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  • Most EU member states yet to transpose Orphan Works Directive

    October 30, 2014

    Just seven of the 28 EU member states have transposed the 2012 Directive on orphan works, while a further four have nearly done so, Managing IP has learned

  • EU Orphan Works Database unveiled

    October 29, 2014

    Copyright users can now consult a database of orphan works across the EU

  • UK launches orphan works licensing scheme

    October 29, 2014

    The UK has opened up access to more than 91 million copyright works with a new orphan works scheme consisting of an electronic application system and searchable register of licences granted

  • Paul Hastings expands in London

    October 29, 2014

    Technology and privacy lawyer Ashley Winton is moving to Paul Hastings from White & Case on November 3

  • Singapore’s site-blocking measures to combat online piracy

    October 23, 2014

    Singapore’s new Copyright Law provides a means for rights holders to secure an order to block access to flagrantly infringing websites. Yew Kuin Cheah and Malobika Banerji explain how it works and how it compares to site-blocking systems in other jurisdictions

  • UK government extends PIPCU funding

    October 23, 2014

    The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has been promised a further £3 million ($4.8 million) by UK Minister for IP Baroness Neville-Rolfe

  • Richemont wins blocking order against ISPs

    October 21, 2014

    The High Court in London will grant orders requiring the UK’s biggest internet service providers to block six websites selling counterfeit Richemont products, in what one lawyer has describe as a “game changing” decision

  • How to encourage privacy compliance

    October 17, 2014

    Information about people is essential for modern businesses. Eduardo Ustaran explains why it should be treated as an asset and discusses the value of privacy compliance

  • The seven reasons why the UK needs a new Copyright Act

    October 14, 2014

    Mr Justice Arnold, the senior IP judge in the High Court, has called for a committee to be set up to fundamentally review UK copyright law

  • Indonesia’s new copyright law puts landlords on alert

    October 10, 2014

    Rights holders will likely be pleased with many of the changes in Indonesia’s new copyright law, which will improve the country’s enforcement regime

  • Social media revealed as the new counterfeiting frontline

    October 10, 2014

    Sales of counterfeit goods via social media rose 15% in 2013-14, while sales via online auction sites rose 2%, according to the IP Crime Report, published by the UK’s IP Crime Group

  • WIPO announces proposed appointments

    September 19, 2014

    The office of WIPO director general Francis Gurry has released a list of proposed appointments for deputy directors general and assistant directors general

  • Building an authentic brand

    September 17, 2014

    Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of computer gaming device maker Razer, speaks to Managing IP about how his company takes an organic approach to brand building, his company’s IP strategy and what he looks for in lawyers. Hint: no pushovers

  • Libraries can digitise books, says CJEU

    September 12, 2014

    EU member states may grant public libraries the right to digitise books from their collections “if such act of reproduction is necessary for the purpose of making those works available to users”, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • UK IP Minister: China has skin in IP game

    September 11, 2014

    In an interview with Managing IP, the UK’s new IP Minister reflects on her trip to China, the importance of bringing a business person’s perspective to IP issues there, and why she is optimistic about increased cooperation with China

  • New EU commissioners for IP portfolios

    September 10, 2014

    Elžbieta Bienkowska, formerly deputy prime minister of Poland, is to be the new EU Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME Commissioner

  • Savvides joins Bristows

    September 10, 2014

    Theo Savvides has joined London law firm Bristows as head of copyright and digital media litigation

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