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  • IP under threat from competition clampdown

    From pharmaceuticals to telecoms, software and even copyright licensing, antitrust authorities are clamping down on abuses of IP rights. James Nurton, Eileen McDermott and Peter Ollier examine why IP is under scrutiny and discuss some pending cases and investigations



  • Copyright survey results

    Top copyright firms ranked in 19 jurisdictions. Plus: Eileen McDermott explores some areas in which the internet has highlighted a need for change in copyright law

IP Clinic

  • Should we embrace viral marketing?

    My company is about to launch an advertising campaign, and we think it could become very popular. Should we welcome this and are there are any particular trade mark/branding concerns we should be aware of?


  • Utynam's Heirs

    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

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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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The universal language of non-verbal design marks

Numerous global brands have adopted design marks without words as their primary branding device. These universal sign marks can transcend cultural and language barriers. What challenges do they present from a trade mark perspective? Lisa Pearson, Jill Tomlinson and Sam Kilb investigate the position in the United States

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