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Parody defence unsuccessful in Louis Vuitton infringement case

In Taiwan, a parody must be humorous, ironic or critical, while also being entertaining and contain the contradictory characteristics of the original and the unoriginal. Failure to prove this may result in criminal liability.

20 April 2022

The pressure is on Kathi Vidal as she finally takes charge of the USPTO

After her long-awaited Senate confirmation, the agency’s new director has plenty on her plate and some unavoidably controversial decisions to make

07 April 2022

The lessons Big Tech can learn from pharma on inventor diversity

IAM’s Diversity 100 is a listing of the entities with the greatest proportion of female inventors named on US patent grants maintained between 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2022. It is dominated by life sciences companies and is a timely reminder of the importance of targeted and early recruitment, as well as inclusion programmes that genuinely promote parity

06 April 2022

Supreme People's Court issues new interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law

A judicial interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law has now become effective, raising questions about the principle of fairness and how this should be understood, highlighting the inherent tension between IP protection and unfair competition.

06 April 2022

Why stronger IP provisions in EU free trade agreements are needed

The introduction of more effective provisions in free trade agreements promises to give a boost to EU economies, including that of Greece. This is especially pertinent in light of the number of employees working in IP-intensive sectors.

06 April 2022

Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

How one IP attorney is organising supplies and support for the people of Ukraine

IAM's sister platform World Trademark Review spoke to a Brussels-based trademark lawyer on a personal mission to help those affected by the Russian invasion

29 March 2022

Patent-intensive industries drive higher-skilled, better-paying jobs, USPTO report finds

In a snapshot of IP’s role in the pre-pandemic economy, USPTO also points out that patent-heavy sectors have kept pace with overall growth despite oft-critiqued law and policy changes

25 March 2022

What a unified US Intellectual Property Office could mean for policy and practice

Tillis staffer says proposal could address national IP policymaking that sometimes seems “disjointed”, but open questions include where the new agency would sit and how it would fund itself

18 March 2022

IP risk management has never been more important

Saturday Opinion: Understandably, the challenges to rights holders posed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine are not a frontline issue, but they exist nevertheless. Businesses need to understand what they are and then mitigate them

12 March 2022

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