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  • Analysing the European Commission’s Brexit position for IP

    March 14, 2018

    The Commission’s draft agreement gives an indication for intellectual property post-Brexit. The UK has not yet responded but disagreement is likely over issues such as geographical indications

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards Winners 2018 revealed

    March 09, 2018

    The EMEA Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 8, and recognised the best intellectual property firms in 25 countries and by region

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    February 05, 2018

    Managing IP’s EMEA Awards dinner will be held on March 8 at The Savoy in London. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year, with winners chosen from these shortlists

  • UK Supreme Court hears arguments on costs of ISP blocking orders

    January 31, 2018

    Who should pay for the costs of implementing orders to block websites that sell counterfeit goods? That was the question considered by the UK Supreme Court in the Cartier International v British Telecommunications case on January 30

  • INTA elects 2018 president, and other IP people moves

    January 23, 2018

    Managing IP’s regular round-up of people moves includes the launch of Brinks Gilson & Lione’s office in Shenzhen, and hires by Polsinelli, McKool Smith, Barnes & Thornburg, Bardehle Pagenberg, JA Kemp, Awapatent, Squire Patton Boggs, Haseltine Lake and more

  • IP cases to look out for in Europe in 2018

    January 05, 2018

    Hip hop music, the Louboutin red sole shoes and copyright protection for food are among the subjects of disputes pending before the European courts. Managing IP provides a guide to some of the more significant cases coming up this year

  • How “strikingly similar” works can Lose Yourself a copyright case in New Zealand

    November 09, 2017

    A recent copyright win in New Zealand for rapper Eminem highlights the risks involved in creating a work with another work in mind, and may be influential in other Commonwealth jurisdictions like Australia and the United Kingdom

  • IP firm Redd to join Wiggin

    October 23, 2017

    London-based Redd, which has four partners, is to join media, technology and brands firm Wiggin on November 6

  • European Commission makes Brexit IP proposal

    September 12, 2017

    Patent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexit

  • Report on social media and counterfeits published

    September 05, 2017

    The report on counterfeiting, how it is moving online and the impact of social media was commissioned by the UK IP Office. It draws five conclusions and makes two recommendations

  • Brexit: the top five legislative challenges

    August 24, 2017

    Brexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transition

  • Collective rights management review published

    August 04, 2017

    The UK IPO has published its first annual report as part of its responsibility for monitoring compliance with the Collective Rights Management Directive

  • CITMA publishes position paper on Brexit

    July 21, 2017

    The association representing chartered UK trade mark attorneys has set out its wish list for registered trade marks and designs post-Brexit. It is also campaigning for representation rights after the UK leaves the EU

  • New opportunities for protecting and managing your data

    June 23, 2017

    The future will increasingly be dominated by big data. But, asks Afzana Anwer, what role will IP rights play in enabling and limiting this?

  • Europe Women in Business Law Awards: 2017 winners

    June 16, 2017

    The seventh annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards celebrated individuals and firms at a ceremony in London

  • Interview: Joan Mill of CPA Global on IP and technology

    June 08, 2017

    For our latest Women in IP interview, James Nurton talks to Joan Mill, head of sales for EMEA at CPA Global, about AI, ambition and athletics

  • The UK General Election and IP rights

    June 02, 2017

    On June 8, the UK will vote on who becomes the next government. What are the parties’ policies on issues affecting IP rights? Alice O’Donkor reviews what the manifestoes say about creativity, investment and growth in IP

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

    May 23, 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practice

  • The 10 trade mark topics to watch

    May 04, 2017

    Brand protection is in flux. Technological and cultural trends driven by the internet and social media are bringing new challenges, while political developments such as Brexit pose their own problems. At this time of change, we have identified 10 key topics around the world that trade mark owners need to be on top of. By Michael Loney, James Nurton, Natalie Rahhal and Shaun Tan

  • People and firm moves in Europe (April 2017)

    April 28, 2017

    We round up news from Bristows, Cleveland Scott York, Dentons, Bryan Cave and Simmons & Simmons

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