The PCT was designed to benefit patent applicants and offices. More than 30 years on, is it still up to the job? Emma Barraclough reports
Officials from the USPTO tell Eileen McDermott about PCT operations at the Office
Managing IP lists the patent firms filing the most PCT applications in the 14 biggest markets
Chinese companies have become big users of the PCT. Peter Ollier explains why
Buying the rights to name a venue offers IP owners a publicity-winning opportunity. But such deals can be complex. James D Weinberger provides a guide
The WTO has released its report on the second of two cases the US brought against China in 2007. Peter K Yu explains what they mean for IP owners
Sometimes retailers and distributors resell products outside of approved distribution channels. Andrea Anderson and Annie Haselfeld suggest ways to avoid the problem
IP owners can use Customs regulations to help curb the trade in fakes. Correspondents from seven key jurisdictions explain how the rules differ from country to country
IP lawyers want to guard their client's assets. Knowledge managers want to share company know-how to boost efficiency. Stephen Manton explains how to do both
From Pascual Segura, director, University of Barcelona Patent Centre
The four candidates contesting the election for EPO president this month tell Emma Barraclough why they are the right person for the job
A US court has rewritten the standard for determining whether a trade mark applicant has committed fraud before the USPTO
OHIM President Wubbo de Boer wants to reform the opposition system for Community trade marks
In-house counsel gathered in Hong Kong last month to share tips on outsourcing, enforcing their rights in Asia and strategies for dealing with the recession
The advocate general at the ECJ has backed Google's decision to sell adwords that use third party trade marks
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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
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