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  • Hangzhou internet court off to a busy start

    October 31, 2017

    The Hangzhou Internet Court has been operational for two months. As e-commerce popularity explodes in China, jurisdictional cyber courts could help to take load off local courts

  • Interview: Myra McCormack’s plans as AIPLA president

    October 26, 2017

    Myra McCormack recently took over as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Michael Loney interviews McCormack and executive director Lisa Jorgenson to hear the association’s plans for the next year

  • TTAB rule changes having an impact

    October 24, 2017

    In a review of the biggest US trade mark issues, Wolf Greenfield’s John Welch says two rule changes are having a big impact at the TTAB while the issue of USPTO attorneys' fees in district court cases is worth watching

  • Over 27,000 fake e-shops selling IP-infringing products in four EU countries

    October 24, 2017

    New research published by the EUIPO looks at the use of domain names formerly used by famous people, companies, embassies and others in Germany, Spain, Sweden and the UK

  • IP firm Redd to join Wiggin

    October 23, 2017

    London-based Redd, which has four partners, is to join media, technology and brands firm Wiggin on November 6

  • BGH confirms trade mark protection for Ritter Sport's square chocolate packaging

    October 20, 2017

    A decision from the Bundesgerichtshof is good news for owners of 3D trade marks, as Rembert Niebel, Markus Hecht and Birgit Clark explain

  • Campinos confirmed as next EPO president

    October 11, 2017

    The EPO's Administrative Council has elected António Campinos to succeed Benoit Battistelli as president for a five-year term starting from July 1 2018

  • Myanmar prepares for new IP laws

    October 03, 2017

    The creation of a comprehensive IP regime is finally on the horizon in Myanmar. In July, draft bills on trade mark, copyright, patent and industrial design were sent to the legislative committee for deliberation. Implementing regulations are expected to come in later this year. Local lawyers believe that the trade mark law will have the most take up for brand owners. However, they share concerns of the judiciary’s lack of specialised IP experience

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