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Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) 

AGIP CONNECTS YOUR IP WORLD.  Whether you need representation in individual countries or prefer one-stop regional and global services, AGIP is ready to assist you.  We have a Regional Headquarters in Amman to coordinate multinational activities and fully staffed Country Offices throughout the Arab Region and in Afghanistan, China, Cyprus, India, Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey.  We recently opened an office in Iran.  AGIP also has Liaison Offices in Canada, Hungary, the U.K. and U.S.

SERVING ALL YOUR IP NEEDS.  As the largest firm in the region, AGIP and its sister companies offer a full range of IP and legal services (TAG-Legal), domain names registrations (TAG-Domains), translations (TAG Translate), IP valuations (TAG Valuation), as well as a news service (AG-IP- News).

QUALITY AND VALUE.  AGIP is consistently ranked as the top IP firm in the Middle East.  Without compromising quality or service, we reduced fees by implementing additional operational efficiencies and first-rate technology for even greater value.


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Patrix IP Helpware 

With a proven Return on Investment, Patrix provides the Patricia® IP management software to professionals like you who want to reduce costs, minimize risk, improve profitability & increase productivity.

Patricia® is widely regarded as the most user friendly, powerful and versatile IP management software available today.

From the C.E.O. through to the support staff, the Patrix team has extensive previous IP experience having each worked in the corporate and/or practice areas of IP. You can therefore be sure that they fully understand your requirements at every level.

Patricia® is an enterprise wide solution which provides you with swift and secure access to your case data and automatic tracking of IP lifecycles, including laws/regulations, standard forms, time and cost registration, invoicing, customizable reports, document creation, document management and powerful batch processing functionality. Patricia® is designed to easily accommodate and harmonize your best practice and procedures including collaboration both inside and outside of your organization.

In addition to the advanced case management capabilities which Patricia® provides, recent innovation in the area of risk management is now able to assist you tremendously in significantly reducing your exposure.

Being non-modular, Patricia® naturally combines your case data with related cost, billing and time recording information, greatly improving management control in all areas and ensuring that all case related expenditure is captured and recouped.

Created by IP professionals for IP professionals Patricia® is a fully customizable IP management system uniquely delivered on Windows and web platforms or a combination of both – the choice is yours!
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Velcro Companies

Velcro Companies is a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world. We have a heritage of innovation spanning more than 50 years and own over 400 active patents and numerous trademarks, including the VELCRO® trademark, which is registered throughout the world. We develop and deliver solutions for customers through an integrated production and service system that includes manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain and China and sales offices around the world. To buy genuine VELCRO® brand products and to find out more about our company, visit

At Velcro Companies, we are proud that VELCRO® brand products have become a part of everyday life, but that ubiquity sometimes produces confusion. The VELCRO® trademark should be used only when referring to genuine VELCRO® brand fasteners.  Non-VELCRO® brand products should be identified by their functional terms, such as “hook and loop,” and “self-adhesive straps,” and so forth.  The VELCRO® mark should always be used as an adjective and never as a noun or a verb.  The term “Velcro Companies” should be used when referring to our company and its executives.

The proper use of the VELCRO® trademark assists us in safeguarding the integrity of the VELCRO® brand, and helps to protect consumers from products incorrectly sold as VELCRO® brand products.  For further information on the proper use of the VELCRO® trademark, please see the guidelines on our website.


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IBERBRAND® is a full service IP law boutique offering a depth of experience and a fresh approach to the practice of intellectual property law and patent and trademark advisory services in Mexico and Latin America. Based in Mexico City, we provide strategic IP Advice for protecting and maximizing your investment in Mexico and Latin America.

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MarkMonitor®, the world leader in enterprise brand protection and a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business, provides advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world’s leading brands. In the digital world, brands face new risks due to the Web’s anonymity, global reach and shifting consumption patterns for digital content, goods and services. Customers choose MarkMonitor for its unique combination of industry-leading expertise, advanced technology and extensive industry relationships to preserve their marketing investments, revenues and customer trust. To learn more about MarkMonitor, our solutions and services, please visit or call us at 1-800-745-9229.  Email Address:

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Raul Cesar Ferreira (RCF)

RCF, founded in 1929, is one of the leading companies in Portugal in IP field.

