Intellectual Property

How IP fosters innovation: World IP Day 2020

No product made today can achieve sustainable success without its inventor, manufacturer or seller investing in intellectual property. IP serves as the foundation for innovation. Inventions protected by IP rights deliver benefits to their users and encourage companies to reinvest in other innovative discoveries. The same holds true for artists and authors whose original works […]

World IP Day: Celebrating success

Rob Davey, VP Strategy, Intellectual Property Group, Clarivate, discusses the evolution of IP and what it is like to work for a leading IP company like Clarivate this World Intellectual Property Day   Rob Davey leads IP strategy at Clarivate, heading up a team of experts and thought leaders from across the organization’s IP brands. […]

The cost of free: Industrial design research

Industrial design infringement is on the rise. As the volume of industrial design registrations increases, it becomes ever more important to thoroughly vet industrial designs prior to filing. In an effort to save money, some IP professionals choose free methods of prior art searching.  While these methods may seem cost effective, are they an efficient […]

The top 8 IP stories that shaped the first half of 2019

From growing industries to changing trademark laws, the intellectual property landscape is evolving. Here are the top stories that helped shape the first half of 2019.   1. e-Sports: An untapped market for both brands and law firms By 2022, e-Sports are expected grow into a $1.8 billion market. Yet, many top brands have low […]

ICANN Update: Expedited Policy Development Process Kicks Off

In an effort to establish a permanent policy for WHOIS data collection, processing and access in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), the ICANN multi-stakeholder community will kick off a first-of-its-kind Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) next week. This EPDP will result in a new policy that takes the place of […]

US 10 millionth patent reflects accelerating pace of innovation

10 million. A big number? Well, if you’re talking about the number of stars in the universe, not so big. But if we’re talking about patents, it’s huge. On June 19th 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced the publication of US patent number 10,000,000.  Following much speculation in the industry about potential candidates […]

Trademarking provides surprise boost to global economies

We’re all well aware of just how important it is for businesses to protect their trademarks and intellectual property. What’s much more surprising, however, is just how much of a positive impact the industry is having on economies on a much wider scale. According to a study titled ‘Trademarks in Latin America’ recently published by […]