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  • WIPO study sheds light on value of "intangible capital" in manufactured goods

    November 22, 2017

    WIPO Director General Francis Gurry says intangible capital determines success in the marketplace. "Intellectual property, in turn, is the means by which companies secure the competitive advantage flowing from their intangible capital"

  • IP trends to watch in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

    November 14, 2017

    China’s ambitious initiative will likely lead to it being a hub for securing IP protection for businesses investing in Belt and Road Initiative projects. It will also affect enforcement strategies, with IP disputes expected to increase along the BRI route

  • How “strikingly similar” works can Lose Yourself a copyright case in New Zealand

    November 09, 2017

    A recent copyright win in New Zealand for rapper Eminem highlights the risks involved in creating a work with another work in mind, and may be influential in other Commonwealth jurisdictions like Australia and the United Kingdom

  • Hangzhou internet court off to a busy start

    October 31, 2017

    The Hangzhou Internet Court has been operational for two months. As e-commerce popularity explodes in China, jurisdictional cyber courts could help to take load off local courts

  • Interview: Myra McCormack’s plans as AIPLA president

    October 26, 2017

    Myra McCormack recently took over as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Michael Loney interviews McCormack and executive director Lisa Jorgenson to hear the association’s plans for the next year

  • Leahy and Hatch urge intellectual property legislative action

    October 24, 2017

    In speeches at the AIPLA annual meeting, Senators Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch listed a number of areas they are targeting in Congress, while Hatch said he was concerned about the effects of IPR proceedings on Hatch-Waxman cases

  • The long road to modernizing copyright in the US

    October 24, 2017

    In a presentation, acting register of copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett said the US Copyright Office is on a “rulemaking roll”, and discussed the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act and other potential legislation

  • IP firm Redd to join Wiggin

    October 23, 2017

    London-based Redd, which has four partners, is to join media, technology and brands firm Wiggin on November 6

  • Myanmar prepares for new IP laws

    October 03, 2017

    The creation of a comprehensive IP regime is finally on the horizon in Myanmar. In July, draft bills on trade mark, copyright, patent and industrial design were sent to the legislative committee for deliberation. Implementing regulations are expected to come in later this year. Local lawyers believe that the trade mark law will have the most take up for brand owners. However, they share concerns of the judiciary’s lack of specialised IP experience

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