December 8, 2019

Exclusive interview with Ache’s Elza Durham

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Early-bird pricing ends this Friday! Register now using code* LA100 to save $100! Ahead of IPBC Latin America 2019 in Sao Paulo this December, we spoke to panellist Elza Durham – IP Counsel, Ache – about how her role at the company has changed in recent years, how the IP landscape has been impacted by recent developments in Latin America […]

Cayman ‘Economic Substance’ crackdown impacting HK Hedge Funds

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By Elizabeth Beattie From Asian Legal Business The Cayman Islands’ new Economic Substance Law, which targets multinational using strategically placed subsidies to lessen taxation, is impacting Hong Kong hedge funds, according to lawyers the legislation, which came into force in this year after concerns were expressed by the European Union, targets large companies that move […]

What does a world-class IP strategy look like?

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After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, next year’s IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 24 to 25 March. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior corporate IP professionals from companies of all sizes. Limited places are […]

IP value creation in Latin America – tough, but not impossible

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Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru have all taken significant steps in recent times to improve their IP regimes and drive changes to facilitate the commercialisation of IP rights in Latin America. However, significant issues remain – including registration delays, court hold-ups and patentability uncertainties, as well as ongoing problems with piracy and counterfeiting. This […]

IP investment in the APAC region

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China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and its top banking regulator have promised a new set of policies to facilitate Chinese SMEs’ access to IP-backed lending. The CNIPA said that the goals of an upcoming new policy on IP finance would be improving risk management and enhancing ‘innovation in services’. Sustaining private-sector investment while managing debt-related risks […]

How to build an effective IP enforcement strategy for Latin America

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IPBC Latin America, hosted by IAM, WTR and Latin Lawyer in São Paulo on 4 December, is a unique opportunity to hear how in-house IP experts at leading companies from across the region and beyond are effectively managing their IP life cycle to maximise corporate value.  At one session, attendees will discuss ‘the good, the bad and the ugly of IP […]

Daikin’s new approach to IP deal-making

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Last month, Japanese aircon giant, Daikin, became the latest Japanese company to open up a portfolio of patents for royalty-free licensing. The decision builds on years of similar patent initiatives by the company. Daikin has made other royalty-free pledges focused on emerging economies in the past, and it bet big on a technology transfer to China […]

IPBC Latin America heads to São Paulo

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From IAM and WTR After a successful launch in Rio de Janeiro last year, IPBC Latin America heads to São Paulo on 4 December 2019 to showcase and explore winning strategies for managing the IP lifecycle to maximise corporate value. Rights holders from Latin America and beyond will delve into the best practice enforcement techniques and monetisation […]

Why over 600 IP business leaders are heading to Boston

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There are now fewer than three weeks until the world’s IP leaders meet in Boston at IAM’s 12th annual IPBC Global (16 to 18 June). We are very close to reaching capacity – book now to avoid disappointment. In the past 11 years, more than 5,500 senior IP decision makers have attended IPBC Global and there will be yet another […]

How secure are VPNs?

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We all know that huge tech sites like Google are no stranger to privacy violations and massive data collection. These sites know a lot about us ranging from our hobbies all the way down to our exact location. The unfortunate part is that it’s not always clear what information we’re giving up in exchange for […]