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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

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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  • 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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Another highlight of #ip2014 = launch of #ipwomen network http://t.co/XhQqPJKQzy Pleased to see IP profession addressing diversity!

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Apple & Samsung settled (outside US) as did Google & Viacom. Did 2014 see mediation take off? ($) http://t.co/tWLQ72pqcI #ip2014

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It was a big year for trade-marks/trademarks in Canada, but 2015 might be bigger. Here's why #ip2014 http://t.co/glOnyFwr3T

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Five cases that shaped IP protection in 2014

Our five cases of the year come from Australia, Germany, India, South Africa and the United States and span patent, trade mark, copyright and design law. In the following pages, we speak to those close to the action of each case and assess their impact so far



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