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.

Effectual Knowledge Services Pvt Ltd

IP technology

Global Prior Art Inc

IP management

Gowling WLG (International) Inc

Russia

Chadha & Chadha

India

Wanhuida Intellectual Property

China

Formosa Transnational

Taiwan

IPlytics GmbH

IP analytics

Baker Donelson

USA

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

UK

Gün + Partners

Turkey

BN Lawyers

Macau

  • 29 Apr
    2020

    Courts speak out against tough stance on patent extensions

    Patent applications and patent rights issued by the China National IP Administration (CNIPA) can be extended to Macau. However, the Macau Economic Services Bureau currently rejects extension applications if certain documents are missing and does not allow applicants to resubmit with these omitted papers – a position that has been criticised by the Macau courts. Full text

Allen & Overy, A. Pędzich sp. k.

Poland

  • 15 Apr
    2020

    IP courts come to Poland

    A recent amendment has introduced a new type of proceeding into the Polish Civil Procedure, reserved exclusively for cases relating to intellectual property. IP cases will now be reviewed by specialised departments of the regional courts and courts of appeal. However, the launch date for the new procedure may be postponed in light of recent events. Full text

  • 11 Dec
    2019

    Amount paid for unlawful use of a Community design can be subject to withholding tax

    The Polish Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that the payer must collect withholding tax on the amount paid for the unlawful use of an unregistered Community design. This constitutes a licence fee, because – as the court pointed out – under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital – it is assumed that licence fees also come from a tort. Full text

  • 4 Dec
    2019

    Year of change for Polish Industrial Property Law

    With amendments to the trademark regulations in March, further updates and refinements in October and an ongoing discussion on the concept of IP courts, 2019 has been a year of change for the Polish Industrial Property Law. This article addresses the October update, which was adopted on 16 October 2019 and will take effect on 27 February 2020. Full text

Vivien Chan & Co

China

GreyB

IP managing innovation

Ehrlich & Fenster of the Ehrlich Group

Israel

Jacobacci & Partners

Italy

Competition Dynamics, Inc

IP valuations

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office

Japan

Liu, Shen & Associates

China

  • 10 Jan
    2018

    New era for new matter?

    While the criteria for identifying new matter in Chinese patent applications remain relatively strict, there are signs that evaluations are becoming more flexible, with examiners approving amendments based on information provided in figures and specific examples. Full text

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Canada