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10 October 2016

Trademark litigation on the rise in China, but foreign rights holders account for little

Trademark enforcement data emanating from China shows that civil infringement litigation is on the rise – perhaps indicating that the country’s courts are shaking off their negative image for unpredictable judgments and protectionist biases.

14 September 2016

IP Australia introduces new fee structure for Australian trademarks

Registering a trademark in Australia will soon become cheaper following the announcement of a revised fee structure by IP Australia. This is the result of a recent review carried out in accordance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines.

12 September 2016

Two new free-to-view IP guides now available

World Trademark Review is pleased to announce the publication of the latest editions of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide and India: Managing the IP Lifecycle.

31 August 2016

Another trademark law and attorney group goes public – and has the Asia-Pacific market in its sights

Australia’s QANTM Intellectual Property became the latest IP legal services provider to go public today after its debut on the Australian Stock Exchange. For some, its impressive performance will be seen as further evidence that the initial public offering is an appropriate vehicle for trademark practice – though it is yet to be seen if it will gain wider adoption outside of Australia’s vanguard market.

15 August 2016

Venturing into Africa: law firm opportunity and risk in an evolving IP landscape

For this week’s blog post from the WTR 1000 research team, it is timely to consider the current state of trademark protection in Africa.

08 June 2016

Filings expected to plummet as Japanese companies streamline portfolios and focus on utilisation of existing rights

The Japan Patent Office recently published an overview of its 2015 IP activity survey findings. Highlighting trends in trademark strategy among Japanese organisations, the survey suggests that brand owners in the country are becoming increasingly selective when it comes to filing applications and are seeking ways to extract added value from their portfolios. Such a trend could have a direct impact on law firm revenues and strategies.

06 May 2016

Trademark solicitation company agrees to refund duped business owners; over $200,000 discovered in bank account

Following a recent investigation into trademark solicitation scams by World Trademark Review, the Commerce Commission in New Zealand has confirmed that it has reached an interim agreement with a trademark solicitation company to refund businesses that inadvertently paid an invoice for the publication of filed trademarks.

26 January 2016

Four firms and a funeral service: the battle over the ‘Norton Rose Fulbright’ brand in China

International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is in an ongoing legal battle in China against an entity that is specialising in IP services while using the ‘Norton Rose Fulbright’ name. This same organisation also appears to have registered domain names and trademarks of at least three other law firms and, even more curiously, plans to offer a Norton Rose Fulbright-branded funeral service sometime in the future.

20 March 2015

New guide to managing IP in India published today

World Trademark Review is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of India: Managing the IP Lifecycle.

26 February 2015

Parties wait six years for a trademark decision in India? Not so fast…

The headline in last Sunday’s Times of India certainly caught our attention: “Verdict in trademark row delivered 6 years after the order is reserved”. The story had a hapless American company waiting a whopping six years for a ruling (unfavourable, as it turned out) from India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board, then, incensed by the delay, appealing to the High Court in Madras, alleging anti-foreign bias. But all is not as reported.

09 May 2014

WTR’s unofficial guide to Hong Kong

Just over two years ago, the IP Media Group (IPMG), publisher of World Trademark Review and Intellectual Asset Management, opened its first office in Asia. Based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, it was opened to allow IPMG to provide much greater coverage of Asia’s rapidly expanding IP markets. However, the real pay-off comes now. Based on extensive first-hand experience, the Hong Kong team can now give you the inside track on what to do, see and say while visiting the Pearl of the Orient for the INTA Annual Meeting.

20 November 2012

The detail will be all-important as India targets increased trademark filings

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has proposed the establishment of a National Intellectual Property Right Strategy Authority. The authority would be tasked with increasing the number of trademark filings. Crucial to success will be ensuring that resources are directed towards the efficient handling of an upswing in applications.

18 July 2012

Creating IP value in China and beyond

Over the past five years, the IP Business Congress has brought together senior industry professionals to discuss the latest issues around IP value creation. In December the IPBC will venture outside Europe and North America to take the discussion on how rights owners can strategically use intellectual property to create internal and external value to the Chinese market.