Sponsors 

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IP Bridge

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IP Bridge focuses on promoting technological innovation and cooperation, in Japan and abroad. We worked with investors, including the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan – a unique partnership between 26 major corporations and the Japanese government – to establish the first and largest fund in Japan (approximately $300 million) aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments. Our mission is to activate and leverage high-quality, under-utilised IP assets for a variety of IP owners based in and outside Japan. Our vision is for these activities to stimulate economic development and the healthy growth of industries worldwide.

IP Bridge has worked with leading technology companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and universities to build large, high-quality portfolios of more than 3,500 patents worldwide, including patents in the fields of wireless communications, semiconductors, video codecs, display technologies, automotive technologies, robotics, home appliances, electrical devices, healthcare, environment and energy, food technologies and medical engineering.

Our world-class team includes experienced IP and corporate management professionals at major technology companies, investment funds, financial institutions and law firms. We have the global experience and relationships to provide comprehensive IP services (including IP-based business incubation, monetisation, licensing and financing) to generate revenue and fuel innovation and business expansion, syndicated transactions to remove potential IP risks to clients and IP consulting services to build IP strategies, maximise IP value and best position clients for success.

Nomura

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Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning more than 30 countries. Under its slogan of ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporations and governments through its three business divisions: retail, asset management and wholesale (global markets and investment banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. 

Panasonic

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Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronic technologies and solutions for customers in consumer electronics, housing, automotive and business-to-business organisations. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the company has expanded globally and now operates 495 subsidiaries and 91 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of Y7.343 trillion for the year ending March 31 2017. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. 

Gold sponsors

Clarivate Analytics

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Clarivate Analytics is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics in order to accelerate the pace of innovation. With a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and TechstreetClarivate Analytics is a new and independent company with a bold entrepreneurial mission to help clients to radically reduce the time taken to turn new ideas into life-changing innovations.

Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory

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Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory (DTFA) is a member of Deloitte, an international network of business professionals, and a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC Group company. DTFA handles financial advisory services within Japan as a member of Deloitte, utilising the broad capabilities of Deloitte and the Deloitte Tohmatsu Group in the audit, risk advisory, consulting, financial advisory, law and tax fields in order to help companies solve M&A problems to improve performance and crisis management, such as corporate restructuring and forensic investigations. DTFA has approximately 600 financial advisers in Japan, based in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka; outside Japan, DTFA works closely with other Deloitte member firms, which enables it to provide the most appropriate services worldwide.

Deloitte provides audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. It serves four out of five Fortune Global 500 companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, bringing world-class capabilities and insights and a high-quality service to address clients’ most complex business challenges. 

Finnegan

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is one of the largest firms in the world focusing solely on IP law. Founded in 1965, Finnegan has grown from a two-member partnership to a firm of more than 350 lawyers practising all aspects of IP law. 

With offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington DC, the firm practises all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, including counselling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to European patent oppositions, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition.

Innovative companies in China regularly engage Finnegan to protect their IP assets. Finnegan has 30 Chinese-speaking attorneys who have law degrees from US universities and bachelor’s degrees from well-known Chinese universities and are specialists in a wide range of technical fields. Our offices in the United States, Europe and Asia can assist with IP matters effectively and quickly.

Finnegan opened its Shanghai office in 2008 in order to better serve Chinese companies. Over the past decade, Finnegan has been actively involved in the IP field in China. We have held various seminars on IP law, providing a platform for Chinese in-house IP counsel to learn about recent IP developments in the United States. With the expansion of Chinese companies into new markets, Finnegan is well prepared to assist Chinese clients with their US IP strategy needs.

 

HTS

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HTS is a select team of experienced and credentialled licensing, technical and business executives. We have a core team of highly skilled IP professionals, each with up to 20 years of best practice experience in licensing, litigation, patent prosecution, valuation, reverse engineering and patent asset brokerage. We have supported and led licensing programmes resulting in many multimillion-dollar settlements, and generated several hundred million dollars of incremental revenue for our clients. We work with Fortune 500 technology companies in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China, with a reputation for integrity that is unsurpassed in the industry.

IAM Market

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An online marketplace for buy and sell-side practitioners, IAM Market brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. IAM Market aims to simplify the IP transactions market, as well as making it more transparent.

It allows IP owners to profile their licensing, sales operations and technology transfer programmes, as well as provide details of specific rights that they are interested in transacting. Meanwhile, it allows IP buyers to search IP assets based on industry, technology and transaction type, while also facilitating requests for intellectual property and technology. IAM has no stake in or knowledge of the deals.

Intralink

IntralinkIntralink manages sales, licensing and investment programmes for companies entering new markets in East Asia and Europe. Our team of over 70 full-time employees offers clients low-risk, cost-effective and practical means to engage in new markets, establish a domestic presence and generate new and incremental revenues. Since 1990 we have worked with over 1,000 organisations ranging from technology start-ups to global corporations which operate across multiple industries. 

