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  • IP fees to soar in UAE this week

    May 28, 2015

    From tomorrow brand owners will see a significant rise in various official fees payable to the IP offices in the UAE. Managing IP considers the reason behind this increase and the potential impact on brand owners and their representatives

  • FB Rice opens Perth office

    May 22, 2015

    The new office in Western Australia will be led by Mary Turonek

  • Lisbon Union members adopt new treaty and Regulations

    May 22, 2015

    After over six years of review, and 10 days of high-level delegation meetings, the Lisbon Union members have finally adopted a new treaty that will cover geographical indications (GIs) and open up membership to intergovernmental organisations

  • Baltic firms team up

    May 21, 2015

    Three law firms from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have joined together under the name Ellex

  • Interview: Inside PIPCU’s anti-counterfeiting drive

    May 20, 2015

    As the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit launches a new campaign, Managing IP spoke to DCI Danny Medlycott about what brand owners can do to help enforcement authorities fight criminals and raise awareness

  • IP trends at the CJEU in 2014 - data

    May 18, 2015

    The annual report 2014 published by the Court of Justice of the EU reveals interesting statistics on how its courts are managing with their rising IP caseload. Below we pick out data to show trends in IP cases in both courts, with a focus on the General Court, which hears appeals from OHIM in CTM and RCD cases

  • Interview: Adair Zhou of DJI, the world's largest drone company

    May 11, 2015

    Adair Zhou, IP manager for DJI, spoke to Managing IP about his company's patent management strategies and why he thinks the company represents a new kind of Chinese innovation

  • How courts are interpreting transformative use

    May 06, 2015

    American football players and comic book villains featured in a discussion yesterday about the balance that should be struck between First Amendment protections and an individual’s right of publicity.

  • San Diego Annual Meeting breaks records

    May 06, 2015

    The number of trademark professionals registered to attend this year’s Annual Meeting in San Diego topped 9,915 at 5pm yesterday, making it the largest INTA Annual Meeting to date.

  • Get ready for alternative fee arrangements

    May 06, 2015

    Private practice lawyers and their clients can find ways to make alternative fee arrangements a win-win, said panelists at yesterday’s INTA Annual Meeting session, Show Me the Money: Creating Alternative Fee Arrangements That Provide Value.

  • Unreal accelerates counterfeiting awareness campaign

    May 05, 2015

    In 2012, INTA launched the Unreal Campaign to raise awareness with teenagers (14-18 years old) about the dangers of counterfeiting and the importance of trademarks.

  • Fair use in a digital age

    May 05, 2015

    The concept of fair use is not a new one, but some companies with business models built on the mobile Internet are adopting more relaxed approaches to the use of their marks.

  • INTA Leadership Meeting heads to Panama

    May 05, 2015

    Panama City will host this year’s INTA Leadership Meeting in November, as the Association holds a major event in Latin America for the first time.

  • Trademark issues on the edge

    May 05, 2015

    Stereotypes about academics living in ivory towers were shattered yesterday as law professors considered the practical challenges of branding cannabis products and trademarking sex toys.

  • Interview: Jeremy Kaufman, Fox

    May 05, 2015

    Fox must strike a delicate balance between protecting its IP and not prompting backlashes from fans. Jeremy Kaufman explains the entertainment giant’s trademark strategy.

  • Grappling with the ethics of IP mediation

    May 04, 2015

    A question for all you mediators at this year’s INTA Annual Meeting: someone calls you and says that, since you did a great job on their last three mediations, they want to you to do the next one. But there is a catch: you must not disclose the previous mediations to the other party. Should you agree?

  • In-house counsel become digital natives

    May 04, 2015

    In-house practitioners had an opportunity to network, share their approaches to new gTLDs and learn about ways their companies can connect with millennials through advertising during the In-House Practitioners Workshop and Luncheon yesterday. The day was hosted by Project Team Leaders Monique Cheng Joe of DreamWorks and Christy Hurley of Expedia.

  • Practitioners v Professors goes two rounds at INTA

    May 04, 2015

    The morning after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao squared off in what was billed as the Fight of the Century, an INTA session aimed to offer the same for the trademark world. Registrants were treated to two lively debates during a session entitled (Dis)order in the Court: A Debate Between a Practitioner and a Professor.

  • Understand the power of brands - INTA Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony

    May 04, 2015

    Annual Meeting Project Team Co-Chairs Joshua Burke of General Mills and Mario Soerensen Garcia of Soerensen Garcia Advogados Associados kicked off Sunday’s Opening Ceremony with the news that the number of registrants as of noon yesterday had reached a record 9,855.

  • The hottest trademark issues in Latin America

    May 03, 2015

    Registrants will be brought up to speed on the latest developments in Latin America with a regional update this afternoon, as Michael Loney reports.

  • The parody primer

    May 03, 2015

    Parody will be the subject of what promises to be an entertaining session today. Moderator Camila Santamaría tackled some questions about it.

  • What can your IP attaché do for you?

    May 03, 2015

    IP attachés from the U.S. and the U.K. explained yesterday how they help brand owners deal with intellectual property issues abroad.

  • INTA expands Washington, D.C. team

    May 03, 2015

    INTA has recently hired two senior staff members in its Washington, D.C. office. Deborah Cohn, formerly Commissioner for Trademarks at the USPTO, has joined as Senior Director of Government Relations while Lori Schulman, most recently General Counsel for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), became Senior Director of Internet Policy.

  • Looking to the future of the profession

    May 01, 2015

    As trademark practice faces ever greater pressures, private practice lawyers need to adjust to clients’ needs. Several sessions today look to give private practice lawyers insights on how to adapt.

  • Europe’s new IP enforcement tools

    May 01, 2015

    The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights is developing various tools to help rights owners. James Nurton spoke to Andrea di Carlo, its Deputy Director, to find out more.

  • Ten tips to enhance your INTA Annual Meeting experience

    May 01, 2015

    Annual Meeting planning can be challenging. While five days seems like a long time, before you know it, it’s Wednesday and you’re making your way to the Grand Finale. From first-time attendees to 20-year veterans, this advice for all Annual Meeting registrants, to help you get the most of our time in San Diego.

  • Locke Lord adds partner in DC

    April 30, 2015

    Michael Bednarek has joined the Washington DC office of Locke Lord as partner in the intellectual property department

  • The voices of IP - from 1990 to 2015

    April 24, 2015

    Over the past 25 years, Managing IP has interviewed most of the influential people in IP.

  • Global awards: The outstanding firms and individuals from the past 12 months

    April 24, 2015

    Managing IP’s annual Global Awards dinner was held in London in March, and attended by guests from all over the world

  • North America awards: The outstanding firms and individuals from the past 12 months

    April 21, 2015

    Managing IP’s annual North America Awards dinner was held in Washington, DC in March, and attended by guests from all over the US and Canada

  • Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

    April 16, 2015

    The shortlist for the fourth annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards has been announced

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