Managing IP published the INTA
Daily News newspaper in Orlando this week. You can download all
five issues here.
The articles were also published on managingip.com.
Some of the highlights are below:
The trademark cases to watch in the US
Top cases include In re Tam, Pro Football, and Belmora.
Whatever will be of B&B?
Trademark practitioners in the US are thinking more
strategically about the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
May the enforcement be with you
In-house counsel for some of the biggest names in their
respective businesses shared their best strategies on enforcing
brands in the digital environment in a panel.
Protecting IP in a 3D printed future
3D printing might just change everything. At least John
Hornick, who leads Finnegan’s 3D printing working
group and wrote 3D Printing Will Rock the World, certainly
Tarnishment and free speech debated
Professor Glynn S. Lunney Jr. and Antoine Gautier-Sauvagnac
dueled over tarnishment law in INTA’s Annual
Professor vs. Practitioner Debate.
Professors debate nontraditional
Sound, shape and color are some of the nontraditional signs
that are now accepted as trademarks in many jurisdictions. Does
this stifle lawful competition and communication?
How brands can make friends and influence people
The opportunities and dangers of brands interacting on social
media were discussed in a session "Beyond Native Advertising:
The Line Between Social Media Posts and Advertising".
Make the fans your friends
Interaction via the Internet and social media has
fundamentally changed the relationship between brand owners and
fans in the entertainment industry, argued keynote speaker and
entertainment industry executive Diane Nelson.
Last call for comments on TTAB rule
Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Judge at the
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, gave an update on the
Board’s proposed rule changes during the USPTO
Judges consider disparagement versus free
A session examining the interaction between trademarks and
free speech included judges from three jurisdictions offering
their perspectives on some hot-button issues and how their
respective courts approach them.
We interviewed INTA President
Ronald van Tuijl, CEO
Etienne Sanz de Acedo, and
Senior Director of Government Relations
We also published profiles of the in-house counsel of
Office Depot and
Zumba. In addition, we heard updates from IMPI Director
Miguel Margáin, IPOPHL’s new Director
Josephine Rima Santiago, and ARIPO Director General
Fernando dos Santos.
Download and view the PDFs
to see the popular vox pop interviews, highlights from Twitter
roundup (you can see all tweets from the event with the
) and photos from many of the INTA and affiliate
The Exhibition Hall was busy.
Managing IP had a booth stocked with magazines and handbooks,
which also gave the chance to meet some of the
14 staff we had at the event.
This year we also had a special treat for those listed as IP Stars – sets of
baseball-style cards. These proved a very popular addition
among the trade mark practitioners lucky enough to have their
face on a card.