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  • How UK IP firms hope to survive Brexit

    The UK’s departure from the EU threatens to disrupt IP practice in the country – and patent and trade mark firms are already taking steps to mitigate the potential damage. James Nurton reports

  • A daunting challenge for the UK IPO’s new boss

    Tim Moss took over as chief executive of the UK IPO on May 1. Three months on, he talked to James Nurton about his ambitions, Brexit and being an “honest broker”

  • Brexit: the top five legislative challenges

    Brexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transition

Features

  • CJEU judgment reshuffles litigation costs in Belgium

    The recent CJEU judgment and subsequent national interpretation in Rovi Guides v Telenet will have a significant impact on the predictability of legal costs and should be taken into account when setting up an IP litigation strategy in Belgium, as Steven Sarlet and Ben Brigou explain

  • WIPO’s revised Overview 3.0 assesses evolutions in UDRP jurisprudence

    Six years after its second edition of the WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, WIPO unveiled the third edition of its overview of UDRP jurisprudence. Justin Chay and Brian Beckham highlight several key updates

  • Singapore proposes changes to patents regime

    Practitioners have welcomed Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) amendments to the patent regime to spur innovation and improve the quality of patents granted

  • Distinctiveness of three-dimensional trade marks

    Based on a study of data in the Darts-IP case database, Donatienne Moreau and Ioanna Diakomichali review trends on distinctiveness of 3D trade marks in European cases at appeal level

  • Patents and secrets in the chemical industry

    Deciding whether to keep proprietary information secret or apply for a patent is a key commercial decision. Leythem Wall and Katherine Banks weigh up the options, focusing on inventions in the chemical industry

  • The tangled web of communication to the public

    The communication to the public right has led to confusion and uncertainty in European copyright law. Elisabeth Dehareng, Lukas Feiler, Rachel Boakes and Birgit Clark examine whether recent decisions from the CJEU provide any guidance for hyperlinking and (re)transmission cases

  • A guide to trade mark forum shopping in Europe

    Trade mark owners need to weigh up various factors when deciding where to bring an infringement action. Sahira Khwaja, Alastair Shaw, Leopold von Gerlach, Ewa Kacperek, Marie-Aimée de Dampierre and Alexis Valot compare procedures and practices in France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom

  • First-half US patent litigation data and analysis – Uniloc tops plaintiff ranking

    Natalie Rahhal analyses the top plaintiffs, defendants and law firms in the first half of 2017, and identifies some trends to watch in the second half including how NPEs and the ITC will be affected by TC Heartland

Diary

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    Every week our Americas editor Michael Loney rounds up some of the interesting, amusing and simply weird IP stories from news reports and blogs. Utynam picks out a few recent highlights

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