January 27 2017
January 26 2017
Since the election of Donald Trump, IP observers have been speculating about what IP-related action he may take. A new report concludes he will likely be much more patent friendly than Obama
January 25 2017
An Apple lawsuit against Qualcomm, Sir Paul McCartney’s efforts to regain ownership over Beatles songs, a $625m Merck patent settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb, a Star Trek copyright lawsuit, the end of Niro Law, an...
There were more than 135,000 EU trade mark applications and nearly 25,000 registered Community design applications filed last year, according to statistics published by the EUIPO
January 24 2017
Supreme Court justices grappled with issues including whether trade marks are commercial speech rather than expressive speech, in oral arguments in Lee v Tam. Natalie Rahhal examines the arguments made and how the cou...
January 23 2017
We look back on last year’s Canadian intellectual property highlights and most interesting cases, including a highly-anticipated copyright fair use ruling, clarification of the double patenting test, CETA legislation ...
January 18 2017
An FTC complaint against Qualcomm, new antitrust guidelines for the licensing of intellectual property, Maria Pallante's new job at the Association of American Publishers, data on motions to transfer venue in patent c...
The Supreme Court’s impressive appetite for IP cases dominates the forthcoming intellectual property trials and judgments in the US – with decisions in seven cases to come. The Federal Circuit will also issue two en b...
In our latest Women in IP interview Cecilia Falconi speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the sacrifices she has made in her career, her experience of maintaining a family-owned firm and the evolution of IP law in Ecuador
January 16 2017
2017 is the year of the rooster. Here are a few forthcoming trials and judgments to crow about in Asia
January 13 2017
Suggestions for the next USPTO director, AIPLA’s advice for US president-elect Trump, an injunction preventing Sanofi selling a drug during the term of two Amgen patents, a review of software copyright litigation sinc...
January 11 2017
Natalie Rahhal analyses the arguments of the amicus briefs filed in Lee v Tam, ahead of oral arguments in the case involving disparaging trade marks at the US Supreme Court on January 18
January 10 2017
We are delighted to present a preview of this year's IP Stars ranking of the top firms for trade mark work worldwide.
In the first of a series of articles looking at trials and judgments scheduled for this year, we profile the Brexit, Eli Lilly v Actavis and Glee cases among others
Sherpa Technology Group, White & Case, Arent Fox, Conversant, Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Neal Gerber & Eisenberg are among the firms making recent intellectual property hires, as well as the USPTO announcing PPAC and T...
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a restful break and a good start to the year. We’re starting 2017 with MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum, which returns to London for its third year
January 04 2017
Interesting intellectual property stories in the final two weeks of 2016 included an important New York ruling on pre-1972 sound recordings, Qualcomm being fined in Korea and making patent licence deals in China, the ...
New EUIPO guidelines will enter into force on February 1, after they were approved by the Office's Management Board in November last year
January 03 2017
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