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  • IP lawyer rescued from Mumbai siege

    November 28, 2008

    Mark Abell, an IP partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse in London, has been evacuated from the Oberoi Trident hotel in Mumbai, where he was trapped after this week’s attacks

  • ECJ deals blow to famous marks in Intel case

    November 27, 2008

    The European Court of Justice has raised the bar for famous brand owners wishing to prove dilution in Europe in a ruling today

  • ECJ deals blow to famous marks in Intel case (full version)

    November 27, 2008

    The European Court of Justice has raised the bar for famous brand owners wishing to prove dilution in Europe in a ruling today

  • EU judges keep faith in Community patent

    November 21, 2008

    European IP judges have called on those EU member states that support a Community patent and single court system to press ahead, if necessary without the support of all 27 countries

  • EU judges keep faith in Community patent (subscribers only)

    November 21, 2008

    European IP judges have called on those EU member states that support a Community patent and single court system to press ahead, if necessary without the support of all 27 countries

  • European IP forum considers standards-setting

    November 21, 2008

    Technical standards can improve efficiency and interoperability, participants at a forum in Brussels agreed yesterday

  • Gurry urges Latin American countries to join PCT (full version)

    November 21, 2008

    WIPO director general Francis Gurry said on Tuesday that the Organisation would like to see more participation by Latin American countries in the PCT

  • Gurry urges Latin American countries to take part in PCT

    November 21, 2008

    WIPO director general Francis Gurry said on Tuesday that the Organisation would like to see more participation by Latin American countries in the PCT

  • Controversial cancer patent upheld by EPO

    November 20, 2008

    An EPO Technical Board of Appeal has maintained a controversial patent for diagnosing a predisposition for breast and ovarian cancer in amended form

  • USPTO claims success despite backlog

    November 19, 2008

    The USPTO has revealed its 2008 fiscal year findings, which it touts as evidence that the Office is “sustaining high performance in the quality and timely examination of patent and trademark applications”

  • Bilski to raise questions for different industries

    November 17, 2008

    Patent practitioners highlighted the looming questions facing various industries as a result of the US Federal Circuit decision in In re Bilski in a web seminar held last week

  • Credit crunch highlights need for strong IP rights

    November 17, 2008

    More than three-quarters of European companies believe that intellectual property is more important in the economic downturn, according to a survey published today by law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse

  • USPTO transition team appointed

    November 17, 2008

    USPTO commissioner for patents John Doll and deputy commissioner for patents Margaret (Peggy) Focarino will take over the roles of deputy director and commissioner for patents, respectively, during the transition period between presidential administrations

  • Tips on IP litigation in China

    November 17, 2008

    Getting experience on the ground is crucial to successfully enforcing your IP rights in China, according to Rembert Meyer-Rochow, senior patent attorney for Intel

  • INTA recognises trade mark practitioners

    November 13, 2008

    Ella Cheong and Kim Muller received the INTA President’s Award at a presentation today

  • New domain name option in the Netherlands

    November 13, 2008

    Trade mark owners who do not already have a .nl domain name will have to act quickly to protect their rights in the new .co.nl domain space

  • $185,000 to apply for your own gTLD

    November 10, 2008

    The internet authority ICANN has set out how applicants will be able to apply to register new top-level domains, as part of plans that could see up to 500 new TLDs launched in the next two years

  • Canada High Court delivers good news to patent owners

    November 10, 2008

    The Supreme Court has clarified the tests for anticipation and obviousness and reaffirmed the patentability of selection patents in a ruling that could be a boon for Canadian pharmaceutical companies, as well as patentees in general

  • Canada High Court delivers good news to patent owners (full version)

    November 10, 2008

    The Supreme Court of Canada has clarified the tests for anticipation and obviousness and reaffirmed the patentability of so-called selection patents in a ruling that could amount to a major boon for Canadian pharmaceutical companies, as well as patentees in general

  • Obama: boon or doom for IP?

