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  • Blockchain, IP and the fashion industry

    How could blockchain help fashion and other IP-intensive industries? Ruth Burstall and Birgit Clark investigate its potential use in registration, tracking, enforcement and payment

  • Top firms for copyright work

    In the final part of our annual IP Stars rankings of the top IP firms worldwide, we focus on copyright work. Plus: a preview of our forthcoming IP Stars directories

  • Round up of CJEU 2016 trade mark cases

    In 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued 16 decisions focused on trade marks. Alice Stagg summarises the most interesting of the cases which covered a variety of topics and challenges for brand owners.

  • How the CJEU has interpreted “protected” in the SPC Regulation

    What does “protected” by a patent mean? Brian Cordery and Steven Willis look at how the CJEU has approached Article 3(a) of the SPC Regulation

  • The ethics of patenting genes and animals

    The patenting of living organisms remains controversial, despite decades of debate. Sirena Rubinoff provides a guide to the arguments

  • A cracker year to come in designs cases

    While 2016 was a quiet year for design decisions in the EU Court of Justice, 2017 looks to be a cracker year of important cases. Following last month’s article reflecting on 2016’s cases, David Stone looks forward to some of the key decisions expected in 2017

  • The land that IP law forgot

    As Myanmar has opened up in the past five years, multinationals have rushed into the country. But, reports Shaun Tan, its IP laws are still frozen in time

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    In the final part of our annual IP Stars rankings of the top IP firms worldwide, we focus on copyright work. Plus: a preview of our forthcoming IP Stars directories

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John Bochnovic, Executive Director of AIPPI, has resigned from the position (effective April 30, 2018) to return to… https://t.co/4dp8lsqg5Z

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US falls to 12th in US Chamber patent ranking https://t.co/UP7AvAbZ4k Expect to hear this figure mentioned a lot at… https://t.co/gnWLDdISl2

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