With some predicting that artificial intelligence (AI) will allow a patent to be filed and granted without human intervention within the next 25 years, WIPR assesses the potential impact of AI on the IP landscape.
To get the best results from the UDRP, don’t underestimate the need to follow the process properly, says Steve Levy of FairWinds Partners.
The US Supreme Court’s Alice decision on patents covering computer-related inventions has not had an impact in Europe yet, and may never do, says Daniel Hoppe of Harte-Bavendamm.
Göran Marby has been chosen to succeed Fadi Chehadé as the new chief executive of ICANN. Greg Shatan, president of ICANN’s IP Constituency, tells us what Marby can expect.
With lawyers having to contend with a host of EU trademark reforms, some of which take effect at different times, Joel Smith of Herbert Smith Freehills suggests a strategy for both the short and long term.
Europe’s highest courts often assess likelihood of trademark confusion such that ineligible terms forming part of a composite mark are protected against identical or similar terms, but is this approach changing? Stefan Abel of Klaka Rechtsanwälte reports.
As the ways to misuse domain names continue to evolve, trademark owners should consider modernising their anti-cybersquatting practices to adapt to these changes, say David Weslow and Ari Meltzer of Wiley Rein.
The Court of Justice of the European Union is set to rule on another case concerning copyright infringement and hyperlinking, and lawyers hope it can clear up the current confusion. TBO reports.
Retail trade associations haven’t yet followed their media brethren into the website blocking game to fight counterfeiters. Marc Rachman and Michael Silver of Davis & Gilbert discuss the reasons.
The most recent case law from German courts seems to suggest a more friendly approach to protecting 3D shapes with trademarks, as Henning Hartwig of Bardehle Pagenberg reports.
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