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Our latest country data report focuses on the branding landscape of Italy. We explore key filing data and the performance of the leading Italian brands, revealing that their total brand value has increased at a quicker rate than that of the top global players.
20 April 2018
Despite being key litigation battlegrounds, counsel confidence in the court systems of China and the United States remains shaky.
12 April 2018
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.
11 April 2018
The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.
06 April 2018
The Italian Patent and Trademark Office has made significant steps towards improvement over the past 10 years. However, foreign rights holders should be aware of the system’s various quirks.
01 March 2018
The popular practice of online personalities endorsing products for economic benefit has finally permeated the legal sphere – brand owners should be prepared to pull the plug on misleading ads
01 January 2018
Design protection has taken on an increasingly important role in recent years, since appearance and exterior shape now play a fundamental role in the success of a product. Designs are now relevant to a wide range of products involving industry, fashion and crafts, and must be protected accordingly in order to guarantee the creator’s moral and financial benefits.
11 December 2017
An Italian producer of luxury cosmetics has won its opposition before the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) against an individual who had filed the company’s house mark in bad faith.
05 December 2017
Rights holders’ innovative use of design demonstrates that in the modern market, food packaging is a vital advertising tool which is also eligible for IP rights protection.
01 November 2017
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