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Protecting “The Chokwe Thinker”

Africa, Angola19-01-2021Vera Albino

The adoption of an Angolan statuette as a cultural icon has raised questions over the protection of art as a trademark. Vera Albino of Inventa International explores the issues.

France jurisdiction report: Protecting your plate

France10-01-2021Aurélia Marie

French deputies have tabled a draft of law to create a sui generis industrial property right protecting culinary creations.

The Biden administration’s trade policy: what will it mean for IP?

14-12-2020Jess Collen and Michael Nesheiwat

The incoming US presidential administration has made it clear that it will prioritise trade policy and undo a number of Trump’s decisions in this area, which could lead to significant ramifications for IP. Michael Nesheiwat and Jess Collen of law firm Collen IP report.

IP under Biden: what does the future look like?

China10-11-2020Sarah Morgan

US President-elect Joe Biden is pushing forward with his plans for office, but what effect will his presidency have on IP?

Can artists weather the COVID-19 storm?

28-09-2020Molly Torsen Stech

The pandemic means that copyright is more important to visual artists’ survival than ever before, explains Molly Torsen Stech, copyright attorney and author of “Artists' Rights: A Guide to Copyright, Moral Rights and Other Legal Issues in the Visual Arts Sphere.”

WIPR Five minutes with... Aaron Wood of Blaser Mills

EU25-09-2020Muireann Bolger

The trademark attorney discusses his successful representation of Full Colour Black, the greetings card company at the heart of a trademark dispute with Banksy.

Sound bite: Is sampling fair use?

17-09-2020Rory O'Neill

Where’s the line between creative experimentation and theft? That’s the question at the heart of a lawsuit between Tracy Chapman and Nicki Minaj over whether the act of sampling a song in the studio constitutes copyright infringement.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Sinking the pirates

Sweden17-08-2020Maria Zamkova

The use of illegal digital services is decreasing significantly in Sweden, most of all by internet users aged 16 to 29, according to a recent survey, “Changed attitudes to illegal streaming”, published February 7, 2020, by Kantar Sifo on behalf of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

Myanmar: A careful approach to change


Myanmar’s IP system is undergoing fundamental change: in the coming year, the country will establish an IP office and begin to enforce new IP laws. Sarah Morgan speaks with Moe Moe Thwe, deputy director general of the country’s IP department, about the progress made so far.

India: Protect engineering drawings using copyright or design?

India14-08-2020Ranjan Narula and Suvarna Pandey

Whether a technical drawing can be protected under copyright or design law in India is a complex issue, as Ranjan Narula and Suvarna Pandey of RNA Technology and IP Attorneys explain.

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