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Akino Chikada
Portfolio Marketing Director
March 19, 2019
Clarivate Analytics recently released its Cortellis Drugs to Watch 2019 report, which analyzed seven drugs set to enter the market this year and achieve "blockbuster" status ($1 billion in annual sales) by 2023. Blockbuster drugs face great market potential and are often a “make or break” for some pharmaceutical companies, especially those with a limited drug pipeline or small portfolio. As with any new product, they can face an onslaught of competitive challenges in the market, but the one competitor that must not be forgotten is the threat posed by counterfeiters. The pharma industry is one of the most regulated sectors in the... Read More

Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
Blazing new trails for data discovery at ICANN64
Last week, more than 1,700 individuals from around the globe attended the first ICANN meeting of the year, hosted in Kobe, Japan. Members of our Domain, Sales, Marketing and GRM teams actively participated in the ICANN policy development and informational working sessions and held important meetings with valued Japanese clients and business partners. As has been the case for the last year, the most important discussions at ICANN last week involved the work of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) and the working group tasked with developing a new policy for the collection, storage, transfer, and display of registrant data, commonly... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
How Europe plans to protect your content from piracy
When YouTube launched in 2005, its purpose was for users to post interesting and original content that others might like to see. No one expected it to rival traditional TV as an entertainment channel. In fact, Google reports that on mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any broadcast or cable TV network. And its 1.5 billion YouTube users worldwide are consuming over 500 million hours of video every day. However, with this explosion of online video comes the growth of pirated content. For example, YouTube online infringers upload content that they haven’t produced or received permission to share.... Read More
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Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs
GDPR, WHOIS and impacts to brand protection: Nine months later
Last October, we posted an article describing the impacts of redacted registration data (“WHOIS”) on its domain name protection, anti-counterfeit, anti-piracy, and anti-fraud services. As explained in that post, MarkMonitor uses WHOIS data for several legitimate purposes, including investigating infringing domain names, identifying the source of phishing attacks, and issuing cease & desist letters to cybercriminals, counterfeiters, and infringers. When GDPR became effective, ICANN issued a Temporary Specification for the collection, storage and display of registration data and, since that time, MarkMonitor has been working with registrars and registries to obtain WHOIS data needed to stop infringement and other forms of... Read More
Senior Writer
International Women's Day spotlight: WWE leader brings impact to IP protection
For Lauren Dienes-Middlen, protecting fans from counterfeit product and removing unauthorized sharing of video content has proven no small feat. Challenging, yes. But, she says, a real impact can be made. Seventeen years in to her stint with World Wrestling Entertainment, the now senior vice president and assistant general counsel, intellectual property, finds herself worlds away from her beginnings at boutique law firms. Her watchful eye helps protect more than 9,000 trademark applications and registrations worldwide as well as the content of globally-renowned entertainment programming that reaches more than 800 million homes worldwide. With International Women’s Day on the horizon, we... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Think before you click – preventing tax scammer attacks
Most of us look at our payslips and bemoan the amount the government takes from our wages, but we also understand that the money helps fund public services. So imagine receiving an email from a government tax collector informing you that you’re entitled to a tax refund – or that you haven’t paid enough and need to do so immediately to avoid legal action. Either will likely elicit a dramatic response, and you might not stop to think before replying. Fraudsters can use predictable responses to their advantage in phishing scams that hack personal and payment information. As the UK deadline... Read More

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