Work Area: Designs

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This is what IP looks like

The smartphone tells a powerful story. It’s one that can be deployed to spread the good news about the value of IP in an engaging, accessible way

30 November 2023

The IP world is kidding itself if it thinks it’s winning

A recent WIPO survey found high levels of engagement with and knowledge of patents, trademarks, copyrights and design rights. However, there are reasons to believe this is more of a comfort blanket than a reflection of reality

23 November 2023

Graphical user interface protection struggling despite promising Calcutta High Court decision

While a fresh decision is a positive step forward for GUI protection, it clashes with the Designs Office's stance, which is becoming increasingly outdated. In order to keep up with today’s business reality, the Indian Designs Act is in dire need of a serious overhaul.

15 November 2023

Three misconceptions about filing design patent cases at the ITC

Corporate IP leaders should embrace that the US International Trade Commission is a powerful venue to litigate design patents – so let us debunk common misconceptions about the ITC

10 November 2023

Start-ups can gain design protection faster with new accelerated examination programme

TIPO’s new pilot programme allows certain applicants to swiftly secure protection for their design patents, facilitates rapid responses to counterfeit designs and assists award winners and start-ups to obtain patent rights.

27 September 2023

Introducing the LES build-up method to determine royalty rates

Many patent licensing and litigation questions can be answered using this approach, developed by Licensing Executives Society USA and Canada

13 September 2023

The EUIPO must understand what taking on SEPs will mean

Any notion that the plans set out in DG GROW’s controversial regulation can be quietly implemented for an audience of largely supportive stakeholders will not survive contact with reality

13 July 2023

IP rocks – shout it to the world!

There is no excuse for not embracing diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the effort to attract and retain talent, but solving IP’s visibility problem is what will deliver the most meaningful results

06 July 2023

Five Federal Circuit rulings you can’t ignore from the first half of 2023

Chief IP officers must study new US precedent on enablement, IPR estoppel, design patent obviousness, third-party finance disclosure and attorney fee recovery

14 June 2023

INTA 2023 Annual Meeting highlights from the ground in Singapore

More than 8,000 attendees - including patent professionals - flocked to the world's biggest IP event last week

24 May 2023

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