Survey Research

Pressure for US to crack down on counterfeits as study reveals alarming impact of fakes

The Buy Safe America Coalition has published a scathing new study revealing “the devastating impact of the sale of fraudulent goods” on US consumers, businesses and the economy as a whole.

18 October 2021

Authorities must do more: research reveals low levels of confidence in actions to combat scams

Consumers have little confidence in the effectiveness of police and government efforts to combat online scams, reveals new research from Scamadviser.

04 October 2021

Brand owners not blamed for counterfeits, but they still suffer the most

Electronics shoppers are most likely to cut ties with an official brand online after the accidental purchase of a fake, while unintentional counterfeit buys happen most often in the fashion space.

22 September 2021

Online brand protection strategies 2021

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WTR has polled a select group of corporate and law firm trademark professionals to gauge the extent to which the shift to online shopping during successive covid-19 lockdowns has led to a growing rise in trademark violations – and to dig deep into how those on the receiving end are fighting back.

02 September 2021

As both sides escalate lobbying efforts, exclusive research reveals trademark professional support over platform liability legislation

WTR recently polled trademark professionals to build a complete picture of the online enforcement landscape. One question was whether mooted legislation to make e-commerce companies liable for counterfeit goods sold on their platforms was necessary.

31 August 2021

Consumers actively buying counterfeit goods, despite increase in awareness, study reveals

Anaqua vice president of law firm strategy Jayne Durden outlines what more brand owners can do when consumers continue to actively buy counterfeit goods.

27 August 2021

Trademark-related workloads and client brand investment on the up but headcount hesitancy remains

Despite optimism over increases in brand investment in the coming six months, budget concerns mean that headcount is not expected to scale up to cope with rising workloads, exclusive WTR research has revealed.

18 August 2021

Industry leader sentiment skews negative over IP service provider M&A activity, expect deals to continue

Forty percent of industry leaders view the dizzying level of M&A activity in the non-legal IP services sector negatively, according to the latest WTR Trademark Elite Expert Panel survey.

16 August 2021

Brand professionals are left in a tight spot as price becomes primary factor in purchasing IP services

Price has become the primary consideration when choosing IP service provider offerings, our upcoming WTR Trademark Elite Expert Panel Report reveals. This week’s Saturday opinion column ponders the implications.

14 August 2021

Exclusive research reveals rights holders are relying on historical data to overcome WHOIS blackout, as uncertainty over future persists

Analysis of an exclusive survey, conducted last month, reveals how online brand protection professionals are adapting their strategies in light of the ongoing WHOIS blackout.

21 July 2021

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