2021 magazines


WIPR Issue 1 2021

The first issue of World IP Review for 2021 features some of the biggest stories in IP. In this packed edition we shine the spotlight on video hearings at the European Patent Office, what US President Biden’s pick of Lina Khan as a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission means for big tech, and whether the IP interests of SMEs can be a smokescreen for bigger corporate interests.

Elsewhere you can delve into China’s ‘guiding cases’, a controversial trademark case involving Amazon, and possible scenarios for the Unified Patent Court, plus an eclectic mix of jurisdiction reports from the world’s top IP lawyers.


WIPR Issue 2 2021

This issue leads with the copyright ‘case of the century’: Google v Oracle. We feature in-depth analysis of the ruling and the dissent that reveals why the court’s expansion of fair use has left some rights owners fearful.

Elsewhere we examine what the public fallout between Marks and Spencer and Aldi tells us about copying as a strategy, how Nike’s ‘Satan shoes’ case might have played out in the UK, and why Michael Jackson’s tax affairs have shone a spotlight on IP valuation.

Plus, look out for recent news highlights and a crop of useful jurisdiction reports from Sweden, Russia and China, among other countries.


WIPR Issue 3 2021

Our cover story zeroes in on concerns about the USPTO's leadership in light of Arthrex. 
Elsewhere, we delve into the latest on the Unified Patent Court, Australia's surprise ruling on the DABUS affair, and whether IP has a harmful macho culture.

Plus 15 articles from IP experts around the world, including the US, UK, Europe, China and Russia.


WIPR Issue 4 2021

A decision from the EU's highest court ruled that partial designs may be protected as unregistered designs—we look at who stands to gain.

Elsewhere in this issue, look out for articles on the US Federal Circuit's interpretation of standing, mental health and tech IP, and a special focus on Africa, including a guide to protection across the entire continent.

Plus insight from top lawyers from Italy, China, France, Mexico, India, the UAE, the Netherlands, and more!


WIPR Diversity 2021

Welcome to the inaugural edition of WIPR Diversity. This incorporates Influential Women in IP, as we build on last year’s efforts to embrace IP diversity in every form, and our WIPR Trailblazers—outstanding women with less than a decade of experience.

You'll also find our first Diversity Champions list, a recognition of the D&I pioneers who have led the way in the legal sector.