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HDMI Licensing Administrator celebrates 20 years of licensing success

The IP pool’s SEP-copyright-trademark package licence and reasonable royalty rate have been the secret sauce in signing up 1,900 licensees, with trademark enforcement campaigns working effectively to bar infringers

04 May 2022

Taiwan passes IP amendments to support its CPTPP application

New modifications introduced by the Legislative Yuan aim to strengthen the patent linkage system, while also enhancing the protection of copyrights and trademarks and responding to current trends.

04 May 2022

The pressure is on Kathi Vidal as she finally takes charge of the USPTO

After her long-awaited Senate confirmation, the agency’s new director has plenty on her plate and some unavoidably controversial decisions to make

07 April 2022

Supreme People's Court issues new interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law

A judicial interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law has now become effective, raising questions about the principle of fairness and how this should be understood, highlighting the inherent tension between IP protection and unfair competition.

06 April 2022

Patent-intensive industries drive higher-skilled, better-paying jobs, USPTO report finds

In a snapshot of IP’s role in the pre-pandemic economy, USPTO also points out that patent-heavy sectors have kept pace with overall growth despite oft-critiqued law and policy changes

25 March 2022

What a unified US Intellectual Property Office could mean for policy and practice

Tillis staffer says proposal could address national IP policymaking that sometimes seems “disjointed”, but open questions include where the new agency would sit and how it would fund itself

18 March 2022

IP risk management has never been more important

Saturday Opinion: Understandably, the challenges to rights holders posed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine are not a frontline issue, but they exist nevertheless. Businesses need to understand what they are and then mitigate them

12 March 2022

Russia's sanctions response takes aim at foreign IP owners

Proposal from top economic ministry is just one of several commercial risk-management issues to arise from Russian invasion of Ukraine

08 March 2022

How to protect taglines in China

For taglines to be registered as trademarks in China, it is essential that they are both distinctive and creative. The Anti-Unfair Competition Law acts as a contingency for taglines that fail registration if they do not satisfy these conditions

02 March 2022

To sell or to license: how to choose the right strategy to commercialise technology rights

There are a number of issues to consider when transferring rights in a technology to another entity. Whether a company opts to sell or license, awareness of the local rules in which the transfer will take place is vital

23 February 2022

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