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Counterfeiting & E-commerce

After the CJEU rejected Poland’s right to freedom of expression challenge to the landmark Copyright Directive, John Linneker and Miryam Boston of Fieldfisher explain what stakeholders should know
Pharma counsel can look at suspicious packaging, online sellers and other signs to learn whether products are fake, say sources at Merck, Gilead and Organon
McDonald’s sells Russia business but retains TMs; EPO announces inventor finalists; Apple fails in Optis patent trial; white men still highest earners; Musk hammers copyright law; UKIPO makes net zero commitment
In-house and private practice lawyers say they’ve educated their clients and colleagues on how to respond to misleading messages
Vogue magazine’s decision to target a village pub with a cease-and-desist letter shows how in-house enforcement strategies can go badly wrong
Even as bad-faith filers drop their prices, brand owners need to be wary of a stringent assignment process that might yet make the buyback process difficult
Despite the EU finalising the Digital Services Act, IP owners are already looking to other EU initiatives to provide anti-counterfeiting safeguards
Speakers at the INTA Annual Meeting in Washington DC talked about using tech to better protect IP, manage applications and create contracts
Managing IP summarises the IP-legal developments in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine and Western brands' subsequent withdrawal
Speakers at 3M, Mastercard and Merck revealed how they fought bad actors during a rise in fakes
Three USPTO employees delved into how the office contended with fraudulent marks and scams and why such activity was a headache for brand owners
Russia has released a list of goods and trademarks that can be imported without permission, naming brands such as Apple, IBM and Samsung


Matthew Bassiur, head of global IP enforcement at Alibaba Group, explains how the platform is helping SMEs overcome IP challenges
A call for views on the UDRP procedure has revealed underlying concerns, including forum shopping and a bias to registered trademark owners
Despite its benefits, copyright has yet to become a fully-fledged alternative to trademarks in enforcement actions
The newly passed law will allow the government to meet supply shortages in Russia by importing goods from other countries without IP owners’ consent
Interviews; Exclusives


Phyllis Turner-Brim talks about her career, the need for balance in intellectual property policy and her passion for diversity and inclusion
Derek Gilliland, who became a magistrate judge at the Western District of Texas this month, delves into his work, thoughts on Alan Albright and ambitions
Kirupa Pushparaj talks about his move to a fintech start-up focused on young-person financial independence, career progression and start-up IP needs
Sources from the High Tech Inventors Alliance, the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee and NPE Dominion Harbor weigh in on the rise of the Western District of Texas
Heath Hoglund, chief patent counsel at Dolby in San Francisco, sits down with Managing IP to talk about licensing, FRAND and more
David Simon, senior vice president of IP at Salesforce, shares his views on Section 101, Fintiv, the DMCA, and more
The intellectual property CEO of one of the world's largest telecoms companies talks about licensing, harvesting collaboration and global outreach
In Managing IP’s first corner office podcast, Bryan Zielinski talks about his company’s IP challenges and opportunities, AI, and more
The Federal Circuit’s latest decision that Teva induced infringement has stakeholders worried that US skinny label law has been thrown out the window
In this Managing IP masterclass, IP directors from Thyssenkrupp and AB InBev discuss the challenges of managing a post-pandemic in-house team
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