The Trademark Department has expertise in searches, prosecution, enforcement and oppositions in National, Community and International trademarks and in litigation.

The Patent Department has expertise in technical areas, drafting, prosecution, enforcement and litigation.

Countries covered: Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Macao, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe.

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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC (SPTL) 

As a leading full-range IP service provider in Greater China since 1984, Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC (SPTL) has 270+ people dedicated to your IP assets with profound expertise.

Based in Shanghai, winged by Beijing and Hong Kong offices, SPTL has developed an extensive network with thousands of clients and associates across 70+ countries, currently as Vice Chairmen members of ACPAA and CTA, as well as members of INTA, AIPPI, IPO, LES, etc.

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SUGIMURA is a leading Japanese IP law firm founded in 1923. Their services include prosecution, licensing, counseling, and enforcement of patents, utility models, design patents, and trademarks. With offices in Japan and the United States, along with professional relationships in over 80 countries, SUGIMURA offers comprehensive international IP protection to both domestic and international clients.

SUGIMURA delivers results-oriented solutions. The firm emphasizes personalized care and offers customized solutions tailored to clients’ needs. SUGIMURA has differentiated itself for its quality and continues to be ranked among top patent and trademark firms in Japan.

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Leading experts on worldwide maintenance of Industrial Property rights.

Acumass is a leading Intellectual Property service provider, operating on a global level with offices based across Europe, Asia and the US. We take pride in providing comprehensive, secure and cost effective renewal services.

Our state-of-the-art software system allows us to create tailored service levels and outsourcing solutions so that we can accommodate our clients and their individual needs.

Acumass was first established in 1981 but our focus has always remained the same, our clients are our number one priority.

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Alyafi IP Group

Alyafi IP Group provide a full range of IP services ranging from prosecution to litigation and unfair competition cases of patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. IP consulting services are also provided by the firm, valuations, audit, due diligence, legal advisory, franchising and licensing. Alyafi IP Group has been ranked as the top IP service provider in the Middle East for four years in a row.

Practice Area: UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Erbil (Kurdistan), Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Kuwait, Lebanon, Bahrain, Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Gaza and West bank.

For more information please contact Dr. Mowafak Alyafi at  

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China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) is an administration and service organization set up on June 3, 1997. CNNIC specializes in domain name registry service,  IP address allocation, high performance DNS solution, internet survey and statistics, international liaison and policy research and technical research and development.

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D. P. AHUJA & CO. 

We are a professionally managed Intellectual Property Law Firm representing 2700 clients based in 50 countries, for acquisition, maintenance and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, namely Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Copyrights, Domain Names, Corporate Names and Geographical Indications, in India and other jurisdictions. We also have an active Litigation Department handling all matters related to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights in India. We ensure high ethical standards and actively conduct and support several philanthropic and community development projects.

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FEDERIS is an IP boutique law firm in the Philippines.   It was named as one of the top firms for patent prosecution by Managing IP in 2012, and cited by Asialaw Leading Lawyers as one of the leading IP experts in the Asia-Pacific region.  FEDERIS is one of the most active IP firms in the country.  In 2014, it placed first in the ranking of firms with the highest number of trademark filings. For more information, visit our website:

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Fenix Legal KB 

Fenix Legal - cost-efficient, fast and professional Patent- and Law firm, specialized in intellectual property in Europe, Sweden and Scandinavia. Our consultants are well known experienced lawyers, European patent, trademark and design attorneys, business consultants, authorized mediators and branding experts. We offer all services in the IP field including trademarks, patents, designs, dispute resolution, mediation, copyright, domain names, IP Due Diligence and business agreements. In an ever-changing world someone has to see the possibilities!  For more information please contact or visit our website:

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IPzen is the latest, most flexible, user-friendly and cost effective web-based IP management system in the cloud.  A modular system IPzen is available as a Law Firm Edition or Corporate Edition. Designed by Lawyers, IPzen has the capability to automate the entire IP life cycle from docketing files, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, and copyrights, to providing watch services and the latest up-to-date laws globally.  IPzen can generate invoices for clients based on time spent. IPzen is hosted in the cloud and available as a SaaS solution allowing users to securely access their data from anywhere, at any time, from any electronic device.   Visit us at

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Kashish Intellectual Property Group (KIPG) 

OBJECTIVE: Develop and execute client - tailored strategies to provide proficient legal solutions for management, protection and enforcement of IPRs.

