Intellectual Property

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 […]

Asia drives critical innovation for the region and the world

Innovation is more important than ever in today’s fast-changing world, and Asia’s place in the global innovation ecosystem has never been more critical. A new report  from Clarivate explores Asia’s IP landscape across domains, trademarks and patents. Intellectual property (IP) research and protection play an essential role in accelerating the pace of innovation. IP allows […]

See the broader picture: Darts-ip global IP case data is now at your fingertips

Analyzing the litigation and administrative cases relating to a patent or patent owner provides valuable insight for making IP decisions and managing risk. Now, that insight is yours with the integration of Darts-ip global patent case data with Derwent Innovation™. The combined power of global patent data and IP cases The recent Clarivate acquisition of […]

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 […]

ICANN board rejects sale of .org’s public interest registry

As registrar for many of the best .org domain names on the internet, MarkMonitor tracks industry developments to help customers make the best decisions. On April 30, 2020 ICANN’s Board of Directors held a special meeting to decide whether to approve a change of control request relating to Public Interest Registry (PIR), the domain name […]

Now is the time to accelerate innovation

COVID-19 has impacted almost every business in every country around the world with entire industries having to pause, and millions of employees furloughed or laid off. However, smart businesses all around the world have realized that innovation, and the protection of that innovation, is even more important now than it ever has been. This increase […]

Corporate domain name registrars: Superior protection against security threats

Corporate domain name registrars: Superior protection against security threats Popular retail domain registrars like GoDaddy, Network Solutions, and Register.com have each reported breaches of their domain name and hosting security systems. Domains names are perhaps the most important intellectual property asset that any online business owns. Companies simply cannot afford to have these assets vulnerable […]

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 […]

How IP fosters innovation: World IP Day 2020

World IP Day is the perfect time to reflect on the role of intellectual property not just in our professional lives, but in driving innovations that make life better for all.   No product made today can achieve sustainable success without its inventor, manufacturer or seller investing in intellectual property. IP serves as the foundation […]