Iran's trademark activity has been spurred on by residential filings, with international companies keeping a distance, according to our exclusive data analysis.
Newly released statistics from WIPO have revealed that 2017 was a record-breaking year in terms of trademark applications, spurred by massive growth in China – which is set to break the 8 million application barrier.
Despite being key litigation battlegrounds, counsel confidence in the court systems of China and the United States remains shaky.
Google has obtained the transfer of the domain names ‘iran-google.ir’ and ‘iran-google.com’, which had been registered by the same individual. Read more
The Criminal Court of Tehran has sentenced an Iranian scientist to one year of imprisonment for infringement of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s trademarks. Read more
Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe – with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern. Read more
The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot. Read more
While brand owners’ interest in Iran has increased since international sanctions were lifted in 2015, there has also been a corresponding spike in IP challenges Read more
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