Getty Images accused of extortion over demand letters

US IP law firm charges image library website with flawed and unlawful practices

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Inclusion of IP in ASEAN trade agreement causes generics concern

Médecins Sans Frontières warns that generic medicines in India will be ‘severely curtailed’ under Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Patent, Licensing, Middle East & Asia

September issue now online!

Exclusive interview with patent legend Marshall Phelps, President Juncker's six-month copyright reform...really?, bumper focus on NPEs / Middle East, plus much, much more…

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

Angry Birds loses to ‘Angry Bite’ mark in Singapore

IPOS holds that trademark registration by food chain has ‘no similarity’ to Finnish popular game

Trademark, Middle East & Asia

Film pirate sentenced to 33 months in jail

UK defendant recorded, uploaded and charged online users to watch film

Copyright, Licensing, UK

50 shades of black, white… and grey scale

Turner Parkinson’s Emma Yates reviews OHIM’s new Common Practice on trademarks registered in black and white

Trademark, Europe

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

On the frontline

With the task of giving a unified platform for IPR issues in China, the European Brands Protection Council’s Jessica Chan explains to IPM her part in tackling the Chinese counterfeit industry

Trademark, Copyright, China

Soap opera continues

Cosmetic company Lush’s trademark victory against Amazon highlighted the plight faced by many SME businesses when protecting their IP online. After winning an unprecedented EU-wide injunction, Catherine White caught up with the company’s director Karl Bygrave

Trademark, UK, US & Canada, Europe

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