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  • Copyright Royalty Board raises Pandora rate 21% for ad-supported streaming

    December 17, 2015

    The royalty rate US internet radio companies must pay has increased for ad-supported streaming but decreased for subscription streaming, in a Copyright Royalty Board ruling that is being viewed as more a win for companies such as Pandora than for the music industry

  • Economic cost of toy and game counterfeiting revealed

    December 16, 2015

    Santa may not know if you've been good or not, but OHIM's Observatory on IP Infringement knows that the toys and games industries lose 12.3% of sales, amounting to €1.4 billion annually, to counterfeiting

  • Patent and trade mark filings rise, but design applications fall - WIPO data

    December 16, 2015

    Patent filings worldwide rose by 4.5% in 2014, while trade mark filings measured by the number of classes grew by 6%. But for the first time in 20 years there was a fall in the number of industrial designs applied for

  • DesignClass tool launched

    December 11, 2015

    OHIM has released a new tool, DesignClass, which includes a harmonised database of product indications

  • EU Commission proposes copyright overhaul

    December 09, 2015

    EU Commissioners Andrus Ansip and Günther Oettinger have a dream – a dream of a harmonised, modernised copyright system in Europe

  • AIPPI’s 2015 Resolutions explained

    December 04, 2015

    IP stakeholders from around the world agreed four Resolutions on patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets at the AIPPI World IP Congress in October. Sarah Matheson discusses each of them

  • The ABC of the TPP

    December 04, 2015

    After seven years of debate, and 19 formal rounds of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was agreed in October this year. Its IP provisions, which are among the most controversial, will have an impact on pharmaceutical protection, copyright, trade marks, geographical indications and enforcement, among other areas. Peter Leung provides a summary of the main points and over the following pages we look at the impact country-by-country

  • What you need to know about the digital single market

    December 04, 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

  • Compulsory licensing of IP rights in China

    December 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

    December 04, 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

  • Broad initiative to encourage diversity and inclusion launches

    December 02, 2015

    UK IP and business professionals met to celebrate the launch of a new scheme called IP Inclusive, to educate the IP community about cultivating a professional culture that embraces diversity and promotes inclusion irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, race, physical ability, faith, wealth or background

  • Interview: Andrea Brewster, CIPA President, on diversity in IP

    December 01, 2015

    Now well into her term as president of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Andrea Brewster recently talked to Managing IP about the new IP Inclusive initiative, the need to promote diversity in the IP professions and her hopes for the Unitary Patent

  • 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

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