Young people’s appetite for counterfeits increasing, reveals EUIPO

Results of major study show educational efforts failing; ‘price and availability’ from legal online sources is a key driver for European piracy

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Design, Licensing, Europe

Reaction: SCOTUS’ Varsity ruling will ‘haunt the courts’

Varsity Brands wins cheerleading copyright suit; lawyer claims court has ‘broken key limitation’ on copyright protection

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Patent laches defence reduced in SCA Hygiene

SCOTUS applies Petrella in ruling; Breyer J dissents stating majority opens a new ‘gap’ in the patent law

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

IP groups voice concern on the eve of triggering Article 50

Government declares date for triggering Article 50; IP Federation states IPO consultation on proposed legal changes ‘absolutely critical’

Copyright, Design

Bentley Motors loses TM invalidity bid

‘David v Goliath’ dispute sees 60-year-old clothing company victorious against British car giant

Trademark, UK

Nobel laureate Peter Mansfield remembered

Heralded for his pioneering work on MRI, Sir Peter Mansfield was one of the greatest inventors of his time. Ray Charig remembers his client, the ‘hands-on’ scientist

Patent, UK

Can SCOTUS solve the biosimilar ‘enigma’?

The Supreme Court has agreed to unpick the ‘mystery’ of the BPCIA, but will the biosimilar community get the clarity it desires? Andrew W Williams reviews…

Patent, US & Canada

UK’s industrial strategy and IP

Promoting growth and long-term prosperity is the aim of the PM’s green paper but what role will IP play? Clare Jackman examines

Patent, UK, Europe

A new direction?

With its chair position in flux, Susan M Natland, Jacob R Rosenbaum and Jessica C Sganga examine what data privacy and security route the powerful FTC might take in future

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Design, Strategy, US & Canada

Brexit and association agreements

In response to the UK government’s Brexit white paper, Chris Leigh of pro-leave Scientists for Britain believes that UK-EU research collaboration could still thrive

Patent, Strategy

A question of ‘integrity’

Perkins Coie’s John P Halski examines whether the USPTO has opened a back door to undoing the presumption of validity on the principal register

Trademark, Patent, US & Canada

Bring your whole self to work

Commenting on Stonewall’s latest workplace report, Kris Phelps explains how the legal sector managed to affect positive changes for LGBT staff

Strategy, UK

Panacea or a short-term rescue?

The retail sector in the US is undergoing a tectonic shift away from brick and mortar stores to an internet-based retail paradigm.

Trademark, Patent, Strategy, US & Canada

Towering promise of the Middle East

NJQ & Associates Firas Qumsieh provides a run through of the latest IP development in one of the world’s fastest growing regions

Trademark, Patent, Design, Middle East & Asia

Under lock and key?

The flow of data creates a wide range of potential access points for parties seeking to misappropriate IP. Gregory J Leighton and Andrew S Fraker provide an overview of how companies can protect valuable assets

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Strategy, US & Canada

The counterfeit crackdown?

To really challenge online counterfeiting, data and analytics needs to be truly intelligent, targeted, and internet-wide. Helen Saunders explains


Effects of Brexit on IP

The consequences of Brexit for IP rightsholders will be significant, with increased administrative burden and costs for procuring and managing IP rights. Philip Trillmich and Matthias Goetz explore

Patent, UK