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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Artificial Intelligence and Trade Marks
Mar 13, 2023
Trade marks have not escaped the rise in commercial use of artificial intelligence. Australian tech company GeneriTrend recently launched a new AI tool which compiles and review...
China NIPO side with EUIPO's decision on sustainability
Mar 6, 2023
The China National Intellectual Property Office recently issued new guidance on signs which are prohibited from being used as trade marks in that territory. The guidance was mad...
China: use it or lose it
Feb 21, 2023
A draft amendment has been made to China’s Trademark Law which may require holder’s to certify their use of their mark every five years in order to keep their registration. Art...
China Guidance on Trade Mark Classification
Jan 23, 2023
The China National Intellectual Property Administration has clarified the use of trade marks in class 35 covering sales promotion services. Guidelines published in December, tit...
Putin Trade Mark Laws to the Test
Nov 9, 2022
Amidst the western sanctions placed on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, the head of the state, Vladimir Putin has authorised parallel imports for various popular alcoholic...
China IP Office announces review of data protection laws
Oct 3, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced a new group of experts on data protection to review the existing framework for data protection in China. ...
UKIPO Publishes Data Regarding Examination Wait Times
Aug 22, 2022
The UKIPO has published a summary of data revealing intellectual property application examination wait times, including trade mark and patent applications, amongst its other servic...
China introduces exhibition IP protection guidelines
Aug 15, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently published guidelines to improve IP protection at exhibitions and trade fairs. The guidelines are accessible...
Cost Increase in IP Court
Jul 19, 2022
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court for intellectual property disputes aimed at SME businesses and McDaniels Law has historically been one of th...
Chile in Madrid?
Jul 4, 2022
Today is the first effective day of the Republic of Chile joining the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Madrid Protocol, which is a cost-effective framework for the...
UK Intellectual Property Office backlog cleared
Jun 22, 2022
The UKIPO has announced this week that in May 2022 it cleared backlogs for the examination of trade marks, designs, and patents for the first time in two years. The UKIPO also ...
We thought Wonka Bars were meant to be delicious not dangerous?!
Jun 17, 2022
Wonka Bars originated from family book, and then film, of Charlie and the Chocolate Family and are renowned for the golden tickets surprise enclosed inside. The bars have made thei...
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