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IP Week @ SG 2015 preview: Birss talks multinational litigation


Mr Justice Birss, a UK-based judge, talks to WIPR about the intricacies of multinational patent litigation ahead of the IP Week @ SG initiative in Singapore.

Five things we learned this week: UPC, Madrid Protocol and more


The London home of the Unified Patent Court and the newest member of the Madrid Protocol were two of the main talking points this week. WIPR discusses five things we learned.

China’s IP courts: A busy start


It might be true that nothing earth-shattering has happened at China’s intellectual property courts so far, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busily addressing some tough IP issues. WIPR reports.

WIPO interview: Protecting traditional knowledge


In June, the World Intellectual Property Organization held a two-day seminar on protecting traditional knowledge. WIPR spoke to Wend Wendland, director of the traditional knowledge division at WIPO, to find out more.

Shared copyright of a software application

Netherlands10-08-2015Michiel Rijsdijk

In May 2015 a Dutch court ruled in a matter concerning the relationship between the interface of a software application (computer program), its source code and copyright.

Copyright issues on social media

Italy10-08-2015Julia Holden and Andrea Ghirardelli

According to a June 1 decision by the Court of Rome, the uploading of photos on one’s own Facebook wall using the ‘public’ setting does not amount to granting a copyright licence to third parties. Therefore, whoever downloads photos marked ‘public’ from a Facebook wall and uses them without authorisation infringes copyright and may be liable for damages.

AIPPI 2015 preview: Carnival of IP in Rio

Brazil10-08-2015Felipe Claro and Luiz Henrique do Amaral

Ahead of the AIPPI World Congress in Brazil later this year, the organisation’s president Felipe Claro and chair of the organising committee Luiz Henrique do Amaral give a rundown of what to expect.

Civil procedure in Brazil: A new legal broom

Brazil10-08-2015Rafael Rocha and Robert Daniel-Shores

The new Code of Civil Procedure will bring welcome changes to Brazil’s legal landscape, with particular gains for the IP sector, say Rafael Rocha and Robert Daniel-Shores of Daniel Advogados.

IP and government: A Conservative approach

EU, UK10-08-2015

IP does not typically loom large in the minds of politicians, and its virtual absence from discussions in May’s UK general election—with one notable exception—reflects its low profile. Technological advances, however, mean that copyright and trademark law will need to keep up, as WIPR finds out.

Prosecuting software infringement in India

India, UK, US01-05-2015Mahua Roy Chowdhury

The capability of Indian courts to interpret and analyse software infringement has yet to catch up with the rapid pace of technology, but positive signs in the US and UK should help practitioners in India and elsewhere. Mahua Roy Chowdhury of Solomon & Roy reports.

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