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Big tech dominates brand value rankings led by $355 billion Apple portfolio

Tech sector brand assets gained significant value over the past year, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500

31 January 2022

Why smart IP strategy is about more than keeping score

Expanding your understanding of what a win looks like and keeping track of the bigger picture is key to coming out ahead in the IP world, say IAM Strategy 300 members

20 January 2022

Building blocks for the metaverse – practical IP considerations for NFT investors and creators

Nader Mousavi, Mehdi Ansari, Jay Thornton and Jonathan Hofman of Sullivan & Cromwell explore the legal issues facing creators and buyers of NFTs, alongside the regulatory frameworks in which they are being used

19 January 2022

Why the Illinois Northern District has become a hotbed of design patent injunctions

Lead counsel representing brands Oakley and Ugg explains how design rights help companies pursue copycats that have gotten savvier about trademark use

10 January 2022

Vidal USPTO Director confirmation vote cancelled, but not due to opposition to her appointment

The Senate Judiciary Committee is all set to endorse her appointment but has been delayed in doing thanks to a funeral and a riot’s anniversary

06 January 2022

IP teams must be more proactive about communicating risk

Saturday Opinion: Surprising results of a survey published in IAM last month show that there’s plenty of room to improve the way top-level management is apprised of patent and brand threats

18 December 2021

US, China bring down hammer on low-quality IP filings

USPTO termination of 15,000 trademark applications and latest CNIPA numbers on patent crackdown illustrate growing pressure on unscrupulous actors in China

13 December 2021

Vidal looks all set to lead the USPTO after confident Senate hearing

In a strong display, the Biden administration's choice to lead the agency addressed Section 101 reform and Fintiv discretionary denials, but may have left a hostage to fortune on SEP/FRAND

02 December 2021

All the highlights from the biggest trademark event of the year

The INTA annual meeting took place last week in a virtual format and at three in-person events in the US and Europe

23 November 2021

More than half a million Chinese patent applications swept up in quality crackdown so far

Reports say CNIPA identified 545,000 ‘abnormal’ patent applications in the first half of 2021 under new system set up to flag bogus filing activity

08 November 2021

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