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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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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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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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Law on Post-Patent Royalties Differs Between Canada and U.S.
July 13
Pay TV Piracy Expands by One-Fifth in Brazil
July 13
EU Urged to Eliminate Cross-Border Copyright Limits
July 13
India Court to Hear Intermediary Liability Case
July 13
Analysis of Australia's New Site-Blocking Legislation
July 10
German Court Upholds Infringement Claim on Photo Use
July 10
Canada Court Blocks Generic Version of Novartis Drug
July 10
Canada Clarifies Patent Protection for Combo Drugs
July 10
Overview of the Draft Fourth Amendment to China's Patent Law
July 7
Domain Name Briefs
July 7
CJEU Plant Variety Ruling Strengthens Rights Holders, “Unusually Strict”
July 6
Corporate Structures Should Be Reviewed as Finnish Supreme Court Imposes Copyright Levy on Associated Company
July 6
Uphill Battle for Foreign Brand Owners to Protect Chinese Trade Marks in China Continues
July 6
Israel Courts Companies' Intellectual Property With New Tax Breaks
July 1
Russia Issues New Rules for Copyright Owners to Protect Online Content
July 1
China's Use of Anti-Monopoly Law to Fight IPR Abuse Could Extend Compulsory Licensing Beyond Patents
June 26
German Appeals Court Excludes Manufacturers From Right to Compensation in Wrongful Liability
June 26
U.S. Copyright Office Announces Pilot Program, Draft Law on Orphan Works
June 25
Amazon.com's Successful Challenge to OIP Price Optimization Patent Affirmed
June 25
CJEU's Landmark Decision on Copyright Levies on Mobile Memory Cards
June 24
Australian Parliament Passes Law to Block Overseas Pirate Websites
June 24
UAE Government Prepares to Grant Licenses for IP Collection Agencies
June 24
GAC Warns Against Excessive Protection for Geographical Domain Names
June 24
For Peru, IP Rights Represent Toughest Issue in Upcoming TPP Negotiations
June 24
Turkish Constitutional Court Cancels Further Provisions of Trademark Decree
June 24
USTR Announces MoU With Paraguay on Intellectual Property Rights Protection
June 24
Russian IP Court Rules “Ford” Should Be Recognized as Well-Known
June 24
Federal Court of Appeal Clarifies Scope of Protection Under Industrial Designs in Canada
June 22
Korean Supreme Court Rules Dosage Regimen Capable of Characterizing Medicinal Use Invention
June 22
Korean Patent Act Set for Major Changes
June 22
Korea Proposes Significant Changes to Trademark Act
June 18
EU Sounds Sweet Note for Joint Venture's Cross-Border Licensing of Online Music
June 18
CEP Mediation on .wine, .vin Strings Stops, Officials Say Agreement is Close
June 18
Canadian Court Upholds Worldwide Injunction Against Google to Exclude Certain Results
June 17
Indian Patent Attorneys Question Frequency of Injunctions; Call for Speedier Resolution of Cases
June 17
German Supreme Court File Sharing Rulings Will Spur Infringement Warnings
June 15
U.K. Court of Appeal Clarifies Construction of “Swiss” Form Claims
June 15
Canadian Competition Bureau Consults on New Draft IP Enforcement Guidelines
June 11
EC Urged to Seek Better IPR Protection for Members In and Out of EU
June 11
Domain Name Briefs
June 8
Singapore High Court Considers Scope of Own Name Defence in Trade Marks Act
June 5
India Rejects Abraxis Combination Cancer Drug Patent for Lack of Inventive Step and Enhanced Therapeutic Efficacy
June 5
German Courts Rule AdBlock Plus Legal, Appeal Expected on Antitrust, Copyright
June 3
Overview of Recent Changes to Canadian Intellectual Property Legislation
June 3
New Amendments to Japan METI Guidelines on E-Commerce and Information Property Trading
June 1
International Broadcasters Call for Better Treaty Protections Against Online Piracy
June 1
Japan, U.S. Set for Joint Examinations to Speed Patent Grant Process
