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  • IP STARS rankings 2019: Top firms for patent work

    Managing Intellectual Property is delighted to publish the IP STARS 2019 rankings of the leading firms for patent work. This is the second set of results from the research for IP STARS 2019, which started in September 2018. The rankings over the following pages cover more than 50 jurisdictions.

  • What Brexit means for non-EU IP owners

    John Pegram of Fish & Richardson considers the impact of Brexit on non-European IP owners, arguing that foreign companies will be less likely to use the UK as their point of entry into the EU

  • America first? The USPTO takes on foreign TM applicants

    Christian Liedtke of Acuminis examines the possibly far-reaching changes to US trademark practice rules seeking to abolish the ability of foreign trademark holders to represent themselves in trademark matters before the USPTO and its Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

  • The two ways to leave

    Paul England of Taylor Wessing says there are two Brexit possibilities that pharma and medical devices companies really need to be aware of. Here he explains what their impact is likely to be on patents and regulatory rights

  • Inter partes review: to appeal or not to appeal?

    The US Federal Circuit has imposed restrictions on who can appeal against an inter partes review decision, making life difficult for some petitioners. However, there are some practical tips to consider, as Rose Cordero Prey and Eric Ding of Greenberg Traurig explain

  • The path towards mutual recognition

    China and Hong Kong have signed an agreement that allows the jurisdictions to mutually recognise one another’s IP judgments. George Chan, Vera Zuo, Wenyi Liu and Joy Shi of Simmons & Simmons provide an overview of the changes and how they will benefit IP owners

  • A new-look trademark regime for the UK

    Despite agreeing to leave the EU, the UK has implemented some important EU-wide trademark reforms into its national system. Kate Swaine and Elwin Morgan of Gowling WLG give a rundown of what will change in practice


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