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On your mark… Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey 2016

Last year’s survey revealed several trends and key findings, including: that U.S. and European companies spend twice as much of their trademark budget on enforcement than those in Asia. With your help, we will be preparing our analysis of this year’s market trends and will be happy to share the final report with any respondents

Movement in Hong Kong – First movement mark accepted for registration

The Trade Marks Registry has recently accepted a movement mark for registration in Hong Kong. Subject to any opposition being filed, we will see Hong Kong’s first registration for a movement mark in May 2016[1]. This will be the first registration for a movement mark since the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department published a new

Japan: JPO registers non-traditional TMs for first time

The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) announced on 27 October that it has issued its first-ever registration decisions for non-traditional trademarks. Among the accepted publications are 21 cases for sound marks, 16 for moving marks and 5 for position marks.  The JPO has not yet issued any decisions regarding color marks, for which secondary meaning must be established

A welcome addition: Japanese government introduces non-traditional marks into registration system

From 1 April 2015, applicants can start to file applications in Japan for so-called “non-traditional” trademarks such as colour marks and sound marks. Our overview of the recently published examination guidelines for such non-traditional trademark applications has identified the following highlights. How to identify a colour trademark in the application A mark can be registered