Intellectual Property News
K&L Gates has become the latest firm to pick up a partner from Clifford Chance in Germany, recruiting the magic circle firm’s German trademark head Thorsten Vormann.
Cooley has hired Reed Smith life sciences partners John Wilkinson and Nicola Maguire to join its London office as partners.
Malaysian firm Zicolaw has expanded its IP capabilities across the Southeast Asian region with the addition of a team in Thailand and additional personnel in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Olswang has hired a four-strong IP team from US firm Winston & Strawn to join its London office and has promoted senior corporate TMT partner Mark Bertram to head of corporate.
Brown Rudnick European IP head Alexander Carter-Silk has been advising the inventor of non-reusable syringes as the life-saving invention receives World Health Organisation (WHO) backing.
IP consultancy Awapatent has picked up Bird & Bird Hong Kong IP rainmaker Ai-Leen Lim and a team of five for its Beijing and Hong Kong branch AWA Asia.
International litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has launched its fourth office in the US in San Francisco, led by Kerr & Wagstaffe’s Michael Ng who joins the firm as a partner.
Intellectual Property Briefings
Assos v Asos: no to a further appeal download subscription
CoA also rejects invitations from the parties to refer various questions of law to Europe.
Canada: balancing the Budget and balancing copyright download subscription
The Government of Canada’s Budget Plan for 2015 proposes various measures within the expected areas of tax relief, job creation and economic growth measures.
Think inside the Knowledge Development Box: IP tax breaks in Ireland download subscription
The Knowledge Development Box is a corporation tax incentive for the development of IP, intended to attract foreign direct investment to Ireland.
Intellectual Property Analysis
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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