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Key indicators on the importance of brands

A cross-sectional survey with a representative sample of 10,000 consumers was used to assess the consumers' attitudes towards the extent to which a brand influences their purchase behaviour and their willingness to pay premium prices.

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    Perceived importance of brand

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    Willingness to pay premium for brand

Trump

August, 20225 minutes read

Trump's Truth Social platform's trademark application rejected

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused Donald Trump's application for a trademark for "Truth Social." This refusal is one of the many setbacks the former president's social media app and its parent company have faced in the past months, in addition to other branding issues that led to significant user decreases.

Hero - advertising industry

August, 20223 minutes read

How to create a unique name for your brand?

What should new business owners do when they are faced with the harsh reality that almost every feasible company name has already been trademarked? Here are some ways modern companies modify their trademarks to make them more distinctive.

Lionel Messi

August, 20223 minutes read

Lionel Messi trademarks his surname after a decade-long trademark battle

Football legend Lionel Messi has accomplished his goal of registering his surname as a trademark in the EU after a nine-year legal dispute. With more public figures like Messi taking control over their intellectual property rights we are once again reminded of the importance trademark ownership plays in personal branding.

NFT-Trama

August, 20223 minutes read

Global Trends in Trademark Registration in 2022

In 2021, the IPO received a record 196,639 trade mark applications, a 43.5% increase from 2020 which was the previous record year for trade mark applications [1]. Both the number of applications and trade marks registered have been consistently rising since 2011. As the numbers continue to grow in 2022 we can observe a number of trends that continue to influence the world of IP rights.

Banksy

July, 20225 minutes read

Is copyright for losers? Banksy’s dilemma of anonymity and copyright

Internationally well-known British street artist Banksy ended up losing control over six of his trademarks in just two years. This raises some interesting questions regarding the relationship between copyright and trademark law and the legality of graffiti art.

iStock-832123510

May, 20223 minutes read

Understanding the selection of the classes of goods & services in trademark application

The selection of relevant classes and specific items of goods and services represents a crucial step in the process of creating a trademark application. On the one hand, too narrowly defined goods and services limit the extent of protection required and may leave a brand vulnerable to copycats and infringement attempts. On the other hand, too broadly defined goods and services not only result in a higher cost (government fees increase with additional classes) but also increase the risk of oppositions and consequent unsuccessful trademark registration. This article presents a detailed guidance for entrepreneurs on how to select the ideal set of relevant classes of goods and services during the trademark application process.

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