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eSport: everything to play for

The International Olympic Committee recently declared that competitive video gaming could be considered a sporting activity. What are the implications for the sports industry and, crucially, for intellectual property?

The Accessible Books Consortium: What it means for publishers

Michiel Kolman, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), and Hugo Setzer, IPA Vice-President, share their views on what the WIPO-led Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) means for publishers.

Can the monkey selfie case teach us anything about copyright law?

Against the backdrop of the row over who owns copyright in a selection of monkey selfie images the author explores issues surrounding copyright and photography under English and European copyright laws. 

A fresh look at the Olympic properties

In the wake of the XXIII Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, what role do IP rights play in generating the funds required to organize one of the largest sporting events in the world?

Blockchain and IP law: a match made in crypto heaven?

Blockchain has been a hot topic recently, with multiple industries exploring its possibilities and new use cases emerging almost daily. But how might this technology be used in the context of IP law and practice?


Artificial intelligence and copyright

October 2017 – As the use of artificial intelligence by artists becomes more widespread, the distinction between artwork that is made by a human and that made by a computer is becoming increasingly blurred with interesting implications for copyright.

3D printing and IP law

February 2017 – Amid renewed interest in the potential for 3D printing technology transform manufacturing supply chains, to what extent do current IP laws protect the interests of creators?

Eight steps to secure trade secrets

February 2016 – Find out how to secure company trade secrets from both external threats and potential thieves already inside the company.