WIPO has published World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019, charting the growth of global IP filing for 2018. WTR presents key takeaways from the trademark data.
In our latest round-up, we look at Elon Musk’s IP pledge, the UKIPO unveiling a new campaign, Duke’s Mayonnaise claiming infringement, the origin of pharma names, and much more.
Brand Finance has released its annual Nation Brand report, which sees notable movement from developing countries – highlighting the economic shift powered by innovation in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
We speak with IP and PR experts on what brand owners must learn from the NBA's ongoing crisis in China, with one claiming that this is “the biggest trademark story of the year”.
In our latest round-up, we look at CPA Global unveiling the latest version of its IP system, food brands being targeted by hackers, Metallica celebrating a trademark dispute win, and much more.
Brand and IP associations have used the comment period for the next USTR Notorious Markets List to call for the inclusion of WeChat. It comes at a time of heightened tension between the US government and Chinese tech companies.
Have your say as part of the nomination process for the WTR Industry Awards 2020 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.
In our latest edition, we look at how surnames are now registrable in Saudi Arabia, controversy following a trademark being refused registration by the UKIPO, brands being urged to encourage voter registration, and much more.
The fast-food powerhouse has turned to machine learning tech in a bid to personalise the brand experience - however, its rivals have demonstrated that personality is as powerful as technology.
US President Donald Trump had a video removed from Twitter following a report of copyright infringement. We look at why brand misuse could increase significantly during the 2020 US presidential election.
TGI Fridays trademark lead Leanne Stendell explains how she built an in-house trademark team from the ground up to meet the needs of a restaurant chain with over 50 years of goodwill.
New data reveals that 3,441 trademark litigation actions have been filed in the United States to date. The figures mean that 2019 is on course to represent a four-year high in filings.
Recent developments in US federal law now permit the sale of cannabis-derived products under certain conditions in states where such products are also legal under state law. This will have implications for the selection and protection of pharmaceutical trademarks.
The Autumn 2019 edition of WTR, revealing the top filers at key registries across Asia, and the eighth edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide are now published.
As with all partnerships, co-branding has its positive and negative aspects. But with valuable brand goodwill at stake, preparation is key to avoiding the pitfalls.