Intellectual Property

An Overview of the Blockchain Patent Landscape

From shells to currency to digital currency: How blockchain technology is revolutionizing people’s lives Over ten thousand years ago, humans began learning to use shells to trade for materials. Shells eventually turned into currency. Now, with the development of the Internet, digital currency has begun to circulate and is gradually replacing traditional currency. Unprecedented changes […]

The great fintech name grab

A decade or so ago, most banks and financial services companies had solid, reliable names such as National Westminster, HSBC and Bank of America. These titles were dry and uninspired, perhaps. But, there was no reason for these banks to even attempt to be anything different from the traditional institutions that they were. Consequently, when […]

Brand infringement – Learn how to protect your trademark portfolio

Policing trademarks has never been more difficult. Globalization and the proliferation of online commercial channels means it’s harder than ever to find and register a unique mark. In addition, with the ubiquity of social media and advancements in marketing technology, it’s also much easier for businesses to create and promote brands in amazing new ways. […]

Supporting Thailand 4.0 with the 2nd Annual Innovation Forum

With the theme of “Discovery through collaboration: driving innovation through academic and industry partnerships”, Clarivate Analytics organized its second annual Innovation Forum in Bangkok on September 14, 2017, as a platform to help Thailand’s research & innovation community uncover new ideas and ways to collaborate successfully.   For the first time, Clarivate co-hosted this Forum […]

Brexit is inescapable — Even in the trademarking world

When 52% of the United Kingdom’s population voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd 2016, very few could have predicted all of the implications it would have on industries outside of politics, from retail and banking to beyond. But surely almost no one could have predicted that the ‘Brexit’ word itself would be […]

Registering #Hashtags in the Domain Space

The internet is known for viral storms of popular content that often fade just as quickly as they rise. #Hashtags are a simple solution for tagging branded content and consumer feedback in an accessible way. However, the simplicity of the medium makes hashtags inherently unstable. While this tagging system easily identifies content for users to […]

TM go365: Solving the issues of image trademark clearance

The importance of logos and graphic designs cannot be underestimated. More often than not, these are the first things that pop into our head when we think about our favorite brands: they are the assets that clearly define who they are and what sets them apart from the competition. Of course, these visual assets are […]

Strategies for clearing and protecting seasonal and service line brands

Just because they aren’t primary brands doesn’t mean secondary brands aren’t worth securing and defending. Whether they are seasonal brands with a limited lifespan or brands for product or service lines, secondary brands represent real value to their owners—and real potential risk of infringement if they aren’t cleared properly. In this white paper, Grace Han […]