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Madrid System fails to have an impact for local filers: an analysis of the Indonesian trademark market
In this country data report, we hone in on the fast-growing Indonesian trademark market, revealing that the country’s recent accession to the Madrid Protocol has had little impact on local filers, while US applicants have been making the most of the new filing option.
The main drivers that determine the likelihood of a country being involved in the trade of counterfeit goods have been identified by a new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Governance, free trade zones, production facilities, logistical capabilities and facilities and trade facilitation policies are all highlighted as the key determinants.
Google and Amazon eye hospitality sector as hotel brands diversify their filing strategies: exclusive data analysis
In our latest industry-focused data report, we put the spotlight on the hospitality market, honing in on the hotel sector in particular. We reveal that the top hotel brands have diversified their trademark filings, show that Marriott may soon become the most valuable brand in this space, and highlight the threat from both AirBnB and rising tech platforms.
How brands should prepare for the big changes coming to Canada’s trademark market: exclusive data analysis
In our latest country data report, we delve into Canada’s trademark landscape. We examine how a major overhaul of its trademark laws may lead to a clogged up register, assess the impact cannabis legalisation might have on rights holders and take a close look at filing and litigation data.
Phishing attacks from domain name homographs represent a major threat to brand owners, new research reveals. A cyber security expert involved in the research has warned that this affects brands of all sizes and the threat is more overwhelming than that of counterfeiting, adding that those who ignore the findings “would have to be living in a fantasy land”.
Rising sales, healthy filings and new opportunities in the dynamic cosmetics sector: exclusive data analysis
In this week’s industry data report, we provide a rundown of the cosmetics market from a branding perspective. We take a big picture look at sales growth and key trends and reveal that technology trademark filings are on the rise among major brands.
Ambush marketing may steal the headlines but new study shows brand benefits of official event sponsorship
New research the first of its kind in assessing the impact of on-site activation at live sporting events for improving brand recognition has found a strong link between the impact of certain types of sponsorship assets and intangible rights on raising brand awareness.
Despite the potential of the Middle East, excessive fees are leading to a shrinking trademark market: exclusive data analysis
In this week’s country data report, we examine the state of the trademark market and the leading brands in the Middle East, taking an in-depth look at filing trends in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in particular.
AI and big data will drive the future of trademark services but prosecution work applications are a long way off
AI and big data continue to generate a significant buzz in the IP world, with industry experts confident that demand for advanced data analytics will continue to rocket. However, in terms of substantive prosecution work, there is no expectation that such services will replace the work of attorneys any time soon.
Growth of food and drink brands remains flat, but Chinese register sees explosion in filings: exclusive data analysis
In our latest industry data report, we inspect the food and beverage sector, finding that brand growth has been limited in this dynamic and challenging market. We also take a close look at overarching application trends and reveal that China is the major target for filing activity in this sector.
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.
Japan’s filing trends are distorted by a single applicant, while brands plummet in value: exclusive data analysis
In this week’s country data report, we look at the trademark landscape of Japan. Specifically, we highlight the country’s unusual distribution of applications by trademark class, show how a single applicant has obfuscated filing trends and analyse the volatile values of the leading Japanese brands.
In this week’s industry data report, we analyse the vibrant technology landscape. Specifically, we take a broad look at industry trends, provide a full rundown of the filing patterns in this field and gauge the performances of the leading tech brands in the world.
In this week’s World Trademark Review country data report, we provide a rundown of India’s trademark landscape. We explore the surge in registrations at the Indian IP office, reveal the top filers in the country, and inspect the widespread fall in value of the country’s top brands.
Chinese players fail to make the cut in the fashion world as major brands prove resilient: exclusive analysis
Examining the apparel sector, we show that the leading brands have remained robust, analyse how filing patterns have changed, and reveal that Chinese brands have failed to make the cut in the list of the world’s leading fashion brands.
In this guest blog, Peter Sloane, chair of the trademark and copyright practice at Leason Ellis and vice-chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee, warns that the lack of substantive training available for junior lawyers primarily due to the drive to cut costs could pose a long-term existential threat to the trademark industry. Importantly, in a bid to avoid a worst-case scenario, he outlines the steps that law firms, industry associations and associates themselves can take to combat the problem.
China’s trademark office to drastically reduce filing times; experts confident quality will be maintained
As part of its three-year reform plans, China’s State Intellectual Property Office has revealed that filing review times at the China Trademark Office (CTMO) will be reduced to six months by the end of 2018 and to four months by 2020. Although applications continue to surge at the CTMO, experts are confident that these targets will be hit while predicting that the quality of registrations will also be maintained.
UK trademark scene post-Brexit: a world-class IP office dealing with uncertainty in a volatile brand environment
In our country data report this week, we provide a breakdown of the UK trademark market examining how the Brexit referendum has affected filing strategies, inspecting how domestic brand values have changed in the last few years and analysing the stellar performance of the UK IP Office.
Telecom brands experience fall in filings and values as industry approaches tipping point: exclusive data analysis
In this week’s industry data report, World Trademark Review digs into the telecommunications sector, providing an overview on the industry, revealing which trademark classes are the most popular for telecom carriers, and exploring the fluctuations in brand value.
With a fast-improving IP office and flourishing brands, Italy’s outlook is bright: exclusive data analysis
This week’s World Trademark Review country data report focuses on the branding landscape of Italy. We explore key filing data and the performance of the leading Italian brands, revealing that their total value has increased at a quicker rate than that of the top global players.
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