Intellectual Property Forecast for 2021: A Better Time?
Hopes were high, targets were set, meetings and conferences were scheduled. Indeed, we were cruising; 2020 started on a good note. However, the tide of began to turn in February as Australia struggled to put out the wildfire that colored its skyline. As global leaders poured out their heartfelt sympathies to Australia, we were confronted with rising cases of the novel CoronaVirus (Covid-19). To curb the spread of the virus, we all had to retreat to the safety of our homes as world leaders imposed total lockdowns in their territories. Shops closed, concerts and meetings were cancelled and every trace of the life we had before evaporated in a matter of days.