Fortnum & Mason targeted on first day of new parody law

Upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason has been targeted in a website launched by animal cruelty campaigners, on the day the new parody rules came into force.

Trademark, Copyright, UK, US & Canada

UK implements major modernisation of IP

Changes to copying, parody and design among update to IP laws commencing on 1 October

Copyright, Patent, Design, Licensing, UK

Removals company wins $62m damages in genericide case

Jury agrees "pods" is a trademark and rival was using word unfairly, awards $16m in profits on top of damages

Trademark, US & Canada

‘Internet of things’ data risks “must be addressed

EU Working Party lays out proposals for stakeholders to help safeguard privacy

Copyright, Europe

Historic moment as Canada signs Korea FTA

Free trade agreement introduces GIs for whisky and creates IP committee

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Licensing, US & Canada, Middle East & Asia

Big data and Alice v CLS: predicting what’s next

In the aftermath of the Alice decision, big data software innovators may begin to look at trade secret protection when assessing IP rights for their proprietary inventions. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi’s Andrea Gothing and Angela Muñoz-Kaphing explain

Patent, US & Canada

Patent exhaustion doctrine continues to energise the courts

Recent US cases demonstrate that patent holders must take care when licensing patents that contain both product and method claims to ensure limited scope

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

EU outlines vision to fight fakes

Lavoix’s Béatrice Daubin provides a brief overview of the EU Commission’s actions to implement more effective IP enforcement.

Trademark, Europe

Great expectations – the amended Trademark Law in China

The amended Trademark Law entered into force in the People’s Republic of China on 1 May 2014. Marks & Clerk’s Davina Lee summarises the biggest changes that have been felt in the months since the law was enforced

Trademark, China

A ‘troll’ by any other name

Instead of trying to define and regulate particular types of organisations as so-called ‘patent trolls’, reform efforts should be directed to standardise behaviour, says Keker & Van Nest’s Matthias A Kamber

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Decoding patent valuation

“How much is this asset worth?” For patent assets, the answer is less accessible than pricing gold or stocks, says Adam J Bulakowski

Patent, Licensing, Strategy, US & Canada

A new Euro vision for the digital economy?

The new European Commission President has promised to create a ‘digital single market’, but is this ‘simple’ aim realistic? Benoît Keane outlines the challenges ahead for this unlikely digital visionary

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

Creative Content UK: not very creative

The UK recently announced the inception of a new industry-backed scheme for tackling online piracy, effectively marking the final nail in the coffin for the Digital Economy Act. Alex Watt and Emma Fox study the setbacks faced by the old scheme and ask: is its replacement even weaker?

Copyright, UK

Patent protection for the oil fields of the Middle East

James D Brown examines two key routes available for companies to safeguard their technology in the region

Patent, Licensing, Middle East & Asia

Exploring perspectives on the Unified Patent Court

Following the UK Intellectual Property Office’s report on the Unified Patent Court, confidence in its judges is paramount for its future success, says Taylor Wessing’s Paul England.

Patent, UK, Europe

Fracking strategies

Neil Coulson, Paul Morico and Kevin Cadwell dig deep to explore IP protection and issues in the shale sector

Patent, UK

Patents under attack: save yourselves, before someone else does

The patent system is under attack from ‘trolls’ and keen legislators, presenting the greatest threat to the system since its creation. Tom Phillips speaks to one of patent’s modern founding fathers, Marshall Phelps, on why it’s time the industry took control of its own destiny

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada