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  • Are specialist or generalist courts better for judges?

    November 07, 2018

    A judges panel at the Hong Kong Competition Commission conference shared experiences of use of specialist courts and mechanisms in adjudicating cases in areas including intellectual property

  • China contemplates IP appeals court

    October 25, 2018

    IP practitioners in China are concerned about the high volume of cases the proposed court would need to handle

  • China’s new e-commerce law still has loopholes for infringers

    September 17, 2018

    The law is unclear on disclosure of vendor identification data and duty of care for e-commerce platforms, which could place a large new burden on IP owners

  • Creating an effective FinTech IP strategy

    September 06, 2018

    AWA Asia’s IP strategy and patent team in Beijing looks at the China FinTech market, discusses available IP protection mechanisms and considers how revised guidelines could provide opportunities to protect technology in this rapidly developing sector

  • Interview: Baidu’s Jian Qin on the role of patents in its strategy

    August 21, 2018

    The Chinese tech company’s IP leader explains to Karry Lai why his focus has shifted more to patent and trade secret protection from copyright and internet IP. He says a big focus is good quality patents to compete on the world stage

  • Interviews: In-house counsel on China challenges

    July 03, 2018

    Five leading Asia in-house counsel tell Karry Lai how they deal with issues in China including trade mark enforcement, blockchain, AI, software patents and trade secret litigation

  • The latest IP moves in the US, Europe and Asia

    June 06, 2018

    Recent intellectual people moves include Allen & Overy's head of IP joining Kirkland & Ellis, and hires by Orrick, Latham & Watkins, Paul Hastings, Perkins Coie, Marks & Clerk and more

  • US intellectual property in the age of Trump

    April 12, 2018

    President Trump has already made his mark by appointing a USPTO director and taking a stand against China. Panellists at the Fordham IP Conference, including David Kappos and James Pooley, assessed the impact Trump could have on IP

  • Special Report: Will blockchain revolutionise IP?

    April 02, 2018

    In this special report, Managing IP looks at how blockchain technology will change intellectual property. Ellie Mertens analyses the issues and opportunities it presents for patents, trade mark and copyright

  • Top firms for copyright work: IP STARS rankings

    April 02, 2018

    Managing IP reveals this year’s leading firms for copyright and related rights advice

  • Managing IP Asia Awards winners revealed

    March 21, 2018

    The Asia Awards Dinner was held at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong on March 21, recognising the best intellectual property law firms in the region

  • Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    February 01, 2018

    Managing IP’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Awards dinner will be held on March 21 at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. The winners will be chosen from these shortlists

  • INTA elects 2018 president, and other IP people moves

    January 23, 2018

    Managing IP’s regular round-up of people moves includes the launch of Brinks Gilson & Lione’s office in Shenzhen, and hires by Polsinelli, McKool Smith, Barnes & Thornburg, Bardehle Pagenberg, JA Kemp, Awapatent, Squire Patton Boggs, Haseltine Lake and more

  • Rare high penalty given in Babyzen counterfeit case in China

    December 14, 2017

    A recent rare heavy penalty and sentence for infringement of Babyzen’s strollers suggests a higher penalty trend in China. A new amendment to its Anti-unfair Competition Law comes into effect next month, which has increased the maximum statutory compensation available

  • Business of IP Asia Forum 2017: Innovation a key theme across the region

    December 07, 2017

    Leading IP practitioners, businesses and organisations gathered to discuss the latest innovation trends at the Business of IP Asia Forum in Hong Kong, from regional IP cooperation to the latest developments in the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Beijing IP court launches WeChat e-litigation and mediation service

    November 28, 2017

    Chinese courts are making use of technology to improve efficiency

  • IP trends to watch in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

    November 14, 2017

    China’s ambitious initiative will likely lead to it being a hub for securing IP protection for businesses investing in Belt and Road Initiative projects. It will also affect enforcement strategies, with IP disputes expected to increase along the BRI route

  • Hangzhou internet court off to a busy start

    October 31, 2017

    The Hangzhou Internet Court has been operational for two months. As e-commerce popularity explodes in China, jurisdictional cyber courts could help to take load off local courts

  • Women in IP interview: Gabriela Kennedy

    September 05, 2017

    For the Women in IP network, Mayer Brown JSM’s Gabriela Kennedy speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the growth of e-commerce, IP litigation and enforcement in China

  • Trump pushes investigation into China IP: what’s next?

    August 21, 2017

    President Trump has authorised an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of the intellectual property of US companies. While some believe this to be Trump’s way of forcing China to increase pressure against North Korea to stop developing nuclear weapons, others think Trump’s concern about how "IP theft" is affecting US businesses is genuine

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