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Brexit impacts to your trademark Searches and Watches

Updated: October 20, 2021 On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union, an action commonly referred to as “Brexit.” From January 31 to December 31, 2020, a transition period was in place.   Understanding Brexit impacts to trademarks within the EUIPO and UKIPO Registered trademarks:Now that the transition period has expired, European […]

Trademark strategy is an early focus of the world’s top disruptors

This article was first published in World Trademark Review on July 3, 2020. Didi and Coupang have largest portfolios while Airbnb has the greatest geographic scope. On average it took just under two years for disruptors to file their first marks. Analysis reveals the top 50 are fast acting when it comes to IP protection.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The court didn’t admit exclusive use of ‘the Hall of Fame’

Have you heard of ‘the Hall of Fame’? The Hall of Fame is a term that began to be used in the Anglosphere, and when you search Google, it is ‘a museum, a group that was established to commemorate people who have performed well in one area, such as sports and art(source: Wikipedia). In short, […]

Innovator perspective: How technology is transforming trademark research

Technology is reinventing virtually every aspect of business operations, including how organizations secure, promote and protect their brands. Cloud computing, social media, mobile computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly creating new business models and market opportunities. They are also creating new challenges for brand owners—and new solutions for meeting those challenges. How is technology […]

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 […]