Special Reports

U.S. trademark filing strategies for foreign applicants: How to avoid common mistakes

For brand owners outside the U.S., the process of securing trademark rights in the American market presents some important differences. Learn how to avoid three common mistakes.

When Free Isn’t Really Free: Five Reasons to Avoid Free Online Trademark Screening Tools

Budget and time pressures are causing some professionals to seek out free alternatives when performing initial trademark screening searches. But are they really “free”?

Thinking about moving your brand into China?

Strategies to keep your trademark safe, before and after your launch.

Six Strategies for Policing Brands in the Information Age

In today’s global, digital marketplace, the risk of trademark infringement that damages brand equity has never been greater. It is essential to have a comprehensive, global strategy for detecting infringement rapidly and acting early to defend trademarks across all channels.

Trademark Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions

During mergers or acquisitions, organizations need to take stock of their valuable brand assets. Reviewing and validating trademark rights is an essential step for due diligence, helping avoid costly surprises.


In the span of just a few short years, the term “hashtag” (or more commonly #)has gone from near obscurity to almost universal omnipresence. Thanks to social media, the hashtag has been pushed to the forefront of our lexicon.