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Register tracker: trademark trends in Asia (May – August 2021)

Major Asia markets are faring better than Europe and North America from a trademark filings perspective.

29 October 2021

Amazon backs INFORM Act; INTA unveils capsule keynotes; Mattel expands Disney licensing – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the UK government launching a consultation on AI and IP, Jessica Simpson regaining control of her self-titled brand, and more.

29 October 2021

Inside China’s evolving approach to tackling bad-faith trademarks

The authorities and legislative bodies in China have been implementing a range of measures to tackle the rampant problem of bad-faith applications targeting third-party brands. However, for rights holders, the nuance is all important.

28 October 2021

President Biden announces pick for next USPTO director; trademark policy to take backseat in hearings

US President announces intention to nominate Kathi Vidal for the position of Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

27 October 2021

“There are many great things that can be done with trademark data” – study reveals how IP analytics can help policymakers

New research has revealed how trademark filing data can be used to study the characteristics of regional economies, and may be a helpful tool for policymakers.

26 October 2021

Apple loses Huawei legal battle; Trump’s trademark spree; Gucci counterfeits seized – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at CPA Global announcing that it will go by Clarivate, how e-commerce is used to peddle fake goods, and much more.

26 October 2021

A danger to millions: why counterfeiting should be included among crimes against humanity

With a petition set for the International Criminal Court, it is about time the dangers of counterfeit goods are considered among the list of crimes against humanity, argues our Saturday opinion.

23 October 2021

The pandemic’s delayed impact on the trademark landscape

2020 was a record-breaking year, but opposite trends are taking place in 2021.

22 October 2021

Nauru opens trademark office; Facebook plans new name; Tencent named China’s most valuable brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Brazilian IPO introducing GI stamps, the SUN JAM trademark case being settled in Zimbabwe, and much more.

22 October 2021

Trademark applications from China are on a downward trend around the world

Data analysis suggests that political factors are likely responsible for a change in filing patterns from trademark applicants in China.

20 October 2021

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