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Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms

09 July 2020

Facebook campaign highlights the power of brands, but activism is not risk-free

Consumers like companies that make stands and support causes. Authenticity is all, though; bandwagon jumpers will pay the price

04 July 2020

China’s top IP judge suggests mechanisms for anti-suit injunctions needed

Luo Dongchuan, president of the Supreme People’s Court IP Tribunal, also says authorities should study measures to speed up cases

26 June 2020

The advantages and disadvantages of WIPO PROOF

The World Intellectual Property Organization rolled out its new timestamping solution in May and while it has a lot going for it, there are downsides too

19 June 2020

UK BLACK LIVES MATTER and I CAN'T BREATHE trademark applications likely to fail

Entrepreneur who made the filings plans to launch non-profit to help disadvantaged children and, if marks are granted, will seek a royalty fee from other entities that use the terms

15 June 2020

USPTO data points to drop in patent filings in April and May

“These trends are troubling,” Iancu tells legislators as growing economic uncertainty adds to financial pressures on agency

11 June 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

08 June 2020

IP Hall of Fame 2020 inductees announced

A UK Supreme Court justice, a former USPTO acting director, a globally-renowned IP scholar, a trailblazing trademark lawyer and a one-time presidential candidate form the class of 2020

20 May 2020

Why blockchain IP applications may struggle to compete with local cryptographic solutions

Rights holders would do well to consider alternative technologies before rushing ahead with distributed ledgers

18 May 2020

IP is here to stay, but everything is going to change

As IAM celebrates its 100th issue, a look back at how it all began, a fast forward to the future and a massive thank-you

16 May 2020

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