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  • Your step-by-step guide to IP lobbying

    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

  • A history of IP lobbying

    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

  • Avoid a PR disaster in Asia

    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

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News Analysis

  • Next steps for community patent review

    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

  • Get ready for non-traditional trade marks in China

    China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has released a draft set of amendments to the country's Trade Mark Law.

  • EU cooperation fund starts to take shape

    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

  • Asia

  • Americas

  • Moves

IP Clinic

  • How do we stop lookalikes?

    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?

Diary

  • 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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@DrgnflyMktSci Thanks Amber! We welcome suggestions about anything we've missed! #ip2014

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In 2014 the CJEU clarified the rules on patentability of stem cells. Latest ruling out today ($)http://t.co/j6unWRbouO #IP2014

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This June, the Delhi HC held that taglines and slogans are protected by trade mark #IP2014 ($)http://t.co/Qsdc00s8YR http://t.co/MT5AdL0dlo

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