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The year ahead: ten IP cases to watch out for in 2016


From Michael Jordan to plain cigarette packaging, some important cases are currently exercising the minds of practitioners and right owners around the world. WIPR reports on the current state of ten of them.

Social media fraud: spotting the flikers

International19-02-2016Stuart Fuller

In the age of mass social media platforms, the need for brand owners to monitor the apparent popularity of products is becoming a primary brand protection strategy, says Stuart Fuller of NetNames.

Cracking the ownership of codes

US03-02-2016Bruce Goldner and Benjamin Howard

Businesses today may think—erroneously—that some of their proprietary software systems are assets that they own the rights to. This can cause problems down the track, as Bruce Goldner and Benjamin Howard of Skadden explain.

IP Pages 2016: Recent developments in the Austrian IP landscape

Austria08-01-2016Peter Israiloff

The Vienna Upper Provincial Court (VUPC) which has since January 1, 2014 competence for all appeals or recourses against decisions of the Austrian Patent Office turns out to be very expeditious. On January 20, 2015 it was decided that Austria should maintain a Local Chamber of the Unified Patent Court which will start working probably not earlier than 2017.

Proper compensation: damages in Italy

Italy22-12-2015Alessandro Bura and Virginia Paparozzi

Italian IP laws—which have been amended pursuant to the Enforcement Directive—establish two different regimes to quantify damages, as Virginia Paparozzi and Alessandro Bura of LGV Avvocati explain.

Copyright registration in China: a two-pronged approach

China16-12-2015Jinping Shi

Registering copyright in a creative work or software program in China provides good protection in a variety of useful ways, says Jinping Shi of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Ambush marketing in Russia: theory and practice

International16-12-2015Vladimir Biriulin and Sergey Medvedev

Russian laws do not exactly define the concept of ambush marketing or expressly restrict this practice, but ahead of the 2018 World Cup there is a full set of provisions that can effectively combat ambush marketing in Russia, as Vladimir Biriulin and Sergey Medvedev of Gorodissky & Partners report.

Mexico focus: A big step forward


Despite concerns over the total lack of transparency during its negotiation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership should be welcomed by IP practitioners, innovators and right owners in Mexico, say lawyers in the country. WIPR reports.

2015 in review: The year’s top ten cases


There were some major IP court decisions in 2015. WIPR reflects on a busy year.

‘Physical, conceptual, distinctive’—why the Batmobile is copyrightable

US26-11-2015Susan Kayser

The Batmobile has met a three-part test for determining whether a character in a comic book, television programme or motion picture is entitled to copyright protection, as Susan Kayser of Jones Day reports.

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