Category: Intellectual Property

We have been following the Intellectual Property Bill closely since its introduction on May 9th earlier this year. Among the proposals for design reform in the Bill, clause 13 creates a new criminal offence for the copying of UK registered … Continue reading

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There is now just over one month to go to the 2012 London Patent Summit on 8 – 9 October. This international conference—the first of its kind in the UK—will bring together patent professionals, policy makers and investors to discuss … Continue reading

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ICC UK has today filed a response to the Department for Health consultation on whether tobacco products should be sold in generic packs without branding or trademarks. Our response highlights a number of trade- and investment-related issues arising from the … Continue reading

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The latest edition of the ICC IP Roadmap is now available! The 2012 Roadmap serves as an invaluable tool for policymakers and business leaders alike to keep up to date on important IP issues. Key issues edition include the decision … Continue reading

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This week the European Union and 22 Member States added their signature to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The EU’s signature of ACTA is, in our view, an important step in the global fight against counterfeiting and piracy. The plurilateral … Continue reading

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Sir James Dyson’s opinion piece in the Times on 7 December rightly highlights the problem of poor IP protection in China. It’s little surprise that Dyson is facing problems; indeed many technology companies find themselves in the same boat. One … Continue reading

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The news that the Government has appointed its first ever Intellectual Property Attaché in China is unlikely to hit the headlines on a day when most media outlets will be focused on developments in Brussels. But that shouldn’t shade perception … Continue reading

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The London Conference on Cyberspace starts on 1 November, with over 100 companies participating at the invitation of the ICC UK. This is an important event. As we’ve highlighted in previous posts, this conference isn’t just about cyberwarfare or  cybersecurity—although … Continue reading

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Just under a week before its launch, growing attention is being paid in the mainstream media to the London Conference on Cyberspace. Inevitably many will ask why we need another conference on the Internet. Hardly a week goes by without … Continue reading

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ICC UK welcomes the European Commission’s formal adoption of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a multilateral trade agreement aimed at improving international enforcement of intellectual property against counterfeiting and piracy. The Commission has now sent the Agreement to the European … Continue reading

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