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  • Seven scenarios for EU trade marks post-Brexit

    August 19, 2016

    The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys has mapped out seven possible options to prevent the loss of registered rights in the UK when the country leaves the EU

  • Dids Macdonald OBE of ACID on design rights, Brexit and Section 52

    August 10, 2016

    ACID’s CEO Dids Macdonald speaks to Managing IP about copycat culture and concerns about design rights in the wake of Brexit

  • Courts get tough on intermediaries in fight against counterfeits

    August 09, 2016

    In the recent Tommy Hilfiger case, the CJEU said that market operators may be forced to stop sales of counterfeits by market traders. Nick Rose and Beverley Potts consider the implications for brand owners and intermediaries

  • Brexit and IP: The UK IPO’s views

    August 03, 2016

    The UK Intellectual Property Office has confirmed the legal status of three EU-related IP rights in effect in the UK and the government’s next steps for these rights ahead of Brexit. It remains unknown if the UK will ratify the UPC Agreement

  • Research reveals 76% of UK higher education staff support IP teaching

    July 28, 2016

    The Intellectual Property Network and The National Union of Students Insight team have recently concluded a study on understanding of IP policy in higher education institutions among students and staff

  • Interview: Ruth Soetendorp, IP educator and outgoing chair of IPAN

    July 27, 2016

    Alice O' Donkor talks to outgoing IPAN chair Ruth Soetendorp about IP education, awareness and understanding

  • Latest people moves in the US

    July 27, 2016

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest appointments, including Cooley hiring a team of Morrison & Foerster lawyers in California, James Pooley joining Orrick, a new Librarian of Congress, and hires by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, K&L Gates, Barnes & Thornburg and Paul Hastings

  • 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

  • How ASEAN countries rank for IP protection

    July 25, 2016

    In the latest of our series of articles on ASEAN, Natalie Rahhal discovers that ratings for many countries in the region have improved, but important differences remain

  • Catching up with Canada: recent trade mark news

    July 21, 2016

    Canada is continuing to amend its intellectual property acts to allow it to join international treaties, plain packaging legislation is being considered, and the Quebec government has proposed legislation to require businesses to use both French and English versions of their outside signage

  • Physical markets can be forced to stop sales of fakes - CJEU

    July 12, 2016

    The operator of a physical market is an intermediary under the EU Enforcement Directive, and is subject to the same requirements as the operator of an online marketplace, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • Blocking order available to IP owners in UK

    July 08, 2016

    The England and Wales Court of Appeal has confirmed that senior courts have jurisdiction to grant an injunction requiring ISPs in the UK to block websites selling counterfeit goods, in a case involving Cartier. The Court also held that ISPs can bear the costs of implementing such orders

  • IPOS open to soft IP for loan applications

    July 07, 2016

    IPOS has approved the first loan application using a patent as collateral, and is opening its financing scheme up to other IP rights. But practitioners have concerns about valuation, as Stephy Tang reports

  • All eyes on ASEAN

    July 07, 2016

    Economic and legal reforms are driving harmonisation within and beyond the ASEAN region, with big implications for IP owners. James Nurton, Stephy Tang and Natalie Rahhal introduce a year-long series of articles

  • 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

  • Awards recognise anti-counterfeiting achievements

    July 06, 2016

    This year’s Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards, co-sponsored by the GACG and Managing IP, were presented at an event hosted by Unifab in Paris on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

  • Brexit 10 days on: latest developments

    July 05, 2016

    While the politicians begin the discussions about how and when the UK will extricate itself from the EU and establish new trading relationships, trade mark practitioners have told Managing IP that clients are already preparing for the Brexit future

  • Online courts and the future of IP litigation

    July 04, 2016

    Are online courts the future for IP disputes? That was the topic of the annual Collyer Bristow IP debate between Tim Bamford and Karen Fong. They reveal some snippets from their diaries in the months leading up to the big fight

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