As part of Intralink’s broader international market expansion services, we manage licensing programmes for companies with high-quality IP assets. We have helped clients – including many Fortune 500 companies from Europe and the United States – to conclude fully paid-up and royalty-bearing licenses with Asia’s leading firms in the electronics, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. With its history of leadership in these sectors, Asia represents a major opportunity for Western companies to monetise their IP assets. 

Intralink is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has offices in Oxford, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Silicon Valley and Boston.


Rothwell Figg

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Rothwell Figg is a quality-focused IP firm. We are experienced, strategic, cross-disciplined and business-oriented. Like our clients, we understand that intellectual property is a key factor in a company’s success. 

We handle all aspects of IP law found in today’s complicated, highly technical business world, including patent, trademark and copyright law;, trade secrets; trade names; character protection; unfair competition; litigation; licensing; counselling; contracts; First Amendment and defamation issues; and obtaining patents, trademark and copyright registrations. Our clients are equally complex and high profile, engaging primarily in sophisticated technological areas, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications, computer hardware, software and the Internet, semiconductors and a wide variety of medical and mechanical systems and devices.

You will see us regularly listed as one of the best and most highly regarded law firms in the United States. Because of our long-standing and professional relationships with foreign companies and firms, we can handle IP matters – including prosecution, litigation and counselling – both in the United Stated and throughout the world. 

Our mission is simple – to provide clients with high-quality legal services delivered on time for a reasonable fee.


Syndefense

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Syndefense has over 30 years’ experience in the IP and licensing fields. By facilitating collaboration among industry, government and academia, it helps to sustain and facilitate growth in high-tech industries and promote further innovation. Syndefense uses effective defensive and offensive IP strategies and business development strategies to enable firms to recoup R&D costs, obtain profits and re-invest in next-generation research and business development.

Syndefense discourages patent monetisation by selling noncore patent assets to inefficient patent businesses promoted by patent trolls and its patent monetisation business promoters; with its collaborative clients and partners, it helps to prevent harmful outcomes that would counter the spirit of the patent system. Services and solutions Syndefense provides include:

  • IP strategy consultation;

  • IP value creation and IP risk management;

  • IP-driven M&A and market entry advice;

  • syndicated IP acquisition and licensing;

  • IP funding as a project-financing platform; and

  • event planning, IP trend research and educational activity.

TechInsights

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TechInsights helps IP owners to maximise the value of their patents through portfolio assessment, understanding cross-market applicability and advising on development, assertion and divestment strategies. We possess the world’s most comprehensive technical body of knowledge gained from over a quarter of a century of reverse engineering excellence in semiconductors, electronics and software. Our experts in understanding and mapping technology to patents have helped clients, including over half of the top 50 US patent holders, to get the most from their IP assets. If you need assistance in managing your most complex technology or IP challenges, turn to TechInsights for assured results.


Valuenex

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VALUENEX, Inc is a big data predictive analytics and consulting services company, powered by proprietary algorithms, artificial intelligence and teams of data scientists and expert analysts. Founded in Tokyo in 2006, the company provides solutions for R&D strategy, IP monetisation and evaluation, financial investment analyses and leveraging, and technology convergence mapping. 

Working with clients across a wide range of industries and business functions, VALUENEX’s panoramic-view analytics software and expert consulting has led to breakthroughs in IP research and predictive modelling, and has grown on the global stage to include 45% of Japanese Fortune 500 companies as clients, as well as major corporate partners such as Panasonic Solution Technologies and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. Through advanced capabilities in strategy development, white space extraction, pan-industry or technology-specific trend mapping and comprehensive M&A analyses, VALUENEX continues to hold the top position in the field. 



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Silver sponsors

Anaqua

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Anaqua is a leading global provider of IP management and analytics software and services for organisations worldwide. Founded by IP leaders in 2004 and headquartered in Boston, with offices across Europe and Asia, Anaqua helps corporations and law firms to turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Our ANAQUA software platform unifies critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment, so that clients can operate more efficiently and make better decisions faster. Nearly 1 million IP professionals in over 150 countries use ANAQUA to manage more than $1 billion in intellectual assets. Many of the best-known brands and most innovative products were conceptualised, evaluated, protected and monetised through the ANAQUA platform. The expertise of our services and client services staff delivers successful solutions on time and on budget.


Bureau van Dijk

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Bureau van Dijk is a Moody’s Analytics company that combines company and patent information for IP management and strategy.

Our background is company information – specifically, private company information and company hierarchies.

Our new solution, Orbis Intellectual Property, links global patent data to companies and corporate groups in an unprecedented way, saving time and helping clients to make better quality decisions.

