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Blockchain Technology Expected to Strongly Impact the IP Industry

August 18 2017 During the past few years, a new technology - blockchain - has developed, which is expected to replace many current digital platforms. Since digital…

The European Court of Justice finds pirate streaming illegal

April 28 2017 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently interpreted a few articles in Directive 2001/29 and found pirate streaming illegal. One of the…

To what extent is AI patentable in Europe?

August 13 2019 “My logic is undeniable” states the Artificial Intelligence supercomputer (VIKI) in the movie “I, Robot”. This may well be so, in the future! But how…

Protection of complex trademarks and their components

October 23 2015 When working on trademark protection and the associated prosecution issues, IP professionals do not always see eye to eye with clients' marketing…

The wind of change: GDPR`s drastic effect on domain name registrations, especially the WHOIS data

May 23 2018 The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become enforceable on 25 May 2018. Among others, it will have an impact on domain name…

Recent changes in China IP laws

September 12 2019 China’s legislature has approved amendments to three laws that will strengthen protections for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the country…

Ratification of UPC Agreement - Germany

September 4 2019 Recently, some Members of the German Parliament asked questions to the German Government regarding the budget for the UPC. The Government’s answer to…

WIPO launches UDRP for Chinese domain names

August 22 2019 WIPO`s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service has enjoyed unbroken popularity for decades as it provides a time and cost effective remedy for brand…

USPTO`s new rule requires a qualified U.S. attorney as representative

August 16 2019 As of 3rd August 2019, all foreign domiciled applicants, registrants or other parties to a trademark proceeding before the United States Patent and…

USPTOs nya regel kräver licensierad US Attorney som representant

August 16 2019 Från och med den 3 augusti 2019 måste de sökanden, innehavara eller andra parter som deltar i varumärkesförfaranden vid det amerikanska patent och…