10 Oct

Nigeria’s counterfeiting epidemic; UKIPO filing boom; brand valuation explained; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

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Monday 4 October

We examine the online marketplaces in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars.

Scamadviser research finds low levels of confidence in police and government actions to combat scams.


Tuesday 5 October

INTA highlights Asia counterfeit developments, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) appoints a new chair and WIPO calls for covid-19 action in Tuesday’s news digest.

We reveal the how, what, when and why of brand valuation.

The UKIPO defeats the odds to reduce examination times amid record filings.


Wednesday 6 October

The first of a two-part series identifies digital marketplaces to monitor in India. 

Blockchain is set to foster a new wave of energetic collaboration between IP offices and users, EUIPO representatives reveal. 


Thursday 7 October

The Japan Patent Office confirms that it will continue to provide flexible support as the country lifts its covid-19-related state of emergency.

We uncover the most common mistakes that brand owners make when enforcing against counterfeit goods sold online in India, in the second of our two-part series.

Nigeria’s counterfeiting epidemic: the co-author of a new study outlines what brands can do to fight back.


Friday 8 October

Sony is named the ‘most hated’ brand, the INFORM Consumers Act is introduced and AB InBev considers a German beer trademark sale in Friday’s news round-up.

Challenger cosmetics brands are poised to thrive online, WTR data analysis discovers.


Saturday 9 October

USPTO director rumours highlight the urgent need for a heightened focus on trademark operations.

WTR Special Report: Managing the brand balance sheet

WTR’s latest Special Report explores the financial treatment of brands and considers how trademark professionals can carve out a new role when servicing clients. 


Victoria Arnold

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Victoria Arnold