China's developing IP system faces some big tests in 2009. Janice Qu and Peter Ollier spoke with SIPO commissioner Tian Lipu about patent amendments, the National IP Strategy and the Office's global role
Managing IP presents the first part of its annual survey, ranking the leading firms for patent work in 70 jurisdictions
Felicity Hide and Birgit Clark examine the ECJ's recent decision on the dilution test in Intel and look at the practical implications for owners of famous brands
Emily Kirsch and Alexander Klett explore how contradictory European and US decisions on fair use in cases involving Google thumbnails can be instructive in developing your online business
Trade marks can be an effective way to protect products and packaging. Mark Shillito and Heather Newton consider what Community trade mark law has to offer
Corporate defendants face an uphill battle in patent infringement cases - but not for the reasons their lawyers usually cite. Chuck Kauffman and Casey Anderson explain
Companies in China often find it difficult to protect their trade secrets and know-how. Daniel Plane explains what legal means are available
Many brand owners risk counterfeiting in Russia. While the authorities can help prosecute infringers, explain Daria Ermolina and Nikita Rodionov, obtaining damages is down to you
When the Federal Circuit granted TS Tech USA Corporation's petition seeking transfer of its case out of the Eastern District of Texas at the end of December, patent plaintiffs around the globe collectively gasped. Eileen McDermott reports
The Czech Arbitration Court last month launched a pilot programme enabling brand owners to file UDRP complaints online
The introduction of absolute novelty and a system requiring companies in China to seek permission from SIPO before filing abroad are among patent amendments approved in China
The Recording Industry Association of America is to halt its campaign against peer-to-peer file sharers in favour of a new and perhaps equally controversial tactic
Author Andrew Keen described existing business models of selling books and music online as "essentially dead" last month
Giving out promotional items does not amount to making genuine use of a trade mark in the class covering those items, the ECJ ruled last month
My company is facing increased litigation in the US and I am concerned about the amount of e-discovery required. How can I minimise costs while still fulfilling obligations?
A monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies, named in honour of John of Utynam – who received the world’s first recorded patent in 1449
Why mediation’s time has come
Courts are putting increasing pressure on litigants to settle out of court. But are IP owners (and their legal advisers) ready to rethink their dispute resolution strategies? Emma Barraclough reports
Following the US Apple v Samsung trial, do you think juries should play a role in patent cases?
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