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  • The World IP Survey

    The sixth annual World IP Survey reveals that competition for patent work is more intense than ever. James Nurton, Ingrid Hering and Ralph Cunningham analyze the results and interview some of the leading firms, and their clients

Features

  • News focus: Culture clash

    Established ideas about IP protection do not find room for traditional knowledge. Now some communities are agitating to protect their culture. Ingrid Hering reports

  • Speaking out for copyright

    Interview: Marybeth Peters, US Copyright Office Ingrid Hering asks the Register of US Copyright Office about the challenges posed by the internet and digital technology

  • Supreme Court backs Polo trade mark

    The Japanese Supreme Court has demonstrated its willingness to give broader protection for famous marks like Polo. John Tessensohn and Shusaku Yamamoto examine the decision

  • Designs set for overhaul

    The perception exists in Australia that it is too easy to successfully defend a design infringement action. But Wayne Condon says that will change if Parliament passes radical reforms to the almost 100-year-old designs legislation

  • Survey: Western Europe: Patent reform prompts fundamental change

    Many European patent attorneys are facing the biggest changes of their careers as the Community Patent and Community IP Court loom on the horizon. While some will flourish, others will not survive, says James Nurton

  • Survey: Asia: Hold the front page

    Intellectual property has jumped from the technology page to the front page, as big stories have captured the public imagination throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Ralph Cunningham reports from Hong Kong

  • Survey: United States and Canada: Surviving the dot-com crash

    The economic downturn has affected all US and Canadian attorneys in the past year. But patents remain as popular as ever, leading to the prospect of increasing litigation in the future. Ingrid Hering examines how attorneys and courts are coping with the new challenges

  • Survey: Eastern Europe: Plusses outweigh minuses in westward expansion

    Following fundamental reforms, the countries of eastern Europe will soon be ready to join those of the west in the EU and the EPC. James Nurton examines how practitioners are preparing for change

  • Survey: Latin America: On the cusp of new technologies

    Patent practitioners in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are grappling with the boom in new technologies. Ingrid Hering investigates how attorneys, patent offices and courts are coping with the new challenges

  • Survey: South Africa: Overcoming the AIDS hurdle

    Controversy over the protection of AIDS patents has dogged South Africa in the past year. Progress has been made in finding a solution, but no-one yet knows what it will be, reports James Nurton

  • New law gives hope to patent owners

    The new Chinese Patent Law strengthens a patent owner’s hand against infringement, providing new means of enforcement, including injunctions. But there are also penalties for bringing unjustified actions, warn Lindsay Esler and Paul Davies

  • The road to harmonization

    Following the signing of a trade agreement with the EU, Mexico has become one of the most open economies in the world. Luis C Schmidt explains how the country has updated its IP protection to meet the challenge

  • Sweet domain name victory for M&M’s

    Mars has successfully fought off a local company’s attempt to register a domain name similar to its M&M’s trade mark. This case, the first decision of Taiwan’s newly-established domain dispute resolution panel, will give hope to famous trade mark owners, argues Sylvia Shiue

  • Gumshoes in the digital age

    As rights owners increasingly face trade mark infringements on the web, they need to be pro-active in enforcement. Ken Taylor provides some tips for handling investigations

  • From the editor...

  • Time to reveal brands’ worth

    David Haigh, Chief executive, Brand Finance plc

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