Content types Archives: Series

La réputation en ligne, un nouvel actif immatériel dans l’économie collaborative

By 22 May 2017 0

En 2011, la Commission européenne proposait un plan d’action pour renforcer la confiance dans l’économie numérique[1]. En présentant en 2015 une stratégie pour le marché unique numérique, la Commission visait à concrétiser davantage ce plan action[2]. Cela donne à penser que la confiance dans l’économie numérique peut se construire. Des mesures législatives assurant les droits […]

Plain packaging, trademark protection and Investment Treaties: Get ready!

By 3 November 2016 33

The obligation of using plain packaging for tobacco products, i. e. the requirement to remove or substantially reduce the appeal of the brand on the packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products, has generated a lot of public debate, including about the effectiveness of such regulation (see here a summary of the debate in particular […]

Intellectual Property Rights at the Bilateral and Multilateral Levels: How to Reach Consistency?

By 24 January 2016 0

This article is the third part of a three-piece series written by Lukas Vanhonnaeker (for the first and second part, see here and here). Lukas Vanhonnaeker is a doctoral candidate at McGill University. After completing his bilingual (French/English) bachelor’s degree in law at the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (Brussels, Belgium) in 2010, Mr Vanhonnaeker received his […]

How Does Increased Investor Protection Enhance the Dissemination of Knowledge?

By 19 January 2016 0

This article is the second part of a three-piece series written by Lukas Vanhonnaeker (for the first part, see here). Lukas Vanhonnaeker is a doctoral candidate at McGill University. After completing his bilingual (French/English) bachelor’s degree in law at the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (Brussels, Belgium) in 2010, Mr Vanhonnaeker received his law degree (cum laude) […]

Does Intellectual Property Qualify as a Foreign Direct Investment?

By 15 January 2016 0

This article is the first part of a three-piece series written by Lukas Vanhonnaeker. Lukas Vanhonnaeker is a doctoral candidate at McGill University. After completing his bilingual (French/English) bachelor’s degree in law at the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (Brussels, Belgium) in 2010, Mr Vanhonnaeker received his law degree (cum laude) from the Catholic University of Louvain, […]

A New Journey Among the Global Intellectual Property Issues

By 23 September 2015 56

Once again, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published its ‘Intellectual Property Roadmap’ which lists the global intellectual property issues of interest for its constituency, i. e. the business world. The 2014 version is available here. We have already referred to previous issues of this ICC Roadmap on IPditIT (see here and here). This […]

Do standard setting organizations’ rules stand in the way of innovation?

By 17 July 2015 12

This article is the third part of a three-piece series that discusses the incentives and the challenges for firms to engage in open IP practices. Standards are an invisible yet inherent part of our day-to-day life. You might not be aware of it but in this exact moment, as you are about to read this […]

Open-source to the rescue: innovative ways of dealing with the carbon crisis

By 22 June 2015 35

This article is the second part of a three-piece series that discusses the incentives and the challenges for firms to engage in open IP practices. The more the merrier As discussed in a recent post, over the past years many firms have operated a 180-degree turn in their way of managing knowledge. Good old defensive IP […]

Opening up knowledge management

By 10 June 2015 29

A few decades ago, traditional IP protection has started to coexist with a more cooperative line towards knowledge management. And while intellectual property rights are still mainly seen as defensive shields preventing others from using creations of the mind, more and more people embrace an open approach to IP . Examples of openness in knowledge management can […]

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Banks’ reaction to entry threats

By and 10 February 2015 0

In this third post, we examine how banks can react to the entry threat on banking retail markets (the previous two posts on banking innovations can be found here and here)? First, banks can decide to innovate by themselves. However, banks have market power, which implies that they face the usual trade-off between the replacement […]