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How to protect trademarks against non-use effects in Switzerland

Understanding Switzerland’s particular trademark use requirements is crucial for rights holders developing their protection and defence strategies and for applicants hoping to secure their marks.

26 January 2023

Mexican lawyers voice concern over government’s IP focus, as new IP office head gets to work

IP lawyers have expressed their concern after meeting with the new director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, José Sánchez Pérez, to learn about his priorities.

25 January 2023

New amendments to Trademark Law aim to eliminate bad-faith trademarks

A pioneering amendment would be the introduction of a mandatory transfer mechanism for bad-faith trademarks

17 January 2023

Romania amends its trademark law - what you need to know

As of 14 January 2023, interested parties are able to choose whether to bring invalidation and revocation actions before the Intellectual Property Office or before the Bucharest Tribunal.

16 January 2023

Non-traditional trademarks in Poland under the amended regime

Poland dropped the graphical representation requirement for trademark applications nearly four years ago. Close examination of the numbers reveals the impact that this has had on the number - and type - of applications for non-traditional marks.

12 January 2023

Fewer filings, NFTs, alliances and bad-faith marks: APAC year in review

WTR looks back at major trends in the Asia-Pacific region from the past 12 months.

11 January 2023

Key differences between trademark regimes in Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

While the respective trademark regimes of the former Yugoslavian countries of Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina share certain features, they each have essential distinctions which international brand owners should have on their radars.

11 January 2023

Landmark interim injunctive relief decision provides takeaways on tackling copycats in Argentina

A recent interim injunctive relief decision in a copycat case highlights how a convincing storyline can persuade the courts that action is justified.

09 January 2023

Legislation and IP policy watch: the current state of play (January 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracking trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

05 January 2023

Switzerland to reduce trademark fees; ICANN CEO resigns; USPTO extends NFT consultation deadline – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Beijing IP Court awarding Mast-Jägermeister over $1.4 million, IPONZ celebrating a decade of the Madrid System, and much more.

23 December 2022

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