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Upcycling: brands buckle up for a new fashion trend

EU30-04-2021Béatrice Martinet and Natalie Bize

Reusing zips, buttons and logos from designer brands to create new clothing is a hit with consumers but it’s a risky business, find Beatrice Martinet and Natalie Bize of Sideman & Bancroft.

A guide to EPO oral proceedings by video conference

EU23-04-2021Howard Read

With video conference hearings here to stay, Howard Read of Appleyard Lees sets out what participants need to know when appearing at the European Patent Office.

Nike’s ‘Satan shoes’ victory: would demonic branding have fared better in the UK?

21-04-2021Alex Borthwick

The devil may have all the best lines but as Nike triumphed in its lawsuit, it seems that trademarks are an exception. Alex Borthwick of Powell Gilbert assesses whether the outcome might have been different in the UK.

Google v Oracle: a closer look at the dissent

16-04-2021Michael Graif

As the fallout over SCOTUS’ ruling in Google v Oracle continues, Michael Graif of Mintz unpacks the blistering dissent to the landmark decision.

A profile of patenting activity in Angola

Angola14-04-2021Vítor Sérgio Moreira

The Angolan patent system is used primarily by multinational oil and gas firms, rather than Angolan residents themselves, reports Vítor Sérgio Moreira of Inventa International.

UK registered designs hold strong

UK13-04-2021Daniel Thorpe

Data from the UK shows that the appetite for registering designs has held throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, says Daniel Thorpe of Marks & Clerk.

The end of the DABUS affair?

12-04-2021Mauricio Uribe

A hearing in Virginia could prelude the end of a thought-provoking project that challenged traditional notions of inventorship, says Mauricio Uribe of Knobbe Martens.

Google v Oracle: court avoids software protection question

07-04-2021Victor Johnson

The US Supreme Court put its weight behind fair use, leaving the protection of software for another day, says Victor Johnson of Dykema.

IP law in Latin America: an approach to gender equality in Argentina

Argentina07-04-2021Raquel Flanzbaum

The dearth of women in senior positions in law continues to be a pressing issue throughout Latin America, but positive strides are being made in Argentina. Raquel Flanzbaum of Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum reports.

Career series: Jill Goldman, American Bankers Association

International07-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Jill Goldman, vice president and senior counsel II, IP & contracts at the American Bankers Association, explains how an open mind and acceptance of change can lead to a rewarding career.

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