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In shock move, China reveals patent and trademark offices are to consolidate: what it means for brand owners
As part of a huge government-wide shuffle announced this week, China’s patent and trademark offices in addition to a number of other agencies are to be combined and housed under one roof. While a significant change in terms of oversight of the country’s IP landscape, according to one market expert it is unlikely that this will affect either office's functions going forward.
In this week’s industry data report, World Trademark Review takes a close look at the oil and gas sector through a trademark lens. In addition to providing an overview of key industry trends in this field, we reveal the significant fluctuation of the leading brands’ values, the top filing classes and the rise of Chinese brands.
In this week’s country data report, we analyse the small but mighty trademark profile of Singapore. As well as exploring its nation brand strength, we identify its most important trademark-intensive industries and reveal who the leading brand owners are both in value and portfolio size.
US government report finds staggering ratio of fakes on major e-commerce sites: calls for agencies to step up
A new report published by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that US agencies could be doing significantly more to tackle the growing threat of counterfeit goods. In doing so, the GAO revealed the staggering ratio between authentic and fake goods on e-commerce sites.
In this week’s country data report, World Trademark Review inspects the trademark landscape in France. We delve into the country’s filing trends and analyse how its leading brands have performed in recent years.
Brands risk “destructive” reputational damage from lack of transparency about influencer marketing, study warns
A new study has revealed that the majority of UK consumers have a very poor understanding of the regulations surrounding influencer marketing, with brands failing to capitalise on the public’s desire to remain informed. However, the report also warns that failure to do so could have a destructive impact on brand reputation.
Following the release of Brand Finance’s Banking 500 2018 report last week, which identifies the brand value and strength of the world’s 500 largest bank brands, World Trademark Review attended the Brand Finance Banking Forum, a follow-up event that elaborated on the report’s findings and illuminated the most pressing issues banks are facing. Below are some of the key takeaways.
In World Trademark Review’s latest industry data report, we explore the thriving and evolving healthcare industry. In our in-depth analysis we identify the trends driving this evolution, while also analysing key trademark filing statistics and scrutinising the leading brands in this space.
In this week’s World Trademark Review country data report, we shine the spotlight on Brazil. In addition to taking a closer look at fallout from the country’s trademark and patent backlog, we identify the best performing brands and review recent filing data to assess the health of the trademark landscape.
Brands unprepared for reputational damage of fake news and hate speech on digital ad platforms: report
A new report reveals that few brands have taken adequate measures to prevent online advertisements appearing alongside objectionable and potentially damaging content, including fake news and hate speech. The report further claims that many brand owners are unprepared for the reputational damage of their trademarks appearing alongside unsafe content and must take preventative measures.
In World Trademark Review’s latest industry report, we delve into the sprawling banking sector. In addition to presenting key trademark filing statistics, we assess how the leading banking brands have performed in the last year and identify major trends affecting the market from disruptive new technologies and regulatory changes to shifting demographics and markets.
New research has revealed the significant security risk posed by domain name homograph attacks that utilise internationalised domain names to engage in phishing. Speaking to World Trademark Review, the author of the study has warned that not enough attention is being paid to the problem by brand owners and advised steps to minimise the risk of such attacks.
Shaky dominance of the United States litigation on decline as Chinese filings surge; exclusive data analysis
For World Trademark Review's final data report of the year, we survey the world’s leading market for brands: the United States. We take a look at the performance of the country’s trademark office and leading brands, and analyse key filing and litigation statistics.
US retail brands are teeming with life despite the so-called 'retail apocalypse': exclusive data analysis
This week, World Trademark Review takes an in-depth look at the retail sector. As one of the most dynamic branding environments of any industry sector, we examine the growth of the market, highlight the most important jurisdictions and analyse how the top brands in this field have performed.
The European Court of Justice handed down its much-anticipated Coty judgment this week, ruling that brand owners may restrict the online sales of their products through third-party platforms without breaching EU competition law. The ruling has been hailed as a major win for luxury brand owners, but the question still remains as to whether it will help other sectors.
The Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys has published a new report which identifies the impact that Brexit could have on UK businesses and the legal profession in relation to IP rights. It also makes the business case for the importance of UK trademark attorneys to retain the right to represent clients before the EU Intellectual Property Office.
Trademark filings in Australia stagnant but enforcement win rates remain surprisingly high: exclusive data analysis
In this week’s country data report, World Trademark Review provides a breakdown of the Australian trademark landscape. We examine the country’s filing statistics, take a look at the performance of its leading brands and analyse key litigation data.
Wave of IP services M&A activity predicted to continue as deals break though $5 billion barrier (updated)
In the past year there has been a noticeable increase in merger and acquisition deals involving IP service providers. New research from advisory firm Quayle Munro has valued this activity at $5.4 billion over the past five years and forecasts that more growth and consolidation is to come.
In this week’s industry data report, we turn the spotlight on the sprawling pharmaceutical sector. We break down how the sector is being affected by political and economic pressures, and identify the industry-specific developments that are driving change. We also analyse the performance of the leading brands in this space and identify the most important markets for rights holders.
This week’s World Trademark Review country data report focuses on the bustling trademark landscape in Germany. We reveal the European powerhouse’s leading sectors, present essential filing data and explain how the country’s robust brands have continued to surge in value.
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