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  • What you need to know about the digital single market

    November 24, 2015

    The European Commission is pushing ahead with the digital single market, despite serious concerns in the audiovisual industry. James Tobias sets out the developments so far, and what is likely to happen next

  • Which IP practitioners are moving firms in the Americas?

    November 19, 2015

    In our regular round-up, we summarise recently announced partner and national IP office moves in the Americas, including a new role for the former PTAB chief judge and hires from BakerHostetler, Shearman & Sterling, Baker Botts, Potomac Law Group, Covington, Jones Day and more

  • Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2015: Winners announced

    November 12, 2015

    The best female lawyers from across the region gathered at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong on November 11 to celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession at the fifth Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards

  • Federal Circuit limits ITC jurisdiction over digital goods

    November 11, 2015

    In a decision that some practitioners say is unsatisfying and a prime candidate for an en banc rehearing, the Federal Circuit ruled that the ITC does not have jurisdiction over infringing digital goods

  • Brexit, TRIPS, General Court and WTO – European IP news roundup

    November 10, 2015

    European Commission thinking on SPCs under the UPC, Off-patent Drugs Bill failing again in UK, the TPP being published, a WTO TRIPS Council’s decision on a pharma protection exemption request by LDCs, the European Parliament endorsing a plan to increase the number of General Court judges, and a Law Society report on Brexit and IP were in the recent IP headlines in Europe

  • US music publishers push for deregulation of songwriter royalties

    November 06, 2015

    According to David Israelite of National Music Publishers Association, music services such as Spotify and Pandora are taking advantage of antiquated laws and decrees that date back to the First and Second World War at the expense of songwriters

  • Latest IP moves – Europe and Africa

    November 06, 2015

    Rouse Africa, boesling IP, Bardehle Pagenberg, Inventa, Ramberg Advokater, Collyer Bristow, Redd, J A Kemp, Wood IP and the CJEU all feature in our latest summary of who’s moving where

  • Compulsory licensing of IP rights in China

    November 04, 2015

    China has implemented TRIPs standards for compulsory licensing in its IP laws. Matthew A Murphy explains how this affects patents, copyright and plant varieties

  • A retirement lunch with Jeremy Phillips

    November 01, 2015

    Jeremy Phillips, who founded Managing IP, retired this week. James Nurton recently went for lunch with him to hear about how intellectual property has changed in the past 42 years, what his plans are for retirement, and why ethical behaviour matters

  • The parody exception analysed

    October 29, 2015

    Parodies have long been popular in English culture, but it was only in October 2014 that a parody exception was introduced to the copyright law. A year on, Iona Silverman sets out what both rights owners and parodists should bear in mind

  • “Good possibility” of US small copyright claims court being set up

    October 28, 2015

    There is a good chance of a “Judge Judy”-like small copyright claims tribunal being established in the United States, according to one speaker at the AIPLA Annual Meeting

  • A new fair use analysis?

    October 27, 2015

    During a session on copyright, Brandon Butler of the American University Washington College of Law discussed the history and evolution of the fair use doctrine, including a look at the recent Google Books decision

  • Good news from AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee

    October 27, 2015

    A packed crowd at the Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast Meeting was treated to encouraging statistics about the representation of women on AIPLA panels and an informal and entertaining panel of women judges sharing their advic

  • US Copyright Office to conduct review

    October 27, 2015

    During an AIPLA Annual Meeting luncheon keynote, US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante said that the Copyright Office received a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee to research and provide information about copyright protection and software

  • UK and China combine to boost IP protection

    October 27, 2015

    The UK-China business community met with government representatives to discuss intellectual property development in what Baroness Neville-Rolfe described as the ‘Golden Era’ of business relations between the two countries.

  • Judges slam useless objections at AIPLA Annual Meeting

    October 26, 2015

    Judges and private practice lawyers yesterday warned it hurts clients when lawyers tussle over every claim construction term and discovery request, regardless of whether they affect the outcome of the case

  • The universal language of non-verbal design marks

    October 26, 2015

    Numerous global brands have adopted design marks without words as their primary branding device. These universal sign marks can transcend cultural and language barriers. What challenges do they present from a trade mark perspective? Lisa Pearson, Jill Tomlinson and Sam Kilb investigate the position in the United States

  • Reaction: the Google Books ruling

    October 23, 2015

    Following the Second Circuit ruling that Google’s book scanning project is fair use, observers are divided on the merits of a Supreme Court appeal from The Authors Guild

  • Preview: copyright and trade marks at AIPLA Annual Meeting

    October 22, 2015

    Attendees will be a given a glimpse into the future with the trademark/copyright track titled “Welcome to a New World”

  • Fathoming functionality for designs

    October 19, 2015

    Panellists were invited to “tame the beast” of functionality in a panel on industrial designs, which also served as an appetiser ahead of the Working Question on design functionality scheduled for debate at next year’s AIPPI Congress in Milan

  • Interview: Felipe Claro, AIPPI President

    October 19, 2015

    Worldwide harmonisation, prior art and plain packaging are among the biggest issues on AIPPI’s radar at the moment, says Felipe Claro, this year’s President of the association

  • What to do when your brand gets taken for a ride

    October 19, 2015

    Free riding of trade marks was up for discussion at this year’s AIPPI Congress in Working Question 245 “Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding”. Michael Loney reports

  • Google Books is transformative fair use, Second Circuit rules

    October 16, 2015

    In an unanimous decision, the Second Circuit ruled that Google Books' scanning and indexing of books is a transformative use that renders a public benefit, leading to a finding of fair use

  • TXED drives 33% drop in US patent litigation in third quarter

    October 14, 2015

    Patent litigation in the US district courts fell in the third quarter, an analysis by Lex Machina has revealed. PTAB filing and copyright litigation also fell, while trade mark litigation was up slightly

  • Pakistan and Vietnam join AIPPI family

    October 14, 2015

    New national groups from Pakistan and Vietnam were welcomed at the AIPPI Executive Committee meeting during the Congress in Rio de Janeiro

  • Interview: Laurent Thibon, AIPPI Secretary General

    October 14, 2015

    Laurent Thibon is half-way through his term as AIPPI Secretary General. He spoke to James Nurton about changes to the structure of the association – and to his own role

  • Interview: John Bochnovic, AIPPI Executive Director

    October 14, 2015

    John Bochnovic has become AIPPI’s first Executive Director. He talks to James Nurton about how the association is changing – and also what will stay the same

  • Interview: Sarah Matheson, AIPPI Reporter General

    October 12, 2015

    In an interview with the AIPPI Congress News, Reporter General Sarah Matheson provides a guide to what’s happening during this week’s Congress

  • AIPPI Opening Ceremony gets the party started

    October 12, 2015

    Attendees were treated to a warm welcome as well as a wide range of festive Brazilian dancing at the Opening Ceremony

  • Culture clash over copyright exceptions and limitations

    October 12, 2015

    James Nurton investigates AIPPI Question 246 on exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and educational and research institutions, which is being debated today

  • Getting to work on next year’s AIPPI questions

    October 12, 2015

    The four working questions to be studied at next year’s Congress in Milan were debated yesterday, in a discussion led by the Reporter General team

  • Interview: AIPPI Congress Chair Luiz Henrique do Amaral

    October 12, 2015

    Ahead of this year’s AIPPI Congress, Michael Loney spoke to organising committee chair Luiz Henrique do Amaral about education, networking and the social programme

  • 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


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