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  • Branding, translations and the concept of "face" - how to succeed in China

    March 27, 2017

    At the MARQUES Luxury Brands Symposium in Hong Kong, the topic on everyone’s lips was “branding in China”

  • The counterfeit hunter - a report from the MARQUES Luxury Brands Syposium

    March 27, 2017

    In German, Peter Stiefel’s last name means “boot”. The boot fits; at the MARQUES panel on defending luxury brands last week, Stiefel seemed by far the most gung-ho of the speakers, and the most willing to kick down doors in search of counterfeits

  • Managing IP North America Awards Winners 2017

    March 24, 2017

    The North America Awards Dinner was held at the Four Seasons in Washington DC on March 23, revealing the best intellectual property law firms, individuals and cases of the past year

  • US Supreme Court finds cheerleading uniform designs copyright eligible

    March 22, 2017

    The Supreme Court has held that the designs in a cheerleading uniform satisfy the test for copyright protection in its Star Athletica v Varsity Brands ruling. Observers say the decision provides a standard test to be applied to the separability analysis

  • US Supreme Court rules no laches defence available in patent cases

    March 22, 2017

    The Supreme Court rejected wholesale the Federal Circuit’s stance that laches be an available defence in patent law, in its SCA Hygiene v First Quality ruling

  • Latest people moves in the US

    March 15, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest moves and appointments in the US includes hires by Goodwin, McDermott Will & Emery, Arent Fox, Dykema Cox Smith, Akin Gump, White & Case and Haynes and Boone.

  • Canadian Federal Court awards Nintendo C$12.8m in TPM first

    March 14, 2017

    The Canadian Federal Court has shown it isn’t playing when it comes to copyright infringement in game industry, in the first ruling to consider technological protection measures introduced in 2012

  • The land that IP law forgot

    March 14, 2017

    As Myanmar has opened up in the past five years, multinationals have rushed into the country. But, reports Shaun Tan, its IP laws are still frozen in time

  • Managing IP Global Awards Winners 2017

    March 10, 2017

    The Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 9, with 300 guests from 89 firms and 44 countries

  • Ropes & Gray to spin off patent prosecution practice in new firm

    March 08, 2017

    Ropes & Gray will leave the patent prosecution business, with the spin-out of a new firm with Joseph Guiliano as head

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    March 01, 2017

    Inspired by Valentine’s Day last month, Managing IP invited our Twitter followers to compose IP-related love poems, and received dozens of responses, from the beautiful to the bitter. Utynam has picked his favourites to share with you

  • Are you 3DP ready?

    February 28, 2017

    3D printing is already causing disruption in some industries. Stella Wong considers how to develop a 3DP IP strategy, with a particular focus on the medical industry

  • Latest people moves in the Americas

    February 16, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest moves and appointments in the Americas includes Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison hiring Ropes & Gray’s PTAB chair, an IP law firm merger in Ecuador and much more

  • MIP International Women's Leadership Forum 2017 - highlights

    February 10, 2017

    Alice O'Donkor reports from our latest Women in IP event, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where topics including the UPC, Brexit, brand management and leadership were discussed

  • The top US copyright plaintiffs since 2015 revealed

    February 10, 2017

    The Central District of California and Southern District of New York are the top districts for US copyright litigation since 2009, a Lex Machina report reveals. In the past year, textile pattern litigation has increased greatly, while file-sharing cases have dropped

  • Managing IP North America Awards 2017 shortlists announced

    February 07, 2017

    The shortlists for this year’s Managing IP North America Awards have been announced. The outstanding intellectual property firms and individuals in the US and Canada will be chosen from these, and revealed at a dinner in Washington DC on March 23

  • Hong Kong's shadow Jenny Cookie industry - investigation

    February 02, 2017

    How popular is too popular? Visiting some of Hong Kong's favourite attractions, Shaun Tan finds out about lookalikes, trade mark rights and cookies - purely in the interests of research, of course

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2017 - shortlists announced!

    February 02, 2017

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards dinner will be held at The Savoy Hotel in London on March 9. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year in Asia, Europe and Latin America and winners will be chosen from these shortlists

  • Two tales of innovation - a profile of Caimi Brevetti

    February 01, 2017

    Italian family company Caimi Brevetti recently won the first DesignEuropa award for small and emerging companies. James Nurton spoke to company director Franco Caimi about designs, patents and protecting innovative products

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