The 2017 edition of the ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap reflects all the current changes in a substantially updated overview of key intellectual property policy issues.
The year 2016 saw both the development of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the signing of the Paris Agreement, the latter aimed at combating climate change. Innovation and collaboration will play an important role in helping achieve these goals and IP will be a key factor in enabling this.
Digitisation has also continued to spawn new processes and technologies, with consequences for both the management of IP assets and the enforcement of IP rights. The increasingly data-driven nature of the economy has also raised question about rights and responsibilities over data.
The critical need to improve trade secrets protection resulted in the recent adoption of important new legislation in the EU and the US. Other areas of intellectual property also saw notable developments through case-law and legislation and an increasing number established specialised jurisdictions to resolve intellectual property disputes.
Find the 5 takeaways of the report here.