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  • Interview: Julie Desrosiers

    September 18, 2017

    Fasken Martineau's global IP and technology leader Julie Desrosiers speaks to Women in IP about patent litigation in Canada, the utility test and the benefits of team work

  • Positive signs for IP enforcement in Argentina

    September 15, 2017

    Argentina has a poor reputation for protecting IP rights. But, says Carlos Castrillo, new political winds are bringing changes

  • We Shall Overcome not covered by copyright

    September 14, 2017

    Civil rights movement anthem “We Shall Overcome” has been ruled to be in the public domain, with the Southern District of New York deciding that 1960 and 1963 applications for a copyright in the song were significantly flawed

  • Ropes & Gray hires PTAB chair from Oblon, and other US people moves

    September 12, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular update of people moves includes hires by Ropes & Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, Hogan Lovells, Wolf Greenfield, Shook Hardy & Bacon and BakerHostetler. These include new roles for two former AIPLA presidents

  • European Commission makes Brexit IP proposal

    September 12, 2017

    Patent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexit

  • Key points of Australia's proposed IP reforms

    September 12, 2017

    Reforms are coming in Australia as the government responds to the Productivity Commission inquiry into IP arrangements

  • Report on social media and counterfeits published

    September 05, 2017

    The report on counterfeiting, how it is moving online and the impact of social media was commissioned by the UK IP Office. It draws five conclusions and makes two recommendations

  • Women in IP interview: Gabriela Kennedy

    September 05, 2017

    For the Women in IP network, Mayer Brown JSM’s Gabriela Kennedy speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the growth of e-commerce, IP litigation and enforcement in China

  • Graham v Prince set to test the limits of fair use

    August 24, 2017

    A case that is heating up in a New York district court could have broad implications for copyright in the context of social media and the internet, and could ultimately end up at the Supreme Court

  • Brexit: the top five legislative challenges

    August 24, 2017

    Brexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transition

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    August 24, 2017

    Every week our Americas editor Michael Loney rounds up some of the interesting, amusing and simply weird IP stories from news reports and blogs. Utynam picks out a few recent highlights

  • Trump pushes investigation into China IP: what’s next?

    August 21, 2017

    President Trump has authorised an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of the intellectual property of US companies. While some believe this to be Trump’s way of forcing China to increase pressure against North Korea to stop developing nuclear weapons, others think Trump’s concern about how "IP theft" is affecting US businesses is genuine

  • New conditions for IP-related crimes in Vietnam

    August 16, 2017

    Vietnam's new Penal Code introduces monetary thresholds in addition to "commercial scale" standard for IP enforcement and narrows the scope of trade mark-related crime. Tran Manh Hung, Do Tran Thanh and Any Duc Nguyen explain the implications

  • The latest Americas IP people moves

    August 14, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular update of people moves includes hires by Orrick, Mintz Levin, Merchant & Gould, Foley & Lardner, BakerHostetler and King & Spalding, as well as Erich Spangenberg leaving Marathon and a new INTA chief representative officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Collective rights management review published

    August 04, 2017

    The UK IPO has published its first annual report as part of its responsibility for monitoring compliance with the Collective Rights Management Directive

  • Qatar files WTO complaints against fellow GCC states

    August 04, 2017

    Qatar's request for dispute consultations with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates alleges that their actions restrict trade-related IP rights

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