Our services include:

  • linking patent applicants (106 million at present) to a network of 250 million companies, allowing them to see companies’ extensive patent portfolios and their corporate groups;
  • providing an ownership timeline for all live patents, so that clients can assess trends and the commercial appeal of new technologies;
  • monitoring M&A transactions so that clients can see when a patent’s corporate owner is involved in a deal as a company or an acquirer and track deals in specific sectors and industries;
  • identifying standard essential patents in a company’s portfolio, so that clients can see which companies own these ‘foundation technology’ patents; and
  • delivering portfolio and patent valuations for granted live patents and tracking valuation trends over time.

Chofn

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Chofn was founded in 2002 and has grown into one of China’s largest IP firms. We have 23 offices and 1,700 employees, including more than 900 IP professionals. We offer the full range of services for all IP matters, including those involving patents, trademarks, copyright and domain names. As well as patent and trademark attorneys and attorneys at law, we have in-house translators, patent and trademark search professionals and investigators for anti-counterfeiting and evidence acquisition. With these leading IP and legal professionals, we can provide prompt and pragmatic services in prosecution, search and analysis, strategic consultancy, licensing and transactions, enforcement and litigation. Our offices in different cities enable us to offer quality services at a reasonable rate. We assign a contact to each of our corporate clients and are always ready to tailor our services to their specific needs.

Nokia

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Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

 

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.

Our valuable IP portfolio, built from more than €119 billion invested in R&D over the last two decades, spans more than 26,000 patent families. With active licensing programmes for smartphone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees, mainly for standards-essential patents.

Singh & Singh

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Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP is a boutique IP rights firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services and solutions in India. Our knowledge and expertise coupled with our client-focused approach enable us to deliver significant value to our diverse clientele.

We have grown to become one of India’s leading firms in IP litigation, information technology and related areas. Over the years, Singh & Singh has had the privilege of advising and representing some of the biggest companies in India and around the world, which has provided us with extensive experience in handling important and complex matters.

Clients rely on the specific domain knowledge of our patent attorneys, agents and lawyers, who have handled matters (including patent prosecution, advisory and litigation) relating to a wide range of technology and life science areas before numerous courts and judicial forums across India.

Singh & Singh is widely acknowledged as one of the first Indian firms to be involved in enforcing fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing-encumbered patents relating to audio coding and the telecoms sector, as well as being a leader in pharmaceutical patent litigation. 
 

 

Sugimura & Partners

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SUGIMURA & Partners, founded in 1923 as Sugimura International Patent & Trademark Attorneys, is a leading IP law firm. SUGIMURA has been consistently ranked among the top Japanese patent and trademark firms and has earned a reputation for high-quality services in various IP areas, including prosecution, evaluation, licensing and litigation.

SUGIMURA recently expanded to become a full-service IP law firm with the capability to handle all legal matters, including law suits. To mark this event, the firm became SUGIMURA & Partners.

SUGIMURA delivers results-oriented solutions and offers services tailored to clients’ needs. Its attorneys are skilled in the nuances of IP law and in multiple languages and include technical experts in virtually every industry. Through seamless collaboration between its Tokyo and Silicon Valley offices, SUGIMURA delivers tailored solutions and around-the-clock service to clients worldwide.

Wildanger

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Wildanger is a top-tier patent litigation firm and one of Germany’s most prominent IP firms. For more than 50 years, Wildanger has been known for its extraordinarily high standards. Its clients include large corporations and prominent companies from Germany, the United States, and Asia. Wildanger represents companies in a broad range of industries and technologies, including telecoms, biochemistry, information technology, automotive, semiconductors, and mechanics.

Wildanger successfully represents plaintiffs and defendants in national and cross-border patent infringement proceedings. Its lawyers have vast expertise in SEP and FRAND litigation and have obtained decisions (including many injunctions) in the German courts that shaped adjudication following the European Court of Justice’s decision in Huawei v. ZTE. Wildanger also has broad experience in the assertion of patents by non-practicing entities—whether for the defendant or the plaintiff.

 

Wisdomain

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Established in 1999, Wisdomain specialises in patent mining solutions that enable IP professionals to search and analyse worldwide technology sectors to make faster, better and more cost-effective IP business decisions. Wisdomain’s flagship product ActionablePatents.com is a leading patent search and analysis solution with a series of advanced tools designed to integrate big patent data into ready-to-use information for IP professionals and IP-intensive organisations across all industries. During Spring 2014 the company also launched automated report generation solution IP Intellisource, which eliminates time-consuming research and data compilation work by instantly providing user-specified patent analytics reports containing actionable information.

