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The Pamphleteers

  • PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future - a Critique

    Paul Mason’s book, PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future,has been hailed as one of this season’s must-read books for longer-term thinkers.  Yet several people I consider to be natural readers of the book confess to me that

  • All is Fair in Love and War … (and Free Market Economics ? )

    While we are all capable of identifying unfairness at a local level, i.e. the guy on the next desk is getting paid more than you for doing the same job, in economics more distant and general concepts of fairness are harder to pin down.  In some ways, concepts of fairness do not sit comfortably

  • The Politics of Christmas Cards

    The season of goodwill is upon us, heralded by such recognised phenomena as the first carol on the radio, Xmas lights in the high street and the first heap of Christmas cards in the shops. The first two are relatively innocuous, the third about as deadly as a bidet full of


In May 2008, Taylor Wessing a leading international law firm launched the results of its Global Intellectual Property (IP) Index created by the Z/Yen Group.  In October 2008, Taylor Wessing wins The Law Society's 2008 "Excellence in Marketing and Business Development" award.

The Global IP Index presents a statistical comparison of IP protection and enforcement in 22 of the world's leading economies, rating each jurisdiction for protecting and enforcing patents, trade marks and copyrights.

Based on an innovative analysis of surveys of senior industry figures globally and an array of published empirical data, the index provides an assessment of the best and worst jurisdictions to obtain, exploit, enforce and attack particular types of IP.  Where once anecdotes, conjecture and even some prejudice may have informed our view of a particular jurisdiction, we are now able to rely on statistical analysis.

“The GIPI has been a great success and Taylor Wessing have recently published the fourth edition (GIPI 4).  We are currently seeking opinions for GIPI 5 – please participate by taking the questionnaire below”.

"GIPI is the gourmet’s guide to intellectual property jurisdictions and will be invaluable to anyone trying to plot the strategic management of their IP rights."
Edward Fennell, The TimesOnline.

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