InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

Top ten trials

Courts around the world dealt with some cutting-edge IP cases during 2009. Managing IP's team of journalists explain how the winning side prevailed in 10 of the most important

The cases profiled over the next 13 pages deal with a range of disputes – from the way that ambush marketing laws are applied to novel marketing methods in South Africa to the protection of bus designs in China. Many of them push the boundaries of the law, raising questions about the liability of internet platforms for copyright infringement, what is patentable subject matter and what constitutes unfair advantage.

But rather than focus just on the legal decisions, we have gone behind the headlines to talk to the in-house counsel, lawyers and advisers who managed the litigation and helped their clients win their cases. We asked them what tactics they had used and how those tactics helped determine the outcome of the case. We found out what they might have done differently and why some of them had pursued the litigation despite losing in lower courts. Here is what they...

Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of free access to up to 5 articles on Managing IP and become a member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain FREE access to up to five free articles when you register now.

Join here

Most read articles

Latest Country Updates