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Daren Tang takes the reins as WIPO DG

New director general intends to focus on inclusiveness, balance and future-orientation; promises ‘high standards of governance and meticulous financial management’

Ocado delivered patent lawsuit from robot rival

UK’s newly crowned most valuable retaileralleged to have built its ‘foundation’ on rival’s appropriated technology;suits filed before the US ITC, Eastern District of Virginia, and High Court ofEngland and Wales

IKEA in the spotlight over LED imports

Swedish home improvement giant among companies accused by the University of California of infringing five US patents covering various filament LED innovations

Avoid being shipwrecked

Got that sinking feeling? Rachael Barber and Charlotte Wilding advise brand owners on steps to follow should they become aware of counterfeit products being used on their vessels

AIPPI 2020: trade secret litigation increasing

Higher damage awards in China could deter potential infringers; issues across other IP rights are ‘forcing’ rightsholders to look at trade secrets as a new way to protect innovations

SCOTUS set to hear Arthrex case

Supreme Court asked to determine whether administrative patent judges are principal or inferior officers; no other Arthrex-related petitions granted by court

WTO urges for transparency of legal IP frameworks

Transparency vital to allowing member states ‘much-needed clarity’ and enabling ‘mutual learning’ during Covid-19 vaccine battle; compulsory licensing of patents is applicable under TRIPS rules

Trump hit with multiple copyright claims

Creedence Clearwater Revival legend and LinkinPark claim president violates copyright; artists join long list of complaintsseeking to bar president from using their music

UK designers could be 'vulnerable' post-Brexit

As no-deal scenario looms, UK designers dealt ‘significant setback’ over reciprocal unregistered rights protections; Enforcement Strategy an ‘ideal vehicle’ to include criminal provisions for infringing unregistered designs