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Setting the standards

01-08-2010

When a technology product is purchased, such as a mobile phone, a DVD player, a PC or a video games console, it’s likely that at least some of its components will adhere to industry standards.

File-sharing in the limelight

US01-08-2010

During the 1980s, the VCR challenged US copyright law with its infringing capability. The questions answered then have produced new ones for file-sharing technology to answer today.

What's the difference? Protection for industrial designs

01-08-2010Amit Mahajan

The industrial design of a commercially produced product relates primarily to its aesthetics and has no relationship to its function, but there is some overlap between its protection and patent and copyright law, says Amit Mahajan.

New patent initiatives

Canada01-08-2010Victoria Carrington and Gladys Tibbo Witt

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is continuing its commitment to ensuring that Canada remains at the forefront of intellectual property protection.

Third party pirates: The need for protection

Germany01-08-2010Jens Künzel

Germany’s Federal Supreme Court handed down a decision in May 2010 concerning the conditions under which owners of wireless LAN routers may be held responsible for third parties downloading pirated material using their routers.

Trademark developments in Israel

Israel01-08-2010Michael Factor

Israel submitted accession papers to WIPO at the end of May, and from September 1, 2010, it will be possible to file trademarks in Israel using the Madrid Protocol.

Until death do us part: stopping copyright transfer

Netherlands01-08-2010Michiel Rijsdijk

The Dutch copyright act is heading for a major change if the Dutch government’s recent proposal for copyright contract law gains public support.

Universal copyright: a step in the wrong direction?

01-06-2010Rahul Chaudhry

International co-operation on trademarks and patents is increasing, but there are worrying signs that for copyright, universality is reducing in importance, says Rahul Chaudhry.

When is a private email not a private email?

01-06-2010Meera Chature Sankhari

Many company employees see their work computer and email as extensions of those they use at home, but they may be wrong to do so, says Meera Chature Sankhari.

An interview with Francis Gurry

01-04-2010

Francis Gurry took over as director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2008. The job is the culmination of a 25-year career at WIPO and presents a unique set of challenges.

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