June 1
Pirate Bay Domain Seizure Will Be Appealed, Swedish Lawyer Says
June 1
CJEU Ruling Extends Distribution Rights, Strengthens Rights Holders’ Position
May 26
German Supreme Court Rules Photograph of Artwork Infringes Reproduction Rights
May 26
Not All Alcoholic Beverages Are Created Equal, Rules Canada TMOB
May 26
U.S. Objects to New WIPO Agreement on Geographical Indications
May 26
Registries Liable to Shutter Domains, Swedish Court Rules in Pirate Bay Case
May 20
Indian Supreme Court U-Turns on Injunction Against Generic in Merck Case
May 20
CJEU Dismissal of Spanish Appeals Against Unitary Patent Regime — Case Analysis
May 20
Supreme Court Rules on Passing Off — U.K. Customers Needed to Establish U.K. Goodwill
May 20
Designs for Life: An Essential Overview of Design Protection, Enforcement and Exploitation — Part III Exploitation, Common Problems and Extended Protection
May 18
Unified Patent Court — Consultation on Fee Structure and Recoverable Costs
May 18
Brazil Superior Court Rules for Google in Unauthorized Links Copyright Claim
May 18
Domain Name Briefs
May 13
German Supreme Court Ruling Allows Digitization of Books by Libraries
May 13
Hague Agreement Provides U.S. Inventors Access to International Industrial Design Protection
May 11
EU Parliament Demands New Measures to Counter IPR Abuse in Foreign Countries
May 11
Ericsson Sues Apple in Europe Over Phone Patent Royalties
May 11
URS, Trademark Clearinghouse Flaws Flagged in Responses to ICANN Report
May 11
European Commission Unveil Digital Single Market Strategy
May 7
EU Unitary Patent Regime Survives Latest Legal Challenge; Expected to Begin 2016
May 7
German Supreme Court File Sharing Verdicts Will Prompt Infringement Warnings, Attorneys Say
June 15
Japan, U.S. to Commence Joint Examinations to Speed Patent Grant Process
June 1
German Supreme Court Rolex Trademark Ruling Could Cost Business
May 7
Neutral Packaging Can Be Harmful to Trademark, Danish Supreme Court Rules
May 7
Canadian Regulator Aims to Clarify Listings of Combination Drug Patents
May 7
Russia Clarifies Measures for Combating Online Piracy
May 7
EU Agrees Trademark Reform Package
May 5
CTM Court Confirms Validity of “Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia” Mark and Compatibility With Earlier Trademark
May 5
Spanish Patent Judges Uphold CJEU Interpretation of TRIPS to Deny Paricalcitol Patent Efficacy
May 5
Sweden to Permit Single-Character Domains, Popular Names Set for Auction
April 30
Teva Infringed License, Must Return Proneuron's IP Rights, Israeli Court Rules
April 30
UsedSoft Withdrawal from Oracle Battle Raises Questions on Used Software Sale
April 28
German Supreme Court Eases Copyright Limits Towards Allowing Music Sampling
April 28
B & B Hardware v. Hargis Industries — U.S. Supreme Court's Roadmap for Giving Preclusive Effect to ITC Decisions in Patent Cases
April 22
Dispute Over e-Book Resale Settled in Germany, for Now, Attorney Says
April 22
U.S. Official Says IP Progress Could Grow Vietnam Economy, Improve Under TPP
April 21
Canada Court Rules Apotex Infringed AstraZeneca's Velcade Patent
April 21
Canadian Court Strikes Out Part of Bayer Infringement Claim as “Vexatious”
April 21
Breweries Battle Over Intellectual Property and Innovation in Japan
April 16
Designs for Life: An Essential Overview of Design Protection, Enforcement and Exploitation — Part II Bringing the Design to Market
April 15
Government Control of IP Strategy “Poses Challenges” for Multinationals in China
April 15
Registries Can Be Forced to Shutter Domains, Swedish Court Rules in Pirate Bay Case
May 20
Indian Supreme Court U-Turns on Injunction Order Against Generic-Maker in Merck Case
May 20
Accession to Hague Agreement Provides U.S. Inventors Access to International Industrial Design Protection
May 11
European Parliament Demands New Measures to Counter IPR Abuse in Foreign Countries
May 11
German Supreme Court Eases Copyright Restrictions, Moves Toward Allowing Music “Sampling”
April 28