Intellectual Property

Trademark dispute, alcohol is no exception.

One of Korea’s biggest holidays, Chuseok, has ended very recently. In Chuseok, families will gather to spend their time eating delicious food. In particular, there is something that cannot be missed during this holiday-‘Alcohol’. Korea has famous liquor brands in each region as shown below.   Soju (the most consumed local alcohol in Korea) is […]

IP translations for patent prosecution: The benefits of using a centralized provider

Patent filing costs, of which translations are a major component, have increased dramatically over the years.  While most foreign associates and law firms provide translation services as part of their filing support, this approach can be suboptimal, incurring pass thru costs and no guarantee of quality deliverables. When it comes to translation work, there are […]

Secondary Liability for the Sale of Counterfeits

Whitepaper – Secondary Liability for the Sale of Counterfeits It may sound absurd to hold someone liable for another one’s trademark infringing activities, however, the anonymity of the internet has made it difficult to identify, let alone sue direct infringers, whereby the brand owners are calling for legal intervention and solutions to the problem. To […]

‘Red Bull’ Vs. ‘Bullsone’, Who is the winner of the bull fight?

Bull. What image does this word remind you of? Regardless of the East or the West, most of you probably think of “power, wealth,” etc. What about red? Most of the time, you will also think of “strength, power.” It is this “red bovine” that is common in the trademark dispute that we will look […]

Putting more into our data, so you get more out of it

By Robert Reading, Director, Professional Services & Strategy for CompuMark Ask any celebrated chef the key to a great dish and the response is likely to be this: start with the best ingredients. So it is with trademark research. Without reliable source data, it is impossible to deliver research results that trademark professionals can count […]

Why outsourcing your patent translations is an intelligent decision

Translation has traditionally been a necessary but low-profile part of a company’s patent and intellectual property business. Now, with the continued growth of the IP landscape and a need to seek IP protection across international borders, it has become a vital part of the overall IP workflow that is receiving more attention. Many organizations, forced […]

Ten hacks for leveraging illustrations to maximize the value of your patents

When it comes to patents and patent applications, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.  A single high-quality drawing can allow an inventor to capture the essence of a complex idea in a simple, clear, and unambiguous manner.  However, some inventors and applicants find it time consuming, tedious, and expensive to have high quality […]

IP translations – Balancing risk against cost

Whether you are a patent attorney, paralegal, patent agent, researcher in an IP services firm or even an inventor, there is an obvious temptation to consider using low cost translation providers.  Patent translation can be a major drain on budgets, especially in the area of international patent prosecution. In this publication we examine whether the […]