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India jurisdiction report: AdWords, antitrust and trademark laws

India12-08-2019NV Saisunder and S.Vishaka

The confluence of IP and antitrust laws throws a challenge to trademark owners in the realm of brand protection, and this has often led to a conflict between these two facets of law.

Italy jurisdiction report: Trade secrets meet reverse engineering

Italy09-08-2019Marco Conti

In May 2018 Italy implemented, through law N. 63/2018, the Directive EU 2016/943 of the European Council about trade secret protection.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Anti-piracy group gets another go

Netherlands09-08-2019Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

This article follows an earlier report on the case between Stichting BREIN, the litigious Dutch anti-piracy organisation, and defendant NSE, a Usenet provider. On April 5, 2019 the Dutch Supreme Court provided its proposed questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union on the concept of ‘communication to the public’.

Taiwan jurisdiction report: Commercial success finally proves sweet

Taiwan08-08-2019Tony Tung-Yang Chang

For years patent practitioners in Taiwan had been looking forward to an IP court decision affirming a patent’s inventive step on the ground of commercial success or any other objective indicia categorised as “auxiliary considerations”. In February they received a heartening response from the IP Court in Wan-Sheng Trade Corp v IP Office, 107 Shing-Zhuan-Su 75, Taiwan IP Court.

US jurisdiction report: Qualcomm’s new antitrust nightmare

08-08-2019Paul Sutton

One would think that the management of Qualcomm celebrated its victory over Apple when, on the first day of the trial in their bitter fight, Apple capitulated and gave up.

Brand value: What is a brand worth?

International07-08-2019Sarah Morgan

Intangible assets can be a company’s most valuable resource, but many businesses struggle to establish their brand’s true value, as WIPR’s Sarah Morgan discovers.

Patent claims: A means to an end?

China07-08-2019Xiaojun Guo

China’s aversion to the means-plus-function feature narrows readings of patent claims, explains Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Augmented and virtual reality: A fuzzy picture for VR

International07-08-2019Saman Javed

With its potential unrealised and little case law to go on, you might think augmented and virtual reality had few concerns with IP. Not so, as Saman Javed of WIPR finds.

Fundamental rights: Trademark office or moral guardian?

EU07-08-2019Rory O'Neill

The issues arising when IP law meets fundamental rights are the subject of evolving opinions and court reasonings in Europe and the US, as WIPR’s Rory O’Neill discovers.

AI and ethics: Controlling the AI beast

International07-08-2019Sarah Morgan

Discussions around AI often turn to whether AI-controlled robots will eventually become our overlords. The doomsayers are not serious, are they? Sarah Morgan of WIPR investigates.

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