‘Largest ever’ INTA kicks off

San Diego the place to be for trademark lawyers as annual meeting begins; plain packaging and lasting brands key topics

Trademark, US & Canada

Stop ‘20th-century black hole’ for orphan works, says US Copyright Office director

Maria A Pallante gives her views on copyright reform in House Committee; urgent need for unlawful streaming penalties and orphan works legislation

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

UK ISPs ordered to block access to websites offering ‘wholesale infringements’

Birss J issues order against infringing websites but rejects plaintiffs’ ‘communication to the public’ claim

Copyright, Licensing, UK

Patent ‘troll’ case allows ‘unprecedented’ pre-action disclosure agreement

Ticketogo ordered to hand over licence agreements in move that could place defendants of infringement actions on ‘equal footing’

Patent, Licensing, UK

CAFC provides ‘snark’ opinion in long-running Biosig case

Court upholds heart rate monitor patent but will now steer by the ‘bright star of reasonable certainty’ when testing the indefiniteness standard

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Copyright face off

Jim Dennis and Rebecca Arnheim review recent accusations that Italian fashion house Versace copied a t-shirt print

Copyright

Groundless threats: UK v Australia

As the UK government publishes its response to groundless threats reforms, Arthur Artinian, Nóirín McFadden and Savannah Hardingham compare the UK position with that found in Australia.

Patent, UK, Australia and New Zealand

Reexamination in copyright

Ulmer & Berne’s John X Garred explores the mechanisms used by the US Copyright Office to solve litigation issues

Copyright, US & Canada

Spotlight on extrinsic evidence

What is the anticipated impact of Teva v Sandoz? Stacey L Cohen and Devin A Kothari investigate

Patent, US & Canada

Pursuing foreign patent protection

The costs for obtaining and maintaining foreign patent protection can be expensive. Emily Miao and Daniel F Gelwicks provide strategies for effectively controlling expenses

Patent, US & Canada, Europe, China, Middle East & Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand

Alternate IP valuation approaches

As the art of valuing IP continues to evolve, analysts and professionals will witness a diligent progression of techniques to refine a multitude of methodologies. Weston Anson and Joshua Cawthorn explore

Patent, US & Canada

Introducing: IPM Analytics

A new addition to the team and some high tech software sees the launch of exciting new content at Intellectual Property Magazine. Acting editor Tom Phillips says: welcome to a new way of seeing IP

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Design, Licensing, Strategy

Copyright levies: a burning issue throughout the EU

Numerous calls for reform demonstrate that copyright levy systems have been a pressing issue in the EU for several years. According to Katia Manhaeve and Natalie Schall, copyright levies will remain at the top of our agenda for some time to come

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

Healthcare apps: part 1

The arrival of ‘mHealth’ has created a market with huge innovation potential.In the first of a two-part article, Mark Heaney, Michael Short and Tyler Beas
explain how to avoid becoming over-regulated and under-protected

Copyright, Patent, Licensing

Good cop

The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit’s head Danny Medlycott talks to Catherine White about raids and tackling criminal activity, noting that it’s inevitably up to the public to stop infringements

Copyright, Licensing, UK

Protecting your brand on the supply-side

Methods to frustrate counterfeiters at point-of-sale are well known, but how can brand owners prevent copying from the supply chain? Stuart Burns offers some tips…

Trademark, Design

Audit clauses: draft well or be damned

A recent High Court judgment revealed how poorly-drafted audit clauses can be disastrous when tested

Copyright, Licensing, UK