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  • Brand building the Dutch way

    For three centuries, Amsterdam has been a centre of global trade and artistic creativity. As the INTA prepares to hold its annual conference in Europe for the first time, Ingrid Hering visited the Netherlands to investigate the Dutch approach to branding

Features

  • News focus: Waiting for take-off

    For the last three months applicants have been able to apply for quick and cheap protection across the EU, using the new Community design. But filings have so far been below expectations. Stéphanie Bodoni investigates

  • Dilution ruling leaves room for debate

    The 1995 US Federal Trademark Dilution Act was meant to give brand owners greater powers to defend themselves, but a Supreme Court ruling has highlighted the law's shortcomings. Sam Mamudi investigates whether legislative change is now needed

  • Prepare for China's domain name explosion

    Domain name registration in China has been opened to all comers, so trade mark owners need to be vigilant about their domain name rights. A new dispute resolution policy is up and running to offer some protection, explain Gabriela Kennedy and David Taylor

  • Why you should consider the ITC option

    The International Trade Commission can be an attractive forum for plaintiffs in patent infringement disputes in the US. Bruce Barker and Stewart Brown explain how the Commission works, and examine how it compares to litigation in district courts

  • A victory for strong brands

    The ECJ has examined trade mark dilution law directly for only the second time. The Court's view has been hailed as surprising and even revolutionary, giving brand owners rights for which the legislation did not expressly provide. Alastair Shaw examines whether the case signals a radical change in European trade mark protection

  • New options for trade mark owners on the net

    The Gutnick decision regarding internet defamation has implications for Australian trade mark law. As a result, owners of Australian-registered trade marks may be able to get relief against infringement on the net. That could be possible even if uploading takes place outside Australia, explain Jim Dwyer and Marina Lloyd Jones

  • Ten times to call your antitrust lawyer

    The intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law is becoming an increasing source of private litigation and government investigation in the United States. David Balto outlines why, and when, IP counsel should seek advice

  • Europe's courts tackle the big issues

    The past year has seen some blockbuster trade mark disputes in the European Court of Justice, which have overshadowed important decisions in national courts. Jeremy Phillips reviews some of the most interesting cases in France, Italy, the UK and the Benelux

  • Letter from the editor...

  • Is PCT reform heading in the right direction?

    Malcolm Royal President, FICPI

  • Letter: In defence of boutiques

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