Tue, 10 December 2013
The title of John Veschi’s presentation was not promising. ‘IP and 20th century accounting principles’ hardly suggested stimulating debate. But John, with whom I made up a panel at the IP Summit in Paris this week, surprised us all with an intriguing and highly personal talk
Fri, 15 November 2013
For the first time last week, a High Court case in London was decided where a trade mark attorney appeared as the sole legal representation of his client. No solicitor, no barrister. Should firms and chambers be worried?
Tue, 07 May 2013
It was the end of a long day and the conference programme was already running 20 minutes late, but for some reason no one wanted to stop talking.
Mon, 15 April 2013
At the end of this month two events are going to bring Chinese and American counsel together to share their problems with working in China. The unique set-up promises to bring out some of the complexities in how mature and emerging IP systems interact.
Tue, 09 April 2013
Three firms have done the largest number of cases so far at London’s Patents County Court (PCC): Withers & Rogers, Lupton Fawcett and McDaniel & Co. But with the Court becoming ever more popular, which firms will invest the time and people to build an effective practice?
Thu, 28 March 2013
There is no need to restate the importance of China to IP owners around the world. But arguably the prime reason China is such a headache for IP practitioners is the speed at which law and practice is changing.
Tue, 26 March 2013
Today's round-up of news includes India's first smartphone case, copyright cases over football and headlines, and the opening of the Icann Trademark Clearinghouse
Tue, 12 March 2013
Despite the growing commoditisation of trade mark work, competition is fiercer than ever – as Managing IP’s latest survey shows
Fri, 01 March 2013
IP developments today include Dow's creative tax strategies in the US, copyright reparations in Japan and events in Brazil, Serbia and California