MOTTO: Render efficient and pragmatic legal advice allowing us to safeguard our client’s interests.

VISION: To be recognized as a law firm committed to deliver comprehensive, time effective and quality legal services befitting the needs of clients.

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ST&P Attorneys and Agents 

At ST&P Attorneys and Agents®, we partner our clients to shape and execute intellectual property strategies. Operating from a global perspective, we deliver local solutions from a full range of IP services with the aim of protecting our client's position in a highly competitive environment.

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TrademarkNow, winner of the 2015 Gold Stevie® Award for Company of the Year – Legal, provides an intelligent, web-based trademark management platform that is used by in-house legal teams, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results. While the underlying intelligence is complex, the platform’s intuitive design and simple user interface make it very easy to use. The result:  faster, smarter trademark search, watch and analysis.

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United Trademark & Patent Services 

United Trademarks and Patent Services is a leading firm of lawyers and consultants specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Issues in the Gulf, Middle East, Africa & South East Asian Countries. The firm has been serving its global and regional clients in more than 189 jurisdictions around the world with quality services that has won us the leading position we hold today in this specialized field of law. Our services include searching, filing, prosecution, registration, licensing, franchising, transfer of technology, arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement & litigation, anti-counterfeiting, due diligence and counseling.

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Vanrell Intellectual Property–Attorneys 

Vanrell Intellectual Property–Attorneys is an IP boutique, located in Uruguay, covering the full range of key IP rights. We render services in our home country as well as in the rest of the Americas, particularly the Caribbean Islands.

With more than 27 years of experience in the management of trademarks and patents portfolios, our team offers a personalized, professional, creative and effective service that would achieve the goals sets as core values “client satisfaction and quality of service”

For further information about Vanrell Intellectual Property-Attorneys please visit

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Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables the world to connect online with reliability and confidence, anytime, anywhere. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure, including the .com and .net top-level domains. Its Security Services include intelligence-driven DDoS Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS.


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Berkemeyer Attorneys & Counselors 

BERKEMEYER ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS currently working with key players from all industry sectors, not only the most important local companies, including Fortune 500 companies. Clients agree that the services meet their standards both in excellence and cost consciousness.

Berkemeyer’s IP practice which is consistently topped ranked by legal directories globally, includes registration of trademarks, domain names, patents and designs, copyrights, licensing, franchising, enforcement and IP litigation, and coordinating steps nationally and internationally.

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Bufete Meija & Asociados 

BUFETE MEJIA & ASOCIADOS is a leading Honduran full service Intellectual Property law firm which also offers a convenient and cost-effective regional services covering besides Honduras the following countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa-Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize and The Dominican Republic. The firm services include filing, prosecution, maintenance, enforcement and defense of all types of intellectual property from patents, trademarks and copyrights to technology and franchise agreements, trade secrets and indications of origin. Furthermore the firm has strong litigation and arbitration capabilities and is known for handling complex litigation matters as well as infringement and anti-counterfeiting actions before all Courts, Administrative Offices and Customs authorities. The firm has been identified by clients as a “well-oiled and responsive machine” with a personal touch and understanding of the client needs. IN BUFETE MEJIA & ASOCIADOS – WE CARE

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Chadha & Chadha IP 

Chadha & Chadha IP is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Intellectual Property firm with its head office in New Delhi and 9 branch offices across India. The firm traces its history to 1967 and comprises a team of 83 people including 43 professionals. With dedicated desks for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Mauritius, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, the firm boasts of a wide presence in the Asian Continent.

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Dastani & Dastani, LLP

Dastani & Dastani, LLP focuses particularly on the Intellectual Property Law and covers all components pertaining to patent, trademark, industrial design, geographical signs, unfair competition and related litigations. We place the highest value on understanding our clients’ needs, and accordingly provide them with practical counsel and solutions which support their business objectives.  For more information please contact  

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Jackson, Etti & Edu 

JACKSON, ETTI & EDU, is a full service Law Firm, with an internationally renowned IP Practice, headquartered in Lagos-Nigeria. With three other offices (including our international operations in Ghana), the firm provides legal services throughout Africa and beyond.

