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  • The long road to Amsterdam

    The INTA recognizes that trade mark owners require a truly global organization to represent them, and is taking steps to increase its international profile. Ingrid Hering speaks to Kathryn Barrett Park about the challenges ahead for the Association

Features

  • News focus: BT goes goldmining

    BT is to launch a major licensing push in the US and Canada to exploit value from its 14,000 patents. James Nurton visits the telecoms company’s global research headquarters near Ipswich, England to find out how

  • China clarifies well-known criteria

    Results of appeals in domain name disputes should give trade mark owners a lot of hope. China’s judges are now prepared to declare what is well-known and what is not, explains Jin Ling

  • Stuck in the pipeline

    Europe's fund of trade mark case law keeps on growing. Jeremy Phillips says that, while some interesting cases have been decided in the past year, there is much more excitement still to come

  • How to turn your .com into a trade mark

    Following our article on generic domains in Europe in the February issue, Martin Schwimmer examines how the USPTO and US courts have treated trade mark applications consisting of domain names

  • Managing risk to protect your rights

    Numerous forms of IP rights insurance are now available. Janice Denoncourt argues that insurance can be used offensively and defensively and is something all IP owners should consider

  • How to prevent parallel imports in Myanmar

    Despite the lack of current law, IP owners are not helpless against parallel imports into Myanmar. They just have to be a bit more ingenious with their prevention strategies, explains Alec Christie

  • Getting over the patent licensing hurdle

    When do licensees have independent standing to sue for infringement in the US? Jasper W Dockrey and Jonathan M Blanchard review how the courts have treated this question and provide some guidelines for licensees and licensors

  • In-house interview: Regional counselling takes in a wide brief

    The regional IP counsel of global corporation has to use many different skills, not just the ability to file a patent application. The job requires knowledge of numerous jurisdictions and other areas of law. John Treangen, regional counsel, intellectual property for Dow Chemical Pacific since 2000, describes his responsibilities and what Dow looks for in its outside counsel.

  • Letter from the editor...

  • The real game in town

    David Balto, White & Case, Washington DC

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