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Counterfeiting and piracy: not just about fake watches


In February Frontier Economics produced a report detailing the economic problems associated with counterfeiting and piracy. WIPR spoke to Amar Breckenridge, a manager at the company, to discuss the report’s findings and why they are useful.

Counterfeit kit: a fan’s own goal

International10-03-2017Jeremy Summers

Buying counterfeit team strips removes valuable income from your club which, in some cases, will not come from elsewhere. It reduces the club’s ability to compete and may force a club to increase other sources of income—such as ticket prices, argues Jeremy Summers of Lewis Silkin.

CITMA spring conference 2017 preview: Brexit top of the agenda


The UK’s departure from the EU and the ramifications for IP is top of the agenda at the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) spring conference.

Brandstock interview: brand valuation at BASF

International07-03-2017Hans-Jürgen Lutz

Hans-Jürgen Lutz, vice president, marketing communication, brand and trademark management crop protection at BASF, answers questions about the value of trademarks to one of the largest chemical companies in the world.

UK and UPC: a test of compatibility

EU, UK28-02-2017John Pegram

Despite views to the contrary, it appears highly probable that the UK can and will stay in the Unified Patent Court system after Brexit, argues John Pegram of Fish & Richardson.

Patent eligibility after Alice

US27-02-2017Paul J Sutton

US patent and intellectual property attorneys face a significant challenge in guiding inventors active in the new digital economy who wish to protect their software and business method-related ideas.

New legislation brings major changes

Turkey27-02-2017Işık Özdoğan and Ezgi Baklacı

The Turkish parliament finally approved the Industrial Property Rights (IPR) Law (No. 6769) on January 10, 2017. The IPR Law reconciles provisions on trademarks, patents, industrial designs and geographical indications which were previously addressed by separate pieces of secondary legislation (decree laws).

Picking the perfect name

Sweden27-02-2017Maria Zamkova

Svensson used to be the most common Swedish surname, and that is the name still attached by SCB Statistics Sweden—an administrative agency that reports on all kinds of statistics for decision making, debate and research—to the “average Swedish family”.

The value of checking old licences

Netherlands24-02-2017Michiel Rijsdijk

A recently published case (December 2016) from the Court of the Hague sheds some light on the legal limitations of licensing agreements. It could result in the payment of a backlog of royalties accumulated over 20 years.

Keeping the records straight

Mexico24-02-2017Emilio Albarran

A common enquiry from our clients is whether corporate changes should be recorded at the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and what the legal consequences of not recording such changes can be.

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