WIPO report highlights complexities of audiovisual rights in African countries

Study claims piracy and lack of clear mechanisms are a major hindrance to successful licensing regime

Copyright, Licensing

Tobacco companies threaten legal action over UK plain packaging

Government should “exercise significant caution” over legislation, says Philip Morris International

Trademark, UK

Premier League targets social media

Association warns fans that posting goal Vines amounts to copyright infringement

Copyright, Licensing, UK

Graffiti artists sue Monty Python star for copyright infringement

Plaintiffs’ claim screenwriter Terry Gilliam ‘stole’ elements from mural for new film

Copyright, US & Canada
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Counterfeits: a perennial problem

Stuart Fuller explores the enduring challenge that bedevils brand owners and the city that typifies the problem

Trademark, Middle East & Asia

‘Raging’ blow for laches defence

The Supreme Court of the US’ decision in the Petrella case deals a severe blow to the equitable defence of laches. Buchalter Nemer’s Matthew L Seror reviews

Copyright, Strategy, US & Canada

Is a picture really worth a thousand words?

Unilever’s Danny Keenan, Chunbo Ran, Anand Shetty and Suman Kumar Bhattacharya provide an extensive cross-jurisdictional comparison on how written matter and classification affect the scope of protection for designs

Copyright, Patent, Design

Motion to amend: focus on detail or face denial

Kenneth R Adamo, David W Higer, Eugene Goryunov and Mishele Kieffer describe some lessons learned on seeking claim amendments in a post-grant patent challenge

Patent, US & Canada

Patently strategic

Francis Hagel provides some pointers on drafting a strategic patent application

Patent, Strategy, US & Canada, Europe

The ‘unique animal’ at the heart of the copyright debate

The US Copyright Act is not unfit, it just needs updating in certain areas, the Copyright Clearance Center’s Roy Kaufman tells IPM

Copyright, Licensing, UK, US & Canada

Design: the forgotten patent

Cozen O’Connor’s Kyle Vos Strache reviews the US design patent and its role in an IP portfolio

Patent, Design, Strategy, US & Canada

Intellectual property infringement: civil procedure isn’t the only option

Far from an uncertain path, the UK criminal courts can be a swift and viable route in some IP cases, say Jeremy Asher, Giles Lane and Jennifer Guild

Trademark, Patent, UK, Europe

Changes to the Australian innovation patent system

The interesting results of a review into Australia’s patent system may be spiked for now, but its publication keeps reform on the agenda, says Andrew Wiseman and Chris Govey

Patent, Australia and New Zealand

All change in New Zealand

The introduction of the New Patents Act in New Zealand means rightsholders have to move quickly, says Chris Way

Patent, Australia and New Zealand

Wearable healthcare technology

Innovation surrounding the healthcare industry is increasing drastically, with electronic aspirin devices and wearable monitors being developed. But what are the IP implications and can developers enforce their rights against infringements? DLA Piper’s Claire Bennett examines the issues

Patent, Europe

SPCs for medical devices: continuing disharmony

Andrew Sharples discusses uncertainty over SPC regulations in Europe, particularly medical devices, where filings in multiple jurisdictions may help force the issue

Patent, Strategy, Europe