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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 […]

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 […]

What EU Classification means to your brand

Towards the end of last year the European Union (EU) parliament approved the EU trademark reform package, which came into effect in March. On the surface there are a few changes to take note of — like the name change of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and amendments to the fees […]