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World Intellectual Property Report

World Intellectual Property Report™ provides comprehensive, reliable information and analysis on fast-changing global IP developments relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other areas of intellectual-property law.

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EXPERT NEWS & COMMENTARY

Monitor pivotal IP-related actions and developments from around the world with emphasis on the European Union, IP aspects of World Trade Organization negotiations, Activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization, WTO, and other international bodies.


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The Report's wide-ranging coverage and all-inclusive country content keeps you from overlooking significant matters, thereby reducing your research time and expense.  Links to important statutes, proposals, and documents enables you to cut through clutter with the right level of data and detail.


TOPICS COVERED

  • Appellations of origin
  • Computer software
  • Copyrights
  • Data privacy
  • Databases
  • Enforcement
  • Geographical indications
  • Global information network
  • Industrial designs
  • Information infrastructure
  • Integrated circuits
  • Licensing
  • Passing-off
  • Patents
  • Research and development
  • Service marks
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair competition
  • Utility models

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Notification: current reports providing news and developments.

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Continually published online with email highlights.


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German Court Rules “Private” Pay TV Screenings Do Not Violate Copyright
March 19
Chinese, U.S. Telecom Firms Top WIPO Patent Filings in 2014
March 19
Brazil Court Rules in Favor of Myspace in Battle Over Royalties on Streamed Music
March 18
Haribo v. Lindt Trademark Case Should Address Vague Area of Law in Germany
March 18
Lawyers Say Arbitration Can Save Time, Money for Intellectual Property Disputes
March 18
Canada Court Clarifies Law on Patentable Subject Matter, Dosage Regimes and Treatment Methods
March 17
U.K. Upper House Vote to Introduce Plain Packaging for Cigarettes
March 17
German Court Rules Shared Household Access Sufficient to Discharge File Sharing Liability
March 13
India Revokes Boehringer Drug Patent on Opposition From Generic Maker
March 13
Spanish Court Orders Prison for Pirate Website Administrators
March 13
U.K. Lawmakers Back Plain Packaging for Cigarettes, Tobacco Products
March 13
Indian Patent Office Rejects Bayer Bid to Patent New Form of Cancer Drug
March 12
Jury Orders Pharrell, Thicke to Pay $7m Over Copyright Infringement on Hit Song
March 12
Social Media Users Should Note Consequences From Improper Uses of IP
March 12
Designs for Life: An Essential Overview of Design Protection, Enforcement and Exploitation — Part I Design Stage
March 11
Panel Proposes Faster Patent Approvals for Businesses Manufacturing in India
March 11
Portuguese Intellectual Property Court Bans Access to Pirate Bay
March 11
Japan Extends Protection to Non-Traditional Trademarks From April 1, 2015
March 9
CJEU Ruling Narrows Scope of Applying Private Copying Levies to Devices
March 9
Luxembourg Announces Overhaul of IP Tax Regime, Confirms Grandfathering of Existing Scheme Until June 2021
March 9
Italian Supreme Court Upholds Trademark on Acquired Secondary Meaning
March 4
Korean Supreme Court Sets New Standard for Claim Construction of Product-by-Process Claims
March 4
EPO Filings Up in 2014, Especially in Biotechnology, Medical Technology
March 4
German Court Rejects Validity of Patent Registration to Ward Off Competition
March 3
Pfizer's Patent Expiry Sales Tactics Survive Australian Court Challenge
March 3
Domain Name Briefs
March 3
German Court Rules “Bot” Providers Using Client Software Violate Copyrights
February 27
OECD Says Work Begun Under BEPS to Implement Compromise Patent Box Rules
February 27
WTO Plain Packaging Dispute Intensifies Amid U.K., Ireland Proposals, Pharmaceutical IP Proposal Considered
February 27
Australian High Court to Hear Myriad Gene Patent Case
February 25
Plans to Expand EU Trademark Law to Cover Domains Face Legislative Challenge
February 25
Federal Court of Canada Order Takes Aim at Copyright Troll Abuse of Courts
February 25
Luxury Goods Case in Germany Pits Antitrust Rules Against Trademark Law
February 25
Rihanna's Image Appeal: A One-Hit Wonder or Long Term Lessons to Learn?
February 23
Trade-Marks Board Holds “European Flavors” and “Saveurs D'Europe” Not Clearly Descriptive
February 23
CJEU Decision Tightens Copyright Rules, Has “Far-Reaching” Implications
February 23
Stockholm District Can Be Registered As Trademark, Swedish Authority Says
February 23
Quebec Court Interprets French Language Sign Requirements, Trade-Mark Exception
February 23
Spanish Copyright Act Reform Enters Into Force
February 23
Russian IPR Court Orders Retrial of Ford's Claim to Be Well-Known
February 23
