Despite the well-known struggles in protecting trademarks and trade secrets in China, there are some tried-and-tested strategies to employ, as Karry Lai and Ellie Mertens hear from in-house counsel at a range of domestic and international companies
Amid an explosion in US trademarks filed from China, Mark Peroff of Peroff Saunders examines the challenges for Chinese brands in navigating the US legal system
Using a range of metrics, Eddie Obissi and David Grosby of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff explore the relationship between the amount of damages awarded in a patent infringement lawsuit and the quality of the patent
As the Brexit impasse continues, Tania Clark, president of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, examines the impact on EU IP in the UK whether there is a deal or not
Avoiding the double-filing of trademarks and designs and transferring .EU domain registrations are just two recommendations for IP owners in light of Brexit, as Beverley Potts, David Stone, Joachim Feldges, Keren Livneh and David Shen of Allen & Overy explain
Charlie Winckworth and Andrew Linch of Cooley look at the controversial provisions of the newly-approved EU Copyright Directive and assess what’s next for the tech companies that will be most affected
The divisions caused by the EU Copyright Directive, which is awaiting implementation by member states, are likely to continue in court, as David Braid finds out
Sarah Turner, Darren Meale and Adrian Smith of Simmons & Simmons consider what brand owners can do when faced with a bad faith trademark application and how to prepare for a potentially important CJEU decision
Following the highly-anticipated UK Supreme Court decision in Warner-Lambert v Generics on plausibility in November 2018, the High Court applied the new plausibility test for the first time in March, as Varuni Paranavitane of AA Thornton explains
Olga Plyasunova of Zuykov and partners examines the situations in which Rospatent will refuse registration of a trademark due to falsity or the possibility of confusion, offering advice on how to overcome potential rejections
HU Gang of CCPIT examines the best way to approach trademark litigation in China, providing advice on assembling evidence correctly, assessing the prospects of success, choosing an appropriate court, and selecting the right defendant
November / December 2019
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