Intellectual Property News
Simmons & Simmons has launched an IP agency in Beijing today, with regulatory approval to file Chinese patents and litigate trademark disputes in state courts for the first time.
Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.
Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona corporate practice and the spin-out of its IP/IT team in the city into new boutique, Intangibles Legal.
Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.
Bird & Bird has expanded its Pan-Asian alliance network by adding two Indonesian firms.
Olswang has hired seven lawyers for its German patent team, including the former head of legacy Hammonds’ Munich office, Herbert Kunz.
Intellectual Property Briefings
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Copyright: a new decision of the Court of Turin on the ISP’s liability download subscription
The Court of Turin has pronounced its appeal decision within the interim proceedings brought by Delta TV Programs against Google and Youtube for the infringement of its IP rights.
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
Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles
Common sense prevails in major patent case
Commons committee pushes for tighter controls on internet piracy and slams the Hargreaves report