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United States tumbles down Brand Finance Soft Power Index due to covid-19 response

In a star-studded launch event, Brand Finance held a virtual conference with speakers including Hilary Rodham Clinton, Carl Bildt, and David Miliband.

United States tumbles down Brand Finance Soft Power Index due to covid-19 response
Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis
25 Feb 2021

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the globe, WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices have launched in response.

Worrying cost of C-suit apathy; consolidation and expansion in IP services; PROUD BOYS surrendered; and much more
21 Feb 2021

Worrying cost of C-suit apathy; consolidation and expansion in IP services; PROUD BOYS surrendered; 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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14 Feb 2021

WTR 1000 2021 available now; Coca-Cola joins corporates calling for diversity; behind the scenes at Philip Morris International; 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. Read more

7 Feb 2021

INTA announces 2021 Annual Meeting date; concerns raised over low-cost filing agencies; new report hits out at ICANN WHOIS policy; 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. Read more

31 Jan 2021

Apple replaces Amazon as world’s most valuable brand; trademark workloads rise but resourcing stagnates; New Balance global head of brand protection offers key strategic advice; 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. Read more

27 Jan 2021

Rise of covid trademarks: study reveals “tsunami of applications” related to pandemic

A major new study has revealed the “unprecedented” number of US trademark applications related to covid-19 filed between the onset of the pandemic and the end of 2020. Read more

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24 Jan 2021

Intellectual property under Biden; EUIPO data exclusive; service provider debut; 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. Read more

17 Jan 2021

Alibaba's Taobao remains on Notorious Markets list; NovumIP charts toll of pandemic on IP practice; USPTO publishes scathing Chinese filings report; 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. Read more

10 Jan 2021

Pfizer rebrand lessons; US litigation slump; UKIPO Brexit operations; 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. Read more

4 Jan 2021

Black Lives Matter, royal branding and covid-19 responses lead WTR’s 2020 most-read list

While the top 25 stories of 2020 on the WTR platform saw covid-19 feature prominently, the pandemic did not dominate, with pieces relating to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Sussex Royal brand and new online threats generating widespread community interest. Read more

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16 Jan 2021

Under-resourced and under-appreciated: now is the time for trademark teams to raise their corporate profile

In the first of a series of Saturday opinion columns we consider what 2021 will look like for corporate trademark professionals, and how they should respond. Read more

12 Jan 2021

Costs and budget cut worries at the fore as research reveals toll of pandemic on IP practice

NovumIP has published its ‘IP industry outlook 2021’ report, which charts the toll of the covid-19 pandemic on IP operations. Read more

8 Jan 2021

Early trademark data reveals 2020 to be a record year despite the covid-19 pandemic

Despite the impact of the covid-19 pandemic across the globe last year, trademark filings recovered from an initial downturn and actually grew significantly in the second half of 2020. Read more

8 Jan 2021

Counterfeit vaccines highlight dark web’s role in illicit supply chains

As nations begin the roll-out of covid-19 vaccines, there is a risk of bad actors cashing in on the unprecedented demand through dark web marketplaces. Read more

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30 Oct 2020

Incoming trademark data indicates we are on track for a record year

This week we provide our regular update on the extent of the coronavirus’ impact on the trademark ecosystem. Read more

28 Aug 2020

Economies are battered but many major offices set for record trademark numbers

As the data continues to be updated, we are able to get a better understanding of the extent of the coronavirus’ impact on the trademark ecosystem. Read more

8 May 2020

Trademark applications will drop during the coronavirus crisis, but globalisation offers hope of a speedy recovery

A new report from TrademarkNow explores the impact of two major recessions on USPTO filings, giving insight into what is to come. Hint: it’s not all doom and gloom. Read more

8 Apr 2020

Online education spikes in the midst of covid-19, adding fuel to an already high-growth market

Remote learning is one of the few industries being boosted by the ongoing crisis, and it could be a make or break moment for brands in this sector. Read more

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6 Jul 2020

How to take counterfeiters down (cheaply) during a pandemic

The economic crisis following covid-19 has pushed rights enforcement down company agendas, while unwary online consumers in lockdown make easy prey for counterfeiters. With litigation slow, costly and unlikely to succeed, there are quick and easy ways to thwart the fakers. Read more

6 Jul 2020

Challenging times: anti-counterfeiting in the age of covid-19

Locked-down consumers with heightened health worries could be easy prey for fast-acting counterfeiters. Legal authorities have foreseen some of the risks, but is the European Union sufficiently prepared for an influx of fake medicines and equipment? Read more