International reports

Sent to over 28,000 subscribers, the IAM Weekly email features reports from an international team of correspondents who report on recent developments in IP law and practice in their home jurisdictions, as well as strategic issues and those relating to finance, deal making and valuation.

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IPlytics GmbH

IP analytics

Global Prior Art Inc

IP management

Competition Dynamics, Inc

IP valuations

Murta Goyanes


Bereskin & Parr LLP


Vivien Chan & Co


Ehrlich & Fenster of the Ehrlich Group


Jacobacci & Partners


Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office


Allen & Overy, A Pędzich Spk


  • 17 Jul

    Amendments strengthen the position of trademark licensees in Poland

    The new updated Industrial Property Law, which came into force earlier this year, has transformed the legal position of holders of non-exclusive trademark licences in Poland. Holders of both exclusive and non-exclusive trademark licences now have the right to enforce the marks they license in their own name, regardless of whether the licence is registered in the Trademark Register. Full text

  • 26 Jun

    SPC manufacturing waiver is poised to go

    The EU Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) for Medicinal Products is due to enter into force on 1 July 2019. The legislation introduces a long-awaited SPC manufacturing waiver, which aims to remedy the unintended consequences of the current SPC model and react to the changes that have occurred in the pharmaceutical industry over the last three decades. Full text

  • 8 May

    New approach to trademark registrability

    An amendment to the Industrial Property Law aims to implement the provisions in the EU Directive 2015/2436 that approximate EU member states’ trademark laws. The amendment has simplified the definition of a ‘trademark’ and, as a result, has removed the graphical representation requirement when filing an application with the Polish Patent Office. Full text

Gowling WLG (International) Inc


  • 4 Sep

    The significant role of colour in Russian trademarks

    Colour plays a significant role in strengthening brand awareness and distinguishing products and services from those of their competitors. Unfortunately, this has motivated some companies to unfairly capitalise on the reputation of well-known brands by using similar colour schemes, which creates confusion in the marketplace. Registering colour as the distinctive feature or as one of the distinctive features of a trademark can help to prevent such situations. Full text

  • 28 Aug

    How to buy a trademark in Russia

    There may be several scenarios in which a company needs to buy a Russian-registered trademark owned by a third party – either to save time and money or to remove obstacles to registering another mark. This article highlights what interested parties should be aware of during transactions. Full text

  • 6 Aug

    Patent extension in Russia

    Since 2003 it has been possible to extend the duration or term of a Russian patent for a drug, pesticide or agricultural chemical by up to five years. It used to be possible to extend patent claims related to a substance, antibody or pharmaceutical formulation. However, in 2015 the regulations were tightened. Knowing how to achieve the maximum scope of protection provided by an additional patent is key. Full text

Formosa Transnational


Gün + Partners


Carpmaels & Ransford LLP


Baker Donelson


Ambridge Partners LLC

IP insurance


IP managing innovation

  • 4 Sep

    What comprises a system for IP management and solutions?

    Executive awareness of increasing competition and the impact of information is pushing businesses towards innovation and intellectual property towards the centre of business decision making. Therefore, it is essential that the IP knowledge of a company is captured in a centralised system that can help executives to derive actionable insights for crucial business decisions. Full text

  • 28 Aug

    Your innovation strategy needs a strategy – fix it before it breaks

    In order to create a sound business strategy, it is crucial for senior executives to form a baseline understanding of their IP strategy. However, most senior business executives have little to no involvement in the IP functioning of their team. Here, we discuss the reasons for this and suggest the possible solutions. Full text

  • 6 Aug

    Technology segmentation will focus a company’s R&D and business direction

    Setting the right business goals and research focus is one of the key drivers of a profitable business. To achieve this, a proper understanding of a technology domain is essential. A single domain comprises many sub-categories. Understanding the whole domain can be a tedious task if a systematic approach is not followed. One such systematic approach is known as technology segmentation. Full text