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  • Analysing the European Commission’s Brexit position for IP

    March 14, 2018

    The Commission’s draft agreement gives an indication for intellectual property post-Brexit. The UK has not yet responded but disagreement is likely over issues such as geographical indications

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards Winners 2018 revealed

    March 09, 2018

    The EMEA Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 8, and recognised the best intellectual property firms in 25 countries and by region

  • Huawei top 2017 EPO filer, US increases its share of patent applications

    March 07, 2018

    The EPO’s annual report reveals the top patent filers in Europe in 2017. Filing trends included a 5.8% increase in patent applications from the US

  • This year’s top firms for patent work: IP STARS rankings

    March 04, 2018

    Following the publication of our trade mark rankings in the February issue, we now present the leading firms for patent work worldwide

  • Unitary Patent and UPC Update: UK ratification nears, while German organisations weigh in

    February 13, 2018

    The UK’s Privy Council has approved the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017, the last piece of legislation required for the UK to ratify. In Germany, seven institutions and associations submitted statements on the constitutional complaint against the UPC

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    February 05, 2018

    Managing IP’s EMEA Awards dinner will be held on March 8 at The Savoy in London. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year, with winners chosen from these shortlists

  • UPC update: German Bar Association says constitutional complaint inadmissible

    January 17, 2018

    DAV tells the Federal Constitutional Court the constitutional complaint against German participation in the UPC is inadmissible. Other recent news includes the UK House of Lords approving an immunities and privileges order and France ratifying a similar order

  • How helpful is the EU Commission’s SEP guidance?

    January 17, 2018

    Both patent owners and implementers have welcomed the European Commission’s communication on standard essential patents. Does that mean it has successfully balanced competing interests or merely dodged the difficult questions? James Nurton investigates

  • IP cases to look out for in Europe in 2018

    January 05, 2018

    Hip hop music, the Louboutin red sole shoes and copyright protection for food are among the subjects of disputes pending before the European courts. Managing IP provides a guide to some of the more significant cases coming up this year

  • Highlights from the MIP European Patent Forum USA

    January 03, 2018

    Topics discussed at our recent European Patent Forum USA included the potential timeline for Germany ratifying the UPC, FRAND after Unwired Planet v Huawei, the patentability of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO, patent enforcement strategies in Europe and hot tubbing of experts in the UK

  • Brexit, trade marks and designs: the position papers compared

    December 18, 2017

    Associations including CITMA, ECTA, INTA and MARQUES have published position papers discussing IP rights when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. Managing IP looks at the biggest issues, including registered EU rights, pending applications, exhaustion and representation

  • European Commission releases counterfeiting and SEPs measures

    November 29, 2017

    The European Commission has presented a number of measures aimed at protecting intellectual property rights, including recommendations for fighting counterfeits and creating a balanced system for standard essential patents. The SEPs guidance was particularly well received

  • TRIPs Protocol on public health deadline to be extended

    October 23, 2017

    WTO members agreed to extend the period for acceptance of the Protocol Amending the TRIPs Agreement until December 31 2019 at the TRIPs Council meeting on October 19 to 20

  • Interview: Jesper Kongstad, former chair of the EPO Administrative Council

    October 10, 2017

    Jesper Kongstad has stepped down as head of Denmark's Patent and Trade Mark Office and joined IP firm Zacco. In this interview, he reflects on recent changes and challenges for national IP offices and the EPO

  • New IP firm launched in Europe

    September 26, 2017

    A new IP law firm, AIPEX, seeks to provide a unique IP service by offering a one-stop service through its independent member firms in 11 European locations

  • European Commission makes Brexit IP proposal

    September 12, 2017

    Patent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexit

  • Brexit: the top five legislative challenges

    August 24, 2017

    Brexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transition

  • Life science strategies in the US

    July 06, 2017

    At Managing IP’s European Life Sciences Forum, Finnegan’s Jennifer Roscetti and Erin Sommers covered issues of patent eligibility in the US and tips for IPR proceedings

  • European Life Sciences Forum 2017 - key takeaways

    July 06, 2017

    Brexit, the UPC, second medical use patents, biologics and digital health were all on the agenda at Managing IP's first European Life Sciences Forum in London

  • Interview: Deanna Wong, partner, Hogan Lovells

    June 30, 2017

    Deanna Wong is partner at Hogan Lovells' Beijing office and an IP practitioner with 20 years of experience in China and Hong Kong. As part of the Women in IP series, she speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the progress of IP enforcement in China, the plight of foreign brand owners and work-life balance.

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