    November 10, 2008

    As the US welcomed president-elect Barack Obama to the White House last week, the IP community already had begun to speculate about what his views might mean for innovation, as well as whom he will appoint to the key posts of USPTO director and IP coordinator

  • Obama: boon or doom for IP? (full version)

    November 10, 2008

    As the US welcomed president-elect Barack Obama to the White House last week, the IP community already had begun to speculate about what his views might mean for innovation, as well as whom he will appoint to the key posts of USPTO director and IP coordinator

  • Webcasts on Bilski and Chinese litigation tomorrow

    November 10, 2008

    Managing IP is hosting two web seminars tomorrow on the US Federal Circuit decision in In re Bilski and litigation in China

  • Improved TM protection in China predicted

    November 07, 2008

    “Trade mark holders in China will get better protection in the future, with better enforcement and higher damages,” according to Thomas Pattloch, IP Officer in the EU Delegation in Beijin

  • How to forum shop in China

    November 06, 2008

    “Selecting the right court venue in China is an integral part of a good litigation strategy,” Luke Minford, head of China business for Rouse, said this week

  • Biggest patent offices in work-sharing drive

    November 03, 2008

    The world’s five largest patent offices have revealed a plan to cut patent pendency by increasing work sharing

  • Senior speakers lined up for IP Summit

    November 03, 2008

    WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, European Commissioners Catherine Ashton, László Kovács and Margot Fröhlinger and French Secretary of State for European Affairs Jean-Pierre Jouyet are to speak at next month’s IP Summit in Brussels

  • How you can avoid getting crunched

    November 01, 2008

    Turmoil in the financial markets over the last few months has led to plunging share prices and boardroom unrest. With IP budgets under intense pressure, Stephen Mulrenan examines what practical steps brand owners can take to negotiate the credit crunch

  • Locarno classification set to be reformed

    November 01, 2008

    As design protection becomes more common, a number of problems with the Locarno classification have become apparent. David Stone reports on an attempt to update the system

  • A guide to pitch perfect sound marks

    November 01, 2008

    India's trade mark registry granted its first sound mark in August this year. Ranjan Narula and Rachna Bakhru look at the implications for brand owners in the region

  • Your guide to geographical indications worldwide

    November 01, 2008

    Managing IP asked correspondents in eight jurisdictions that provide some form of protection for GIs or their domestically named equivalent to address the key questions for brand owners

  • Mediation spells trade dress success

    November 01, 2008

    Richard Posell explains why mediation may be a particularly attractive option for resolving trade dress disputes

  • Combat grey market goods in the US

    November 01, 2008

    Case law surrounding grey market goods is still developing in the United States, but Ronald Dove and Hope Hamilton suggest some practical strategies for successfully preventing their importation and distribution

  • Korean court confirms pro-brand trend

    November 01, 2008

    Salvatore Ferragamo last month won a key judgment from Korea's Supreme Court, in the latest in a series of rulings in favour of trade mark owners

  • Federal Circuit clarifies business method patents test

    November 01, 2008

    In the Bilski decision, the Federal Circuit last month reaffirmed that business methods are patentable in the US, but rejected the "useful, concrete, tangible" test set forth in previous opinions

  • Federal Circuit curbs ITC jurisdiction

    November 01, 2008

    The Federal Circuit last month ruled that the ITC could not extend a limited exclusion order barring the import of Qualcomm chips found to infringe Broadcom's patent to downstream products

  • Birth of a rocket-docket

    November 01, 2008

    US Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker has recently taken on a bigger role at the nation's latest patent rocket-docket. Eileen McDermott spoke to him about how the Court will continue to handle the heavy patent caseload minus one judge, as well as what the future holds

  • Should I choose civil or criminal remedies to protect my trade marks in China?

    November 01, 2008

    "I work for a global company doing business in China. We have a problem with counterfeiters and I am not sure what is the best way to enforce my trade marks." Responses from a lawyer, in-house counsel and investigator

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