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  • The 50 most influential people in IP

    July 27, 2015

    Our 13th annual list of the 50 most influential people in IP is the most diverse ever. But do you agree with our selections? Join the debate online and on Twitter using the hashtag #MIP50

  • Court quashes UK private copying exception

    July 21, 2015

    The UK government will have to review its decision to permit private copying for personal use after the High Court in London quashed the 2014 Copyright Regulations

  • Fake clothes, shoes and accessories cost EU companies €26bn a year - report

    July 21, 2015

    A new report by the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights estimates that the sale of counterfeit clothes, shoes and accessories in the EU amounts to 9.7% of the sector’s sales

  • Online copyright pirates face 10 years in prison under UK plans

    July 20, 2015

    The UK government has launched a consultation on increasing the maximum prison sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from two to 10 years

  • UK seeks comments on design marking

    July 17, 2015

    The UK government has launched a consultation on enabling designers to mark their products with a web link, rather than having to attach the registered design numbers to the product.

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office appoints CEO

    July 09, 2015

    Johanne Bélisle replaces Sylvain Laporte, who left in March to become president of the Canadian Space Agency

  • Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham to merge

    July 08, 2015

    Canadian firm Gowlings and UK-headquartered Wragge Lawrence Graham will merge in January 2016, creating a law firm called Gowling WLG with more than 1400 lawyers and about 200 IP professionals

  • Alibaba-Kugou dispute may signal China digital shift

    July 01, 2015

    Alibaba Music and Kugou’s fight over copyright licences may be a sign of a maturing digital music market

  • Lessons in advocacy from Judge Alex Kozinski

    June 26, 2015

    “Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.” That was the advice given to advocates by Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at the annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture at University College London this week, in a lively talk that also featured Barbie, Eliza Doolittle and the Garcia v Google case

  • DSM sparks debate over differential pricing in Europe

    June 15, 2015

    Europe’s Digital Single Market (DSM) initiative will bring major changes to rights owners’ business models, particularly the ability of copyright-reliant industries to engage in price discrimination

  • European IP boutiques merge

    June 01, 2015

    Two IP boutiques are to merge this year, forming a 36-partner practice with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Mannheim and Paris

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