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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.

Tax and IP: follow the money

International04-11-2015Linda Pfatteicher

The release of the final BEPS reports may prompt a detailed analysis of a corporation’s global tax structure, including the location of IP ownership and profit-generating activities, says Linda Pfatteicher of Squire Patton Boggs.

Protecting a chef’s secret recipe

UK30-10-2015Sean Ibbetson

A precise method and list of ingredients, and no sharing of the details with others are necessary precautions when maintaining a recipe’s secrecy, says Sean Ibbetson of Bristows.

An IP owner’s guide to 3D printing

International23-10-2015Matt Hervey

If 3D printing begins to make real inroads into traditional product markets, then IP owners and law makers will need to work out how to address the potential pitfalls, says Matt Hervey of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

AIPLA 2015: All eyes on Washington


Meetings, talks, live argument and industry awards are all part of the programme at the upcoming AIPLA annual conference.

The value of a logo

Japan, UK14-10-2015James Sweeting

A distinctive and recognisable logo is a great tool for building brand awareness and protecting rights attached to it is something brand owners should take seriously, says James Sweeting of Lewis Silkin.

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