Australian ISP calls for ‘careful consideration’ over copyright Act

Communications Alliance supports ‘follow the money’ scheme; rejects extended authorisation liability

Copyright, Licensing, Australia and New Zealand

ALS Association withdraws ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ trademarks due to uproar

Charity pulls marks from the USPTO after being branded ‘disgusting’ and ‘shameful’

Trademark, US & Canada

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

Arrow Productions loses copyright claim against Lovelace movie

Court rules 2013 film offers ‘new, critical perspective’ of 1972’s Deep Throat

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

New US ‘IP tsar’ announced

The White House has finally appointed a new IP enforcement coordinator (IPEC), having taken a year to fill the position following Victoria Espinel’s resignation in 2013.

People, UK, US & Canada

Parody in the EU: a view from across the Atlantic

The issues raised by Deckmyn are still being digested among EU copyright lawyers, but how might such a case fare in the US?

Copyright, US & Canada

On the shop floor

The CJEU has held that Apple’s retail store layout is capable of trademark registration. Allen & Overy’s Geert Glas and Nieke Vanavermaete examine the issues involved

Trademark, Europe

From fast fashion to wearable technology

The unlikely collaboration between the fashion house Moschino and the fast food behemoth McDonalds surprised many, but it is now regarded as a success. Penelope Thornton and Emma Teichmann chart the emergence of this unusual relationship

Trademark, Copyright, Design, Licensing

Perfecting your patent strategy

Protecting your business from non-practising entities can be challenging. Wynne-Jones IP’s Ian Lambert looks at the growth of such companies and how to best prepare when dealing with them

Patent, Licensing

Stand up to the demand letter

Scott Burt argues that the patent industry must take a stronger stand in opposing extortionist demand letters

Patent, US & Canada

Custom made: learn your way around GCC borders

With no free movement of goods across its borders, the GCC presents a complex picture for IP lawyers. Rob Deans and Rachel Armstrong offer vital tips to navigating customs

Trademark, Middle East & Asia

Monetising the Rembrandts in the attic

Joe Beyers and Wayne P Sobon describe some pitfalls and benefits of patent licensing

Patent, Licensing, Strategy, US & Canada

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