Trademarks

US district court trademark filings slump to 10-year low

Data from Lex Machina shows that the drop in the amount of litigation comes after small recoveries in both 2018 and 2019. Overall, though, the picture for the last decade is one of decline

US district court trademark filings slump to 10-year low
Zespri asks kiwifruit growers to explore a deal in China to address unauthorised plantings
2 Jun 2021

Zespri asks kiwifruit growers to explore a deal in China to address unauthorised plantings

Co-operative of New Zealand producers warns that plant variety litigation is unlikely to succeed on its own

The USPTO Director choice may effectively come down to Chris Coons
25 May 2021

The USPTO Director choice may effectively come down to Chris Coons

White House backing for the covid vaccine IP waiver puts the pro-patent Delaware senator in a powerful position to decide who gets the job

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20 May 2021

Fraud concern as hundreds of trademark applicant passport numbers discoverable online

IAM sister publication World Trademark Review uncovers details via the EU IP Office’s TMview search platform Read more

5 May 2021

Top judge's blueprint for the future of IP litigation in India

The Long Read: Justice Manmohan Singh was the chair of the recently abolished Intellectual Property Appellate Board and before that sat on the bench of the Delhi High Court where he presided over a series of landmark patent cases. In an exclusive interview, he talks about his shock at the Indian government's decision to do away with the board but argues that rights holders should not lose hope for the future Read more

3 May 2021

New report lays bare the worrying extent of the UK's IP malaise

British companies lag their competitors on a number of measures, as well as on business investment in R&D, according to research published today Read more

20 Apr 2021

Large IP platform feels the heat as China scrutinises patent services

According to a recent media report, helping companies game subsidies became big business for a self-described unicorn of the IP space Read more

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28 Oct 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 Read more

24 Oct 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 Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

3 Oct 2020

When it comes to tackling gender equality in IP, saying the present is better than the past is not enough

An IPBC Connect discussion among leading women in Asia’s patent professions, focusing on equality between the sexes in the region’s major jurisdictions, showed the way forward – but left one Millennial attendee still wanting more Read more

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19 Apr 2021

European Super League could face domain and trademark issues as backlash to football revolution grows

Analysis by the team at IAM's sister publication World Trademark Review finds the 12 clubs involved are IP-savvy, but vulnerable to brand risk Read more

15 Apr 2021

How India can chart a course to IP leadership

Top voices from industry and private practice reckon with the strengths and weaknesses of country’s IP environment Read more

14 Apr 2021

How mapping IP and other intangibles can drive business value

The long read: Charting the value of intellectual assets can be difficult, writes Deloitte's Tim Heberden, but there are ways of showing their role as the drivers of revenue, efficiency and risk, and even in locating the value flows between them Read more

31 Mar 2021

Legislators tell the White House that IP must move up the to-do list

After letter from Senators Leahy and Tillis telling President Biden to pick up the pace of appointments, Hill source tells IAM that IP needs to be seen as a tier one priority Read more

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8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

27 Sep 2018

A Brexit IP issue with serious political consequences

The UPC and EU trademarks will not inflame any Brexit passions among those outside the IP bubble, but geographical indications are a different matter altogether Read more

1 Dec 2015

Few losers, many winners as the smartphone war comes to an end

It broke out in 2009 and raged across the world for five years; but unlike most wars, the battle relating to smartphone patents benefited multiple parties and had just one real loser

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1 Apr 2014

A revolution postponed

If recent reports coming out
of China are accurate, the
country could now be leading
the world in IP financing. The
reality, though, may be a little
more nuanced

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Craig Titmus
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mathys & Squire LLP