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Shaky dominance of the United States litigation on decline as Chinese filings surge; exclusive data analysis (Blog)
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 (Blog)
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.
ECJ’s Coty decision a major win for luxury brands but question marks remain for other sectors (Blog)
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.
CITMA calls for clarity and action from UK government to protect IP business following Brexit (Blog)
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 (Blog)
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) (Blog)
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.
A paper analysing the value of brands has recently been updated to explore in more detail the effect of trademark protection on a company’s profitability and innovation. It reveals the link between greater trademark protection and increased profits, and is a reminder of the tangible financial rewards of effective brand protection.
Major disruptions in the insurance sector and how brand strategies must evolve: exclusive data analysis (Blog)
In World Trademark Review’s latest industry report, we turn to the insurance sector which is undergoing an incipient transformation that could present significant risks and opportunities. We analyse how the leading brands in this space have performed and how trademark strategies are adapting in light of increased regulation, slow economic growth and the upsurge of new technologies.
Russia’s trademark landscape buoyant despite economic and political woes: exclusive data analysis (Blog)
In this week’s country data report we turn our attention to Russia, analysing the country’s most important industries, key filing statistics and how its brands have fared against the backdrop of a troubled economy and increasingly tense political climate.
A Halloween cease-and-desist, an attorney's IP poetry and the USPTO’s creepy (and slightly awkward) Reddit AMA: news round-up (Blog)
In today’s news round-up we look at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' delayed enforcement of thick WHOIS, Oman’s progress towards electronic filings and a new partnership between an IP consultancy and a corporate powerhouse.
Tobacco industry’s revolution thriving brands, new products and shifting markets: exclusive data analysis (Blog)
In this week’s World Trademark Review industry report, we shine a light on trends in the tobacco sector, reviewing the performance of the top brands in the field and analysing the broader trademark landscape in which they operate. We also reveal how brands are adapting their filing strategies in the face of political and societal challenges, such as the rise in vaping and the spread of plain packaging.
Majority of suspected online infringers re-register popular domain names, according to new study (Blog)
A new report from the EU Intellectual Property Office has revealed that the phenomenon of e-shops marketing infringing goods via previously used brand-related domain names as observed in Denmark is also occurring in Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. Worryingly, the study claims that it is occurring to a higher degree than expected.
Mexico shows robust filing figures, as services overtake goods for first time: exclusive data analysis (Blog)
In World Trademark Review’s latest country data report, we take a look at Mexico and how brands fare in the country. We will be examining key filing statistics, the top industries and the performance of the Mexican trademark office to determine areas of opportunity and risk.
As remarkable growth of sports industry continues, exclusive data analysis reveals the key trademark trends (Blog)
From today, World Trademark Review will be producing a new series of industry-specific data reports. We will be looking at a select industry’s performance in recent years and its outlook for the future, consider key areas of concern and opportunities, and provide insight into the trademark and brand-related activities of the leading companies in the field. We start with a deep dive into sports and sporting goods.
In the first of a new series of country data reports from World Trademark Review, we identify the key trademark trends in the Korean market, consider where filing business is emanating from and highlight the performance of leading domestic brands.
New anti-counterfeiting best practice for landlords issued; doubts over willingness to cooperate with brand owners (Blog)
A new paper from the International Chamber of Commerce’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy addresses a number of challenges that landlords face in stemming the flow of counterfeit products. It also encourages increased cooperation between landlords and brand owners. However, market experts have expressed scepticism over the prospect of landlords becoming proactive partners in the fight against fakes.
A bill in Nigeria has proposed a series of amendments to the country’s counterfeiting legislation, including life sentences for those convicted of selling certain types of counterfeit products. World Trademark Review spoke with market experts to gauge their reaction to the proposal, and found a mostly positive response.
Argentina trademark fees set to increase upwards of 50% as government attempts to curb inflation (Blog)
Brand owners wishing to protect their trademark rights in Argentina should prepare for increased costs, as the country’s IP office recently implemented a two-stage set of fee rises. The changes, which will be fully implemented from October 1, see some filing fees rise by over 50%.
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