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  • IP's most important figures

    After months of research, MIP unveils its list of the most influential people in the IP world. Featuring politicians, judges, industry leaders, regulators, authors and campaigners, the list provides an indicator of who matters - and why - in IP today


  • News focus: Diversion solution proposed

    Delegates at the 10th annual BIO conference heard a lawmaker unveil his plan to cut fee diversions from the PTO, while President Bush revealed his feelings on the biotech industry. Sam Mamudi reports from Washington DC

  • Debate: Why the Madrid Protocol can benefit practitioners

    In the first of two articles on the impact of the Madrid Protocol, Carles Prat argues that membership is good news not only for trade mark owners, but also for private practitioners

  • Debate: The case against the Madrid Protocol

    The chorus of dissent to Brazil's joining the Madrid Protocol is fuelled by fears of national interests being sidelined. Denis Allan Daniel analyzes some of the major points of discussion against Brazil's accession to the Protocol

  • Reviving a broken jurisdiction

    Interview: Judge Michael Fysh QC Ingrid Hering speaks to Judge Michael Fysh QC about his plans to attract more litigation to the UK

  • Google loses its domain name in China

    In March, a Chinese arbitration body rejected Google's claim to have transferred to it from a local company. The panel of arbitrators failed to take into account issues such as the international conventions China is party to before coming to their verdict, argue Jerry Y Zhang and Xu Chang Rong

  • Full time for unauthorized merchandising

    After four years, the much-debated Arsenal v Reed case has been resolved in favour of the brand owner. Justin Watts and David Brooks examine the decision and, below, specialists in different countries explain the impact of the case in Germany, France, Benelux, Spain, Italy and on OHIM

  • Lessons for investors in China

    A recent newspaper survey showed that Japanese IP owners face their biggest infringement problems in China. An integrated enforcement strategy can help to protect their rights, argue Andrew Cobden, Lloyd Parker and Takamasa Makita

  • Protecting your IP in joint R&D projects

    Clarifying who owns and controls each IP right is vital to the success of a joint development agreement. James R Sobieraj explains how to prevent problems, and ensure that both parties know where they stand

  • Lessons in litigation - from Lego bricks to LEDs

    Ralph Cunningham, Ingrid Hering and Sam Mamudi examine some of the more interesting and important IP cases from around the globe in the past 12 months

  • Beware the foreign filing licence requirement

    Failing to obtain a foreign filing licence in the US can lead to the invalidation of a patent, and even imprisonment of the patentee. Dervis Magistre explains that overseas companies doing research in the US must take care to follow the rules

  • End of the road for international exhaustion?

    The European Commission has come down firmly against using competition law to bring about international exhaustion in the EU. Thomas Heide examines its reasoning, and asks whether political action is now likely

  • Why torpedoes have backfired

    A recent decision of the Hamburg District Court may end the controversial practice of taking patent cases to courts in EU countries with slow procedures. Reinhardt Schuster and Clemens Rübel explain

  • Letter from the editor...

  • Where next for peer to peer music distribution?

    Marcus Evans, associate, Communications, Media & Technology Group, Norton Rose

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