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For those operating in the TMT sector, the pace of change in technology and in business models seems only to be matched by the pace with which regulators rush to keep up. It can sometimes feel like decisions in Beijing, Brussels, London and Washington, to name but a few, are creating unbeatable headwinds for those looking at cross-border M&A in the sector. Deal Dynamics, the new Hogan Lovells analytical tool looking at cross-border M&A, presents…
Hogan Lovells has just launched a powerful new global cross-border M&A tool, in partnership with Mergermarket. Deal Dynamics combines interactive deal data by markets and sectors with exclusive editorial content to provide insights on cross-border M&A. Diversified Industrials, Energy, Real Estate, and TMT sectors drive the M&A market in Q3 2018, according to new data from Hogan Lovells and Mergermarket. The Deal Dynamics tool allows users to mine cross-border data set by date range, geography, sector,…
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has published its new Final Rule on the standard of review used in construing challenged patent claims in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).  Currently, the PTAB relies on the “broadest reasonable interpretation” (“BRI”) standard in construing challenged patent claims.  However, the new rule directs the PTAB to rely on the person of ordinary skill in the art (“POSITA”) standard announced in the Federal Circuit’s landmark…
On 9 August and 28 September 2018, the new Cyberspace Courts in Beijing and Guangzhou were officially opened. These new specialised courts, along with their equivalent one that was formed in Hangzhou in August 2017, are meant to tackle the quickly swelling stream of internet-related court procedures in China. The establishment of these specialised courts is an encouraging step for the Chinese internet sector as well as for IP owners: it promises a more flexible…
The European Copyright Directive seeks to strike the right balance between the remuneration received by authors and performers, and the profits made by internet platforms when they make their works accessible. This difference is known as the value gap. Our 4 minute video summary covers the following points: What is it? What’s the issue? What about liability? What’s the challenge? Why does it matter? Where do the European Council and Parliament stand on this? Next steps?…
We are excited to be holding the “Going Global” cross-practice, multi-track seminar again this year, 26 November in Osaka and 28 November in Tokyo. Our IP speakers will guide participants through the following issues:   Advanced trademark issues: What Japanese companies need to know about prosecution and enforcement in the U.S. and the EU This year, we are delighted to present an advanced level program that will provide an in-depth review of current trends and case law impacting Japanese companies…
We live in a visual society. And the business world is no different. As competition continues to increase across the globe, it’s unsurprising that we are beginning to see the revival of color in corporate branding. The selection of a core color is a process that should not be taken half-heartedly as colors can communicate a deeper meaning about your identity. For example, red triggers emotions of passion, energy and danger, whereas blue can evoke…
On 9 October we held the fifth in our LimeGreen Live webinar series. This instalment explored how the US and EU member states are handling trade secret protection: what the differences are, where you might face challenges and how best to proceed in securing adequate protection and enforcing your rights throughout the US and the EU. If you missed the webinar, you can now watch the recording here. You can also download the…
Capable of identifying novel compounds for therapeutic use, AI is saving time and costs in a process that can take around 10 to 15 years and billions of pounds to complete. For the pharmaceutical industry, which has traditionally relied on patents to protect innovation and fund R&D, this should be good news, but is an intelligent machine’s output really patentable? This article, first published in Intellectual Property Magazine, October 2018, explores just some of the…
The Registry operator of the .US domain and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have lifted a prohibition on the so called “seven dirty words” allowing them to be included in future .US domain name registrations.  The decision came in the wake of the suspension of an anti-Nazi domain name containing a previously banned term. The official TLD for the United States of America, .US, has been managed and overseen by the NTIA, which…