10 unanswered questions

  • How far can automation and AI go in replacing the work of human lawyers?
  • What data will be available from IP offices and service providers?
  • Will big firms or boutiques be best able to exploit the new opportunities?
  • Will firms in emerging markets open offices in developed countries?
  • How will disruptive businesses change the way that trademarks function?
  • What impact will an increasingly crowded register have?
  • Will the real cost of trademark registration come down to zero, and if so what impact will that have?
  • Will IP service providers compete head on with IP law firms?
  • With automation and procurement playing a bigger role, what will happen to networking and conferences?
  • Will millennial practitioners want to work in different ways to today’s practitioners?

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