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  • Carpmaels and Fieldfisher expand ahead of UPC launch

    February 08, 2016

    The lateral hires of high-profile patent litigators provide further evidence that the launch of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will shake up the IP profession in Europe

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  • 2015 in Canadian IP cases: patent

    February 05, 2016

    Managing IP is rounding up important intellectual property decisions coming out of Canadian courts last year. In two patent cases, the Court of Appeal suggested a new legal test for determining the relevance of a non-infringing alternative and ruled that a generic cannot make a clam for innovator profits under the doctrine of unfair enrichment

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  • PTAB could affect VirnetX’s $626m award in win over Apple

    February 04, 2016

    A jury in the Eastern District of Texas has awarded VirnetX $626m after finding Apple had infringed four patents. The PTAB instituted inter partes reviews on the patents last October, however, the results of which could affect the district court case

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  • 2015 in Canadian IP cases: copyright

    February 04, 2016

    Managing IP is rounding up important intellectual property decisions coming out of Canadian courts last year. In copyright, this included the Supreme Court affirming the principle of technological neutrality in copyright law and a Court of Appeal ruling on meta tags

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  • Read this year's IP Stars trade mark rankings in full

    February 04, 2016

    Managing IP subscribers have full access to the IP Stars rankings and analysis, including the newly published tables of the top trade mark firms in more than 70 jurisdictions

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  • UK’s IP threats law reform may be imminent

    February 04, 2016

    The UK government has responded to stakeholders’ concerns on a bill to reform the law on unjustified threats relating to IP infringement, adding that it intends to give the bill a smooth transition in parliament

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  • Trade secrets up in the air

    February 04, 2016

    Cloud services make storing and accessing large amounts of information easier and cheaper. This gives in-house IP counsel the perfect opportunity to refresh their trade secrets strategy, argue Mark Ridgway and Annsley Merelle Ward

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  • Trade secrets bill passes US Senate Judiciary Committee

    February 03, 2016

    The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016, which included amendments that were suggested in hearings in December

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  • PTAB petitions in January lowest since March 2014

    February 03, 2016

    PTAB Data and Analysis: the IPR count ticked past the 4,000 mark in January, which also saw the first challenge to an Apple patent, the USPTO deeming two decisions precedential, a case showing the dangers of a motion to amend, and an ironic Federal Circuit ruling on an IPR appeal

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  • Trade mark lessons from Malaysia’s courts in 2015

    February 03, 2016

    2015 saw a spate of noteworthy trade mark cases in the Malaysian courts. Geetha Kandiah and Rebecca Chong look at the lessons learned

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  • Managing IP North America awards 2016 – shortlists

    February 02, 2016

    Shortlists for this year’s Managing IP North America awards have been announced. The outstanding firms and individuals in US and Canadian intellectual property will be announced during a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC on March 17

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  • Africa IP news roundup

    February 02, 2016

    The TRIPs Protocol gets its 65th member, a non-violation complaint under TRIPs, the ARIPO Declaration on PAIPO, the Banjul Protocol gains a new member and OAPI accedes to the Singapore Treaty – Kingsley Egbuonu provides a summary of IP news relating to African countries

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  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016 - shortlists

    January 29, 2016

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards Dinner - held this year on March 10 at The Savoy in London - recognises the outstanding firms of the past year in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Ahead of the awards announcement, we publish the shortlists for each category

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  • Amendments recommended to US Copyright Act statutory damages provisions

    January 28, 2016

    The US Department of Commerce has issued a report recommending amendments to copyright law that it believes would provide more guidance and greater flexibility to courts in awarding statutory damages

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  • Unitary Patent and UPC: a progress report (January 2016)

    January 28, 2016

    In our latest Unitary Patent and UPC roundup: Finland ratifies the UPC Agreement and its Protocol, UK gears up for ratification with a little legal complexity, UPC judicial posts open to all, and improvements to UPC IT system

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  • CJEU trade mark decisions update 2015

    January 28, 2016

    The Court of Justice of the European Union issued 12 judgments on cases primarily involving trade marks in 2015. Alice Stagg summarises the most interesting of them


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  • A new era for EU trade marks

    Are you ready for the fundamental changes coming to trade mark law and practice in Europe? Over the next four pages, we provide pointers for steps you need to consider – and when. By James Nurton


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Firm news: @carpmaels & @FieldfisherIP in life science hires ahead of #UPC launch https://t.co/CFZL7zJKhA ($/trial) https://t.co/QjEhjMtUXh

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Note "Trademark watch services for legal advisory purposes" added in class 45! https://t.co/ZXz9ndHofv

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Glee Club trademark ruling being handed down today in E&W Ct of App. Background https://t.co/KShhPKlkeJ ($/trial) https://t.co/FKWe2mtquz

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February 2016

A new era for EU trade marks

Are you ready for the fundamental changes coming to trade mark law and practice in Europe? Over the next four pages, we provide pointers for steps you need to consider – and when. By James Nurton



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