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Data Analysis

Robert Reading of Clarivate examines years’ worth of trademark data in the EU and US, predicting what it might mean for brands
Unless record numbers of applications are filed in the next two months, filings could be down year-on-year by the biggest margin since 1996
Filings by Chinese applicants before CNIPA, EUIPO, UKIPO, and USPTO dropped between 15% and 39%, but local lawyers don’t think it’s a bad thing
Sources unpick why China’s share of European patent applications has been gradually growing, and predict a change in established norms