The Intellectual Property (IP) Review, eighth edition, has been published. Gowling WLG (Gordon Harris, Andrew Maggs and Ailsa Carter) authored the UK Chapter, which summarises the IP court and litigation systems in the UK, recent developments in relation to IP law and practice, the forms and availability of IP protection and trends and outlook in the IP sphere.
This latest edition of the Intellectual Property Review, published by Law Business Research, contains 24 chapters, each focused upon a different jurisdiction.
Litigants and lawyers familiar with instructing legal teams around the world in relation to intellectual property rights, particularly patents, will appreciate the time and learning that is necessary to develop an understanding of the court and litigation system in an unfamiliar jurisdiction. Such an understanding is a prerequisite for efficient and effective instruction in, and co-ordination of, global IP litigation strategies.
The Intellectual Property Review is a really useful tool in this context. For each jurisdiction, it contains more information than can be gleaned in many hours of calls and meetings, and follows a well-defined structure. In keeping with this, the UK chapter provides a condensed and current synopsis of the position in the UK.