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Pushing the boundaries – identifying the world’s most innovative IP offices

In a new multi-part series, World Trademark Review identifies the IP offices leading the way in offering innovative non-core tools and services – and the registries trailing behind.

20 February 2018

Thousands more trademarks linked to Michael Gleissner unearthed; leading in-house lawyer calls for action

An expanded investigation by World Trademark Review can reveal nearly 2,000 more trademarks linked to entrepreneur and serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner. The total now spans over 4,400 marks across 38 jurisdictions worldwide.

02 November 2017

The Gleissner Files: investigation reveals massive scope of entrepreneur’s global trademark and domain portfolio

The vast domain name and trademark portfolio of entrepreneur Michael Gleissner can be revealed following an extensive investigation by World Trademark Review.

05 October 2017

Brexit, legal reforms and a financial squeeze: users have their say on EUIPO changes

It has been quite a year for trademarks in Europe, with further turbulence ahead. As the EU Intellectual Property Office looks to the future, we asked users to assess its current performance and predict whether imminent industry developments will help or hinder it

01 September 2017

USPTO heads into uncharted waters

While trademark applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office continue to rise, a new administration and the unexpected resignation of Director Michelle Lee have raised questions as to how its future looks

01 July 2017

Going all in

As law firms adapt to more sophisticated client demands and restructure their pricing options, many corporate trademark departments are being radically reorganised in a bid to control costs and bring more work home – but will the gamble pay off?

01 May 2017

Registries transformed – the world’s most innovative IP offices revealed

As IP offices across the world adapt and improve the services they offer, World Trademark Review identifies those leading the way with non-core tools and services – and those falling behind

01 March 2017

Juggling act: assessing the evolution of EUIPO operations

The past year has been a busy one in Alicante. In addition to expanding its tools and activities, the EU Intellectual Property Office had to prepare for the changes ushered in by the European trademark reform package. In this year’s annual survey, we asked users to assess its performance during this period of change

01 September 2016

The pressure of rising demand

Trademark applications at the USPTO increased by 10.7% in fiscal year 2015. As the office grapples with this expanding workload, we conducted a survey to gauge user sentiment on its operations and explore some of the trends and issues that are defining the US filing landscape

01 July 2016

The trademark resources rollercoaster

While corporate trademark counsel continue to struggle with budget cuts and freezes, their counterparts in private practice are reporting increased workloads, revenues and positivity. Although this may at first seem counterintuitive, it stems from the symbiotic relationship between the two

29 April 2016

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