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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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    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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    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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Gordon Harris's UK patents judge of the year is... Mr Justice Carr. Plus: recognition for Sir Robin Jacob's "moral… https://t.co/UjXnJ1ItYf

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2016 was a great year for defendants in UK patent cases, judging by the stats - @BrodieAlexandra at @GowlingWLGIPUK… https://t.co/iZBbeCVn4K

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Just imagine the fun we're going to have with parallel imports ... #brexit https://t.co/ZJ7j85HB3i

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