Surviving Brexit: highlights from our September issue
Our special focus on Brexit includes an interview with Tim Moss, the new head of the UK IPO. Plus we have features on the UDRP, forum shopping in trade mark cases, patents versus trade secrets, the tangled web of communication to the public and much more!
This month's cover story comprises three articles on IP in the UK and the impact of Brexit:
- Tim Moss, the new Comptroller and CEO of the UK IP Office, talks to us about how the Office is preparing for Brexit and what his priorities are, as well as discussing the role the UK plays at the EPO and WIPO.
- UK IP firms reveal how they are planning for Brexit, and what impact the possible loss of EUIPO work will have on them.
- A year on from the referendum vote, and as the UK government starts to indicate its post-Brexit policies, we identify the top five legislative challenges in IP.
We also have a range of articles from around the world in this month's issue:
- Steven Sarlet and Ben Brigou ask what impact the recent Rovi Guides v Telenet case will have on litigation strategy in Belgium.
- Justin Chay and Brian Beckham highlight the key points in the third edition of WIPO's Overview of Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions.
- Karry Lai from our Hong Kong office summarises patent amendments proposed in Singapore following the Myriad cases.
- Based on analysis of data in the Darts-IP database, Donatienne Moreau and Ioanna Diakomichali review trends on distinctiveness of 3D trade marks in European cases.
- Should you apply for a patent or keep your invention secret? Leythem Wall and Katherine Banks consider the arguments in the chemical industry.
- The communication to the public right has led to confusion in EU copyright law. Elisabeth Dehareng, Lukas Feiler, Rachel Boakes and Birgit Clark untangle the case law, and provide some helpful flowcharts.
- What factors should you weigh up when choosing a forum for a trade mark dispute in Europe? Sahira Khwaja, Alastair Shaw, Leopold von Gerlach, Ewa Kacperek, Marie-Aimée de Dampierre and Alexis Valot look at the pros and cons of France, Germany, Poland and the UK.
- Finally, Natalie Rahhal and Michael Loney in our New York office review patent trends in US district courts and the PTAB in the first half of this year.
The September issue also includes all our regular features - the roundups of news and moves, our sponsored international briefings section and our diary column Utynam's Heirs.
And you don't need to wait for the postie to deliver your copy as you can read the whole issue online now. Subscribers need to log in and non-subscribers can take a free trial for full access.
The September issue also includes the first parts of our annual Americas and Canada supplements, with the second parts to be published in the October issue.