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The latest issue of World Trademark Review is now available online to subscribers. The cover story presents exclusive analysis of the Global Benchmarking Survey, which found that, while budget levels are improving for some trademark teams, for the majority the situation remains straitened, with one-fifth of respondents expecting further cuts over the next 12 months.
World Trademark Review is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2014 WTR Industry Awards. Amongst the in-house teams featured on the shortlist are those from Amazon.com, Apple, BMW, Campbell Soup Company, China Mobile, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Lego, Pepsico, Rovio Entertainment, Unify and Zippo Manufacturing Company.
While new gTLD domain registrations have surpassed the half a million mark, less than a quarter of corporate trademark counsel have made changes to their online enforcement strategies in reaction to the gTLD expansion, according to World Trademark Review’s annual Global Benchmarking Survey.
There is just over a week left to participate in the sixth annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey. Conducted annually by WTR, the research project is designed to give counsel both in-house and in private practice the opportunity to have their say on the state of the industry, and build up a comprehensive picture of current trends and best practice.
There is still time to participate in the sixth annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey. Conducted annually by WTR, the research project is designed to give counsel both in-house and in private practice the opportunity to have their say on the state of the industry, and build up a comprehensive picture of current trends and best practice.
An ECJ ruling confirming that international trademarks that have effect in the European Union are subject to the genuine use requirements under Article 42(2) and (3) of the Community Trademark Regulation (207/2009) topped the list of most-read WTR Premium Updates in January, while decisions relating to Volvo, Steiff and Pinterest also featuring in the top 10.
WTR is calling on trademark professionals to contribute to the sixth annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey. Participation in the survey is designed to give counsel both in-house and in private practice the opportunity to have their say on the state of the industry, and to build up a comprehensive picture of current trends and best practice.
Towergate Software has published data which reveals the US law firms most active in TTAB oppositions through 2013. The names are familiar but the resulting top ten lists based on the data build up a multi-layered picture of the oppositions landscape.
CPA Global has announced the acquisition of Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Last year brought a flurry of buy-outs in the IP services sector and WTR understands that CPA Global is looking at other acquisition opportunities. A natural question for users to ask is whether a further wave of acquisitions will follow in the sector, and what impact this would have for trademark counsel.
The most-read WTR Premium Update in December focused on Ferrari’s successful action against an unofficial Ferrari owners' club. Elsewhere, analysis of a decision involving Puma’s leaping cat mark also proved broke into the top five.
As 2013 draws to a close and the WTR Daily email service prepares to take a short break, it’s a natural time to look back at the WTR blogs which received the most reads over the past 12 months. Barring a late surge by other blogs, there was a clear winner in the ‘most read’ stakes.
The nomination window for the 2014 WTR Industry Awards closes in one week vote now to ensure that your clients, colleagues and peers receive the recognition they deserve.
The most-read WTR Premium Update in November 2013 noted that a major change to classification examination had come into force in the European Union.
WTR’s most-read blog in November considered new research suggesting that the launch of branded generic top-level domains (gTLDs) may start a decline in the number of brands relying on external social networks.
The UK government has taken what one opposition Member of Parliament terms “a U-turn on a U-turn” and announced a new independent review on the issue of standardised tobacco packaging. Coupled with legislation that would allow the government to bring forward regulations to introduce standardised packaging, plain packaging in the UK could be a reality by 2015.
This week the 60-day sunrise periods for seven new gTLDs officially opened. The strings represent the first Latin scripts open for registration in the new gTLD programme and, as such, sparked a spike in press coverage of new gTLDs as media outlets turned their attention to the availability of new strings. For trademark counsel who have not yet considered their tactics for the expanded space, it’s time to talk budgets.
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There is just two weeks left to nominate clients, colleagues and peers for recognition at the WTR Industry Awards 2014. Vote now to ensure that the work of today’s trademark heroes does not go unnoticed.
OHIM has today published detailed research revealing how European citizens view intellectual property. An important study, there are some concerning figures for trademark counsel, with 6% of the 26,500 individuals surveyed having bought counterfeit goods after being misled over the nature of the goods.
gTLD-related analysis occupied the top three spots on last month’s list of the most-read WTR blogs, reflecting a significant month in the planned online expansion.
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