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  • YouTube threatened with big copyright action

    December 24, 2014

    Google settled one copyright dispute over videos on YouTube this year – with Viacom. Now it is facing another one from Global Music Rights

  • Websites take action ahead of Spanish copyright change

    December 19, 2014

    Amendments to Spain’s copyright law come into effect next month. But it appears they are already having an impact on digital piracy

  • China’s Guangzhou IP court is open for business

    December 19, 2014

    The Guangzhou IP court opened its doors on Tuesday and will be ready to accept cases this Sunday.

  • How to use social media to get ahead

    December 17, 2014

    A branding consultant and in-house counsel from Twitter and LinkedIn explained how lawyers can use social media to develop their brand and showcase their abilities in a webinar on Monday

  • Five cases that shaped IP protection in 2014

    December 16, 2014

    Our five cases of the year come from Australia, Germany, India, South Africa and the United States and span patent, trade mark, copyright and design law. In the following pages, we speak to those close to the action of each case and assess their impact so far

  • The fine line between art and design

    December 11, 2014

    The implementation of the EU Designs Directive in Italy has prompted a debate about the artistic value of objects. Massimo Sterpi argues for a new interpretation

  • Compensation for IP infringement in Ukraine

    December 11, 2014

    Under current Ukrainian IP legislation the mechanism of compensation applies only in cases of copyright infringement. Is this remedy also appropriate for other IP rights?

  • ASIPI in Mexico City: day 3 report

    December 03, 2014

    In his third and final update from the ASIPI Congress in Mexico City, James Nurton reports on national brands, Customs seizures, the Myriad case and Mexican inventions

  • ASIPI in Mexico City: day 2 report

    December 02, 2014

    In his second bulletin from the ASIPI Congress in Mexico City, James Nurton selects five topics spanning TPP, traditional knowledge, litigation, trade marks and the 1980s

  • ASIPI in Mexico City: day 1 report

    December 01, 2014

    The pan-American IP association ASIPI is celebrating its 50th birthday at its annual conference, being held this year in Mexico City. James Nurton picks out five highlights from the first day

  • UK IPO looks to further China cooperation

    November 28, 2014

    A team led by UK IPO CEO John Alty visited China this week to build on both the IPO’s working relationship with the government and also with Chinese businesses

  • Tech litigator joins RPC

    November 27, 2014

    Technology litigator Anna Cook joined RPC from Radiant Law in London on November 27

  • Music industry challenges UK private copying exception

    November 27, 2014

    The Musicians Union, British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and UK Music are seeking a judicial review of legislation providing a private copying exception, saying it will damage songwriters, musicians and rights owners

  • Will China’s IP courts be a boon for multinationals?

    November 27, 2014

    China’s specialised intellectual property courts are finally taking shape and early signs are that the system may bring some much-welcomed reforms

  • What China’s new IP courts will look like

    November 27, 2014

    These flow charts, courtesy of Rouse, provide a helpful summary of the jurisdictional boundaries of China’s new IP courts

  • Traditional knowledge may receive indefinite protection in the Philippines

    November 19, 2014

    The IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has expressed support for a bill that would create a new category of protection for the traditional knowledge of indigenous groups

  • Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014: Winners announced

    November 13, 2014

    The best female lawyers from across the region, gathered at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong on November 13 to celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession at the fourth Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards

  • Garcia v Google to be reheard en banc by Ninth Circuit

    November 12, 2014

    The Ninth Circuit will rehear the controversial Garcia v Google case en banc in December

  • Interview: Mike Weatherley MP, UK IP adviser

    November 07, 2014

    Last month Mike Weatherley, appointed the UK government’s IP adviser just over a year ago, published his third report on IP and announced that he was stepping down from the role. He spoke to Emma Barraclough about his time in the job and work still to be done

  • Argentina’s Supreme Court clarifies liability standard for search engines

    November 04, 2014

    In a much anticipated ruling, the Argentine Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Google and Yahoo on the standard for ascribing search engine liability. It clarified that search engines are accountable under the principles of fault-based liability rather than a strict liability standard


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