Iran, Islamic Republic of

China drives global trademark registrations to new heights; challenges persist for brands

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.

China drives global trademark registrations to new heights; challenges persist for brands
12 Apr 2018

United States slides, Germany continues to rule: counsel rate court systems across the globe

Despite being key litigation battlegrounds, counsel confidence in the court systems of China and the United States remains shaky. 

11 Apr 2018

Customs concerns: counsel identify significant room for improvement in India, Iran and Turkey

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.


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6 Apr 2018

Trademark offices prepare for the future as users give poor performance grades

The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot. Read more

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29 Apr 2016

Protecting trademarks in post-sanctions Iran

As Iran emerges from a long spell of international sanctions, international brands are considering expanding into the country. However, an understanding of local nuances is critical to successful market entry Read more

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1 Mar 2017

Trademark enforcement in Iran: opportunities and hurdles

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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