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Dark web marketplace AlphaBay shut down
21 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US government has seized AlphaBay, the largest online ‘dark market’ that was used by hundreds of thousands of people to trade illegal goods
CIPU partners with Tusher for IP education
18 July 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding has partnered with the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital to further promote public IP awareness
Entrupy secures $2.6 million in funding
18 July 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Software company Entrupy has secured $2.6 million in funding for its artificial intelligence-driven counterfeit protection technology
ICC calls on UN members to fight counterfeiting and piracy
10 July 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
UKIPO releases IP Act guidance
03 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google hit with €2.42 billion EU antitrust fine
27 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Matal named acting head of USPTO
08 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Copycats plague publishers
22 May 2017 | Barcelona | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tinder opposes Shinder’s trademark application
17 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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China could establish appellate IP court
15 May 2017 | Chengdu | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bird & Bird nests with Incopro
10 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK IP Unjustified Threats Bill receives royal assent
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Pre-installed software for piracy makes IPTV players illegal
26 April 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Barney Dixon
World IP Day: Innovation improves lives
26 April 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IACC welcomes IP enforcement coordinator nomination
13 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US complains about China’s piracy and counterfeiting problems
03 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UKIPO ‘working hard’ to push IP issues in Brexit negotiations
16 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UKIPO launches study of IP enforcement framework
13 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
More to be done for digital sectors, says UK government
03 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IP experts launch group dedicated to education
20 February 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IP trade group singles out Canada
17 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Infringement could have $4.2 trillion impact in five years
07 February 2017 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Paragon acquires majority stake in Novagraaf
03 February 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dennemeyer expands to Singapore
27 January 2017 | Singapore | Reporter: Katherine Brown
FTC and DOJ update IP licensing guidelines
17 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China has an IP plan
16 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Obama administration releases three-year IP plan
14 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPC responds to 20-year link right denouncement
12 December 2016 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
YouTube’s $1 billion not a reason to celebrate, says IFPI
07 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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The 36th European Communities Trade Mark Association Annual Conference focused on reform of EU trademark and copyright law. Mark Dugdale was there
As EU copyright reform continues, publishers are insisting the press publisher’s right will be good for business and won’t harm consumers. Angela Mills Wade of the European Publishers Council explains
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ECTA’s copyright committee was formed in response to the modernisation of the EU’s approach to copyright. Chair Dr Christian Freudenberg tells Mark Dugdale what this has meant in practice
ECTA has ramped up its efforts to ensure that IP rights are heard in Brexit negotiations. But this isn’t all the trademark association has been up to in the past year, as Ruta Olmane explains
William Dyer III and Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes examine TC Heartland v Kraft and the arguments put forward in support of each party
As Brexit negotiations begin, it is still unclear where trademarks fit in. But, with two years to get a good deal, the UK government needs to consider all aspects
Rights holders that want to protect their valuable intellectual property have to be willing to change
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While Indian fair use is not explicit, provisions exist for the fair dealing of copyright. Rohit Singh and Tina Canneth of Abu-Ghazeleh Intellectual Property delve deeper
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