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  • How ASEAN countries rank for IP protection

    July 25, 2016

    In the latest of our series of articles on ASEAN, Natalie Rahhal discovers that ratings for many countries in the region have improved, but important differences remain

  • The conflict between social media and copyright

    July 20, 2016

    Sharing is an inherent feature of social media. But, asks Alice Gatignol, is there any way this can be reconciled with established principles of copyright protection?

  • Interview: Nakeena Taylor of Pandora, corporate counsel, Pandora

    July 14, 2016

    Nakeena Taylor, an IP lawyer and compliance expert from music streaming service Pandora, speaks to Managing IP about licensing and challenges facing creative content owners in music technology

  • The Marrakesh Treaty comes into force – what impact will it have?

    July 12, 2016

    The Marrakesh Treaty, which will improve access to published works for the visually impaired, comes into force on September 30. Natalie Rahhal speaks to people who were involved in the copyright treaty’s negotiation to find out what that means in practice and what impact it will have

  • Physical markets can be forced to stop sales of fakes - CJEU

    July 12, 2016

    The operator of a physical market is an intermediary under the EU Enforcement Directive, and is subject to the same requirements as the operator of an online marketplace, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • IPOS open to soft IP for loan applications

    July 07, 2016

    IPOS has approved the first loan application using a patent as collateral, and is opening its financing scheme up to other IP rights. But practitioners have concerns about valuation, as Stephy Tang reports

  • All eyes on ASEAN

    July 07, 2016

    Economic and legal reforms are driving harmonisation within and beyond the ASEAN region, with big implications for IP owners. James Nurton, Stephy Tang and Natalie Rahhal introduce a year-long series of articles

  • When brands meet art, public policy and genericide

    July 06, 2016

    In the first in a series of articles by members of the MARQUES IP Outer Borders Team, Stella Syrianos, Laetitia Lagarde and Nikos Prentoulis discuss the tensions between trade mark rights and freedom of expression

  • Awards recognise anti-counterfeiting achievements

    July 06, 2016

    This year’s Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards, co-sponsored by the GACG and Managing IP, were presented at an event hosted by Unifab in Paris on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

  • Brexit 10 days on: latest developments

    July 05, 2016

    While the politicians begin the discussions about how and when the UK will extricate itself from the EU and establish new trading relationships, trade mark practitioners have told Managing IP that clients are already preparing for the Brexit future

  • Online courts and the future of IP litigation

    July 04, 2016

    Are online courts the future for IP disputes? That was the topic of the annual Collyer Bristow IP debate between Tim Bamford and Karen Fong. They reveal some snippets from their diaries in the months leading up to the big fight

  • Marrakesh Treaty brought into force by Canada accession

    June 30, 2016

    The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled will come into force on September 30

  • IP in Asia 2016: the key takeaways

    June 28, 2016

    Managing IP hosted our annual IP in Asia Forum in Paris and London, with sessions on China, Japan and South Korea. Here's a summary of the discussions

  • Stairway to Heaven copyright decision is music to Led Zeppelin’s ears

    June 28, 2016

    The Central District of California’s June 23 verdict in Skidmore v Zeppelin will ease fears raised after last year’s Blurred Lines case that juries are more likely to find infringement in copyright cases involving songs

  • Singapore High Court allows writ to be served through social media

    June 27, 2016

    Social media such as Skype, Facebook and internet message boards can be used to serve court papers in Singapore, the High Court ruled in Storey, David Ian Andrew v Planet Arkadia

  • Brexit - law firm resources

    June 24, 2016

    Following the UK's June 23 vote to leave the EU, many law and IP firms have published advice for clients. We provide links to the relevant articles

  • SCOTUS clarifies attorney’s fees in Kirtsaeng case

    June 21, 2016

    In its second ruling in the Wiley v Kirtsaeng dispute, the US Supreme Court has provided guidance to lower courts on the award of attorney’s fees in copyright cases

  • Europe Women in Business Law Awards: 2016 winners

    June 17, 2016

    The best female lawyers from across the continent congregated at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group's sixth annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards

  • Interview: Dato Shamsiah Kamaruddin, director general, MyIPO

    June 16, 2016

    The head of Malaysia’s IP office sat down with James Nurton in Kuala Lumpur in March this year to discuss ASEAN, the TPP Agreement and IP valuation. This interview is part of our year-long focus on IP in ASEAN

  • Inventor awards and latest people moves in Europe

    June 16, 2016

    In our latest people and firms round up for Europe, we report on last week’s European Inventor Awards and summarise recent people news, as firms gear up for the introduction of the UPC

  • Latest people moves in Asia - June 2016

    June 09, 2016

    Our regular round-up runs through partner and national IP office moves as well as new offices in Asia, including SIPO, Spruson & Ferguson, Vinson & Elkins, K&L Gates, White & Case and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

  • Latest people moves in the Americas

    June 08, 2016

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest moves and appointments in the Americas, including the appointment of a new PTAB chief judge and hires at Cozen O’Connor, Robins Kaplan, Sheppard Mullin, Perkins Coie, Honigman, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Calderon & De La Sierra, and Latham & Watkins

  • What in-house practitioners really want

    June 07, 2016

    A new IP STARS report analyses the concerns and priorities of in-house IP practitioners, and is based on responses from more than 1,100 questionnaires. Peter Ollier introduces the themes of the research

  • Circuit split over Madonna copyright case tipped to go to Supreme Court

    June 07, 2016

    A Ninth Circuit ruling that a 0.23 second sample in Madonna’s Vogue did not infringe copyright creates a split with the Sixth Circuit’s Bridgeport ruling that could be sent to the Supreme Court

  • India’s first National IPR Policy maintains position on affordable drugs

    May 31, 2016

    The India government has unveiled the first National Intellectual Property Rights Policy that sets out seven objectives and relevant guidelines to promote the country’s IP regime, and has resisted pressure from the United States to amend the patent law regarding access to cheap drugs

  • Interview: Ada Leung, Director, Hong Kong IP Department

    May 31, 2016

    Hong Kong will soon implement a new original grant patent system. In an exclusive interview with Managing IP, Ada Leung explains how it will work and why the HKIPD will be turning to SIPO for support on substantive examination

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