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With a 10% rise in trademark applications mostly spurred by Chinese filings flooding the USPTO in 2017, questions have been raised about whether the office can cope with this influx both now and in the future.
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.
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.
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.
Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern.
The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.
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.
Business owners have spoken to World Trademark Review about their anger and confusion over the mysterious trademark activity of entrepreneur Michael Gleissner. One, who recently prevailed against Gleissner in a 16-month trademark dispute, claims that he has yet to be paid legal costs and calls on IP offices to address “malicious action against legitimate trademarks” urgently.
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.
Major disruptions in the insurance sector and how brand strategies must evolve: exclusive data analysis
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.
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.
Tobacco industry’s revolution thriving brands, new products and shifting markets: exclusive data analysis
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.
Mexico shows robust filing figures, as services overtake goods for first time: exclusive data analysis
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
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.
Trademark-intensive industries across Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru account for 18.5 million jobs and $2,390 of value per capita a year, according to research commissioned by the International Trademark Association and Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property. For those working in such industries, salary premiums of up to 25% were observed.
While trademark applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office continue to rise, a new administration and the unexpected resignation of Director Michelle Lee have raised questions as to how its future looks
WTR’s exclusive survey of the CTM system explores the reaction from leading filing agents to the cut in fees and gauges OHIM’s performance over the past year
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