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This week on MIP: IP STARS rankings, bitcoin battle ends

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We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP

IP STARS latest rankings

The IP STARS trademark rankings went live on Monday, May 20, and Bhering Advogados and Knobbe Martens were among the firms that climbed the leaderboard.

More than 880 firms in 51 jurisdictions were ranked for their trademark work.

More than 1,700 firms participated in the research for this edition, which involved firms submitting details of trademark work and other practice areas.

To read the full article, click here.

INTA 2024: Arbitration tips and AI reassurance

On the last day of the INTA Annual Meeting 2024, panellists from Switzerland, the US, and India explored the ins and outs of trademark and other intellectual property arbitration.

Speakers in another panel session focused on the artificial intelligence tools available to assist attorneys in their practice.

To read the full article, click here.

Other articles published on Managing IP this week include:

ChatGPT and more: the AI tools patent lawyers are betting on

Five minutes with … Dana Northcott, INTA President 2024

Saturday at INTA 2024: Client meetings, strategy honing, and INTA first-timers

Sunday at INTA 2024: Why IP was important to Martin Luther King Jr

Monday at INTA 2024: What’s keeping law firm partners up at night?

Tuesday at INTA 2024: Women leaders urge allies to call out ‘predatory’ behaviour

Elsewhere in IP

Bitcoin battle

Australia-based computer scientist Craig Wright is neither the person who created the bitcoin system nor the one who adopted or operated under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, the England and Wales High Court ruled on Monday, May 20.

The court handed down the judgment following a six-week trial in COPA v Wright.

WIPO first

WIPO said today, May 24, that its member states have approved the organisation’s first-ever treaty that covers the interplay between IP, genetic resources and traditional knowledge. It’s also the first WIPO treaty to include specific provisions for indigenous peoples and local communities.

Stability returns

Trademark filing activity worldwide, particularly in the US, EU, and South Korea, returned to stability in 2023 after three years of volatility, according to a new report published by Clarivate on Tuesday, May 21. The study also revealed that the UK has experienced high growth, but that Japan and China are showing signs of a slowdown in filing activity.

Trademark boom

Meanwhile, the number of active global trademarks will cross the 100 million mark by 2026, according to a report published by Corsearch on Monday, May 20. The study also revealed that China has the highest number of active companies filing trademarks, followed closely by the US and Brazil.

Innovation push

The EPO said on Wednesday, May 22, that it has joined hands with the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) to boost innovation in Europe.

EPO President António Campinos said combining the EPO’s expertise with the EISMEA's financial muscle will help innovative startups and SMEs across Europe turn their ideas into products and services.

Polsinelli hire

Polsinelli hired experienced patent attorney David Hsu as counsel in the firm’s IP practice on Tuesday, May 21. He joined the firm from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Hsu, who will work from Polsinelli's Denver office, represents clients in several industries, including biotechnology, renewable energy, semiconductors, and AI.

That's it for today, see you again next week.

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