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  • Interview: Sobon looks back on a busy year as AIPLA president

    October 25, 2014

    Wayne Sobon stands down as AIPLA President today, with Sharon Israel taking over the role. The AIPLA Daily Report asked him about the highlights of his tenure

  • Former AIPLA presidents share tips for women in IP

    October 25, 2014

    Attendees at the Women in IP Committee Breakfast Meeting at the AIPLA Annual Meeting received the wisdom of some of the most experienced IP practitioners around

  • AIPLA names Lisa Jorgenson as executive director

    October 24, 2014

    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has appointed Lisa Jorgenson as its new executive director, effective November 17 2014

  • Singapore’s site-blocking measures to combat online piracy

    October 23, 2014

    Singapore’s new Copyright Law provides a means for rights holders to secure an order to block access to flagrantly infringing websites. Yew Kuin Cheah and Malobika Banerji explain how it works and how it compares to site-blocking systems in other jurisdictions

  • UK government extends PIPCU funding

    October 23, 2014

    The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has been promised a further £3 million ($4.8 million) by UK Minister for IP Baroness Neville-Rolfe

  • How to encourage privacy compliance

    October 17, 2014

    Information about people is essential for modern businesses. Eduardo Ustaran explains why it should be treated as an asset and discusses the value of privacy compliance

  • Brad Newberg joins McGuireWoods from Reed Smith

    October 15, 2014

    Brad Newberg has joined McGuireWoods' intellectual property litigation and patents department as a partner in Tysons Corner, Virginia

  • Manatt hires three-partner team in California

    October 15, 2014

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips has added a three-partner group to its intellectual property practice from Dickstein Shapiro

  • The seven reasons why the UK needs a new Copyright Act

    October 14, 2014

    Mr Justice Arnold, the senior IP judge in the High Court, has called for a committee to be set up to fundamentally review UK copyright law

  • Prime Minister's adviser sets out recommendations for IP education

    October 13, 2014

    The UK prime minister’s IP adviser has called for the appointment of an IP Tsar and for the public broadcaster the BBC to create a copyright education programme to increase awareness of the importance of IP

  • Indonesia’s new copyright law puts landlords on alert

    October 10, 2014

    Rights holders will likely be pleased with many of the changes in Indonesia’s new copyright law, which will improve the country’s enforcement regime

  • Social media revealed as the new counterfeiting frontline

    October 10, 2014

    Sales of counterfeit goods via social media rose 15% in 2013-14, while sales via online auction sites rose 2%, according to the IP Crime Report, published by the UK’s IP Crime Group

  • Canada’s Trademarks Act and Bill C-8 legislation makes progress

    October 06, 2014

    In a busy few days for Canadian intellectual property legislation, pre-consultation on amendments to Canada’s Trademark Regulations has begun while the Canadian House of Commons passed the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-8)

  • Former IP High Court Chief Judge joins Yuasa and Hara

    October 06, 2014

    Toshiaki Iimura has joined Yuasa and Hara’s Tokyo office

  • 3D printing must avoid the music industry’s IP mistakes

    September 30, 2014

    The rise of 3D printing has meant the every conceivable product is in danger of having its IP infringed upon. But some interesting approaches to tackle this are already emerging, such as a partnership between the 3D printing company Shapeways and toy and game maker Hasbro

  • UK readies for new exemptions to copyright

    September 30, 2014

    A range of copyright law exceptions come into force in the UK tomorrow, making it legal for consumers to copy CDs on to MP3 players and protecting makers of parodies from accusations of copyright infringement

  • UK and Chinese collective rights societies look to build on agreement

    September 23, 2014

    The recently signed deal between collective management societies in the UK and China may be just the first step to a broader agreement

  • WIPO launches multilingual database

    September 19, 2014

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a new database that makes publicly available a trove of technical and scientific terminology

  • WIPO announces proposed appointments

    September 19, 2014

    The office of WIPO director general Francis Gurry has released a list of proposed appointments for deputy directors general and assistant directors general

  • Trade secrets bill clears House Judiciary Committee

    September 18, 2014

    The House Judiciary Committee has approved HR 5233, the Trade Secrets Protection Act, by voice vote

  • Sujata Chaudhri starts new firm

    September 18, 2014

    Sujata Chaudhri has opened her own firm, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys, in Noida, India

  • EPO’s Battistelli emphasises quality

    September 17, 2014

    The European Patent Office will not raise official fees above inflation for the next four years, President Benoît Battistelli said yesterday. Interviewed after addressing yesterday’s AIPPI IP Panel Lunch, he also promised “we will find a solution” to the controversial question of the level of renewal fees for the proposed Unitary Patent

