143rd meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (Munich, 25 and 26 March 2015)

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation held its 143rd meeting on 25 and 26 March 2015 with Jesper Kongstad, Director General of the Danish Patent Office, in the chair.

Manila Principles On Intermediary Liability Offer Vision For Balance

A new set of principles launched this week by a range of global non-governmental organisations attempts to set out guidelines for internet intermediaries’ liability for content of communications. The six principles, which are seeking endorsement from organisations and individuals worldwide, address freedom of expression, freedom of association, and the right to privacy.

IP Industry Issues Report On Intermediaries’ Role In Fighting IP Infringement In Supply Chain

A leading business group has published a report that it says shows how intermediaries can help keep fake and pirated products out of the supply chain and off the internet. The International Chamber of Commerce BASCAP (Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy) released the 120-page report on 26 March. The paper is titled “Roles […]

Report from the 143th Meeting of the Administrative Council

The Administrative Council (AC) met on 25 and 26 March for its 143rd meeting. Following the presentation of the activities report of the President, they unanimously congratulated the Office, the management and the staff, for the excellent results achieved in 2014.

Brand protection in ASEAN: a practical view

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), set to come into effect on December 31, has the goal of transforming Southeast Asia into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour and a freer flow of capital. Henry Goodwin and Candice Kwok discuss the future of brand protection in the region and what rights holders need to be aware of as they look to enter the markets there

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