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  • AI and IP: the view from above

    Managing IP speaks to the directors of WIPO and the EUIPO to gauge their views on AI, asking how the technology can help the offices be more efficient and whether job losses are inevitable


  • Mission accomplished for trademark licensees

    Following a US Supreme Court ruling on bankruptcy and trademarks, licensees should feel more secure about the rights that they have been permitted to use, says Robert Gerstein of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun

  • EU Enforcement Directive: proportionality in patent injunctions

    Ina vom Feld and other partners at Simmons & Simmons consider how courts across Europe take the proportionality requirement in the Enforcement Directive into account when deciding whether to grant a final injunction

  • Recycling rare earth metals

    Amid changing technology trends, more rare earth metals are required to meet our needs – and patent protection may be one solution. Chris Hamer and Laura Clews of Mathys & Squire report

  • Surfing the Argentine trademark changes without being wiped out

    Despite some problems, particularly with its implementation, Argentina’s new trademark opposition system is likely to be a force for good, say Martin Chajchir and Juan López Mañan of Marval O’Farrell & Mairal

  • How to empower young IP lawyers to be leaders

    Nicola Dagg, Daniel Lim and Katie Coltart of Kirkland & Ellis consider the modern challenges firms face to develop and retain young, talented lawyers and the all-round benefits of an empowering working culture

  • IPR and PGR: a complex and shifting landscape

    Karl Renner and Dorothy Whelan of Fish & Richardson reflect on the state of post-grant patent practice in the US, the evolution of the inter partes review and new developments on the horizon

  • A harmonised approach to IP in Russia

    Despite failing to clarify several pressing issues, a new resolution from the Russian Supreme Court seeks to harmonise the diverse approaches taken by lower courts in IP cases, as Darya Ermolina and Dmitry Grachyov of Baker McKenzie explain

  • The new SPC Manufacturing Waiver – taking stock

    Laura Whiting and Alexandra Morgan of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer consider the reasons behind the adoption of the new SPC Manufacturing Waiver Regulation and reflect on whether the message sent out by the European institutions is consistent with their trade policy

  • Canada’s trademark landscape changes

    Philip Lapin and Jamie-Lynn Kraft of Smart & Biggar assess developments in the Canadian trademark landscape, including the country’s accession to the Madrid Protocol, changes to the use requirement, amendments to the rules around distinctiveness and the ability to file applications for non-traditional trademarks

  • Are AI-related works copyrightable?

    Youping Ma and Guoquan Yang of Bridgeon assess a recent case concerning AI in which, among other questions, the issue of whether a software developer can be an author was assessed

  • The IoT changes China’s IP landscape

    Zhifei An, Jian Zhang and Xiaoming Zhang of Liu Shen & Associates evaluate the impact of the IoT on data ownership, its relationship to blockchain, why the IoT is vulnerable to enforcement actions from NPEs and the race to patent technologies in this area


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