Special Reports

The trademark ecosystem: Insights into trademark value, protection and technology

The fifth annual Trademark Ecosystem Report from Clarivate provides brand owners and trademark professionals a unique view on what took place over the course of the most important year in modern times for global commerce. 2020 was a challenging year for economies around the world. There was massive social dislocation. Businesses were forced to switch […]

2021 Trademark Ecosystem

What kind of shifts are we seeing in the trademark industry? Despite the severe hit to the global economy inflicted by the pandemic in 2020, the volume of new trademark filings rose, indicative of the global economy’s remarkable resilience. To gain deeper insights into trademark professionals’ practices, experiences and attitudes, Clarivate sought the views of […]

IP case data and trademark data: a powerful combination

There are currently more than 80 million active trademarks worldwide, with filings of new marks on the rise. As the number of new marks filing increases, the number of infringements also increases. While the global trademark landscape becomes more complex, so does the challenge of managing risk when launching new brands. The “risk 0” rarely […]

IP Asia 2020 report

Intellectual property (IP) plays an essential role in accelerating the pace of innovation. Patents protect inventions in all fields of technology, trademarks signal the characteristics of products, designs specify how products look and domains identify organizations in the world of Internet. The critical importance of these rights becomes clear when we look at today’s IP […]

Where art meets science: Researching industrial designs

Industrial designs are increasingly recognized as valuable brand assets deserving of protection every bit as much as trademarks, patents and other intellectual property (IP). Due to their visual nature, industrial designs pose some unique challenges with respect to researching for clearance and protection. In this white paper, Leo Longauer, Vice President of Corporate IP for […]

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 […]

Making sense of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of computer systems to simulate or imitate human intelligence, is quietly transforming our daily lives. But how does it work? And how does it benefit busy trademark professionals? We’ll answer these important questions in our latest white paper: Making sense of artificial intelligence.

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 […]

Use as directed: Navigating the complexities of pharmaceutical trademarks

The global market for pharmaceutical products reached $1.2 trillion in 2018 – up $100 billion from the prior year. This is projected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2021. New developments in biotechnology, nanotechnology and digital medicine are rapidly transforming the definition of pharma products. These trends are creating an ever-more crowded and complex brand landscape. […]

2019 Trademark Ecosystem

The 2019 Trademark Ecosystem is a full in-depth report highlighting the major changes in the trademark space, including identifying key players and forces affecting trademark infringement. As more trademarks enter the market, the challenge and complexity of protecting and preventing infringement increases. Key findings Steep rise in trademark filing activity, Infringement is here to stay […]