Malaysia Airlines fights ‘vile’ flight number trademark applications

Trademark applications for the flight numbers ‘MH17’ and ‘MH370’ have been filed by several companies, prompting commentators to condemn the practice as insensitive.


EU Commission publishes copyright consultation findings

Member states sit on the fence with hyperlinking; end users favour single EU copyright title

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

YouTube make-up artist sued for infringement

Suit claims defendant’s use of musical works online is ‘wilful and deliberate’

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Copyright industries await EU review

Commission received 11,000 comments from range of sectors discussing possible reforms

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

Fox’s ‘Glee’ could be forced to rebrand

UK deputy judge orders injunction; TV programme’s name hangs on Court of Appeal decision

Trademark, UK
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Independence, but at what cost?

In the looming referendum over Scottish independence, care must be taken to protect the country’s long history of innovation, say Duncan Nevett and Gavin Dundas

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Licensing, Strategy, UK, Europe

Playoff or touchdown?

Washington Redskins trademarks are cancelled but is it really such a big deal?

Trademark, US & Canada

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

Decisions divided over the stem cell debate

The ethical questions posed by patenting human embryonic stem cells has resulted in uncertainty regarding the guidelines around exclusion from patentability on moral grounds

Patent, Strategy, Europe

Trust no one: fighting the hackers abroad and at home

The unprecedented move by the US to charge Chinese military hackers with espionage shone a light on the murky world of global cybercrime. Cyber security experts Adam Cohen and Ken Zatyko reveal how 2014 has seen a disturbing upward trend in IP theft both across borders and from within

Copyright, Patent, Strategy, US & Canada, China

Google jumps to implement right to be forgotten

How might the mislabelled ‘right to be forgotten’ case change Google and what does it say about the reach of EU privacy laws? Emma Armitage and Rachel Tregear consider a case of IP and identity

Copyright, Europe

The revocation location: biotech patents fail the High Court test

Does London have one of the most rigorous courts in Europe for testing patent validity? Gareth Morgan, Catherine Drew and Charles Hopper look at the evidence

Patent, UK

What a lawyer needs know about the Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol has a major impact on the conduct of research involving genetic resources, but is not widely understood. Darren Smyth explains what IP lawyers should know

Patent, Europe

Medical devices: recent developments
in the UK and the US

As it becomes harder for righstholders to control the flow of infringing medical products, Baker Botts’ Neil Coulson and Mark Whitaker review developing case law on both sides of the Atlantic

Patent, UK, US & Canada

Taking the sweat out of combating trade secret theft

Stephen Belisle and Robert Pickens provide a few pointers on how to combat trade secret theft using the International Trade Commission

Patent, US & Canada

The acquisition of IP assets in bankruptcy

The sale of IP assets during a bankruptcy can be a very lucrative transaction for both buyer and seller, but what due diligence needs to be considered

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Mind over medicine

How can smarter management of intellectual property rights in international healthcare be a win-win situation? Mark Abell explains

Patent, Licensing, Strategy, UK, US & Canada, Europe, Middle East & Asia