Trademark

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 […]

COVID-19 impacts to Patent and Trademark Offices

As COVID-19 continues to impact different regions of the world, trademark and patent offices are also being affected. Many offices have adjusted their regular operations in a variety of ways, including suspensions or delays in services. However, not all trademark and patent offices are affected. Some offices continue to operate under regular schedules. We are […]

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 […]

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 […]

CompuMark named “Highly Recommended” trademark service provider by World Trademark Review

CompuMark is honored to be recognized as “Highly Recommended” trademark service provider for Searching and Watching in World Trademark Review’s annual WTR 1000. According to its corresponding press release, the WTR 1000 is the “definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers.” The results are based on extensive research that […]

Innovation in motion: Transforming how dynamic trademarks are reported

“What you see is what you get.” That’s how the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) describes a recent change in the filing requirements for trademark designs featuring motion, multimedia elements, holograms or 3D elements. “What you see is what you get” also describes a new way CompuMark delivers search and watch results for such […]

No such thing as a free launch

No Such Thing as a Free Launch Whatever did we do without Google? These days we love “googling;” it’s how we research our lives. But sometimes we love it so much that we don’t recognize its shortcomings. For example, late last year a tech website featured tips on naming start-ups. It advised budding entrepreneurs to […]

The problematic process of trademarking trends

Trademarks are words, services, symbols or designs created to identify goods or services from one party to another.  They also seek to maintain the reputational value of a brand while helping to defend itself from counterfeiters or fraudsters. But thanks to the current ‘meme’ culture that has proliferated across the Internet, we are seeing a […]