As globalization shrinks the world, new challenges continue to arise for brands that do business across borders. The US-China intellectual property trade war, Brexit, and the EU copyright directive are just a few geopolitical events that are affecting IP in 2020.
Trademark covers not only brand names and logos, but extends even to colors. Red Points takes a look at a landmark case of color mark.
An EU report reveals the state of counterfeit imports in the EU, as well as Europe’s biggest national importers of fake goods.
Though China produces the overwhelming majority of counterfeit products, Turkey has become Europe's gateway for counterfeits by abusing with IP rights and an influx of Syrian refugees.
Europe has the biggest problem with piracy. We look at what is being done to challenge the practice, and how countries vary.
The European Customs Union has released figures for the number of seizures of counterfeit goods across the EU for 2015. The report states that items seized infringing on trademark or IP law increased by 5 million since 2014's report.