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  • Judge Hacon celebrates small-claim procedure

    October 08, 2015

    A small claims track set up to help parties resolve low-value IP disputes in the UK has “taken off” according to the judge in charge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) in London.

  • Which IP practitioners are moving firms in the Americas?

    October 07, 2015

    In our regular round-up, we summarise recently-announced partner and national IP office moves in the Americas, including hires by Arent Fox, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Fox Rothschild, K&L Gates, White & Case and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

  • Demanding security from your supply chain

    September 25, 2015

    As your goods move from factory to retail, they can be tampered with, stolen, or replaced by counterfeits. Lee Macfarland provides guidance on risks and best practices through the supply chain

  • Navigating OEM-related IP challenges

    September 25, 2015

    Original equipment manufacturing in China provides many advantages for international companies, but IP-related pitfalls can be a challenge. Ted Chwu and Gordon Lee explain what rights holders have to look out for

  • Spain cracks down on IP crime

    September 24, 2015

    Changes to the Spanish criminal code, related to online piracy, copyright infringement and anti-counterfeiting activities, together with big operations conducted by the authorities will change the way the country tackles IP crime

  • Judge rules Warner/Chappell doesn’t hold rights to “Happy Birthday”

    September 23, 2015

    The Central District of California has granted summary judgement in the closely-watched “Happy Birthday” copyright case, finding that the defendants do not hold the rights to the popular song

  • Federal Circuit rules laches a viable defence in patent cases

    September 18, 2015

    Citing concerns about 'stale' patents, the Federal Circuit has ruled, en banc, that laches is a statutory defence in the Patent Act and may be a defence to both legal and equitable remedies

  • WIPO continues push for Marrakesh Treaty ratification

    September 15, 2015

    Even countries that already have laws providing for copyright exceptions for persons with visual disabilities may have to amend their laws before ratifying or acceding to the treaty

  • Copyright holders must consider fair use before sending takedown notices – 9th Circuit

    September 15, 2015

    The Ninth Circuit appeals court has affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice, in the closely-watched Lenz v Universal “dancing baby” lawsuit

  • The UK's IP diplomacy

    September 11, 2015

    Speaking with Managing IP in Shanghai, Adam Williams, deputy director of the UK IPO's international policy directorate discussed the UK's strong relations with China on IP issues, the trends his IP attachés are seeing around the world and the future of the attaché programme

  • Three policy themes to be targeted in UK IPO research

    September 09, 2015

    IP research will focus on enforcement and infringement, innovation and growth and the value of intellectual property, according to the UK IPO’s 2015-16 research and evaluation priorities

  • Interview: Pippa Hall, chief economist, UK IPO

    September 09, 2015

    As the UK Intellectual Property Office announced its 2015-16 research and evaluation priorities, James Nurton spoke to chief economist Pippa Hall about data, difficulties between economists and lawyers and that recent article in The Economist

  • In-house counsel share China enforcement best practices

    September 02, 2015

    In-house counsel share tips for protecting intellectual property in China


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