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Welcome to Diia city

Ukraine’s special economic zone is set to bring changes to the ITindustry as well as the transfer of IP

UPC inches closer

In view of the court’s progress, Vittorio Cerulli Irelli and Lorenzo Battarino discuss how to tackle the remaining uncertainties

The final frontier

Reddie & Grose’s Andy Attfield explores the need for patent law to keep up with space exploration

Caught in the crossfire

Couldsocial media influencers become the target of trademark infringement litigation after the case against influencer Molly Sims was allowed to proceed?Buchalter’s Matthew L Seror and Michael Worth discuss

China’s new IP weapon?

With Chinaemerging as an IP litigation hotspot, Rouse’s Douglas Clark explores thecountry’s global anti-suit injunction provision

Singapore’s IP edge

HJM Asia Law’s Caroline Berube and Matthew Boyd discuss updates via the Copyright Bill and the Intellectual Property (Amendment) Act

Building an IP powerhouse

Gowling WLG’s Jian Xu provides 10 highlights from China’s plan for building a powerful IP nation

The pandemic’s illicit market

Even when the spread of Covid-19 is brought under control, the counterfeiting issues in its wake may not follow suit, say Latham & Watkins’ Perry Viscounty and Sunnie Ning

Counterfeiting in China

Squire Patton Boggs’ Paolo Beconcini considers whether further reform could prevent anti-counterfeiting work remaining a game of whack-a-mole

Drugs fix

CMS CameronMcKenna Nabarro Olswang’s Borys Danevychand Artem Grudinin provide solutions tocombat the rising threat of drug counterfeits

Redefining patent criteria

Kim & Chang’s Youngsun You, Sang Nam Lee and Ji Youn Kim discuss a Korean Supreme Court finding that ‘constitutional difficulty’ must be considered when assessing the inventiveness of a selection invention

Green zone

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak’s Marek Oleksyn discusses the pitfalls and penalties for FMCG businesses engaging in greenwashing

Copy that

What can the FMCG sector do to protectits branded products against copycats? Choose your battles wisely, arguesBarker Brettell’s Carole Drury

Top of the box

VasheharanKanesarajahwonders if the UK patent box relief scheme is a mother of invention or moneyfor old rope

Working together

Mewburn Ellis’ Pollyanna Savva discusses how cooperating with UK government and self-regulatory authorities can combat counterfeit crime

A transforming sector

FotisInternational Law Firm’s Neil Drahmouneand Tanzeela Rauf provide a legal study ofIP rights for the FMCG sector in the United Arab Emirates region

Power up

Government changes could see the UK’sCompetition and Markets Authority given enhanced powers to declare companies inbreach of consumer law, without taking them to court first

Eye of the tiger

Judge denies temporary restraining order relating to Carol Baskin’s Tiger King 2 claims that producers of the series breached contract for using footage in trailer for second series

Happy returns

Alasdair Poore becomes third CIPA president in institute’s 139-year history to return for a second term, starting from 1 January 2022

Unicolors v H&M oral arguments

Dispute which started in 2016 relating to the sale of a jacket and skirt, examines importance of compliance with US Copyright Office formalities

A changing world

An appeal has been filed to the UK Supreme Court in the high-profile DABUS case, following a Court of Appeal verdict that AI systems cannot own or transfer patent rights under UK law

Data drama

Welcome news for data controllers after the UK Supreme Court unanimously rules not to allow representative action sought against Google

INTA 2021: Brand builders

Trademark practitioners must become brand stewards, while also understanding the hot button issues that brands face

INTA 2021: In the weeds

Celebrity endorsements from the likes of Jay-Z and Seth Rogen come with many layers of complexity in the cannabis, gambling and alcohol industries

Senator announces retirement

Key legislative advocate for patent reform and IP policy Patrick Leahy announces he will not be seeking re-election

INTA 2021: Action stations

Brands need to be ‘proactive’ against counterfeiting 3M Company’s Colette Durst says, highlighting that education, collaboration and aggressive brand protection initiatives are key

Patent progress

FRAND caseshave dominated the English Patents Court this year, but there were otherinteresting decisions relating to sufficiency and inventorship Baker McKenzie’sHiroshi Sheraton, Jason Raeburn, Tanvi Shah and CatherineWoods explore

Speaking out

Stevens &Bolton’s Tom Collins, Astrid Arnold and MelissaTurner reflect on how the ‘communication to the public’ right has beendealt with by the UK and CJEU courts this year

Trademark treats

Pinsent Masons’ Désirée Fields and Gill Dennis take a look back at a selection of2021’s key UK and EU trademark cases

Design developments

D Young &Co’s Anna Reid and Gabriel Wittmann drive through some of thisyear’s principal EU, German and UK design cases