IACC 2017 Annual Spring Conference

Barcelona, Spain
17-19 May 2017
www.iacc.org/conferences/spring-conference
The IACC’s Annual Spring Conference combines the industry's most up-to-date information and best practices with its top leaders in the frontlines in law, security, government and business.

Spring Conference attendees come from all continents to network and share their views on the latest IP challenges and solutions to mitigating counterfeiting. It’s an ideal opportunity for companies to learn about and have direct access to new and innovative solutions and approaches to anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy.
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Nordic IPR
Denmark
April 2017
11-12
The event will focus on the best industry examples of how those achieving high revenue returns following effective management and commercialisation of IP are doing so
April 2017
11-13
This international conference aims to bring together practitioners from different fields and practice areas of intellectual property to share the latest developments, best practices and experiences
April 2017
20-21
Since November 2014, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou already set up intellectual property court, which is a measure that bearing milestone significance in China IP area. According to statistics, there are more than 19502 IP cases with international influence have been adjudicate by these three IP court before March 31 in 2016.
May 2017
20-24
INTA'S Annual Meeting is the largest and most prestigious gathering of trademark professionals in the world, with more than 9,000 delegates expected to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting in Barcelona.
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Young people more likely to buy counterfeits
24 March 2017 | Alicante | Reporter: Barney Dixon
But, overall, responses show a high level of support for intellectual property rights
Safe harbour reforms dropped from Australian bill
24 March 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The reforms may have delayed passage of other important provisions
FilmOn X fails to get judicial support
23 March 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Classing the service as a ‘cable provider’ could “jeopardise” the values of the Copyright Act
Supreme Court rules in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands
23 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ruling heralded as a “big step forward for clothing designers”
Amazon to broaden anti-counterfeiting programme
22 March 2017 | Las Vegas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brands should not “rest on their laurels” when it comes to the new initiative
CJCH to spearhead government-backed anti-piracy HQ
22 March 2017 | Cardiff | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CJCH Solicitors is backed by £432,000 from the Welsh government
Owner of .feedback lacks transparency
22 March 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TLS owner Jay Westerdal "disappointed in a number of factors of the ruling"
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India's copyright societies are subject to interim measures that boost transparency. DPS Parmar and Aniruddh Singh of LexOrbis report
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The BRICS IP Forum and the IP Summit allowed intellectual property professionals to reflect on a topsy-turvy 2016, and hope for a simpler 2017
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While Indian fair use is not explicit, provisions exist for the fair dealing of copyright. Rohit Singh and Tina Canneth of Abu-Ghazeleh Intellectual Property delve deeper
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