The strange saga of Munich's Oktoberfest trademark application
There are few trademark stories from Germany quite as complex (and peculiar) as that of Munich's efforts to register "Oktoberfest" as its own IP.
Why are patents important in a post-COVID world?
Why are patents important? Because innovation, especially in tech, will be vital in the post-COVID world.
Everyday IP: Spaceships - past, present, patents
Developments and trends in spaceship design have wide-ranging sociopolitical and economic implications.
GII 2021 highlights the incredible resilience of innovation investments
On September 20 this year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021, one of the most influential reports on the relative strengths of different countries' innovation ecosystems.
Becoming the IP manager of the future
IP managers may need to broaden their skillsets to keep pace with the ways in which the Intellectual Property world is changing.
Shaping the future of Italy’s Intellectual Property system
From the strategic intervention plan, it is clear that IP is expected to play a key role in facilitating Italy’s recovery in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
Everyday IP: Who owns the internet?
Determining exactly 'who owns the internet' is no simple matter, as the IP ownership of the systems and infrastructure that comprise it is widely varied.
How are damages calculated in patent infringement cases?
If the worst should happen, an inventor must understand how patent infringement damages are calculated in major legal jurisdictions.
Guerlain vs. EUIPO and the question of distinctiveness
The General Court's recent annulment of an EUIPO decision against Guerlain may have implications that reach far beyond the cosmetics market.
Everyday IP: Brewing the finest booze – beer through the ages
As one of the world's oldest beverages, it is no surprise that beer and its history offer intriguing lessons about innovation and Intellectual Property.
Green innovations call for strong IP protection
Green tech development is key to the planet's future, and IP service providers are instrumental in facilitating this evolution.
Everyday IP: When were computers invented?
Answering the question: 'When were computers invented?' involves far more than just citing a date — it is bound up in the past, present and future of IP.