What should you look for when selecting external IP counsel?

How do you go about choosing suitable external IP counsel? What skills and competencies should you be looking for? What factors should be considered in addition to purely legal capabilities?

Topics: Agent Benchmarking, Brandstock Complete, Corporation

Accenture and Brandstock: working collaboratively

by Kristen Poggensee, Trademark Paralegal Associate Manager, Accenture

Kristen Poggensee of Accenture discusses here the benefits of working with IP management specialist Brandstock on clearing...

Topics: Brandstock Complete, Brandstock Legal, Deep Screening, Corporation

L’Occitane: the perks of using specialist IP providers

Founded in 1976, L’Occitane en Provence is an international brand of body, face, fragrances and home products. The group has more than 2,900 stores (more than 1,400 are our own stores) in 90...

Topics: Agent Benchmarking, Trademark Filing & Prosecution, Brandstock Complete, Brandstock Legal, Corporation

Modernising in-house trademark departments

Interview published on WIPR September/October 2016 edition 

It is often said that many people are resistant to change and unwilling to step out of their comfort zone. They like doing things the...

Topics: News, Agent Benchmarking, Brandstock Complete, Brandstock Legal, Online Enforcement, Corporation

Agent Benchmarking: A quick win for in–house IP departments

By Volker Spitz, CEO, Brandstock

Agent benchmarking’ describes a service that we formed together with a group of large patent and trademark owners just over 5 years ago and which we have now...

Topics: Agent Benchmarking, Brandstock Complete, Law Firm, Corporation

Domain Name Management – prevention really is better than cure

By Stefan Ruhdorfer, Director Domains & IP Benchmarking, Brandstock

Unlike Trademarks and other registered IP rights, domain names are so quick, easy and inexpensive to register. This means that...

Topics: News, Brandstock Complete, Domain Names, Online Enforcement, Law Firm