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20 October 2017

Mexico shows robust filing figures, as services overtake goods for first time: exclusive data analysis

In World Trademark Review’s latest country data report, we take a look at Mexico and how brands fare in the country.

13 October 2017

As remarkable growth of sports industry continues, exclusive data analysis reveals the key trademark trends

From today, World Trademark Review will be producing a new series of industry-specific data reports. We start with a deep dive into sports and sporting goods.

06 October 2017

KIPO’s expenditure set to surpass income as filings drop reported: exclusive data analysis

In the first of a new series of country data reports from World Trademark Review, we identify the key trademark trends in the Korean market, consider where filing business is emanating from and highlight the performance of leading domestic brands.

05 October 2017

The Gleissner Files: investigation reveals massive scope of entrepreneur’s global trademark and domain portfolio

The vast domain name and trademark portfolio of entrepreneur Michael Gleissner can be revealed following an extensive investigation by World Trademark Review.

20 May 2017

Tencent, LG Electronics and Time Warner revealed as owners of the fastest-growing trademark portfolios

New research has revealed the top corporate trademark filers for 2016, with Chinese giant Tencent Holdings leading the way. The company is one of six Chinese powerhouses to make the top 50 list.

05 May 2017

Balancing online brand protection and budgetary pressures: an infographic

The 2017 Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey has revealed mixed fortunes for corporate trademark departments. While one-third reported budget increases over the past year, one-quarter have faced the harsh reality of reduced funding.

01 May 2017

Going all in

As law firms adapt to more sophisticated client demands and restructure their pricing options, many corporate trademark departments are being radically reorganised in a bid to control costs and bring more work home – but will the gamble pay off?

29 April 2016

The trademark resources rollercoaster

While corporate trademark counsel continue to struggle with budget cuts and freezes, their counterparts in private practice are reporting increased workloads, revenues and positivity. Although this may at first seem counterintuitive, it stems from the symbiotic relationship between the two

05 January 2015

Made to measure?

A key question that this year’s non-legal trademark services survey sought to answer is whether, in addition to value for money, users are receiving the tailored services they require

23 April 2014

When the sums don’t add up

While some trademark teams have finally seen budgets improve over the last year, for many the situation remains straitened. The challenge for them is clear: ensuring that reduced spend and new enforcement approaches do not lead to significantly increased risk

20 December 2013

Locating your virtual partners

WTR asks trademark counsel for feedback on the services they receive from online brand protection specialists and quizzes vendors on whether more can be done to help brand owners meet today’s online challenges

31 October 2013

Watching the watchers

WTR asks users to have their say on how the nonlegal trademark services industry is meeting their needs, and asks vendors to respond to user concerns and requests

02 September 2013

OHIM users have their say on a year of change in European trademarks

As part of our annual OHIM focus, WTR polled the office’s top filers to gauge their perception of its performance and address some of the most pressing issues in the European trademark industry – and asked OHIM to provide an update on its activities

18 April 2013

Working overtime – trademark counsel’s efforts to push brands up the boardroom agenda

Now in its fifth year, the WTR Global Benchmarking Survey takes the pulse of the industry. While it is true that the hard times are far from over, some positives have come out of adversity – not least a greater corporate appreciation of trademark value. But there’s still plenty of work to be done

30 October 2012

Square pegs in round holes or the perfect fit?

WTR’s second annual non-legal trademark services survey assesses industry needs and asks whether – against a backdrop of squeezed budgets, growing workloads and an increasingly complex trademark environment – service providers are meeting the needs of their clients