Data Analysis

Apple retains most-valuable brand crown as tech boom continues and TikTok soars

Apple remains the most valuable brand in the world, with record valuation at more than $355 billion, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500.

26 January 2022

WeChat named world’s strongest brand for second year running

Media companies dominate this year’s strongest brands as WeChat retains its leadership – but competition is narrowing.

26 January 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices rose five points in the month ending 31 December, hitting its highest level since we started tracking the indices four years ago.

20 January 2022

Canada’s cannabis market: a slow burner or a load of hot air?

Cannabis-related filings have almost halved since their peak three years ago, but the Canadian market could be on the verge of new opportunity.

18 January 2022

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

US trademark litigation: 2021 review

Featured in Litigation landscape

Trademark litigation filings at US district court level registered a small increase on 2020 in 2021, according to the latest data from Docket Navigator. However, litigation actions continue to trail pre-pandemic levels.

07 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

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