Intellectual Property News
Osborne Clarke is to launch an office in Amsterdam in the New Year, marking the firm’s fourth international opening with a year.
Another two international firms have joined the growing rush into Myanmar, with UK IP firm Rouse and South East Asian firm Tilleke & Gibbins both expanding into the country.
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM SJB) has defeated Dechert in the Court of Appeal in a trademark battle for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB).
Washington DC-based intellectual property (IP) firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner has launched in London but has confirmed the closure of its office in Brussels.
Wilberforce Chambers’ Michael Bloch QC has resigned from the set to join Blackstone Chambers just weeks after senior clerk Declan Redmond announced his exit for Keating Chambers.
Intellectual Property Analysis
A single patent court system for Europe and the high-profile ‘phone wars’ are putting IP at the heart of clients’ business strategies
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents
Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say
Intellectual Property Opinion
Commons committee pushes for tighter controls on internet piracy and slams the Hargreaves report
Ralph Miliband’s diary could have been kept secret if Ed had used new Guernsey rights legislation
The consensus approach to monitoring online privacy is more effective than imposing inflexible rules
Intellectual Property Briefings
European Commission launches wide-ranging review of EU copyright download subscription
The European Commission has launched a public consultation in support of its review of the EU copyright regime.