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Intellectual Property

We have specialist intellectual property (IP) teams in the most important IP jurisdictions worldwide.

With over 100 specialist IP partners and associates, we offer an integrated, cross-border service to meet our clients global needs, and provide specialist advice and representation in individual countries.

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Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019

What should brand owners know about the treatment of design rights in the UK?

Global Head of IP David Stone speaks to Lexology Learn about design rights in comparison to other, more common IP rights and why brand owners are becoming much more interested in design rights in the UK.

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2019

Flying high

As more countries liberalise their cannabis policies, there has been a rapid increase in the number of registered IP rights as competitors seek to establish their places in the market.

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Publications: 15 NOVEMBER 2019

First French anti-anti-suit injunction: don't tell me what I can't do!

Following on from the first German anti-anti-suit injunction issued a few weeks ago in the Nokia v. Continental case, the Paris First Instance court did just the same in IPCom v. Lenovo.

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Publications: 13 NOVEMBER 2019

Regulation of technology import: China

Despite being both lawful and commonplace to choose foreign governing law and foreign forum in a technology import contract entered into between a foreign transferor and a Chinese transferee, it is impracticable for the foreign party to the contract to avoid the Chinese court when it seeks to enforce against the Chinese counterparty. As the Chinese court is virtually inevitable where enforcement is sought against the Chinese transferee, so is the application of mandatory Chinese law.

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