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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

  • 25 Sep

    Patent trends in truck platooning

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm over the last decade. One interesting development in the logistics sector has been the increased use of IoT in connected vehicles to enable cruise control, also known as platooning or road-trains. This article focuses on the growth of patent filings in the global truck-platooning market. Full text

  • 6 Aug

    The patent race for fuel cell vehicles

    In the past few years, e-vehicle sales have greatly risen. While the global market share is still small, forecasts predict that sales will grow by around 40% in 2019. While patents for fuel cell batteries are increasing in number, some major automotive companies have not yet taken the plunge to develop this technology. Full text

  • 31 Jul

    Who is leading the 5G patent race? July 2019 update – part two

    In the second part of a two-part series, IPlytics looks at what the leaders in the 5G patent race are doing to stay at the top, and the indicators that other companies will move up in the future. Full text

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


  • 2 Oct

    Russian IP law will protect GIs

    On 26 July 2019 the Russian president signed a bill on a new, independent form of intellectual property – geographical indications. The bill introduces amendments to Part IV of the Russian Civil Code and the federal law on the manufacture and circulation of spirits and alcoholic products. Full text

  • 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

Formosa Transnational


Gün + Partners


Carpmaels & Ransford LLP


Baker Donelson


Ambridge Partners LLC

IP insurance


IP managing innovation