The firm provides a full range of specialist IP services including prosecution, management and protection of Trademarks, Patents, Designs & Copyright; Anti-counterfeiting; IP Litigation; IP Due Diligence; and Commercial IP. Ancillary services, such as NAFDAC (Product registration), SON (Standard Organisation of Nigeria) and NOTAP (National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion) are also provided.

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Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP 
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is a full service intellectual property law firm that protects, enforces and transfers the intellectual property of clients in more than 100 countries worldwide.  Nearly half the Firm’s professionals have been in-house as general counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers, scientists or engineers, and offer seasoned experience in devising and executing IP strategy and comprehensive IP solutions. Learn more at

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PRAWIRANEGARA International Patent & Trademark is a law firm located in Jakarta & Bali, Indonesia. Specializing in protection of Intellectual Property Rights since the year 1999.  Has been handled various matter in IP rights such as patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design & geographical indication both in Indonesia and worldwide.

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RK Dewan & Co.

Successful IP results in India require an India centric plan and an experienced counsel that knows how to create and execute a winning strategy. For more than 70 years, the professionals of R K Dewan have been delivering insightful advice and services to protect our clients' IP throughout India and internationally. With offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Indore, our capable, dedicated and superbly trained team of a 100 lawyers, trademark & patent attorneys, engineers, scientists, paralegals and admin staff will achieve your IP objectives in India.

Technical Expertise, Legal Knowledge, Attentive Service and an India IP Strategy. We Live It.

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S.S. Rana & Co. 
S.S. Rana & Co. is an ISO 27001:2013 certified law firm in India. With a team of 130 people, and offices in 6 cities across India, the firms has been providing pro-active legal services in the field of Intellectual Property and Corporate Laws for over 26 years. The firm has a strong presence in the Indian Sub-Continent and assists clients for contentious and non-contentious IP matters in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.  

For more information please refer to our website:   Email:

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Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to decision makers. Providing solutions that power the intellectual property life cycle from Thomson CompuMark, MarkMonitor, Thomson IP Management Services, Westlaw and Sweet & Maxwell.


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Vivien Chan & Co. 

Vivien Chan & Co. is an award winning Greater China law practice with offices in Hong Kong (1985) and Beijing (1993). We have over 30 years of experience in establishing and protecting brand for MNC clients in Greater China, our respective are Mainland China and Hong Kong teams are conversant with the culture and market dynamics. More importantly, we understand the needs of corporate governance and foreign enterprises. We are here to achieve and sustain their business objectives. 

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Corsearch is the world’s leading provider of tools and services for trademark and digital brand solutions.  Rated #1 in quality in every category of trademark search by World Trademark Review’s most recent global survey of trademark practitioners, Corsearch is known for powerhouse innovation and laser-focus on speeding workflows of busy practitioners.

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Zacarias & Fernandez 

Over the last 30 years, ZACARIAS & FERNÁNDEZ has been actively committed to spread and consolidate Intellectual Property within Paraguay. After all this time our goal remains clear: to be a competitive and efficient legal team, aware of our clients’ needs. The firm represents foreign companies from across the world. For more information please visit us at or e-mail

Media Partners

Asia IP

A vital source of intelligence for companies and law firms, Asia IP includes in-depth news and analysis essential for in-house counsel and lawyers. Focusing on the issues behind the headlines, it provides solutions for companies protecting their intellectual assets in Asia. To subscribe, contact Calson Fung at or visit

China Business Law Journal

China Business Law Journal (CBLJ) is a fully bilingual monthly magazine for China-focused in-house counsel and law firms. It provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in China and indispensable intelligence on the country’s legal market. China Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. /

China IP Magazine  

China IP is an elite magazine that focuses on covering and analyzing the latest development of China’s IP industry. Since its establishment in 2004, the magazine, both the English version and Chinese version, has been dedicated to forwarding the IP voice of China worldwide to 30,000 readers all over the world. Please visit:

India Business Law Journal 

India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) is a market-leading monthly magazine that provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in India. Its readers are in-house counsel and private practice lawyers around the world. India Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. cs@indilaw.com

Intellectual Asset Management

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and other intangible assets can be used to create strategic advantage, build shareholder returns, generate bottom-line revenue and gain greater leverage in the financial markets.

