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  • UK Court rules on non-essentiality of patents

    December 28, 2007

    The UK High Court has made its first declaration of non-essentiality (DONE) in a patent dispute between two telecoms companies

  • 2007 in review – from A to Z

    December 17, 2007

    2007 has been an eventful year for IP practitioners. In our annual review of the past 12 months, MIP Week provides an A-Z guide to some of the most important developments worldwide

  • US Senate approves two more IP treaties

    December 14, 2007

    The US Senate has approved the Patent Law Treaty and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, according to a USPTO source

  • Breaking news: US Senate approves Hague Agreement

    December 13, 2007

    A spokesperson for the USPTO has confirmed to MIP Week that the US Senate voted on December 7 to ratify the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

  • MEPs vote to end car part protection

    December 13, 2007

    Drivers who bump their car in the garage or scrape its bodywork in a collision could soon find the damage cheaper to repair after a vote in the European Parliament yesterday

  • UK getting better at tackling IP crime, says report

    December 13, 2007

    Enforcement actions and prosecutions relating to IP crime in the UK have increased from 600 in 2004 to over 1,000 in 2006, according to the UK IP Crime Report 2007

  • Verizon hit with open source lawsuit

    December 10, 2007

    Proving that open source software developers can be just as litigious as their proprietary rivals, BusyBox Developers has sued Verizon Communications for illegally distributing software to customers

  • North Face decision blows cold message to landlords

    December 10, 2007

    A recently published decision by a court in Beijing against the landlord of the city’s Silk Market has piled pressure on Chinese landlords who are reluctant to stop tenants from selling fakes in their markets

  • New Zealand set to reform Trade Marks Act

    December 07, 2007

    The New Zealand government plans to amend its IP laws to increase Customs’ powers to deal with counterfeits and to join the Madrid Protocol, but a general election next year could delay the passing of the law until 2009

  • Canada’s judges talk tough to counterfeiters

    December 03, 2007

    Judges at Canada’s Federal Court are taking a tough stance against repeat counterfeiters who refuse to observe legal orders, after two famous IP owners scored victories and won substantial damages

  • Trade mark infringer gets two years in jail

    December 03, 2007

    A businessman in the Philippines faces a minimum of two years in prison after using the trade mark of a popular local fast food chain to sell footwear

  • Open a new front in the war on fakes

    December 01, 2007

    Can IP owners take action against landlords who allow counterfeits to be sold on their premises? Reports from seven jurisdictions

  • Mixed signals from Indonesia

    December 01, 2007

    Indonesia's Supreme Court decided three much-anticipated IP cases in 2007. Lisa Yong and Zain Adnan explain what the decisions mean for rights holders in the country

  • This season's must-have IP rights

    December 01, 2007

    Copyright has not always proven an effective tool for fashion designers in the US. But, explain Peter Fields and Kristen McCallion, design patents and trade marks are viable alternatives

  • Develop your China enforcement strategy

    December 01, 2007

    Managing IP and Finnegan Henderson jointly hosted a roundtable in Beijing to discuss how to develop an enforcement strategy in China

  • Your guide to IP software

    December 01, 2007

    The growth of IP rights makes effective management more important than ever. Lynann Butkiewicz introduces a comparison of IP software and services providers

  • EU patent court back on the agenda

    December 01, 2007

    A Europe-wide patent litigation system could be agreed by the end of 2008

  • ECJ clarifies well-known definition

    December 01, 2007

    A trade mark that is well known merely in a city and its surrounding area cannot block another from being registered, the ECJ has indicated

  • How well known do well-known marks have to be?

    November 26, 2007

    A trade mark that is well known merely in a city and its surrounding area cannot block another from being registered, the European Court of Justice indicated last week

  • Yahoo! China mp3 appeal heard

    November 22, 2007

    The Beijing High Court heard Yahoo! China’s appeal against a landmark conviction for copyright infringement on November 12

  • Five ways to cut demand for fakes

    November 14, 2007

    Brand owners need to target their anti-counterfeiting messages to five distinct types of shoppers, an academic who specializes in the law on fake fashions told an audience in Washington DC yesterday [Tuesday]

  • The real counterfeit money makers

    November 08, 2007

    Although China is the world’s biggest producer of counterfeits, only about 10% of the money made in the trade stays in the country, according to a former Hong Kong policeman turned corporate investigator

  • North Face scores victory over Beijing landlord

    November 05, 2007

    US outdoor clothing maker The North Face has won a record victory against the landlord of the Beijing Silk Market, a shopping centre notorious for its sales of fakes

  • Maori get IP guidelines

    November 02, 2007

    The New Zealand government has officially launched a guide to encourage Maori to make better use of IP rights

  • Ethiopia's IP ambitions

    November 01, 2007

    The head of Ethiopia's IP Office explains why developing countries should embrace IP rights

  • The anatomy of an IP lobbying campaign

    November 01, 2007

    A UN Guide on secured transactions has been changed following concerns about its impact on IP. Ben Goodger provides an inside view of the lobbying campaign

  • Telecoms battles come to the courtroom

    November 01, 2007

    James Nurton delves into the world of telecoms standards and patents and provides a guide to the disputes and players in pending litigation

  • How to win friends and influence people

    November 01, 2007

    In the battle to cut demand for fakes, some public education campaigns are more successful that others. LiliAna Andreano assesses the results

  • Maximize your technology licensing opportunities

    November 01, 2007

    In September, Managing IP organized a web seminar on the latest trends in technology licensing in association with Greenberg Traurig. James Nurton reports

  • The front line of the patent battle

    November 01, 2007

    Nokia's Tim Frain brings to the presidency of TMPDF battle scars from the debate over the CII directive. James Nurton spoke to him about patent policy, phone standards and the IP triangle

  • CFI's Microsoft ruling may threaten R&D in Europe

    November 01, 2007

    What impact will September's Microsoft ruling have on IP owners in Europe? Helen Davison reports

  • Court clarifies key EU design terms

    November 01, 2007

    IP owners have been given more clarity about the scope of protection for design rights after a UK court ruling on air freshener cans

  • Harry Potter and the fake story

    November 01, 2007

    The Delhi High Court has prevented an Indian publisher from selling fake versions of a Harry Potter book

  • Latest round in Thai patent battle

    November 01, 2007

  • Governments pledge to combat counterfeits

    November 01, 2007

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