April 2018



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Faith and fortune

They are the scourge of China’s IP system, but thankfully victims of bad faith registrations have several ways to fight back, explains Sharon Qiao View the original article here: Faith and fortune The article was…


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No easy answers

EU’s trademark reforms opened the door for brands to file more abstract non-traditional marks, but registrability and scope of protection curtails many, argues Tim Carter View the original article here: No easy answers The article…


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Sleepless in Seattle

IPM’s editor Maura O’Malley previews the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) annual meeting kicking off on 19 May in the port city of Seattle View the original article here: Sleepless in Seattle The article was originally…




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Border shield

Tackling the movement of counterfeit goods through Ukraine has particular challenges and requires strategies to meet the specific needs of the IPR holder. Kateryna Oliynyk and Maksym Medvid explore View the original article here: Border…



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Seizure surge

Figures from the US customs agency reveal that China remains the top country for exported counterfeit products. However, education and collaboration could provide the answer to stemming the flow of fakes View the original article…



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Past, present and future

From exhibiting an app to drafting global franchises, being the GC at London’s V&A museum is a heady mix of ancient exhibits and brand-new IP, explains Tom Phillips View the original article here: Past, present…




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New head at PIPCU

Female leader takes over from Peter Ratcliffe; ‘keen to learn more’ about challenges brands and creative industries face View the original article here: New head at PIPCU The article was originally posted on IPMagazine. Each…



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FCBA Webast on Oil States & SAS Institute

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a webcast entitled “The Supreme Court Decided Oil States & SAS Institute: Now What?” on May 2, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST). Emily…


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FCBA Webast on Helsinn v. Teva

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a webcast entitled “Will the Supreme Court Step in Again in Helsinn v. Teva? Does a Sale of Confidential Materials Trigger the On-Sale Bar?” on May…


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Presentation on European Patent Strategies

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Corporate Committee and Weickmann & Weickmann will be offering a panel discussion on European Patent Strategies by Alfred Keyack, EPO Attaché to the United States, and Dr….