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Meet with Principium Strategies in Seattle, WA

Principium Strategies will be in Seattle, WA May 19-23, 2018 at the INTA Annual Meeting. If you’re interested in learning more about our services, please schedule an appointment with a team member. Contact us at: seattle2018@principiumstrategies.com Principium Strategies specializes in brand security services such as trademark watching and domain name services. We have decades of … Continued

New Principium Pod Episode: GDPR, WHOIS and ICANN 61

Principium president Dennis Prahl recently returned from the ICANN 61 Community Forum held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. By far, the most discussed topic at the conference was the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is the number one priority of the domain name and ICANN community. To review, the GDPR is a European … Continued

March 2018 gTLD and ccTLD Updates

The Trademark Clearinghouse has launched the Trademark Registry Exchange (“TREx”), a new service for trademark holders to cost-effectively reserve their brands in the new gTLD space. Like Donuts’ Domains Protected Mark List (“DPML”), the TREx blocks marks across several new gTLDs among participating registry operators. The initial group includes 40 TLDs and is expected to … Continued

Considerations for Chinese Character Trademark Watching

To commemorate the Lunar New Year, our focus is centered this month on Chinese character trademark watching. As we’ve previously reported, China’s trademark registrations saw exponential growth in 2017.  According to Principium Strategies’ director of operations David Grossman, “In 2016, there were 3.7 million trademark applications filed in China. In 2017, there were five million … Continued

New Principium Podcast: Predictions for 2018

Join Principium Strategies executives Sean Wilke, Catherine La Rooy, and Dennis Prahl as they make predictions for brand protection industry for the coming year. The team covers a wide range of topics such as the EU GDPR regulation, the explosion of Chinese trademark registrations, Brexit, “ambush marketing” at sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, as well as various … Continued

Deadline Approaching for 2018 Ladas Memorial Award Nominations

Time is just about up to submit entries for INTA’s 2018 Ladas Memorial Award Competition. Applications are being accepted on the INTA website through January 19, 2018.  The is award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas. Proudly funded by Ladas & Parry LLP each year, this award is presented in two categories, student and … Continued

Online Shopping and the Culture of Counterfeiting: New White Paper and Podcast

As consumers increasingly shop online over traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores, online sales of counterfeit goods have also increased.  Transactions over the internet connect counterfeiters with consumers on a global scale while providing anonymity to the offenders posing as legitimate businesses. It’s timely to assess how the industry and brand owners are suppressing these threats and … Continued

The Principium Pod: ICANN Abu Dhabi Recap; EU GDPR; New gTLDs

The ICANN General Meeting in Abu Dhabi has officially wrapped up, and there’s a lot to discuss. In this episode of the Principium Pod, hosts Sean Wilke and Dennis Prahl unfold the key subjects covered at the conference. Amongst these subjects are hot topics such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and … Continued