In our latest edition, we look at how counterfeit vaping devices are resurfacing as a major issue, the first well-known trademark being registered in Tajikistan, a new CEO being unveiled at UpCounsel, and much more.
INTA has published the Brands and CSR Survey Report, which builds up a picture of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in the trademark community, and comes at a time when brands have an increasingly critical role to play.
The Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey provides exclusive insight behind the scenes at corporate trademark practices and reveals the risks and opportunities that law firms face. This year, we uncover attitudes towards industry associations and how diversity concerns are informing hiring practices and the relationship with key stakeholders. Read more
As a generation of lawyers and support staff acclimatise to conducting their business from home, WTR spoke to two lawyers from firms that define themselves by their flexible working set-ups to see what tips they can share on managing the transition. Read more
Earlier this year we asked a selection of the 2020 Global IP Award winners to outline the key issues affecting client demands and modern trademark practice, but how will their predictions for the IP industry fare in light of the unforeseen chaos caused by covid-19? Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at counterfeit Rolex watches being seized in Philadelphia, WIPO giving an update on World IP Day, preparing for a trademark filing flurry linked to Harry and Meghan, and much more. Read more
Bill Coughlin, previously CEO of Ford Global Technologies, has taken up this role at Harness Dickey – a first for the firm. As more law firms appoint CEOs, both with and without legal experience, WTR speaks to Coughlin to find out why this trend is set to continue. Read more
Acritas has released its annual index of the world's strongest law firm brands. Once again, the top 20 list includes a number of firms with strong trademark practices, many of which feature in the WTR 1000. Read more
The country is seeing increased interest from international entities - particularly from the US; this will likely grow in scale as not only the South African economy develops, but as other emerging markets on the African continent grow. Read more
In our latest data report, we examine the top brands, industry trends, and filing data in the aerospace and defence sector - revealing a marked shift from vehicle-related applications to software and research.
In this country data report, we hone in on the fast-growing Indonesian trademark market, revealing that the country’s recent accession to the Madrid Protocol has had little impact on local filers, while US applicants have been making the most of the new filing option.
Swiss design is characterised by its hybrid status – it is influenced by the German tradition of functionalism and the Italian radical design of the 1960s. Swiss design lies somewhere between ‘form follows function’ and ‘anything goes’ – it is functional yet rich; linear while unexpected; practical and refreshing. Read more
Any natural person or legal entity can apply for a French trademark before the French Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). The application can be filed by the owner itself or its representative. Read more
Responsibility for a company’s portfolio is frequently placed in the hands of a few specialists. Often, this is not the only task carried out within the department. However, the legal protection of trademarks requires a high degree of specialisation. Read more