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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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Notification: current reports providing news and developments.

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Continually published online with email highlights.


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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
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
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
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 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 Restrictions, Moves Toward 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
Global Rules Needed to Combat Piracy; Site Blocking “Sub-Optimal”, Expert Says
April 14
Attorneys Concerned Over Lack of Uniformity in Unitary Patent System Across Member States
April 13
Australian Senate Considers Bill to Block Access to Infringing Sites
April 13
Israel Offers Streamlined PCT Service
April 13
Domain Name Briefs
April 13
Linkage System Between Pharmaceutical Patent and Generic Market Approval Finalized
April 9
Brazil Court Rejects Goodyear Attempt to Extend Trademark's Well-Known Status
April 9
Design Patent Filing Under Hague Treaty to Begin in May With New USPTO Rules
April 9
Kazakhstan Amends IP Legislation to Comply With TRIPS Requirements
April 9
Amendments to Korean Patent Act and Examination Guidelines
April 8
Canada Court Rules Use of Company Name Distinct From Use as Trade-Mark
April 8
eBay Escapes Liability as Computer-Based Auction Patent Found Ineligible
April 8
Claiming Trademark Holder Abuse, IPC Asks ICANN to Block .sucks Rollout
April 8
Danish and Norwegian Rights Groups Target File Sharing Sites
April 7
Denmark to Establish Patent, Trademark Enforcement Unit, Simplify Registration
April 7
India Supreme Court Stays Injunction Against Generics-Maker Over Merck Drug
April 7
European Commission Launches Efforts Steering Towards Digital Single Market
March 27
Stolichnaya Belongs to Russia, Dutch Court Tells Vodka Tycoon
March 27
U.K. Supreme Court Codifies Test on Extending Accessorial Liability for Infringement — When Does Joint Liability Arise?
March 26
China's Draft Measures for Patent Enforcement Focus on E-Commerce
March 26
Sweden Supreme Court to Rule Whether Photos of Artworks Infringe Copyrights
March 26
Indian Patent Office Denies Facebook Patent for Web Crawler
March 26
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
Shared Household Access Enough 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
Canada Appeal Court Rules Use of Company Name Distinct From Use as Trade-Mark
April 8
eBay Escapes Infringement Liability as Computer-Based Auction Patent Found Ineligible
April 8
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 to Overhaul IP Tax Regime, Existing Scheme to Run 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 Registered 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
Sweden Supreme Court to Rule Whether Photos of Artworks Infringes Copyright
March 26
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
German Court Rules Shared Household Access Sufficient to Discharge File Sharing Liability
March 13
Luxembourg Announces Overhaul of IP Tax Regime, Confirms Grandfathering of Existing Scheme Until June 2021
March 9
German Court Rejects Validity of Patent Registration to Ward Off Competition
March 3