Design appeal consultation launched by UK IPO

Consultation questions if new design system could be based on the current trademark process

Trademark, Design, UK

The end for Aereo: streaming service files for bankruptcy

Company files for Chapter 11 proceedings following several litigation blows against TV broadcasters

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Latest issue: November 2014

This month's IPM includes interviews with key IP figures plus opinions, court reports and expert features from the world's top IP lawyers: a total of 34 articles covering all areas IP...

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Design, Licensing, Strategy, UK, US & Canada, Europe, China, Middle East & Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Golden Balls ruling comes off the bench

CJEU partially annuals Board of Appeal decisions and sends case back to OHIM

Trademark, Europe

Huawei Technologies v ZTE opinion offers SEP holders injunction alternative

Non-binding opinion says rightsholders must take steps to alert third party’s violation of a patent under FRAND terms

Patent, Licensing, Europe

UK Patent Box changes require urgent clarification

The UK government’s recent agreement with Germany over changes to tax regimes could throw business forecasts into flux, says Withers & Rogers’ Michael Jaeger

Patent, Licensing, UK

Competition policy and intellectual property

In September, a report was prepared for the Australian government on competition policy. Charles Alexander examines the potential impact of the recommendations relating to IP

Copyright, Australia and New Zealand

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

Levelling up

The previously ubiquitous practice of video game piracy is being challenged by evolving distribution models, streaming and incentivisation, says Peter Dalton

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Is DNA patentable? A tale of three continents

The bar to patentability for genes now differs considerably depending on whether you are in the US, Europe and Australia. Osborne Clarke’s Varuni Paranavitane examines the case law and available guidelines

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board after two years: future challenges

The scope of estoppel, diversification and becoming too popular are all issues the PTAB may need to face, say Cooley’s Wayne O Stacy and Adam M Pivovar

Patent, US & Canada

3D printing across borders

3D printing is having a fundamental impact on the way in which products are designed, manufactured, distributed and sold in both the B2B and B2C marketplaces

Copyright, Design, Europe, China

3D printing ‘away from control’

As 3D printing becomes more common John Hornick argues that IP rights will become increasingly irrelevant

Trademark, Copyright, Design, Licensing, US & Canada

Three lessons learned from two years at the US PTAB

Goodwin Procter’s Eleanor M Yost, Sumedha Ahuja and Charles Sanders review the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) progress, claiming that its third year will undoubtedly bring more lessons

Patent, US & Canada

Musical chairs

The UK government has finally introduced private copying exceptions, but will the music streaming public even notice?

Copyright, Licensing, UK

Virtual reality, virtual laws

Next generation virtual reality is backed by billions of dollars from Facebook, among others, but the IPR situation is less than clear

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Myanmar: an emerging IP regime begins to take shape

The country could host a robust IP system for investors in the near future, but currently legal hurdles remain. Tilleke & Gibbins’ Darani Vachanavuttivong and Yuwadee Thean-ngarm review.

Trademark, Copyright, Licensing, Middle East & Asia