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UK IPO calls for views on AI

Stakeholder comments sought on what implications AI might have for IP policy; office previously rejected patent applications from an AI inventor

US TM act aims to ‘help restore balance’

Original bill co-sponsor and House Judiciary Committee chair calls on colleagues to support bill aimed at modernising US TM law; bill would allow third parties to cancel fraudulent filings if TMs are never used

Nicki Minaj wins sampling fair use case

Californian district judge finds the SuperBass rapper did not intend to commercialise at-issue song; judge says averdict against defendant would ‘limit creativity and stifle innovation’

EUIPO Banksy verdict will ‘rattle arts industry’

Anonymous artist utilised trademarks for ‘flowerbomber’ piece to avoid using copyright to reveal his identity, with marks filedin bad faith EUIPO panel rules; judgment ‘a significant one for the artindustry’

WIPO launches free IP decisions database

Upon launch, 10 member states have agreed togive free access to leading IP decisions; Gurry says new database provides ‘importantsupport for the adjudication of IP disputes in a globalised world’

Ugandan president rolls out new IP policy

President Museveni signs plan to improve Ugandan innovation offerings; newly launched IP policy to help increase low filing figures and aid in the country’s Vision 2040 project

Advertising standards

Siddharth Srivastava considers the IP issues crucial for advertisers and advertisingagencies

Ringing the changes

Haynes and Boone’s David McCombs, EugeneGoryunov, Clint Wilkins, Jonathan Bowser and Angela Oliver look at the changes at the USPatent Trial and Appeal Board under Director Andrei Iancu

Creating new revenue

Joe Dearingand PatrickWoolley consider how IP assets can be a robust source of new revenuestreams in challenging times

TM filings up by 6.4% at UK IPO

Latest office report outlines its commitment to reducing patent backlog and increasing office inclusion and diversity; UK IPO aiming to be ‘the best IP office’

Name drop

David Bell and Mike McArthur examine the trademark legal lessons from the Washington Redskins’ name change

Covid collaborators

Karen Sebaski examineshow companies can avoid or prepare for patent disputes when teaming up to accelerate vaccine developments

Sea change

The autonomous shipping marketsize is estimated to be valued at $88bn in 2020. PhilipRoche and Peter McBurney discussthe challenges ahead surrounding data and IP rights

On the crest of a wave

Almost every element of modernshipping involves protectable IP and many areas of the sector are highlytechnologically advanced. Stephenson Harwood’s RobJacob and Joshua Cunnington explain

Patentability in Australia

In the firstof a two-part series, Sudhanshu Ayyagari says it is still possible topatent software-based inventions in Australia

Addressing inequalities

Leading blackattorneys tell IPM that diversity and representation of black lawyers needs tobe addressed at big law firms

Bad-faith Banksy

Anonymous artist filed EU marks in badfaith to ‘circumvent’ copyright in order to avoid revealing his identity

AI: create and innovate?

Simmons& Simmons explore key issues likely to impact the law of patents, tradesecrets and copyright in the context of the emerging tech

A decade of difference

TaylorWessing’s Paul England looks at changes in IP and pharma over the past10 years

The fine line

Chris Worrall and Sandra Mapara discuss the pay-for-delay case against drug firms Aspen, Amilco and Tiofarma that resulted in fines totalling £2.3m

Surveying the landscape

As the geneand cell therapy space becomes more crowded, DavidH Silverstein and Christopher M Gallosay that biopharmaceutical companies should turn to patent landscape analysis

Demands for divergence

The BritishCopyright Council’s Rebecca Deeganexplains how the UK government could better aid copyright-focussed industriesamid uncertainty

Game changer

OsborneClarke’s Nick Kempton discusses the first substantive decision dealing with video game ‘cheats’

Publishers 'slow' in dealing with clearance requests

PLS research warns that those attempting to access content may turn to piracy should publishers take too long to deal with permission requests; takes 63% of publishers more than four weeks to respond to requests

IP at the US polls

The US is in the midst of a divisive and febrile presidential election campaign. While IP may not be at the forefront of voters’ concerns, where do the candidates stand? Ben Wodecki explains