Over the past two years, the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has published 11 studies measuring the impact of counterfeits in various industries. Its chief economist Nathan Wajsman spoke to Managing IP about the findings, methodology and challenges
A well-functioning patent system should provide users and third parties with legal certainty. One pillar of legal certainty is of course a high quality patent which will stand up in court, but another is timeliness. The EPO explains its latest initiative
Is it better to stay in the Unified Patent Court or opt out? Niels Hölder and Morten Garberg of Hoffmann Eitle provide answers to the most common questions
Marco Lissandrini of Bugnion investigates the complicated question of permissible modifications to European patents and patent applications
Now that Article 50 has been triggered, we know the UK will be leaving the EU by spring 2019. Martyn Fish of HGF asks what this means for various IP rights
The UK courts provide quick, high quality and flexible solutions in patent cases – as recent judgments demonstrate. Tim Andrews, Esther Ford and Steven Gurney of Marks & Clerk explain
Margareta Oproiu and Raluca Vasilescu of Cabinet M Oproiu consider how Romania has applied the landmark Seattle Genetics decision on the expiry date of SPCs
Changes in Spain’s new Patent Law affect patentable subject matter, filing and litigation. Anna Barlocci, Yahel Contreras and Mathieu de Rooij of ZBM Patents & Trademarks explain
Is website blocking an effective tool against IP infringement? Linda Granstrand Füle and Monika Colak of Valea review recent cases on this question in Europe
Simon Barker of Freeths discusses the status of EU proposals for a Digital Single Market, proposed changes in copyright law and the UK’s position in view of Brexit
It used to be hard to bring passing off cases in Russia. But changes to the Law and some significant decisions have changed that, says Dmitry Sando of Gorodissky
Ana-Maria Baciu, Adina Badarau and Anca Deaconu of NNDKP review recent judgments from the CJEU on the scope and term of SPCs
Jaguar Land Rover to trademark Defender design to see off rivals https://t.co/9XxH3FwZID via @FT
@patentassertion @Mathys_Squire Would you be interested in writing a follow up looking at trends in other jurisdictions, eg DE, FR, IT & NL?
RT @MarquesIP: At #marques17 Dimitris Botis of @EU_IPO & Simon Malynicz of @3NewSquare discuss the EUTM changes coming on October 1 #EUIPO0…
How UK IP firms hope to survive Brexit
The UK’s departure from the EU threatens to disrupt IP practice in the country – and patent and trade mark firms are already taking steps to mitigate the potential damage. James Nurton reports
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