It’s a Hollywood epic: the negotiation of a treaty covering actors’ rights in films has taken more than 16 years but a happy ending is expected this summer. Like all the great movies, says James Nurton, it was the work behind the scenes that ensured success. Now all areas of IP stand to benefit
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry tells Managing IP why the audiovisual performances treaty is important, and why he hopes that it will be followed by more multilateral agreements
Seven treaties covering 110 years, plus the firms that coincided with their agreement
Lee Eulgen provides a snapshot of the mechanisms available to US IP owners for protecting their trade marks and copyrights online, despite the postponement of some key legislation
Advertising restrictions around the 2012 Olympic Games put senior staff at brands at risk of criminal prosecution. Nick Johnson gives his advice on how businesses can minimise their potential exposure
In-house counsel got advice on litigation and prosecution issues at the IP & Innovation Forum in New Delhi in March. Peter Ollier picks out the best bits
The ratification of the US free-trade agreement has led to changes that will make copyright easier to enforce and patent rights more beneficial for owners, say Wonil Kim and Dong Oh Hong
In the third part of its annual survey of IP firms, Managing IP lists the leading firms for copyright work. The rankings are the result of five months’ work by researchers based in London, Hong Kong and New York
Comments on social media bring up trade mark, PR and libel issues. How do we protect our reputation without appearing too aggressive?
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