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We provide a breakdown of the UK trademark market – examining how Brexit has affected filing strategies, inspecting brand value trends, and analysing the stellar performance of the UK IP Office.
“You do what you can to reduce risk”: exclusive interview with Rovio Entertainment’s Robert Hagelstam
Following a brief interlude for INTA’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, our series of articles providing insights into the work of leading corporate trademark professionals returns this week with insights from Robert Hagelstam.
World Trademark Review catches up with Jerry Xia, deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel, Asia Pacific, for Honeywell. He shares his insights into how the Chinese brand protection landscape has developed in recent years, offers some practical tips for managing trademarks in the region.
Geographical indications have hit the headlines in recent months, with mainstream debate grappling the extent of their protection – but why have they become such a hot political issue?
The Scotch Whisky Association’s director of legal affairs pulls back the curtain to reveal how the industry’s heritage is protected.
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.
With the enforcement landscape rapidly evolving, analysis of litigation data provides unique strategic insight into brand protection efforts – and reveals the brands filing the most infringement actions.
With the legalisation of recreational cannabis impending in Canada, new business models and opportunities are emerging for a surprising variety of brand owners.
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.
While the GDPR entered into force on 25 May, the provisional model adopted by ICANN to bring the WHOIS database into compliance is a compromise that does not seem to meet the strict requirements of the new European regulation or answer the needs of IP practitioners.
With Africa proving particularly vulnerable to the sale of counterfeit goods, we take a look at some of the problems and solutions from a wide swathe of nations across the continent.
With licensing now a $100 billion industry, it has become a very attractive and widely used business tool, but companies seeking to leverage brand awareness, build brand equity and drive new revenues need to stay on top of the latest market trends in order to succeed.
On 22 May 2018 World Trademark Review announced the winners of its 12th Industry Awards at an exclusive ceremony at the Seattle Art Museum. The awards are designed to recognise the vital work carried out by in-house trademark counsel and to identify the teams and individuals that are performing their functions to the highest possible standards.
After his invaluable contribution to the global trademark community was recognised at the WTR Industry Awards, J Thomas McCarthy sat down with us to reflect on an illustrious career
One factor which is frequently associated with mental health issues is work-related stress, something with which professionals in the IP industry are familiar. We look at how best to recognise and address this issue.
Trademark-related quotes, opinions and observations from around the globe
Canada presents options for those seeking to protect and enforce rights in luxury brands, including effective mechanisms and alternatives for strategic defence and enforcement.
Regionality is a well-known characteristic of trademark protection and brings particular jurisdictional challenges for fashion and luxury brands. In China, these challenges include trademark squatting and parallel imports.
While luxury brands are increasingly entering the Indian market, proving India’s potential as a destination for luxury products, they face some formidable challenges, including high import duties, lack of quality retail space and the ever-present threat of counterfeiting.
Some so-called ‘legal fakes’ in Italy have so successfully fooled consumers and won over luxury and fashion brand fans that they have essentially supplanted the original brands, which are yet to conquer the country.
Innovation, notoriety, protective registration and counterfeiting are key challenges for fashion and luxury brands. Fortunately, Mexico has a complex system of enforcement in place.
Anti-counterfeiting measures will never succeed in removing all counterfeits from the market, but they do make it significantly more difficult for counterfeiters to produce and sell fakes.
Turkey is a tourist hot spot – but as the visitor numbers escalate, so too do the fake products. A good brand protection strategy can help to reduce the visibility of counterfeit products riding on the coattails of a trademark.
A pending US district court case on a fashion company’s efforts to protect a handbag design as a non-traditional trademark under US law – even though variations of the design have long been in the public domain – should provide much-needed clarity on this area.
With licensing now a $100 billion industry, it has become a very attractive and widely used business tool. In part one we look at the first five of the top 10 key trends in licensing and how to adapt to them.
With licensing now a $100 billion industry, it has become a very attractive and widely used business tool. In part two we look at the remaining top 10 key trends in licensing and how to adapt to them.
As entry into force of the GDPR looms ever closer, ICANN has still not come up with a clear model that meets the long-term expectations of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, sparking concern among both rights holders and IP professionals.
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