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LexOrbis opens offices in Mumbai
23 February 2017 | Mumbai
Intellectual property law firm LexOrbis has opened a new office in Mumbai in an effort to further its reach to clients in Western India Read more

20 domain names for Freddy
22 February 2017 | Geneva
Scott Cawthon, creator of point and click survival horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s, has reclaimed 20 domain names in a World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center ruling Read more

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Abandon all hope, ye who settle here
Feature: The BRICS IP Forum and the IP Summit allowed intellectual property professionals to reflect on a topsy-turvy 2016, and hope for a simpler 2017 Read more

Serbia
Country profile: A court’s interpretation of the current events exception in Radosavljević is creative, write Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović of BDK Advokati Read more

Bob Barchiesi :: IACC
Interview: Since the IACC’s Spring Conference, the coalition has continued its fight against counterfeiters across the globe. President Bob Barchiesi explains Read more

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Lindsay Lohan v GTA is far from game over
21 February 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lindsay Lohan has been granted an appeal in her lawsuit against the maker of the Grand Theft Auto video games Read more
Dotcom can be extradited
20 February 2017 | New Zealand
The High Court of New Zealand has confirmed that Kim Dotcom, founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, can be extradited to the US Read more

Google and Bing sign voluntary copyright code
20 February 2017 | London
Google, Bing and creative industry groups have signed a voluntary code of practice covering the removal of links to infringing content from search results Read more

EU's Article 13 ‘needs to be properly defined’
17 February 2017 | Brussels
A rapporteur for the European Parliament committee on culture and education has submitted draft amendments to the proposed EU Digital Single Market copyright directive, arguing that Article 13 does not properly define its own scope Read more

Congress seeks to ‘modernise’ Copyright Office
16 February 2017 | Washington DC
Members of US Congress have reintroduced bipartisan legislation for modernising the Copyright Office and housing it under the legislative branch of government Read more

Rights holders reject Australian fair use
16 February 2017 | Canberra
Rights holder groups in Australia, including the Australian Recording Industry Association, have rejected claims that the country’s current copyright laws are too broad and inflexible Read more

Search engines agree to voluntary copyright code
15 February 2017 | London
Google and other search engines are close to agreeing a voluntary code to combat infringing content links in search results that will take effect on 1 June Read more

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Interviews
Abandon all hope, ye who settle here
The BRICS IP Forum and the IP Summit allowed intellectual property professionals to reflect on a topsy-turvy 2016, and hope for a simpler 2017 Read more

IP don’t like Cyber Mondays
Experts from Dreyfus, MarkMonitor and Pointer Brand Protection & Research discuss what brands can do to protect their trademarks online during the Cyber Monday sales, with counterfeits expected to be widely available Read more

Tools of the trademark
TM Cloud’s Practice Guide is the latest addition to a system that can help brands achieve robust protection in a world reliant on brand power Read more

You’ve gotta keep ‘em separated
Laura Ganoza, Julie McGinnis and Jeffrey Greene of Foley & Lardner examine Star Athletica v Varsity Brands and the copyrightability of elements of useful articles Read more

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Serbia
A court’s interpretation of the current events exception in Radosavljević is creative, write Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović of BDK Advokati Read more

Taiwan
Yu-Li Tsai of Deep & Far examines how damages are calculated in patent infringement litigation in Taiwan Read more

Mexico
A recent amendment will make costly annulments a thing of the past. Gilberto Sanchez, partner at SPECyF, explains Read more

Turkey
New legislation in Turkey promises a swathe of trademark changes. Dr Cahit Suluk of Cahit Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm explains Read more

Hungary
A recent trademark decision in Hungary clarified ‘against the public order’ as an absolute ground for refusal. Dr Judit Lantos and Dr Ildiko Komor Hennel of Sár and Partners – Danubia Patent & Law Office report on how the case proceeded Read more

Serbia
Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović of BDK Advokati review the recent squabble about copyright protection in Serbia for ‘routinely created photos’ Read more

China
Alston & Bird recently expanded with a new office focusing on counselling Chinese companies on US intellectual property law. Yitai Hu, its chief representative, explains what patent owners face when working across borders. Read more

Canada
Canada is decidedly less innovative that many of its peers. Sheema Khan of Shapiro Cohen LLP finds out why Read more

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Bob Barchiesi
IACC
Since the IACC’s Spring Conference, the coalition has continued its fight against counterfeiters across the globe. President Bob Barchiesi explains Read more

Nathalie Dreyfus
Dreyfus
Dreyfus recently held a seminar on trademarks and domain names in Iran as international brands look toward the country for opportunities. Nathalie Dreyfus reveals what was discussed, and how brands can benefit Read more

Michael Ryan
China-Britain Business Council
The CBBC and the owner of WeChat have signed a memorandum of understanding to do more in the fight against infringement. Michael Ryan, director and head of business environment and IP at CBBC, explains Read more

Theresa Swinehart
ICANN
Full IANA control will soon be awarded to ICANN, after a long period of public ownership. Theresa Swinehart, senior advisor to the president on global strategy at the corporation, explains how this changing of the guard will affect the DNS Read more

Bart Mortelmans
bNamed.net
Bart Mortelmans of bNamed.net discusses the importance of SSL certificates, how brands are handling new gTLDs, and whether the TMCH has been a success Read more

Brian Beckham
WIPO
WIPO’s Brian Beckham reveals how new TLDs are affecting the Arbitration and Mediation Center’s workload Read more

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