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  • Episode 393: IP: an increasing important driver for Tech Sector M&A

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 15 April 2014

    Simmons & Simmons partner Andrew McMillan talks to colleague Kevin Mooney about how M&A activity in the Tech sector is increasingly being driven by the value placed on a company’s intellectual property (IP).

  • INTA Roundtable Amsterdam office Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 07 April 2014

    IP Partners Hidde Koenraad and Michael Gavey hosted the International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable on trade mark licensing in our Amsterdam office on 03 April.

  • EU Advocate General supports unregistered Community design rights in ongoing fashion dispute Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 07 April 2014

    The Advocate General has given an opinion supportive of designers in a long-running dispute between Karen Millen and the Irish retailer, Dunnes Stores (Case C 345/13 Karen Millen Fashions Ltd v Dunnes Stores, Dunnes Stores (Limerick) Ltd).

  • .london arriving this spring Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 04 April 2014

    2014 marks the launch of London's new, self-titled top-level domain (TLD) name, ".london".

  • M&A in Regulated Sectors: The increasing importance of IP as a driver of M&A in the Tech Sector Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 02 April 2014

    This seminar took place in our London office on Thursday 27th March and focused on how M&A activity in the Tech sector is increasingly being driven by the value placed on a company’s intellectual property (IP).

  • Jumbo lacks strength Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 26 March 2014

    Where a sign consists of figurative and word elements it does not automatically follow that the word must be considered the dominant element.

  • KORNSPITZ: a victim of genericide Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 25 March 2014

    KORNSPITZ, an Austrian registered trade mark for bread, looks set to join the likes of ESCALATOR and CELEPHANE as victims of genericide – formerly valuable trade marks now invalidated for becoming a “common name in the trade” through the inactivity of the proprietor.

  • BETTY BOOP given wide trade mark protection Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 25 March 2014

    Organisations using cartoon characters to promote their goods should take advantage of trade mark registration in order to take advantage of the wide protection available to these characters.

  • China courts imposed heavier obligations on internet service providers Restricted access

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 17 March 2014 / Submitted: 17 March 2014

    Two recent copyright cases against ISPs impose heavier obligations on ISP to take proactive measures to prevent spread of pirate copies.

  • A new look at the importance of IP valuation Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 14 March 2014

    As part of its Innovation Union strategy, the EU Commission has appointed a panel of experts to review a key obstacle to innovation - the valuation of intellectual property.

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