Trademark output may be finally slowing down, but local brands are just getting started. Lawyers should therefore keep their eyes peeled as businesses shift their sights abroad.
The brand is on a roll with a show-stopping 2019, but the future is not without challenges.
In the first instalment of a new series, we track the trademark filing activity of the world’s most valuable brands – revealing that Mercedes-Benz may be gearing up to launch an AI assistant.
The German conglomerate has portrayed itself as a steward of sustainability, but when it comes to corporate social responsibility, it’s an all or nothing game as this week’s coal mine contract backlash illustrates.
Safety is the most critical component of brand building in the ride-hailing app environment, but hinging success on such a volatile factor could be risky.
The industry is slowly changing, and those that are adaptable and invest in strengthening their product and brand could see a massive pay-out.
The tech giant has big plans within the wearable technologies sector, as it seeks to take a bite of Apple.
The start-up nation’s register is dominated by foreign applicants but, as the government throws its weight behind maturing businesses, strong branding will help domestic companies to become a feature of the economy.
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.
The small island country has boosted its tourism by turning itself into a brand; the jurisdiction is increasingly attractive for multinational brands and it makes its presence known on the world stage.
The Chinese company’s portfolio shows that the business is developing fast, and international markets are its next target.
The online food delivery services industry is heating up. Major players are snapping up smaller brands and merging to solidify market presence and expand into new regions, as our exclusive data analysis reveals.
The former communist state has developed a strong market economy, and local brands have the opportunity to exploit these conditions to gain both domestic and international traction.
The Chinese tech giant has penetrated the global market and withstood international political pressure, so what has made its brand so resilient?
The tech giant has managed to withstand the negative impact of criticism over its handling of users’ data and policing of content. The future, though, will bring new challenges.