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  • Another way to look at software protection

    Utility patent protection for software inventions has been severely limited since the Alice decision. Tracy-Gene G Durkin considers an alternative: protecting GUIs with design patents

  • Courts clarify OEM trade mark infringement

    Original equipment manufacturing for export raises several potential trade mark issues in China. Matthew Murphy, Yu Du and Joyce Chng examine the impact of the recent Pretul and Dong Feng cases

  • How to protect your brand when your endorser goes rogue

    Sports sponsorship is big business, and can bring benefits to both the brand owner and the endorser. Nisha Kumar discusses how you can minimise the damage when things go wrong

  • What in-house practitioners really want

    A new IP STARS report analyses the concerns and priorities of in-house IP practitioners, and is based on responses from more than 1,100 questionnaires. Peter Ollier introduces the themes of the research

  • EU design cases looking up

    2015 was a year of definite improvement over 2014 for design decisions from the Court of Justice and the General Court in Luxembourg. David Stone explains, however, that progress still needs to be made to provide certainty for designers and practitioners

  • How Brazil tackles ambush marketing

    Brazil’s decision to host the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics has left an IP legacy to go with the improved infrastructure. Sponsors are now more able to defend themselves against ambush marketing, explains Alberto Guerra

  • The leading women in intellectual property

    Jennifer Ruther introduces the 2016 IP STARS list of the top 250 women in IP, as compiled by our researchers

  • Own name defence narrowed in Europe

    The recently introduced EU trade mark reforms limit the scope of the own name defence. James Whymark and Rachel Boakes explain why the change was introduced, and ask if it is really necessary

  • UPC scenario 4: Challenging a non-opted out European patent

    How might a clearing-the-way case proceed once the UPC is in force? In the latest article in our series, David Rose, Nina O’Sullivan and Axel Walz consider the options for a patent challenger who wishes to launch a competing product

  • Milan prepares for 2016 AIPPI World Congress

    The AIPPI returns to Italy this year, for the first time since 1969. Once again, Managing IP will be providing coverage in the AIPPI Daily Report and here we provide a preview of what to expect

  • Domain name dispute resolution practice

    Sergey Medvedev of Gorodissky & Partners provides a guide to the options available when dealing with domain name disputes in Russia


  • Utynam's Heirs

    Utynam put on his most fashionable suit and accessories to attend the Luxury Brand & Retail Forum in New York last month

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