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It’s time for investors to re-assess intangibles

A recent report suggests Wall Street is beginning to realise that the rise of intangible assets has thrown a spanner into time-tested valuation models

12 December 2020

3M’s diversity pioneer on why data and collaboration are key to broadening the innovation pool

After seeing her work recognised by the IPO, the company's assistant chief IP counsel Sandra Nowak spoke with IAM on why some parts of the market are still playing catch-up

04 December 2020

RCEP is a leap for China but a small step for IP

World’s largest trade pact is not a show-stopper when it comes to IP, but it will bring changes to ASEAN and clouds US ability to set regional agenda

21 November 2020

An exploration of whether a trademark constitutes confusion

Featured in IAM Innovation & Invention Yearbook 2021

China’s Trademark Law was substantially amended in 2013 and entered into effect in May 2014. Article 57(2) of the amended law has added the new expression “which may cause public confusion” to the original criterion for determining trademark infringement, affirming that “using a trademark that is identical with or similar to a registered trademark in connection with the same or similar goods may constitute infringement”.

20 November 2020

Big Tech is on notice in China, too

New rules for the internet sector call out long-standing business practices and look at data, technology and IP ownership

10 November 2020

Meet the IV veteran creating an IP licensing business in the pharma space

Connie Wan of Seattle Gummy Company talks to IAM about the lessons she learned at the mega-NPE

06 November 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included

28 October 2020

Clarivate deepens China presence with latest acquisition

Derwent operator snaps up IncoPat, eyeing new client relationships in the country which produces more patent data than any other

28 October 2020

To educate lawyers who change the world, we cannot let this crisis go to waste

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend education in the US and beyond, there is an opportunity to create a new normal in how IP is taught, says Megan Carpenter, Dean of the Franklin Pierce School of Law

24 October 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets

20 October 2020

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