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  • WIPO launches AI-powered TM image search tool

    April 03, 2019

    WIPO’s new image search program uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to map concepts rather than shapes or colours to distinguish and sort marks

  • Update trademarks in Canada before June 17, say counsel

    March 29, 2019

    Canadian counsel advise domestic and foreign trademark owners to apply for, renew, and classify their marks ahead of reforms set to come into effect on June 17

  • In-house tips on brand protection in China

    March 29, 2019

    In-house counsel from companies including Mitsubishi, Honeywell, and WWE reflect on the usefulness of registering marks in China, and discuss alternative brand protection strategies

  • In-house: IP behind the scenes

    March 21, 2019

    From how to get buy-in from the business to practically managing IP once you do, in-house counsel share tips and tools of the trade

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    September 28, 2017

    Last month Utynam attended the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague. Here are some highlights

  • Are you braced for Brexit?

    May 20, 2017

    The clock is ticking: on March 29 UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk notifying him of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. The decision will have important consequences for IP rights, legislation and agreements

  • IACC President Bob Barchiesi interview: Fighting fakes around the world

    May 20, 2017

    James Nurton talks to IACC President Bob Barchiesi about counterfeits, China and the Coalition’s governance

  • Survey: What in-house counsel want

    May 20, 2017

    Reputation, expertise and costs are the top three considerations for in-house counsel hiring outside advisers, according to IP STARS research. Kingsley Egbuonu reports

  • Brands under threat

    May 20, 2017

    Plain packaging laws for tobacco products could spread around the world, after a leaked report indicated the WTO has backed measures introduced five years ago in Australia

  • Leaked WTO decision shakes tobacco industry

    May 15, 2017

    The tobacco industry got a rude awakening two weeks ago as a decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) supporting Australia’s plain packaging measures for cigarettes was apparently leaked

  • The 10 trade mark topics to watch

    May 04, 2017

    Brand protection is in flux. Technological and cultural trends driven by the internet and social media are bringing new challenges, while political developments such as Brexit pose their own problems. At this time of change, we have identified 10 key topics around the world that trade mark owners need to be on top of. By Michael Loney, James Nurton, Natalie Rahhal and Shaun Tan

  • The growing local v global trend

    November 24, 2016

    The latest article in our series by the MARQUES IP Outer Borders Team looks at the localism trend and its implications for brands. By Kate Swaine, Mary Jane Lemenchick, Laetitia Lagarde and Thomas Raab

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