While the volume of applications filed at the USPTO has steadily increased in recent years, the top 50 US applicants are filing fewer trademark applications each year, with a significant decrease visible over a 10-year period. So what is going on?
The Southeast Asian country already had a thriving economy, but it is now directly benefiting from the trade war between the US and China as companies like Apple consider relocating production lines.
In our latest news round-up, we look at how Alibaba is seeking increased brand engagement, Anheuser-Busch making a play for the esports industry, a USPTO call for comments, Albania’s accession to the Geneva Act and much more.
Everything we covered on WTR over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
WTR is pleased to unveil the speaking faculty for Brand Protection Online Europe, taking place in London on 14 October 2019. Among the latest names revealed are experts from Daniel Wellington, Dyson, PayPal, Superdry and Tommy Hilfiger.
Last week CJS Holdings won an auction for the Charming Charlie IP portfolio, prevailing with a $1,125,000 bid. The sale, and plans to resurrect the retail brand, offer a number of strategic takeaways for trademark professionals.
How brand owners can identify the producers and sellers of counterfeit goods in China, the threat of which could help curb their illicit activity altogether.
The Monarchy proves that a clear strategy can build an everlasting brand, but it is always at risk of suffering reputational damage.
An OECD study has revealed the growing problem of counterfeiting in the UK. One OECD economist told WTR that, in light of the findings, it is important for rights holders and customs to work more closely together.
A new research paper has scrutinised the strategy of blending words into brand names, concluding that such a strategy could increase because “the supply of effective trademark is not inexhaustible”.
In the latest installment in our regular series on marketplaces around the world that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Belarus.