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Italy: Tools to protect the IP of websites

Italy24-11-2016Simone Milli and Barbara Casadei

Today, with companies moving from the physical to the internet world, the need for intellectual property tools to protect websites has increased.

When to suspend patent enforcement

Germany24-11-2016Jens Künzel

In 2014, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice affirmed in the Short Messages case that in patent infringement disputes, courts should suspend the enforcement of a first instance judgment if, in light of the patent later being invalidated, an appeal against the decision to invalidate is pending. We reported on that decision in the WIPR November/December 2014 issue.

France: New rules on contracts

France24-11-2016Aurélia Marie

The ordinance of February 10, 2016 on the reform of contract law took effect on October 1 and applies to contracts concluded after September 30, 2016. Those concluded before this date will also come under the same regime if and when they are renewed. The principle of the freedom to sign a contract is re-stated in law.

Rebutting objections to inventiveness

China24-11-2016Zhong Shouqi

Since early 2015, patent examiners at the State Intellectual Property Office of China have been increasingly focusing on patentability issues, especially inventiveness.

AA Thornton: the best of both worlds

Germany, UK24-11-2016Geoff Hussey

At IP law firm AA Thornton, patent and trademark attorneys work closely alongside lawyers to provide clients with the best of both worlds, as WIPR found out.

From the TPP to oppositions: major changes for IP

Mexico24-11-2016

A number of major IP-related developments are affecting Mexico, from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the trademark opposition system. WIPR assesses what these changes mean for rights owners.

IP Summit 2016: what to expect

Brussels23-11-2016

The IP Summit 2016 will be hosted by strategic consultancy and conference provider Premier Cercle at the World Customs Organization in Brussels on December 1 and 2. WIPR previews the main talking points, from Brexit to 3D printing.

Four years of IPR: how life sciences companies have fared

US23-11-2016

Introduced in September 2012, the inter partes review provided a new forum for challenging the validity of US patents, and soon attracted criticism. WIPR investigates how life sciences companies have fared in the forum’s first four years.

IP office interview: Protecting ‘Swissness’

Switzerland23-11-2016

The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property is due to enact a number of important legislative changes in 2017 and is committed to fighting counterfeit goods. WIPR spoke to its director general Catherine Chammartin about life at the office.

An overhaul of IP rights

EU22-11-2016

In 2016 the European Council approved a new trade secrets directive, while the European Commission made a number of proposals to modernise copyright law, as WIPR reports.

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