encourage IP rights owners to fight against free-riders who successfully register infringing trademarks.

29 November 2021

The Final Rule implementing the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020: what has changed

Last week the USPTO amended its rules of practice in trademark cases to implement provisions of the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020. This guest analysis explores the changes that trademark professionals should be aware of.

24 November 2021

Uzbekistan amends trademark and copyright laws - what you need to know

The amendments have brought about some significant changes, including the introduction of the expedited examination of trademark applications.

10 November 2021

Surprising UKIPO decision finds likelihood of confusion on the basis of non-distinctive and descriptive common element

In this guest analysis, Allen & Overy’s Robert Dickens argue that a recent UKIPO decision cuts across a fundamental principle of the trademark legal framework.

04 November 2021

Change is coming at ARIPO

A number of changes to the ARIPO system will come into effect on 1 January 2022, affecting the Harare Protocol and the Banjul Protocol.

03 November 2021

Inside China’s evolving approach to tackling bad-faith trademarks

The authorities and legislative bodies in China have been implementing a range of measures to tackle the rampant problem of bad-faith applications targeting third-party brands. However, for rights holders, the nuance is all important.

28 October 2021

“The loss of the disparagement bar is something to be truly lamented” – new study looks at USPTO post-Tam

A new research paper has analysed the removal of the disparagement provision at the USPTO following the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking Matal v Tam ruling.

20 October 2021

The Canadian Trademarks Act: more changes are on the way

In an exclusive guest post, Dickinson Wright partner Sanjukta Tole and associate Dan Poliwoda dive into the latest developments of the Canadian Trademarks Act.

18 October 2021

Amendments to the Law on Industrial Property – key points for IP rights owners

Amendments to the Law No 9947 “On Industrial Property” have entered into force in Albania, introducing several novelties - including the formalisation of the System of Administration of Objects of Industrial Property.

15 October 2021

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