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
@WTR_Alerts RT @DreyfusLawFirm: A new company called The Dead Trademark Agglomeration offers the possibility to acquire an expired USPTO #trademark.It… Read more
@WTR_Alerts China - Legal Update Alert: The Chinese Olympic Committee recently publicly reprimanded trademark squatters for att… https://t.co/JKtVMoM8bZ Read more
@WTR_Alerts Don't miss the 25th anniversary edition of the @BrandFinance Global Forum, happening on 30th Sept, 28th Oct and 25t… https://t.co/O6WOI6PQc1 Read more
@WTR_Alerts RT @Catchword: Should they just keep "Washington Football Team"?
Descriptive naming is often the best strategy, though has never been app… Read more