New research highlights the tangible effect that registered trademark protection has on prices – and discovers that such protection can “significantly and considerably increase the levels and growth rate of export prices”.
In our latest opinion column, we observe that plain packaging is not a death knell for tobacco companies – a fact that could embolden legislators to extend plain packaging to other industries.
New data reveals that 4,017 trademark litigation actions were filed in the United States in 2018. After a near decade of decline, it appears that litigation levels are stabilising in the country – a contrasting picture to that of patents.
While Brexit has been the primary focus of many practitioners in the United Kingdom, the UK Intellectual Property Office witnessed various other changes and developments in 2018.
The concept of data as a new form of IP right is being fiercely debated. However, it is certain that questions over ownership will not go away anytime soon.
Cyberinsurance has become an indispensable tool in the management of internet-based risks and a key asset when it comes to online brand protection strategies.
Russia offers great potential for franchising, but local knowledge is key if brand owners are to avoid costly missteps.
In our latest data report, we look at Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, and reveal how the leading brands in each country are having to adapt their business tactics to maintain a competitive edge in a changing market.
In an exclusive interview, Allison McDade shared her approach to tackling imitation convenience stores in Asia and explained the challenges stemming from the company’s expansion.
The grey market is a worldwide phenomenon. While trademark law offers remedies, there need to be material differences between grey-market and authorised goods – which is not always the case.
In our latest opinion column, we turned our attention to IP insurance and risk management, which has been grabbing headlines in recent weeks. While much of the coverage has focused on patent-related offerings, we argued that brands will be a future battlefield for brokers seeking new customer bases.
Recent jurisprudential trends show that courts are more and more willing to afford protection to fictional brands. However, there are several nuances of which to be aware.
This week, INTA is hosting its 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference. As the event kicked off, we spoke with an INTA representative to look at recent developments and why an annual meeting in the region is “a natural step”.
WTR sits down with Jay Dubiner, general counsel of Authentic Brands Group, to get insight into brand management of an IP portfolio that includes Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Shaquille O'Neal.
The economic recession has created conditions for a sharp increase in counterfeit products in Brazil’s physical and virtual marketplaces – making policing an urgent requirement for brands.