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  • May triggers Article 50 and White Paper published - Brexit latest

    March 31, 2017

    Information on the UK's divorce from the EU, and what that means for IP rights, is becoming clearer, but many questions remain. Managing IP reports on the latest developments, offers pointers for IP practitioners and provides links to useful resources

  • Register of Copyrights selection bill clears House Judiciary Committee

    March 29, 2017

    A bill that would require that the head of the US Copyright Office is a presidential nominee has been approved by the US House of Representatives judiciary committee. Bob Goodlatte, the committee’s chairman, says this is “the first initial legislative step” of wider copyright reform

  • 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 Symposium

    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

  • Blockchain, IP and the fashion industry

    March 23, 2017

    How could blockchain help fashion and other IP-intensive industries? Ruth Burstall and Birgit Clark investigate its potential use in registration, tracking, enforcement and payment

  • A cracker year to come in designs cases

    March 23, 2017

    While 2016 was a quiet year for design decisions in the EU Court of Justice, 2017 looks to be a cracker year of important cases. Following last month’s article reflecting on 2016’s cases, David Stone looks forward to some of the key decisions expected in 2017

  • 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

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