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As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit
The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game
21 Jul 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course
17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform

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11 Jul 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled Read more

4 Jul 2020

Facebook campaign highlights the power of brands, but activism is not risk-free

Consumers like companies that make stands and support causes. Authenticity is all, though; bandwagon jumpers will pay the price Read more

3 Jul 2020

Eight things you need to know about software copyright litigation in China

A new study shows that foreign companies do not often choose enforcement, but those which do enjoy high win rates and comparatively big damages awards Read more

26 Jun 2020

China’s top IP judge suggests mechanisms for anti-suit injunctions needed

Luo Dongchuan, president of the Supreme People’s Court IP Tribunal, also says authorities should study measures to speed up cases Read more

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20 May 2020

IP Hall of Fame 2020 inductees announced

A UK Supreme Court justice, a former USPTO acting director, a globally-renowned IP scholar, a trailblazing trademark lawyer and a one-time presidential candidate form the class of 2020 Read more

16 May 2020

IP is here to stay, but everything is going to change

As IAM celebrates its 100th issue, a look back at how it all began, a fast forward to the future and a massive thank-you Read more

13 May 2020

Ominous signs for the global IP market in a covid-19 world

Leading in-house and private practice lawyers share their experiences of working in the shadow of a pandemic and explain what they believe might happen next Read more

9 May 2020

Patent dealmaking cannot escape the effects of worsening Sino-US relations

Despite the improving Chinese IP environment and trade deal commitments, long-term personal relationships are likely to be increasingly important in getting transactions over the line Read more

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19 Jun 2020

The advantages and disadvantages of WIPO PROOF

The World Intellectual Property Organization rolled out its new timestamping solution in May and while it has a lot going for it, there are downsides too Read more

18 May 2020

Why blockchain IP applications may struggle to compete with local cryptographic solutions

Rights holders would do well to consider alternative technologies before rushing ahead with distributed ledgers Read more

15 May 2020

Chair pledges smooth functioning of Indian appeal board as critics call for its abolition

Justice Manmohan Singh outlines plan for the understaffed tribunal to take up hundreds of matters virtually, as government continues to stonewall on new appointments Read more

1 May 2020

How AI is set to disrupt pharma IP business models

The divergence between emerging reality and the law means that patent offices and courts will soon be forced to make some novel decisions Read more

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8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

30 Mar 2012

The 2012 inductees into the IP Hall of Fame

The IP Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to identify
and honour the individuals who have helped to establish
intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21 century.

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30 Sep 2011

It’s time for European IP owners to meet the pirate challenge head-on

The Pirate Party’s stunning
success in a key German
election held in September
sets IP owners in Europe a
challenge that they cannot
afford to duck

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6 Apr 2010

There is more IP litigation in China than anywhere else on earth

The IAM blog (www.iamblog.
com) is updated four
or five times a week and
currently has a regular
readership of around 9,000
unique users, who visit the site
an average of three times a
month. In this series, some of
the blog’s most popular posts
are reproduced in the Insight
section of IAM magazine,
along with the responses that
they generated.

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