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  • Trump pushes investigation into China IP: what’s next?

    August 21, 2017

    President Trump has authorised an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of the intellectual property of US companies. While some believe this to be Trump’s way of forcing China to increase pressure against North Korea to stop developing nuclear weapons, others think Trump’s concern about how "IP theft" is affecting US businesses is genuine

  • Amazon wins review of new gTLD application

    July 18, 2017

    An independent review panel has recommended that Icann review its decision denying Amazon's applications for the .amazon gTLD, and corresponding gTLDs in Chinese and Japanese characters

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

    May 23, 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practice

  • Beware the emoji trolls

    May 20, 2017

    Trademark counsel might find themselves with frowny faces if they do not take steps to protect emoji. A new paper from Eric Goldman, law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, discusses the law of emojis, including the trademark implications

  • The 10 trade mark topics to watch

    May 04, 2017

    Brand protection is in flux. Technological and cultural trends driven by the internet and social media are bringing new challenges, while political developments such as Brexit pose their own problems. At this time of change, we have identified 10 key topics around the world that trade mark owners need to be on top of. By Michael Loney, James Nurton, Natalie Rahhal and Shaun Tan

  • Revising copyright reform expectations

    October 28, 2016

    AIPLA panelists discussed potential copyright reform and the pitfalls it faces, as well as the departure of Maria Pallante as US register of copyrights

  • IP Stars 2017 research now underway

    September 05, 2016

    Research for the 2017 edition of IP Stars, Managing IP’s legal directory, starts today. Kingsley Egbuonu and Jennifer Ruther highlight some of the things you need to know and why IP firms and practitioners worldwide should participate by making a submission

  • ASEAN: a trade mark owner’s view

    July 25, 2016

    The ASEAN region presents brands and their corporate counsel with challenges as diverse as the region itself, as Russ Jacobs of Starbucks tells Natalie Rahhal

  • When brands meet art, public policy and genericide

    July 06, 2016

    In the first in a series of articles by members of the MARQUES IP Outer Borders Team, Stella Syrianos, Laetitia Lagarde and Nikos Prentoulis discuss the tensions between trade mark rights and freedom of expression

  • Dissecting the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    June 03, 2016

    Managing IP speaks to James Pooley, an advocate, and professor Eric Goldman, a critic, of the Defend Trade Secrets Act signed by President Obama last month. An increase in trade secret litigation is predicted, with at least three cases already filed under the new law

  • Deborah Cohn on a year of progress for the Trademark Caucus

    May 21, 2016

    Deborah Cohn has been busy since starting as INTA’s Senior Director of Government Relations in March last year. “We are trying and succeeding in raising the visibility of trademark issues and INTA on Capitol Hill,” the former Commissioner for Trademarks for the USPTO says of her role.

  • All-day anticounterfeiting program at INTA Annual Meeting

    May 19, 2016

    At this year’s Annual Meeting, INTA is launching its first-ever all-day anticounterfeiting program—the “Anticounterfeiting Solutions for Brand Owners Workshop.” The program is solely for in-house practitioners and was so popular that INTA increased the capacity to 150 from the original 120. It takes place today from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

    April 13, 2016

  • Fordham IP Conference Day 2 - live

    April 01, 2016

    Reports from the second and final day of this year's Fordham IP Conference. Refresh for latest updates

  • US music publishers push for deregulation of songwriter royalties

    November 06, 2015

    According to David Israelite of National Music Publishers Association, music services such as Spotify and Pandora are taking advantage of antiquated laws and decrees that date back to the First and Second World War at the expense of songwriters

  • A new fair use analysis?

    October 27, 2015

    During a session on copyright, Brandon Butler of the American University Washington College of Law discussed the history and evolution of the fair use doctrine, including a look at the recent Google Books decision

  • Good news from AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee

    October 27, 2015

    A packed crowd at the Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast Meeting was treated to encouraging statistics about the representation of women on AIPLA panels and an informal and entertaining panel of women judges sharing their advic

  • US Copyright Office to conduct review

    October 27, 2015

    During an AIPLA Annual Meeting luncheon keynote, US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante said that the Copyright Office received a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee to research and provide information about copyright protection and software

  • Ninth Circuit flips in MTM v Amazon trade mark case

    October 23, 2015

    A panel of three judges has reversed its own decision in an initial interest confusion case concerning search queries for MTM watches on the Amazon website

  • Reaction: the Google Books ruling

    October 23, 2015

    Following the Second Circuit ruling that Google’s book scanning project is fair use, observers are divided on the merits of a Supreme Court appeal from The Authors Guild

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