Managing IP’s April 2018
issue is now online.
The issue features our widely-read
IP STARS copyright rankings for 2018. The rankings cover
more than 30 jurisdictions. Their publication follows the
trade mark rankings in the February issue and
patent rankings in the March issue.
The April cover story is
a special report on blockchain. In it, Ellie Mertens looks
at how the technology will change intellectual property, and
the opportunities it presents for patents, trade mark and
Also featured in the issue is:
analysis of CRISPR patent filing and litigation trends.
explanation of the Russian Constitutional Court’s
new parallel imports dispute criteria.
critique of India’s controversial Form 27
requiring patentees to submit information on the working of
features on cannabis trade marks.
One reveals trade mark applications are soaring in Canada
ahead of the enactment of legislation that will permit
The other looks at how legalisation by US states is
prompting trade mark registration questions and disputes.
The issue also
features our international briefings, bringing updates from
around the globe (also listed below), as well as our
Utynam column of IP
curiosities and controversies.
Subscribers can read all this online
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April’s international briefings:
Austria: Examining registration of foreign language trade
Cambodia: Cambodia increases GI protection by joining the
China patents: China proposes reforms for its IP adjudication
China trade marks: Analysing the key aspects of Article 15 of
EU: Analysing the case of DOCERAM v CeramTec
France: 2024 Olympic Games create trade mark challenges
Germany: Infringing inventions dispersed across multiple
India: Crocs loses design infringement case
Japan: First preliminary injunction in a store appearance
The Netherlands: The Hague Court declines jurisdiction in
Pfizer v Ono
The Philippines: Starwood proves use of trade mark through
Russia: Questioning use in relation to combined trade
Singapore: New fee structure aims to foster innovation
South Korea: Recent changes in Korea’s Trademark
and Design Examination Guidelines
Taiwan: Analysing a trade mark dispute involving a second-hand
Turkey: Letters of consent under the Turkish Industrial
UK: UK introduces changes to patent fees
US trade marks: TTAB rules on complementary products
Vietnam: Does cancellation of a patent justify a