United States, Japan Accede to Hague Agreement on Design Applications
February 19
WTO TRIPS Council to Discuss Tobacco Plain Packaging, Wine and Spirit GIs
February 19
Court Confirms Recent CJEU Decisions Supersede Spanish Case Law on TRIPS
February 19
Spanish Appeal Court Decision Drops Long-Held “Consumer's Error” Theory
February 19
New Australian Law Limits Access to R&D Tax Subsidy
February 19
English High Court Denies Interim Injunction for Second Medical Use Patentee
February 13
Swedish Court to Rule on Registrar Liability Over Pirate Bay Domain Names
February 13
Australia Implements TRIPS Agreement, Streamlines IP Process With New Zealand
February 13
Spanish Supreme Court Refers to CJEU Over IP Compensation
February 12
China Fines Qualcomm $975m, Sets Patent Licensing Rates
February 12
Milan Court of Appeal Reverses Yahoo! Italia Judgment
February 11
Xiaomi, Lenovo Stand to Gain From China's Qualcomm Settlement
February 11
Taiwan Requirements on Comprehensive Disclosure of Partial Design Drawings
February 11
Monster vs Beats Highlights Importance of IP Due Diligence
February 8
New Procedures in Taiwan IP Court for Civil Patent Infringement Litigation
February 8
Canada Court Ruling Continues Use of Intrusive Civil Search Orders
February 8
India Court Sets Aside Rejection of Gilead Application for Sovaldi Patent
February 4
Canadian Court Awards Eli Lilly Damages in Litigation Against Apotex
February 4
Dominican Republic Criticizes U.K. Tobacco Plain Packaging Proposal
February 4
Domain Name Briefs
February 3
Greek Court Refusal to Block ISPs Over IP Violations Reflects European Split
February 3
“Patent Box” Probe to Be Dropped by EU in Boost to Pharma/Tech Sectors
February 3
Body Claims Music Piracy “Virtually Eliminated” Among Norway's Under 30s
January 30
CJEU Delivers Decision on Jurisdiction for Online Copyright Infringements
January 30
Germany's New Patent Classification Guidelines “Not a Big Change”
January 30
Alibaba Fails to Curb Fakes, Bribes, China Government Says
January 30
GE Topples Local Real Estate Business in Russian Dispute Over Trademark
January 30
Munich Appeals Court Allows Retailer to Use “Champagne” Label in Dessert
January 27
Brazil Court Rules in Favor of Swatch Over Registration of “Similar” Mark
January 27
Japanese Companies Receive Services to Protect IP, Corporate Trade Secrets
January 27
European Report Calls for More Online User Rights, Less Copyright Control
January 23
Italy Enacts Patent Box Tax Scheme
January 23
“Monaco” Trademark Rejected by EU Court, Could Bolster U.S. in Trade Talks
January 23
Coffee Capsule Market in France Subject to Patent Infringement Case
January 23
Australian High Court Clarifies Test for Registrability of Trade Marks
January 19
Canadian Court Rules AbbVie Entitled to Fixed-Dose Humira Patent
January 19
Barcelona Appeal Court Confirms Recent CJEU Decisions Supersede Spanish Case Law on TRIPS
February 19
Music Piracy “Virtually Eliminated” Among Norway's Under 30s, Copyright Body Claims
January 30
German Patent Office's New Classification Guidelines “Not a Big Change”
January 30
“Monaco” Trademark Rejected by EU Court, Could Bolster U.S. Position in Trade Talks
January 23
Ireland Seeks Views on Proposed Patent Box Tax Incentives
January 19
Canadian Court Says Pfizer Owed Notice on Generic Cancer Drug Application
January 19
Indian Patent Office Rejects Gilead Patent on Lack of Improved Efficacy
January 15
EU Opens In-Depth Investigation of Online Music Licensing Venture
January 15
Hong Kong Issues Consultation Paper on Joining Madrid Protocol
January 15
Indian Court Issues Injunction Against Generic Drug-Maker in Favor of Novartis
January 14
Canadian Intellectual Property Office Agrees New PPH Pilot With EPO
January 14
Australian Court Allows Amendment of Patent to Rectify Clerical, Obvious Errors
January 14
Dawn of New Era for Computer-Implemented Business Methods in Australia
January 12
Australian Court Rules Invented Word to Distinguish Tomatoes Registrable
January 12
NZ Supreme Court Rules Search, Seizure of Kim Dotcom Computers Valid
January 12
Korean Supreme Court Denies Refund of Paid Royalties for Invalidated Patent
January 8
JPO to Cut Fees, Revise Opposition Mechanism for Prompt Patent Granting
January 8
Geographic gTLDs Protections Would Lead to Uncertainty, Inconsistency
January 8
Are U.S. Law Idiosyncrasies Destroying Your PCT Applications?
January 7
Indian Patent Office Revokes Product Patent for Roche Osteoporosis Drug
January 7
India Seeks Comments on Draft Intellectual Property Rights Policy
January 7
Canadian Court Holds Place of Origin Trade-Mark Descriptive and Therefore Invalid
January 6
European General Court Makes Final Decision in F1 Formula 1 Saga
January 6
Korean Bill Proposes Establishment of Non-Plenary Highest Court of Appeals
January 6
Korean IP Office Amends Trademark Examination Guidelines
January 5
Fraud, Trademark Offenses Led to Majority of Suspended .UK Domains, Nominet Says
January 5
Xiaomi Finds Patent Problem in Global Chase of Samsung, Apple
January 5
Canada Proposes Three Generic HIV/AIDS Drugs for Export to Developing World
January 5