As IP issues move up the political agenda IP owners and their lawyers have their biggest opportunity yet to influence the policy making process. Emma Barraclough and Eileen McDermott explain how to do it
Managing IP profiles some of the most heavily lobbied IP issues worldwide and considers how IP owners and activists shaped the debate - and the outcome
IP lobbying extends to more than just official policy making. Peter Ollier looks at how companies can ensure that their voice is heard during litigation in Asia
Japan may be about to lose its reputation as a difficult jurisdiction for owners of non-traditional trade marks. Hiromichi Aoki explains what progress has been made
Trade mark owners who want to stop other businesses from incorporating their marks into company names have a range of options open to them. Managing IP asked correspondents in six jurisdictions to outline the rules
Buying a brand from a company that is in financial trouble can be risky. But for purchasers who carry out proper due diligence, it can also be profitable. Sarah Anne Keefe explains how to do it in the US
A dated, stale trade mark may affect an IP owner's bottom line. Making the mark fluid may be a good solution but also entails risks under Benelux and Community law. Flip Petillion and Cedric Vanleenhove explain how to minimise them
Demand for patents over so-called green business methods is rising, just as standards of patent eligibility in the US have been significantly narrowed. Joseph Helmsen and Ritu Singh explain how to draft claims to meet the new test
From Venkatesh Hariharan, corporate affairs director, Red Hat
Two years ago the USPTO, academics and some of the biggest companies in the US embraced the peer-to-patent project as a way of tackling mounting patent backlogs. In June the pilot scheme was suspended. So what happens next? Eileen McDermott investigates
China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has released a draft set of amendments to the country's Trade Mark Law.
At a meeting in November, EU member states will debate OHIM proposals on the establishment of a cooperation fund to be used to improve trade mark systems in Europe. James Nurton answers your questions about what the fund is and how it will work
Our company launched a new product last year but we have since discovered that a leading supermarket is selling an own brand version that looks very similar. What should we do?
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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