2022 magazines


WIPR Issue 1 2022

Opening with a message from Ukrainian lawyers, this issue covers the impact of the war in Eastern Europe on IP and its community.

It includes analysis of Russia's attempts to counter sanctions and why a case involving Peppa Pig can't be ignored.

Plus in-depth articles on H&M v Unicolors, the upcoming blockbuster copyright case that is Warhol, Judge Jackson's historic appointment to the highest US court, alongside the usual fascinating mix of reports from around the world.


WIPR Issue 2 2022

This quarter's issue takes a closer look at the IP disputes surrounding NFTs and the metaverse.

Across the globe, brands are unlocking the door to an entirely new market and discovering the virtual has consequences. These disputes will test the boundaries of existing IP laws.

The issue also reports on why interventions by the Federal Trade Commission and Biden administration are making SEP watchers nervous; how Russia is legalising the illegal and replacing foreign brands; and the 'sensational' details of a $2 billion trade secrets case.


WIPR Issue 3 2022

This quarter's issue is packed full of articles offering analysis, how-tos and comments on the most important IP issues.

You'll get insights into some of the leading IP news from across the globe, such as:
  • Cadbury’s sweet victory: how the chocolatier won its colour trademark
  • American Axle: SCOTUS snub prolongs the pain of Alice
  • When ’weed’ won’t do: launching a cannabis brand in the EU
  • WTO waiver unpacked: inside the room when the COVID deal was made
  • And more
You'll also get jurisdictional insights from top lawyers across the globe; news on the latest hires, office openings and IP industry moves; and access to a handy directory of IP service providers.


WIPR Issue 4 2022

Our last issue of 2022 leads with yet another delay to the Unified Patent Court. This one was prompted by a growing chorus of concerns over lawyers’ and attorneys’ access to the case management system.

Meanwhile, litigation between Optis and Apple over standard-essential patents resulted in a rebuke for both sides and a call for enforced arbitration in similar disputes.

Justice Arnold’s comments were “on beam” with the industry and SEP standards development organisations must do more, lawyers tell WIPR.

Don’t miss all of the above, plus the usual batch of must-read articles from all corners of IP.

From all at WIPR, we wish you a happy end to the year.