Wisdomain products are available in English, Korean and Japanese 

Bronze sponsors

Baker McKenzie

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Since 1962 Baker & McKenzie and its member firms have helped leading multinational companies in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of their IP rights. With nearly 400 IP lawyers in 40 countries, we cover the full scope of IP services in more jurisdictions than any other firm. Our global coverage, high-quality work and commitment to client service are reflected in the recognition that we receive within the legal industry. Our practice has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global since 2009 and we were named Global Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Managing Intellectual Property awards. With expertise in the automotive, luxury and fashion, fast-moving consumer goods, financial services, technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare industries, we advise clients on brand management, brand enforcement, patent litigation, patent prosecution, copyright, IP litigation, trade secrets, IP transactions, tax and IP advisory, marketing, advertising and promotions. Based on our extensive experience in the field, we approach IP management as a strategic issue and have developed the people, processes and technologies to serve as a one-stop shop for protecting the IP assets of global businesses.

Networking sponsors

Darts-ip

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Darts-ip a global IP case database that brings more than 3 million cases from over 3,000 courts to 30,000 IP professionals every day.

Darts-ip was built on the belief that case law is powerful, and that this power should be leveraged to its fullest extent. Accessibility is the key to leveraging this power. The inability to rapidly search for and find comprehensive information from any jurisdiction has hindered IP professionals’ ability to effectively deploy the full power of case law.

Our exclusive document gathering structure, combined with our unique analysis capabilities, provides an unprecedented collection of IP case data.

LexOrbis

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LexOrbis is one of India’s most recommended and highest-rated full-service IP firms. It has offices in New Delhi, India’s political capital; Mumbai, its financial and pharmaceutical capital; and Bangalore, its tech capital. We have a strong team of more than 65 attorneys, including 32 patent attorneys with expertise in the mechanical, electronic, telecoms, computer science, wireless communication, software and mobile application fields, who are involved in drafting new patent applications originating in India and filing and prosecuting international patent applications. We also have a team of over 19 lawyers with deep expertise in handling trademark prosecution and contentious cases. Our patent and trademark attorneys work in collaboration with our IP litigators to handle a large number of contentious IP cases, including pre- and post-grant oppositions, cancellation and infringement suits and the criminal enforcement of IP rights in India.

NGB Corporation

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In today's fast-changing global business environment, IP is a valuable asset and the business of IP rights is becoming increasingly complex.

NGB’s mission is to accurately assess clients’ IP needs, draw up an appropriate strategy and provide timely service. We achieve this mission by making full use of original know-how through a network of approximately 250 overseas offices and 40 research institutes which practise customer inclination management and have developed client relationships and experience in IP rights acquisition over many years. NGB's goal is to be a global leader in IP protection and services by meeting clients’ requirements in the most effective way.

Sagacious IP

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Sagacious IP is a leading award-winning IP research and consulting company that has been helping participants in the IP ecosystem through innovative solutions and services since 2008. Sagacious IP has served more than 1,000 clients from over 45 countries, with more than 10,000 projects in over 16 languages. 

Sagacious IP has been successfully solving business challenges for Fortune 500 companies, IAM Patent 1000 law firms, start-ups, investors, universities, licensing agencies and other participants in the IP ecosystem for the last eight years. Its services and solutions span across the IP lifecycle – from the development of an IP strategy, the creation of intellectual property, right up to maintenance and monetisation. 

It is powered by a technically brilliant talent pool of patent professionals in diverse technology areas including information communication technology, engineering, automotive, life sciences and chemistry. The patent professionals are trained by US and European patent attorneys and have multilingual expertise including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. 

Sagacious IP was awarded by CNBC TV18 in 2014 and named in Red Herring Top 100 Asia in 2015 for its outstanding achievements and innovative solutions. 

Shobayashi Patent & Trademark Office

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Founded in 1998, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office is one of the fastest-growing IP law firms in Japan. With more than 210 professional staff members, Shobayashi has 11 specialised departments providing tailored IP services in a range of technical fields – including chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mechanical, optical, electrical, information technology, trademarks and designs and litigation – and advising on international IP protection. 

Shobayashi established a specialised research department in 2011 to provide IP analysis services for operating companies and financial institutions. With more than 10 former senior examiners from the Japan Patent Office, including a deputy commissioner and the chiefs of the patent and design examination departments, Shobayashi offers the full breadth of expertise for validating intellectual property and determining infringement. Having established a research team in 2012 for licensing, valuation and IP-driven investments, Shobayashi provides IP due diligence services in IP licensing and M&A transactions, and IP advisory services in open innovation.


Media Partners

International Law Office

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Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s preeminent law firms, and with each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, qualityassured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognising its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO is an Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the European Company Lawyers Association.

Lexology

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Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.

World Trademark Review 

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World Trademark Review is a bi-monthly, practitioner-led publication which focuses on the issues that matter to trademark professionals the world over. In each issue the experienced editorial team and extensive panel of correspondents provide in-depth coverage of national and regional trends, profile the world’s major trademark offices (including how they function and handle important registration issues), and conduct interviews with leading trademark personalities.

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