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Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert

Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert

19 May 2022

Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth believes the fashion industry is more ready now to face intellectual property issues arising from the metaverse than it was in pre-pandemic times.

Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI

Philippines Drafts Initial Rules on GI

19 May 2022

In order to increase the protection of geographical indications (GI) products in the Philippines, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has issued implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on GI.

AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

AI cannot be named as inventor – Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

12 May 2022

In April 2022, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that an “inventor” must be a natural person for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 and the Patent Regulations 1991. And therefore, AI cannot be identified as an inventor in a...

China issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations

China issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations

11 May 2022

To optimize the management of trademarks and the enforcement against trademark violations, the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations.

Safir Anand launches U.S. release of Chrysalis at ambassador’s reception

Safir Anand launches U.S. release of Chrysalis at ambassador’s reception

04 May 2022

Safir Anand marked the United States release of his book Chrysalis at a reception held adjacent to the International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+ yesterday in Washington. Hosted by Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti, the Permanent Representat...

Singapore youth aware of IP, but knowledge of IP protection limited, says survey

Singapore youth aware of IP, but knowledge of IP protection limited, says survey

03 May 2022

Seventy percent of youths in Singapore know about intellectual property. Of all the IP assets, copyright is the most familiar to them. However, knowledge of IP protection for content is low.

IP Distance Learning System Launched

IP Distance Learning System Launched

03 May 2022

The IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) was launched recently by the Intellectual Property Agency of the Philippines (IPOPHL), marking the first time an intellectual property (IP) office in Southeast Asia has supplied an online IP learning sy...

INTA releases Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe

INTA releases Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe

03 May 2022

The International Trademark Association (INTA) on Monday, May 2, released its Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe. Focused on the tax implications within the trademark lifecycle in the European Union, the United Ki...

Building a greener future with IP strategy

Building a greener future with IP strategy

02 May 2022

As we approach the end of spring in the northern hemisphere, the scorching heat of early summer reminds us that climate change is a genuine threat to our future. However, solving the climate crisis is no easy task, and thus it is essential to turn to...

The IP office of the future, according to IP Australia’s Michael Schwager

The IP office of the future, according to IP Australia’s Michael Schwager

02 May 2022

There are the new technologies shaking the world and revolutionizing how we do things – from mobile apps and AI to blockchain and data analytics. And then Covid-19 came along, prompting business establishments and government services, including IP o...

Publicity rights: IP issues arising from fame

Publicity rights: IP issues arising from fame

02 May 2022

“What’s in a name?” Nowadays, there could be ample commercial value in a name, if the person is famous. In industries such as entertainment and sports, there are countless cases in which the celebrity makes a fortune out of their name, image, or like...

Vink, Tang urge INTA attendees to seek out innovation

Vink, Tang urge INTA attendees to seek out innovation

02 May 2022

Brands are always big business at the International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+, so it was no surprise when much of the meeting’s open ceremonies were devoted to what brands can do in today’s world.

IP infringement, John Doe orders and privacy protect features for domain names

IP infringement, John Doe orders and privacy protect features for domain names

01 May 2022

A John Doe order is passed when the violator’s identity is unknown. In this case, the Defendants cannot be identified, with nary an information found on domain name database www.whois.com.

McDonald's Peppa Pig caught in Russia-Ukraine conflict

McDonald's Peppa Pig caught in Russia-Ukraine conflict

28 April 2022

Entertainment One UK, the proprietor of British cartoon favorite Peppa Pig Ltd, brought trademark infringement against Ivan Kozhevnikov for this character. The suit, filed at the lowest level court for civil disputes, accused Kozhevnikov of infringin...

Academicians in India lobbying for amendments to Copyright Act, inclusive digital education

Academicians in India lobbying for amendments to Copyright Act, inclusive digital education

25 April 2022

Academicians from the city of Pune in India are lobbying for an inclusive digital education and amendments to the country’s Copyright Act, 1957 aligned with Digital India and the New Education Policy 2020.

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