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  • Ex-AIPLA president continues client confidentiality quest

    December 31, 2013

    Jeffrey Lewis may have finished his term as president of AIPLA in October but he is determined to continue to push for change on attorney-client privilege

  • CJEU adviser clarifies rules on ISP injunctions

    November 27, 2013

    The legal adviser to the Court of Justice of the EU has advised it to clarify that national courts can order internet service providers to block access to websites that infringe copyright

  • Europeans’ IP habits laid bare

    November 26, 2013

    Nine out of 10 Europeans have not bought counterfeit products or downloaded illegally in the past 12 months, according to a report on perceptions of IP published by OHIM this week

  • UK extends copyright protection

    November 01, 2013

    The UK has implemented a 2011 European directive extending copyright protection for sound recordings from 50 years to 70 years after the recording is made

  • Interview: Commissioner Kim Young-min, Korean IP Office

    October 02, 2013

    Taking office just a month after the election of President Park Geun-hye, Commissioner Kim Young-min discusses with Peter Leung the new administration’s plans to encourage IP creation in the Republic of Korea, and expected changes to Korea’s IP laws

  • EPO/OHIM study puts a value on European IP

    September 30, 2013

    IPR-intensive industries generated 26% of jobs in the EU and almost 39% of GDP in 2008-2010, according to a report published by the EPO and OHIM

  • The IP implications of the US-EU trade deal

    June 18, 2013

    It’s a byword for getting down to business: shots of some of the most powerful leaders in the world, ties off, shirt sleeves rolled up, leaning across the table. This week, leaders from the US and Europe began talks on an ambitious EU-US trade deal. But what will it mean for IP?

  • EU court tells Commission it was wrong over collecting societies

    April 15, 2013

    Five years ago the European Commission told collecting societies that some of their practices breached EU competition laws. Now the General Court of the Court of Justice has ruled that it got part of that decision wrong

  • What's on this week

    March 11, 2013

    Managing IP lists the IP-related meetings and trials taking place this week

  • EU court: Retransmitting free TV programmes infringes copyright

    March 07, 2013

    The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that a service provided by UK company TVCatchup infringes copyright because it falls within the definition of a “communication to the public”

  • What's on week beginning March 4

    March 01, 2013

    Managing IP lists the IP-related meetings and court cases taking place this week

  • Global Awards 2013: shortlists

    February 25, 2013

    Managing IP’s Global Awards Dinner recognising outstanding work in IP in the past year takes place in London on April 17. Winners will be selected from the following shortlists

  • What's on this week

    February 19, 2013

    Managing IP lists the IP-related hearings, meetings and decisions taking place this week

  • European publishers slam Google copyright deal

    February 15, 2013

    Publishers in Europe have expressed their anger at a deal done between Google and French publishers last week to settle a row about copyright, remuneration and article snippets

  • Court backs database owner in live football data case

    February 07, 2013

    Football Dataco has won its latest battle with bookmakers over the protection of live data relating to English and Scottish football matches, with a judge describing the defendants’ activities as “commercial piracy”

  • Copyright levy proposals attacked by content owners

    February 05, 2013

    Europe should overhaul the way it operates its system of copyright levies. That’s the conclusion of the man who has the job of mediating between copyright owners and the makers of devices that enable consumers to copy content

  • What's on this week

    February 04, 2013

    Managing IP lists the IP-related cases and events taking place this week

  • Advocate General tackles copyright levy questions

    January 25, 2013

    The CJEU’s Advocate General has advised the EU’s top court how to balance the rights of individuals to make private copies and the rights of IP owners to receive compensation in an opinion on copyright levies

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