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Can the UPC survive without the UK?

EU, EU - PATENTS, UK25-07-2016Marianne Schaffner

Several questions surround the future of the Unified Patent Court Agreement in light of Brexit, including whether the system can continue without the UK. Marianne Schaffner of Dechert investigates.

UDRP roundup: wins for Virgin, Lacoste and VW

International20-07-2016

Virgin Group, Lacoste and Volkswagen all recorded cybersquatting victories recently at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. TBO provides a summary of the disputes and their implications.

IP scenarios in a Brexit world

EU, UK18-07-2016Ulrich Worm and Benjamin Beck

The end result of Brexit will probably depend on whether the UK remains a member of the EEA, and how the UK and EU legislative bodies react to the implications of the departure, say Ulrich Worm and Benjamin Beck of Mayer Brown, who assess the scenarios for IP owners.

Brexit: the immense impact on trademark and design law

EU, UK12-07-2016Ulrike Grübler

The UK’s vote to leave the EU is likely to have a significant impact on filing strategies for designs and trademarks in both jurisdictions, says Ulrike Grübler of DLA Piper.

Up for debate: the post-Brexit IP world

EU, UK12-07-2016Flip Petillion and Diego Noesen

Costs, reputation and refiling are just some of the issues on the minds of trademark and design practitioners following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, but there is still much debate about exactly what the impact of Brexit will be. Flip Petillion and Diego Noesen of Crowell & Moring report.

Patenting strategies post-Enfish

US06-07-2016Christa Brown-Sanford

While US courts and the USPTO continue to apply the Mayo test differently, patent practitioners should consider three strategies to promote subject matter eligibility in light of Alice and Enfish, says Christa Brown-Sanford of Baker Botts.

Keeping an eye on domain name trends

International06-07-2016Jean Guillon

Jean Guillon, chief executive at gTLD consultancy service Jovenet Consulting, provides a snapshot of the uptake—or not—of new gTLDs. This week, he focuses on new gTLDs related to the finance industry.

How to form effective anti-counterfeiting strategies in China

China27-06-2016Lee Macfarland

Brands fighting counterfeiting in China should incorporate several tools into their strategies, such as initiating cyber/targeted investigations and monitoring their supply chains carefully, as Lee Macfarland of CBI Consulting reports.

Lessons and questions from WIPO’s UDRP statistics

International, US22-06-2016Gareth Dickson

A review of cybersquatting filings at the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2015 provides some food for thought for brand owners, who need to make their voice heard as ICANN conducts a review of rights protection mechanisms. Gareth Dickson of Cooley reports.

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: a valuable tool for IP owners

US21-06-2016Allan Gabriel and Aaron Charfoos

The ultimate practical implications of the US Defend Trade Secrets Act will probably take years to understand, but if trade secret owners can work out its interplay with state trade secret laws, it will prove to be another effective tool to safeguard IP. Allan Gabriel and Aaron Charfoos of Dykema report.

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