The contents of the latest issue of
Managing IP magazine are available to read online, and subscribers should also
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Trade mark topics
This being the issue we distribute at the INTA Annual
Meeting, there is lots of trade mark-related content, including
an article on the all-important issue of
OEM trade mark issues in China, including the
Pretul and Dong Feng cases; a timely look at
ambush marketing in Brazil ahead of this
year's Olympics; how to protect your brand when your endorser goes rogue; and an analysis of
the narrowing of the own name defence in
Europe, which is possibly an overlooked aspect of the recent EU
trade mark reforms (which we covered in depth in February).
Regular readers will recall that in
April I reported from the INTA/AIPPI Designs
Conference in Singapore, and we continue to see more interest
in design rights, following the controversial Trunki
case in the UK and with the Apple v Samsung dispute pending at the US
In this issue we have two articles on design law: one
arguing that the jurisprudence of the European courts is
improving, and one focusing on
protection for GUIs in the US, which may provide an
alternative means of protection for software companies who are
finding it harder to get patents granted since the
Undeterred by the potential implications of Brexit, we
continue to look at how the UPC and Unitary Patent are likely
to work in practice, with our latest UPC scenario taking a defendant's
view of how a clear-the-way type pharmaceutical case might be
handled. Remember that all our UPC coverage is available at managingip.com/UPC.
This issue also includes all the
photos and reports from our two awards dinners in March, which
took place in London (Global Awards) and Washington DC (North America Awards), including an interview with outstanding achievement
winner Margot Fröhlinger. Thanks to everyone who
attended the two memorable evenings. If you were there, see if
you can find yourself in the photos. If not, maybe we'll see
you next year?
This month marks the publication of our global list of the
250 top women in IP and my colleague Jennifer Ruther provides
an introduction to that in the May issue.
Looking ahead, I preview this year's AIPPI World Congress,
taking place in Milan in September, while our adventurous
diarist Utynam reports from our recent Luxury
Brand & Retail Forum in New York.
Plus we have 26 updates on recent cases and developments
from our international briefing sponsors - from Africa to
Vietnam. These are all free to read.
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Daniel Bloomer or visit our stand in Orlando!