The EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court are set to launch within the next 18 months. In the first article of a year-long series, Emma Barraclough and James Nurton gauge the expectations and concerns of in-house counsel
After the CJEU recently defined parody in a copyright case, Eniko Karsay, Laetitia Lagarde and Nikos Prentoulis examine how trade mark laws around the world treat the concept of fair use
The new gTLD programme is creating a much larger world for rights owners to monitor and protect their brands. Elisa Cooper discusses the six categories that merit special attention from brand protection professionals
Big data is here to stay, but what does it mean for IP? Todd Vare and Michael Mattioli look at how big data can be protected in the US, and ask whether it can thrive under the existing legal framework
Haydn Evans and Matthew Luby explain the importance of detailed patent search and analytics in determining IP and broader business strategies
With new legislation proposed around the world, there is increased focus on trade secrets protection. All the more reason to get your corporate policies in order now, argue Robert Williams, Warren Wayne and Toby Bond
The reissue of music and even groups that were hits in the past is becoming more and more common. One practice is for an artist to build a new career leveraging the former group’s name but, as Marianna Furtado de Mendonça discusses, this can raise problems
The annual PCT Survey shows the strongest growth in the world’s emerging markets - China and Brazil among others, as well as a strong showing from the United States
A monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies, named in honour of John of Utynam
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End of Year 2017
Tribal sovereign immunity: Taking a wrecking ball to the IPR system
The lawyer behind Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a Native American tribe says others are “lining up to do deals”. But, Michael Loney asks, will the PTAB rule that sovereign immunity applies in these types of deals?
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