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  • Top firms for trade marks 2017

    Find out which firms are ranked in the first part of this year’s IP Stars research. Below, we provide a guide to the research and methodology

  • Top firms for trade marks 2017

    Find out which firms are ranked in the first part of this year’s IP Stars research. Below, we provide a guide to the research and methodology

  • Two tales of innovation - a profile of Caimi Brevetti

    Italian family company Caimi Brevetti recently won the first DesignEuropa award for small and emerging companies. James Nurton spoke to company director Franco Caimi about designs, patents and protecting innovative products

  • Innovation and IP as part of the company’s branding strategy

    With the steadily increasing role of technology in society, many companies seek to promote their innovative power more widely, as an integral part of their overall brand image. Zeeger Vink explores how IP rights can support such a strategy

  • How to use the PCT strategically

    For many patent applicants, the primary value of the PCT is as a delaying tactic. But, say David Grant, Thomas Prock and Ed Round, it can also be used strategically

  • Patent agent privilege? Yes, but be careful!

    A recent decision from the Federal Circuit recognises a privilege between non-attorneys patent-agents and their clients under certain conditions. Philippe Signore reviews the limits of this patent agent privilege, as well as those of the attorney-client privilege, within the context of the discovery phase of a US litigation

  • Tao Zhang interview: Looking for diamonds in the rough

    The path from invention selection to patent monetisation is not kept in mind by enough people, believes Tao Zhang. She has co-authored a book looking at this topic and contrasting the US and China IP systems

  • Sustainable brands, eco-labels and the new EU certification mark

    Consumers are turning green. Gabriele Engels and Ulrike Grübler discuss what this means for the legal protection of brands, from eco-labelling to the new EU certification mark

  • Guidance on determining who is an inventor

    Patent inventorship has been disputed in several recent cases in China. Wenhui Zhang reviews four court decisions that provide lessons for inventors


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New online: how African countries are stepping up the fight against counterfeits, by Chris Walters of @SpoorFisher https://t.co/IAgaNasNjq

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@TrademarkBlog They better get a moo-ve on.

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