Data Analysis

Most valuable brands’ law firm networks: revealed

We reveal the law firms filing the highest number of trademarks and patents for the world’s 10 most valuable brands.

23 March 2023

Chinese firms behind a fifth of filings by world’s most valuable brands

Chinese representatives are filing almost a fifth of all trademarks for the world’s most valuable brands, according to WTR data analysis, but a drop in filings could lead to reduced partnership opportunities.

23 March 2023

Retailers hit hard as economic conditions return to volatility: WTR Brand Elite analysis

Stock markets returned to volatility in February. In contrast to January, when major indices rose in value, key markets fell last month.

20 March 2023

Trademark Modernisation Act: what we learned after one year

Thompson Coburn's Shoko Naruo and Brendan Bement provide a year in review of the US Trademark Modernisation Act, examining the number of expungement/reexamination petitions filed, their results and the effectiveness of the new procedures.

09 March 2023

Women make up roughly 57% of trademark associates, but only 37% of partners – exclusive data analysis

WTR 1000 Analytics data uncovers gender diversity trends at trademark practices in major jurisdictions, highlighting the need for further action to support female talent.

08 March 2023

Major brands ramp up filing activity, with Nokia, Disney and Ford among biggest increases

Industry-leading brands saw an uptick in trademark filings in the final four months of 2022, WTR data analysis reveals, with notable increases at Nokia, Disney and Ford.

01 March 2023

International trademark applications drop steepest amount since 2009 financial crash

New data from WIPO reveals a significant drop in international trademark applications last year, but closer analysis offers optimism for the long-term outlook.

28 February 2023

China Customs punishment decisions - what the data tells us about infringement trends

To better understand infringing goods being seized by China Customs, the best source is the information in the ‘punishment decisions’ issued by the authorities.

27 February 2023

Singapore defies regional and global trends, as filings decline at Asia-Pacific registers

According to WTR data analysis, Singapore enjoyed a filings uptick of 8.3% in the last trimester of 2022, as other major registers in the Asia-Pacific region saw decline.

23 February 2023

New report reveals shocking level of DTC brand counterfeiting online

A new report from MarqVision reveals the worrying extent to which DTC brands are being targeted by counterfeiters online – and the biggest roadblocks to enforcement.

21 February 2023

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