Intellectual Property News
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo is scaling back its UK presence by no longer conducting European patent prosecution from its London office.
US IP and litigation specialist Fish & Richardson has hired a team of five from Olswang’s Munich office including Herbert Kunz, head of the UK firm’s IP patent prosecution team.
Kirkland & Ellis Beijing co-founding partner Ya-Chiao Chang has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Canadian firm Gowlings has been increasing its global presence under CEO Scott Jolliffe for some time but truly becoming an international firm has proved difficult.
Pinsent Masons has announced the hire of Clifford Chance’s Munich IP head Marc Holtorf in continued growth for the firm’s German practice.
Bird & Bird is yet to release its 2014/15 financial results - but CEO David Kerr says the figures will show a “widespread increase” in revenue across all of the firm’s offices, mirroring the firm’s 2013/14 performance.
Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.
Intellectual Property Briefings
BVI simplifies trademark registration download subscription
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Cyprus IP Box regime: incentives for investment download subscription
Cyprus offers an advantageous regime for businesses investing in IP rights.
Israel's R&D law change means more flexible support for innovative companies download subscription
New types of government incentives are now possible.
Intellectual Property Analysis
This week’s top briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the intellectual property arena. Read on for details on the new IP Act 2014, whether Pharrell Williams has been misjudged and dealing with the rush of applications to trademark ‘Je suis Charlie’
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Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test