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Infringement and taxes

Google moves its IP back to the US and attempts to fight off its long-running copyright dispute with Oracle

Marks, set, ready to go?

Executive EPO members claim the office isready for the UPC, despite the ongoing hold up over a constitutional challengein Germany

Early SCOTUS TM focus

The SupremeCourt of the US heard two trademark cases at the start of the year, with onetrickier to call than the other

Huawei’s hurdles

It’s been acomplex start to 2020 for Huawei as it lost another battle in its long-runningpatent war with Conversant, while facing a fresh semiconductor infringementsuit

Booking cancelled

The USPTO takes aim at a trademarkapplication attempting to feature .com ahead of a SCOTUS dispute, arguing themove is anti-competitive

Copyright challenge

BenWodecki exploresthe recent developments surrounding beoutQ, the pirate platform, and asks will there ever be justice?

Process due

As social media platforms struggleagainst the tide of copyright infringements and counterfeit goods, due processmay help stem the flow

Taking ownership

KathrynRogers considers who owns the IP in content created by artificial intelligence

CRISPR picture

In the firstof a two-part series, Daniel Lim examines the gene-editing tool CRISPR, highlighting developments and trends to look out for in this exciting technology

The patent snatcher

Can the US president ‘snatch’ patents from companies who fail to comply with the government’s demands? Ben Wodecki discusses

Face off

Pinsent Masons’ Iain Connor and Gill Dennis analyse one of the most high-profile cases of 2019 when the exclusive Charlotte Tilbury make-up brand took on Aldi

Counterfeiting costs

An EU Commission report blamesweak IP enforcement, insufficient public awareness and low sanctions for the‘alarming’ number of imported EU fakes. CatherineWhite examines

Making your mind up

In the first in a three-part series, Jan-Willem Goedmakers and Ilona Medaer set out the different elements toconsider when evaluating what might be the best patent search database to use

Helping hand

Von Seidels’Gunther Roland examines whether theAfrican Regional Intellectual Property Organisation’s Harare protocol is denying people’s right to access affordablemedicines

Let’s get digital

End toBrexit uncertainty could open activity in healthcare deals and digitalinvestments, says Vincent Buscemi

Blank space

INTA has adopted a resolutionreinforcing the association’s stance against restrictions on the use of brands. Here, INTA’s brand restrictions committee’s Simon Brown and Sergio Barragan explain why they posea threat to trademark rights

Managing change

BenEvans warns trademark owners not to lose sight of the IP foundationsthat underpin their brands when expanding

The race is on

RonaldGaither and Elizabeth McCurrach explore the implications forstudent-athletes who want to benefit from the use of their name, image andlikeness

The right fit

Powell Gilbert’s Alex Borthwick and Joseph Donkin discuss cases that illustrate the enhanced trademark protection enjoyed by luxury brands

Familiar reality

Parasitic copying has taken a new form in recent years,explains John Noble

Decision or collision

Brand image is key Jamie Watt says, especially when bad decisions can have far-reaching ramifications

Brand new start

Steven M Weinberg provides guidelines on launching new products in the social media and influencer age