Intellectual Property Magazine

Covering patents, trademarks, copyright, licensing, internet law, design and brand management, Intellectual Property Magazine is your essential IP information resource.  Available online 24/7, you’re armed with the latest articles and exclusive data visualisations as well as an archive of all published IP coverage since the year 2000. 

IPPro Connects


 Stay connected to the world's top IP professionals with IPPro Connects, a guide to the world’s patent, trademark and copyright practitioners and the jurisdictions in which they operate, as well as the full range of trusted service providers.

IP Pro the Internet 

IPPro The Internet is intellectual property's only fortnightly newsletter. It is the key resource for professionals who enforce, protect and promote intellectual property online, covering the entire spectrum of intellectual property as it relates to the internet, from trademark infringement cases to the increasingly complex domain name space. 

Lex Witness

Ever since its inception in 2009, Lex Witness has become India's most credible platform for legal luminaries here to opine, comment and share their views. It carries an interesting blend of opinion pieces, commentary, reportage, analysis, interviews & movements.

Life Sciences IP Review 

Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR) tracks the increasing challenges for intellectual property specialists in the rapidly evolving world of life sciences. From gene patents to stem-cell research, we provide the best news and analysis possible. For further information, visit

Managing IP

Managing IP is the premier global information resource for IP owners and practitioners, combining daily sources of information surrounding IP developments, e-newsletters, a monthly magazine, web seminars, surveys, industry guides and events. We provide up-to-date news and in-depth analysis on all major IP issues, and help rights owners develop strategies to achieve commercial success.

Managing IP China

Managing IP has been active within the Chinese IP community for over 10 years, providing dedicated Chinese language coverage of international IP issues to help Chinese companies develop effective global IP strategies. To extend our reach across the entire Chinese IP community we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Chinese language website.


MARCASUR is a Latin American IP magazine published since 1996, which stands out for its exclusive content and attractive design. It counts with an English digital version and a free iPad application for the European, Asian and US markets. MARCASUR INTERNATIONAL is a newsletter with IP updates from Latin America. 


SpicyIP is India’s premier blog on intellectual property (IP) and innovation law and policy. Through its independent and objective reporting, SpicyIP aims to foster a more transparent, collaborative and productive IP and innovation law and policy eco-­system for India.

Trademark Lawyer Magazine 

The Trademark Lawyer Magazine is a ‘need to read’ publication for international trademark professionals. Published bi-monthly in both hardcopy and online Each issue of The Trademark Lawyer Magazine is seen by over 7,200 trademark professionals worldwide. The readership is a split between in-house counsel and private practice lawyers/attorneys. The Trademark Lawyer Magazine is 100% focused on the trademark industry.

Trademark and Brands Online (TBO) 

Aimed at brand owners, intellectual property lawyers and marketing specialists, Trademarks & Brands Online (TBO) provides analysis of the most pressing issues affecting businesses on the internet, from the new generic top-level domain programme to online counterfeiting. For further information, visit

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law (UJBL) 

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law has been published by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing since 2003 and covers the most relevant issues of doing business in Ukraine. The readers include managers and lawyers of leading international and Ukrainian companies; investors; governmental officials; representatives of international organizations and think tanks; members of leading business and law associations; participants of local and global conferences. On-line subscription:

World IP Review (WIPR) 

World IP Review (WIPR) and its sister publications Life Sciences IP Review, Trademarks & Brands Online and the WIPR Annual provide comprehensive guides to the challenges facing businesses and legal practitioners active in intellectual property, while IP Pages is the largest guide to law firms and service providers of its kind in the market.

World Trademark Review (WTR) 

World Trademark Review is the world's only independent daily news and information service dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. It is the definitive option for daily independent online and print-based coverage of global trademark developments. For more information please visit 
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