Data Analysis

Canada filing data reveals significant growth despite delays

Canadian trademark filings are on the up, but the IP office and local agents have their work cut out for them.

12 January 2022

Brand enforcement campaigns lead to surge in design patent injunctions in the US

IAM’s Angela Morris reveals why the Illinois Northern District has become a hotbed of design patent injunctions, with Oakley and Deckers Outdoor leading the charge.

11 January 2022

Analysis shows which Nice Classes have the highest, and lowest, rates of abandonment and cancellation

Market factors as well as the nature of an industry have an impact on the likelihood of a trademark cancellation, but most brands inevitably have a shelf life.

17 December 2021

Unilever’s M&A activity spells a lot of work for the trademark team

The sale of ekaterra will see the consumer giant transfer out 32 brands and approximately 6,000 trademarks.

10 December 2021

Gap is taking no chances in reversing the fortunes of its brand

It has combined new marketing tactics, investment in online retail and A-list celebs to position its brand in front of consumers.

03 December 2021

What Monster would gain from a merger with Constellation Brands

The American alcohol company has a solid brand portfolio, but a licensing deal with AB InBev could hinder use of the Corona name.

26 November 2021

Johnson & Johnson decides bigger is not better

The corporate schism will enable the company to spend more time nurturing and promoting its household brands.

19 November 2021

Alphabet: the entity that lets Google flourish

Google, the first major tech giant to go down the house of brands route, is a case study in how it can be successfully executed.

12 November 2021

Brand Tracker: key data insights into the trademark activity of the world’s major companies (May – August 2021)

Samsung seeks greater protection for its UTG brand, while Microsoft focuses on core name and products.

05 November 2021

Register tracker: trademark trends in Latin America (May-August 2021)

Latin American brand owners post strong foreign filing levels during mid-year period

03 November 2021

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