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Intellectual Property

26 May 2020
Adam Bell COVID-19 Weekly Report (18-24 May 2020)

International - International Law Office

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

Author: Adam Bell
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Recent updates

Adam Bell COVID-19 Weekly Report (11-17 May 2020)

International - International Law Office

Author: Adam Bell
Feng Zheng Daimler fails to defend Smart design patent in validity challenge

China - Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Authors: Feng Zheng, Wenting Liu
Cathy Ting Main points of Copyright Act draft amendments

Taiwan - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Author: Cathy Ting
Seema S Mansoor Patent owners' rights under Patents Ordinance 2000

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Authors: Seema S Mansoor, Erum Rasheed
Jean-Christophe Rolland INPI examination of inventive step: time to make a choice!

France - GEVERS & ORES

Authors: Jean-Christophe Rolland, Chantal Noël
Okan Can Status of rebranding and re-marking goods under IP Code

Turkey - Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

Authors: Okan Can, F Burcum Evgin
David Schwartz COVID-19: CIPO deadlines extended until 1 June 2020

Canada - Smart & Biggar

Author: David Schwartz
Paula Gutiérrez IP-related measures adopted due to COVID-19

Spain - Grau & Angulo

Author: Paula Gutiérrez

Upcoming events

IPBC Global 2020

30 August - 1 September 2020 - The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

IAM’s 13th annual IPBC Global offers an unrivalled opportunity to put yourself at the heart of discussions involving those who make the world’s IP weather. Featuring top-level IP business experts, the programme will provide a detailed overview of the developing global IP landscape, explore the implications of recent events, focus on emerging business models and review best-practice value creation strategies. It is the one IP event that you cannot afford to miss.

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Patent Licensing 2020

5 October 2020 - San Francisco, United States

With the global patent licensing landscape facing greater uncertainty, staying abreast of the current market has become more important than ever. Returning for its sixth year, IAM’s Patent Licensing 2020 is designed to provide licencors and licensees with an insight into the strategies for success being used by leaders in the field.

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Patent Litigation 2020

10 November 2020 - Washington DC, United States

IAM’s Patent Litigation returns to Washington DC for its sixth year, bringing together leading IP experts in both litigation and policy. Well established as the must-attend event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market, panellists will represent a broad cross-section of the patent community.

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Pharma & Biotech IP USA 2020


The life sciences are seeing developments in new technologies and undergoing a period of dramatic change and innovation, all of which are challenging traditional IP strategies and business models. IAM’s inaugural Pharma & Biotech IP USA heads to Boston after four successful years in Europe to bring together leading in-house practitioners and expert counsel to explore next-generation strategies for protecting and exploiting cutting-edge innovation.

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AI IP USA 2020

8 October 2020 - Boston, United States

AI is creating a seismic shift in the way that people interact with technology, disrupting every major industry along the way. But as AI continues to transform day-to-day processes, patent systems and IP managers are battling with its implications. IAM’s inaugural AI IP event will explore the latest strategies and insight that IP managers can use to keep up with AI innovation as it far outpaces the laws surrounding it.

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