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  • Brexit no-deal could send cigarette packaging up in flames

    August 28, 2018

    The UK government’s Brexit no-deal guidance has raised uncertainty over tobacco plain packaging that uses EU copyrighted images. IP practitioners say the potential disruption to UK cigarette companies will depend on the EU Commission’s attitude to its IP

  • Blockchain and IP: asset and challenge

    August 23, 2018

    Managing IP explores how blockchain innovations are being protected with IP, and also pose unique challenges to patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets

  • ICANN appeals German court injunction rejection

    August 23, 2018

    The internet overseer says the court was wrong to rule that it did not “sufficiently explain” or provide a “credible reason” why it wanted to force one of its registrars to collect data on new registrants

  • Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto to join Venable

    August 21, 2018

    The combined law firm will have about 175 IP lawyers after the deal’s expected November completion

  • ABS pre-1972 copyright case against CBS to be replayed

    August 21, 2018

    A copy of the original analogue sound recording will rarely exhibit the necessary originality to qualify for independent copyright protection, writes Judge Richard Linn, sitting by designation

  • AIPPI appoints Arno Hold as executive director

    August 21, 2018

    Hold was the Dean of external relations, member of the president's board and lecturer on international trade at the University of St Gallen

  • Interview: Baidu’s Jian Qin on the role of patents in its strategy

    August 21, 2018

    The Chinese tech company’s IP leader explains to Karry Lai why his focus has shifted more to patent and trade secret protection from copyright and internet IP. He says a big focus is good quality patents to compete on the world stage

  • Brazil “on the verge” of increasing prison time for IP violations

    August 10, 2018

    Businesses are pushing to amend Brazil’s industrial property law in order to increase prison sentences for trade mark, industrial design, and patent infringement

  • The latest IP people moves in the Americas

    August 10, 2018

    Intellectual property moves include McDermott Will & Emery’s head of trade secrets moving to DLA Piper, administrative patent judge Lora Green joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and hires by Latham & Watkins, Ropes & Gray and more

  • CJEU gives clearer picture of copyright law in Cordoba case

    August 08, 2018

    Copying work onto a server and uploading it is deemed “communication to the public" in a decision that also distinguishes between hyperlinking and posting online under copyright law

  • Arista to pay Cisco $400m patent and copyright settlement

    August 08, 2018

    The parties agree “that, with limited exceptions, no new litigation will be brought over patents or copyrights related to existing products, for five years”

  • German court rejects ICANN’s injunction request

    August 06, 2018

    In a ruling that leaves unanswered questions about right holders’ future ability to enforce online, ICANN’S request for a preliminary injunction to make one of its registrars collect data on new registrants has been denied

  • Cheese opinion could leave a bad taste for copyright law

    August 02, 2018

    Copyright flexibility throughout the EU could be seriously limited if the CJEU follows the Advocate General’s reasoning behind his opinion that taste should not be copyright protected. One lawyer describes it as the “right decision based on flawed logic”

  • Get ready for a new UK disclosure menu

    August 02, 2018

    The judiciary in England and Wales has announced a pilot scheme for the new rules on disclosure that may affect intellectual property disputes


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