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  • News focus: International exhaustion: The ECJ guessing-game

    Has the European Court of Justice given the green light to parallel imports into Europe? Tesco says yes; Levi’s says no. Many lawyers say it is a bit more complicated than that. Tabitha Parker reports

  • China overhauls compulsory licensing

    A new set of amendments to the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China will enter into force in July 2001. Elizabeth Chien-Hale examines the revisions to the compulsory licensing provisions

  • EPO’s ambitious website goes online

    Electronic filing is the future. The European Patent Office’s new website offers that and much, much more. James Nurton takes a sneak preview at

  • The database right revolution begins

    Three years after the European Database Directive came into force, protection is being tested in the courts. Georgie Taylor examines the lessons from recent cases

  • Tobacco legislation endangers brand identity

    The decision of the ECJ rejecting a ban on tobacco advertising and sponsoring was met with applause in the EU. But the European Commission now wants a pan-European prohibition of tobacco advertising in the print media, reports Henning Hartwig

  • Cases of the year: New technologies, old problems

    It was the year of the dot-com bubble, and IP owners like everyone else were obsessed with the net. James Nurton and Tabitha Parker analyze some of 2000’s most interesting cases

  • Quality control and the Napoleon principle

    Jeremy Phillips looks again at the function of trade marks in the light of three cases which are heading towards the ECJ

  • Sports rights are valuable too

    Tony Samuel, in the third of three articles on intellectual property value issues, considers some of the questions arising from the enormous growth in the worth of media and sponsorship rights in sport

  • Introducing litigation risk analysis

    Patent infringement litigation involves a large number of uncertainties. Alexander I Poltorak and Paul J Lerner reveal how to calculate the risk involved

  • From the editor…

  • New domains getting closer

    Jane Mutimear, Bird & Bird, London, Vice president of the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN

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New article online: Russian Supreme Court tackles trademark squatting By Olga Yashina (Gorodissky) ($/trial)

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Think Lego did this about 30 years ago (though admittedly their aircraft didn't actually fly)

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RT @terrencehart: Judge warns EFF about "lack of candor", denies amicus brief in DMCA dispute

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