Jeremy Williams

Cast your .vote for the most interesting New gTLD development in Q4 [Report]

The Q4 New gTLD Quarterly Report from our MarkMonitor™ team explores U.S. election usage, ESG domain activity and DNS abuse trends. Read more. 2020 has been extremely eventful, so it follows that the domain industry has continued to experience perpetual change, progress and uncertainty in the last three months of the year. In our Q4 […]

Innovation, launches and email: new gTLDs deliver in Q3 2020

Clarivate releases its MarkMonitor Q3 2020: New gTLD Quarterly Report with latest news and insights in the .brand Top Level Domain space As the third quarter of 2020 winds down, the domain industry continues to show development and progression amid uncertain global economic conditions. From improvements in products and additional TLD launches to growth in […]

The adaptable TLD industry: 2020 at the halfway point

In 2020, the terms ‘COVID-19’ and ‘coronavirus’ have become important parts of our day-to-day vocabulary. Like in many other industries, the domain industry has seen effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. In our Q2 2020: New gTLD Quarterly Report, the domain experts behind MarkMonitor™ share recent findings and analysis of said trends. Please complete the form […]

Chasing change: Innovation and patent activity during COVID-19

In just a few short months, COVID-19 swept through the world. To understand the impact of the pandemic on the world’s innovators and measure sentiment, our Derwent™ team asked organizations from a cross-section of industries worldwide about how the pandemic has affected their innovation strategies and the critical role of the IP professional. Read the […]

2020 Trademark Ecosystem

What kind of shifts are we seeing in the trademark industry? In a new survey, 85% of brands experienced infringement in 2019 showing a steady upward trend from 81% in 2018 and 74% in 2017. Consequences of infringement were significant, with the top three cited: customer confusion (45%) loss of revenue (38%) damage to brand […]

Understanding Today’s Trends: Domains and Cybersecurity

The domain landscape is ever-changing. Consider how far it’s come since the 1980s when the first domain names were registered. These were of the .net and .com variety. Fast-forward 25 years, and businesses are registering innovative .Brand extensions for reasons that range from marketing promotions to protective online protection of IP. The industry has been […]

With Q1 in the books, the only constant in the domain industry is change

As the first quarter of 2020 ended, the number of new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) domain registrations reached approximately 33.2 million. We expect to see additional growth through 2020 as TLDs such as .GAY will complete their launches before the end of the year. Meetings and conferences in the domain industry in 2020 are […]

COVID-19 impacts to patent and trademark offices

Updated March 31, 2021 With a year passing since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the majority of PTO offices are no longer operating under suspensions or delays. As a result, we will cease to maintain the list of impacted IP offices and their status. If you have any questions on your […]

Ruling Principles for Direct Infringement by Multiple Parties in China

Affected by the characteristics of network communication, method patents in this technical field usually relate to multiple parties. For example, multiple devices interconnect by means of the interactions among the respective parties. Regarding to the network communication method patents, a situation exists that multiple parties may implement different technical features of one patent claim separately, […]