  • Judge Gilmore interview: perspectives of a judicial diva

    September 17, 2014

    Judge Vanessa Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas has been enjoying the chance to gain an international view during her time at the AIPPI Congress. She notes that IP cases require a particular knowledge compared with other cases

  • Leading AIPPI through a time of change

    September 17, 2014

    Felipe Claro, partner at Chile law firm Claro & Cia, will be taking over as AIPPI president for the next two years. He has ambitious goals for his tenure, including streamlining the association to be more responsive to members, as he tells Michael Loney

  • Defining "the public" in copyright disputes

    September 17, 2014

    A panellist called for clarification about what defines “the public” in copyright disputes in Asia in yesterday’s “Copyright aspects of embedding, framing and hyperlinking” workshop at the AIPPI Congress

  • Three AIPPI draft resolutions agreed

    September 17, 2014

    AIPPI Congress delegates have agreed three draft resolutions, with a fourth due be to be debated this morning. All will be voted on at the General Assembly taking place today

  • Looking back … and forward at AIPPI

    September 17, 2014

    The Toronto Congress marks the end of an era for two of AIPPI’s long-serving volunteers. Secretary General Stephan Freischem of Germany will be standing down after eight years on the Bureau, while Reporter General Thierry Calame has served 13 years

  • Expansion of privilege in India called for

    September 17, 2014

    The issue of protecting confidential client-IP advisor communications from forced disclosure on a global scale is complicated

  • Changes afoot for Hague System

    September 16, 2014

    AIPPI Congress attendees were updated on the changes underway for designs and the Hague System during an IP Lunch Panel yesterday

  • Mock arbitration shines light on designs

    September 16, 2014

    An arbitration tribunal consisting of Dan Bereskin, Richard Kreindler and Richard Tan unanimously found that a design patent for a glass with a double wall was not infringed, following a mock proceeding at the AIPPI Congress in Toronto

  • Meet this year’s AIPPI Congress Chair

    September 15, 2014

    Philip Mendes da Costa of Bereskin & Parr is Chair of the Organising Committee of this year’s Congress. He talks planning, patents and portfolio management with James Nurton

  • ABC v Aereo – much ado about streaming

    September 15, 2014

    As the dust has settled on the US Supreme Court’s June ABC v Aereo decision, it is worth revisiting the case to determine whether the “dire consequences” predicted in the court’s dissenting opinion have come to pass

  • Libraries can digitise books, says CJEU

    September 12, 2014

    EU member states may grant public libraries the right to digitise books from their collections “if such act of reproduction is necessary for the purpose of making those works available to users”, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • Gide hires former French judge

    September 12, 2014

    Alan Carre-Pierrat has become senior counsel at Gide in Paris

  • UK IP Minister: China has skin in IP game

    September 11, 2014

    In an interview with Managing IP, the UK’s new IP Minister reflects on her trip to China, the importance of bringing a business person’s perspective to IP issues there, and why she is optimistic about increased cooperation with China

  • Terry Gilliam, Roberto Cavalli tagged by street artist copyright suits

    September 10, 2014

    A pair of lawsuits is bringing to copyright litigation a world that had previously been overlooked: that of contemporary street art

  • New EU commissioners for IP portfolios

    September 10, 2014

    Elžbieta Bienkowska, formerly deputy prime minister of Poland, is to be the new EU Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME Commissioner

  • Savvides joins Bristows

    September 10, 2014

    Theo Savvides has joined London law firm Bristows as head of copyright and digital media litigation

  • Are you ready for the IP bankers?

    September 08, 2014

    Intellectual property funds are just an evolution of the venture capital model, rather than a completely new beast, suggests N Darius Sankey of Ocean Tomo

  • Norton Rose Fulbright adds to technology and innovation team in Singapore

    September 08, 2014

    Stella Cramer has joined the Singapore office of Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner

  • Facebook “likes” ruled not a form of IP

    September 04, 2014

    The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently ruled that “likes” on Facebook cannot be stolen because they are not a form of intellectual property

  • What makes a parody? The CJEU explains

    September 03, 2014

    Europe’s highest court has ruled that the author of a work that is parodied with a discriminatory message may demand that the work is not associated with the message

  • New Austrian IP/IT firm opens

    September 01, 2014

    Five lawyers have joined together to set up a new firm specialising in IP and IT in Vienna, called GEISTWERT


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