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World Trademark Review is pleased to announce the first speakers for the Brand Monetisation: The Legal and Licensing Perspective conference, to be held in Los Angeles on January 28 2016.
With the event just four weeks away, the full speaker line-up for Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle has been unveiled. A handful of delegate places remain for this ground-breaking event, which focuses on practical strategies for the maximisation of the value that resides in, and revenues derived from, strong brands.
In an exclusive interview with World Trademark Review, Ambassador Iman Pambagyo, Indonesia’s deputy permanent representative to the WTO, has expanded on the country’s opposition to Australia’s plain packaging regime for tobacco products. He has also responded to allegations that Indonesia’s consideration of plain packaging for alcoholic products is a retaliatory move.
In what is becoming a depressing annual occurrence, with the summer holiday season now over trademark opportunists are getting back down to business. Over the past 10 days a number of trademark counsel have reported a spike in solicitation letters, with one offering to renew a mark in one class for $1,745.
The USPTO has launched a pilot programme to allow amendments to identifications of goods and services in trademark registrations due to technological evolution. While characterised by one practitioner as a much needed development, the changes are not expected to have widespread impact for mark owners.
The policy goal of OHIM becoming a truly paperless office is not a new one. However, this week it has stepped up its efforts to encourage increased use of its online services, revealing the firms and individuals that are leading the electronic charge.
As registration for INTA’s Leadership Meeting opened, president J Scott Evans encouraged counsel to support INTA’s first major event in Latin America. Could a successful meeting pave the way for an annual meeting in the region?
Our most-read blog in June focused on the pros and cons of ‘do-it-yourself’ trademark filings, after one commentator warned that an individual who had spent up to $50,000 in trademark filings could find that his applications are “void from the outset”.
The latest issue of World Trademark Review magazine is now available online to subscribers. In this edition we celebrate best practice in creating, protecting and exploiting trademarks, profiling all of the winning teams and individuals from this year’s WTR Industry Awards.
World Trademark Review is pleased to announce the first speakers participating in the inaugural Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle conference, to be held in New York on October 29. Readers of this blog are also being offered the opportunity to register for the event at a reduced rate.
Our most-read blog in May focused on the financial impact of an analyst report into online marketplace Etsy. The research, conducted by investment firm Wedbush, issued a stark warning about the large proportion of potentially infringing items being sold on the site, causing the company’s stock to plummet 8% on the day of publication.
World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle, a unique one-day conference for senior trademark practitioners, at Convene Times Square, New York on October 29 2015.
With the INTA Annual Meeting concluding with last night’s gala in the Gaslamp Quarter, and many trademark counsel preparing to leave San Diego after five days of meetings, learning and receptions, World Trademark Review would like to wish all delegates a safe journey home.
The latest issue of World Trademark Review (WTR) magazine is now available online to subscribers, with our cover story analysing the results of this year’s Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey.
Last year WTR reflected on the significant plunge in the number of social bashes being thrown by law firms during the INTA Annual Meeting. A sign of more austere times or a reflection of the logistical difficulty in finding suitable venues in Hong Kong? We suggested the latter, with this year’s event the first opportunity to test our hypothesis. It seems that we were only partially correct.
With a long flight to San Diego in store, we thought we would put the 11 hours to good use by downloading and analysing World Trademark Review’s website stats for the year to date, in a bid to identify the regions and cities that are hotspots in terms of interest in trademarks.
In the Godfather: Part III Michael Corleone lamented that he could not escape the pull of the illegitimate world, cursing: “Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in.” Now we are not likening INTA to the mafia, but this year’s Annual Meeting does see the return of a former don to the trademark scene. Unlike Corleone, however, Alan Drewsen is glad to be back.
With the trademark community descending on San Diego for INTA’s biggest ever Annual Meeting, an analysis of attendance data suggests that significant room for growth exists, not least amongst a significant number of the world’s most valuable brands.
The WTR team is in San Diego for the INTA Annual Meeting, as part of a large Globe Business Media Group delegation if you have the opportunity, come and visit us in the exhibition hall at booth 1338 and pick up some of our latest publications.
Intellectual Asset Management has revealed this year’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame, with some familiar faces from the trademark community amongst those recognised.
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