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  • AIPPI’s 2015 Resolutions explained

    December 04, 2015

    IP stakeholders from around the world agreed four Resolutions on patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets at the AIPPI World IP Congress in October. Sarah Matheson discusses each of them

  • Fathoming functionality for designs

    October 19, 2015

    Panellists were invited to “tame the beast” of functionality in a panel on industrial designs, which also served as an appetiser ahead of the Working Question on design functionality scheduled for debate at next year’s AIPPI Congress in Milan

  • Interview: Felipe Claro, AIPPI President

    October 19, 2015

    Worldwide harmonisation, prior art and plain packaging are among the biggest issues on AIPPI’s radar at the moment, says Felipe Claro, this year’s President of the association

  • What to do when your brand gets taken for a ride

    October 19, 2015

    Free riding of trade marks was up for discussion at this year’s AIPPI Congress in Working Question 245 “Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding”. Michael Loney reports

  • Pakistan and Vietnam join AIPPI family

    October 14, 2015

    New national groups from Pakistan and Vietnam were welcomed at the AIPPI Executive Committee meeting during the Congress in Rio de Janeiro

  • Interview: Laurent Thibon, AIPPI Secretary General

    October 14, 2015

    Laurent Thibon is half-way through his term as AIPPI Secretary General. He spoke to James Nurton about changes to the structure of the association – and to his own role

  • Interview: John Bochnovic, AIPPI Executive Director

    October 14, 2015

    John Bochnovic has become AIPPI’s first Executive Director. He talks to James Nurton about how the association is changing – and also what will stay the same

  • Interview: Sarah Matheson, AIPPI Reporter General

    October 12, 2015

    In an interview with the AIPPI Congress News, Reporter General Sarah Matheson provides a guide to what’s happening during this week’s Congress

  • AIPPI Opening Ceremony gets the party started

    October 12, 2015

    Attendees were treated to a warm welcome as well as a wide range of festive Brazilian dancing at the Opening Ceremony

  • Culture clash over copyright exceptions and limitations

    October 12, 2015

    James Nurton investigates AIPPI Question 246 on exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and educational and research institutions, which is being debated today

  • Getting to work on next year’s AIPPI questions

    October 12, 2015

    The four working questions to be studied at next year’s Congress in Milan were debated yesterday, in a discussion led by the Reporter General team

  • Interview: AIPPI Congress Chair Luiz Henrique do Amaral

    October 12, 2015

    Ahead of this year’s AIPPI Congress, Michael Loney spoke to organising committee chair Luiz Henrique do Amaral about education, networking and the social programme

  • Which IP practitioners are moving firms in the Americas?

    October 07, 2015

    In our regular round-up, we summarise recently-announced partner and national IP office moves in the Americas, including hires by Arent Fox, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Fox Rothschild, K&L Gates, White & Case and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

  • Who’s moving firms in the Americas?

    August 17, 2015

    In the first of a regular new roundup, we summarise recently-announced partner and national IP office moves in the Americas, including a new president for Brazil’s IP office and hires by Dechert, Haynes and Boone, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Foley & Lardner, and Gowlings

  • The hottest trademark issues in Latin America

    May 03, 2015

    Registrants will be brought up to speed on the latest developments in Latin America with a regional update this afternoon, as Michael Loney reports.

  • Global awards: The outstanding firms and individuals from the past 12 months

    April 24, 2015

    Managing IP’s annual Global Awards dinner was held in London in March, and attended by guests from all over the world

  • The rules on recovering costs

    March 23, 2015

    The possibility to recover costs in IP cases can be an important consideration in your litigation strategy. Correspondents in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and United States answer six questions about their jurisdictions

  • Baker & McKenzie scoops six Managing IP awards

    March 12, 2015

    Law firm Baker & McKenzie was the big winner at the 10th annual Managing IP Global Awards Dinner, held in London

  • Managing IP - Global Awards Shortlists published

    February 11, 2015

    This year sees the 10th anniversary of Managing IP’s global awards and we are pleased to announce the names of the shortlisted firms. Winners will be revealed at the Global Awards Dinner in London on March 11

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