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Booking.com’s Supreme Court victory: what does it hold for the future of ‘generic.com’s?

14-07-2020LegalDiana Torres

The US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in favour of Booking.com’s right to register its name as a trademark heralds increased litigation around generic trademarks, but is unlikely to open the floodgates, argues Diana Torres of Kirkland & Ellis.

US copyright enters the social media age

10-07-2020Kelsey Farish

New US Copyright Office rules will make it easier for social media creators and bloggers to protect their work. But is the US still behind the times? Kelsey Farish of DAC Beachcroft reports.

ECTA: society needs creative lawyers, not ‘skilled’ machines

EU09-07-2020LegalMladen Vukmir

Lawyers must unlearn some of their adversarial thinking to ensure they play a role in human society in the future, says Mladen Vukmir of the European Communities Trade Mark Association.

How to onboard new staff during lockdown

Canada, United States07-07-2020Andrea Conde

During the pandemic lockdown and while teams are working remotely it is vital for new employees to have access to all the information and support they need. Andrea Conde of MF Brands Group provides an update on the International Trademark Association’s young practitioners committee’s first virtual discussion.

IPR: the end of the road for Fifth Amendment challenges?

06-07-2020Aziz Burgy

The US Supreme Court has thrown out three requests to challenge the constitutionality of inter partes review. Aziz Burgy of Axinn reports.

Telegram: inside the pirate’s cove

India, Italy, Spain02-07-2020Rory O'Neill

It’s the messaging service for people who value privacy above all else. What does Telegram’s privacy policy mean for copyright owners? Rory O’Neill reports.

Social mobility: widening the circle

UK29-06-2020Julia Florence

Julia Florence, the immediate past-president of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, recalls some of her formative experiences and discusses her ideas of how future IP lawyers can be supported and encouraged.

Career series: Nichole Mercier, Washington University

29-06-2020Nichole Mercier

Nichole Mercier heads one of the few US tech transfer offices that offers a programme encouraging women inventors into commercialisation. Speaking to WIPR, she outlines her career path to becoming managing director of the office of technology management at Washington University in St. Louis.

US copyright reports are missing the bigger picture

United States25-06-2020Cesar Fishman

Rightsholders and platforms can coexist peacefully using existing technology—it just needs to be implemented, argues Cesar Fishman of Pex.

Brompton: is it bad news for the UK?

EU, UK22-06-2020ManufacturingPenelope Thornton and Alastair Shaw

The CJEU’s ruling in Brompton could cause a headache for the UK, where the copyright regime now appears to be out of step with the EU’s. Penelope Thornton and Alastair Shaw of Hogan Lovells report.

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