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Who speaks for the SMEs?

EU16-03-2021Rory O'Neill

SMEs are frequently invoked as the victim in narratives around patent trolls and predatory NPEs. But in major policy debates, there are bigger corporate interests at play. Rory O’Neill reports.

US trademark modernisation: what it means for foreign brand owners

12-03-2021Brett Heavner and Yinfei Wu

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 offers foreign brand owners new tools to remove problematic marks from the US register, but it could also pose challenges, explain Brett Heavner and Yinfei Wu of Finnegan.

Antitrust: A changing of the guard

09-03-2021Muireann Bolger

President Joe Biden’s changes to M&A rules and the emergence of a stringent antitrust bill could herald tough new antitrust measures—with significant ramifications for IP, reports Muireann Bolger.

INTA’s mission to advance women in IP

International08-03-2021Muireann Bolger

In an exclusive interview, Tiki Dare, president of the International Trademark Association, joins her predecessor Ayala Deutsch and Deborah Hampton, officer at the association’s board of directors, to explore with WIPR some of the issues affecting women in the legal industry.

Career series: Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

International08-03-2021Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, a professor at Stanford Law School, tells WIPR about her research on COVID-19 and her debt of gratitude to an inspiring female mentor.

Securing the secrets of sports data

UK04-03-2021Alex Baldwin

As the billion-dollar sports betting market continues to grow, so does its need for pitchside data, but the dispute over who owns it is getting fierce, as Alex Baldwin discovers.

Virtual hearings: Legality goes online

EU03-03-2021Muireann Bolger

As the European Patent Office enforces virtual hearings—even without the consent of all affected parties—its stance has fuelled controversy and a legal challenge. Muireann Bolger reports.

A new era for Sudan?

Sudan02-03-2021Inês Sequeira

After the US removed Sudan from its terrorism blacklist, IP opportunities are there—if the country can update its rights regime, argues Inês Sequeira of Inventa International.

Amazon’s win over Polo Club: a fundamental mistake?

UK19-02-2021Aaron Wood

The English High Court has found in favour of Amazon in a dispute over the sale and visibility of goods in the UK/EU territory. The ruling is a worrying one which could lead to an upheaval in trademark litigation, argues Aaron Wood of Blaser Mills.

Have patent term adjustments arrived in Mexico?

Mexico10-02-2021Marina Hurtado-Cruz

In a significant ruling, Mexico’s Supreme Court overturned decades of resistance and allowed a patent term adjustment, Marina Hurtado-Cruz of Baker McKenzie reports.

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