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Africa: challenges of the Madrid System

Africa19-10-2021Jenny Pienaar and Kareema Shaik

The international registration system counts many African states as members but its use is patchy, explains Jenny Pienaar and Kareema Shaik of Adams & Adams Attorneys.

The Netherlands: pressure point

18-10-2021Robin Keyner

A dispute involving “Kärcher yellow” has clarified the situation for prospective colour marks, explains Robin Keyner of Arnold & Siedsma.



ECTA is inviting IP professionals to ‘waltz’ their way to its 39th Annual Conference to be held in Vienna later this month.

How to get your 3D trademark into shape

EU30-09-2021William Hillson

Guerlain’s win at the EU General Court shines light on what makes a 3D shape mark ‘distinctive’ and protectable, Powell Gilbert associate William Hilson explains.

Mexico jurisdiction report: New provisions for trademarks

Mexico30-09-2021Emilio Albarrán

The last amendments to Mexico’s IP law were issued on May 18, 2018, and confirmed through the New Mexican IP Law of July 1, 2020, incorporate some new legal figures for trademark registrations based on use. In particular, article 173 of the new Federal Law for Protection of Industrial Property in Mexico states a list of non-registrable signs.

Italy jurisdiction report: A change in IP philosophy

Italy29-09-2021Claudio Balboni and Francesco Venturoli

The Italian philosopher, semiotician, cultural critic, and novelist Umberto Eco divided the human predisposition into two categories: the “apocalyptic” on the one hand and the “integrated” on the other.

COVID-19’s effect on IP and D&I in Peru

International, Peru08-09-2021Catherine Escobedo

As the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Catherine Escobedo of BARLAW-Barrera & Asociados reflects on how the crisis affected D&I progress and the IP community in Peru.

France jurisdiction report: Losing faith

EU, France07-09-2021Aurélia Marie

Since September 2020, the European Union Intellectual Property Office has invalidated six trademarks covering reproductions of Banksy's iconic works registered by Pest Control Office, a company set up to represent the street artist’s interests while preserving his anonymity.

Cape Verde: a pocket guide to trademark renewals

03-09-2021Diana Pereira

In light of the Cape Verdean system’s ambiguity, it is advisable to opt for a defensive strategy and keep on top of renewals, says Diana Pereira of Inventa International.

A spotlight on India, Russia and China

China, India, Russia12-08-2021Alex Baldwin

Conversations around diversity and inclusion initiatives in IP can focus on efforts in the US and in European countries. WIPR’s Alex Baldwin spoke to three IP practitioners from India, Russia and China to learn more about the issues in their countries.

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