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  • China’s trademark reforms, two years on (sponsored discussion)

    May 25, 2016

    Two years ago, China introduced major amendments to the Trademark Law. Lily Changxin Lei and Wen Zhong of Liu Shen & Associates analyze the impact they have had

  • The trademark cases to watch in the US

    May 25, 2016

    Michael Loney previews today’s INTA sessions on US case law and scandalous marks

  • Assertive anticounterfeiting in Africa and Asia

    May 25, 2016

    Your products are sold in emerging markets in ASEAN and Africa regions but you are dealing with a major counterfeiting issue. Considering that each country is unique in terms of legal system and culture, how should you tackle this problem?

  • Digital discussions in Brussels

    May 25, 2016

    The Digital Agenda, the use of trademarks online, effective digital enforcement, the implications of a mobile economy and copyright protection will be just some of the topics addressed at INTA’s Digital World Conference in Brussels on December 1 and 2 this year

  • Don’t you know who I am? Tips for proving fame

    May 25, 2016

    Panelists shared tricks for defeating trademark hijackers in various jurisdictions yesterday in the session “Almost Famous: Proving Fame in First to File Jurisdictions”

  • Whatever will be of B&B?

    May 25, 2016

    Trademark practitioners in the U.S. are thinking more strategically about the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) since the Supreme Court’s B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries ruling in March last year. A session on Monday looked at the ruling’s impact in the U.S. and Europe

  • ARIPO calls on users to try its improved system

    May 24, 2016

    "We have come a long way in many ways. We are now more mature, our system is now more efficient and coherent, but we are always looking to improve,” said ARIPO Director General Fernando dos Santos, who spoke to the INTA Daily News yesterday.

  • See you in Barcelona!

    May 24, 2016

    Next year, the INTA Annual Meeting returns to Europe for the first time since 2008: it will take place in Barcelona, Spain from May 20 to 24, 2017.

  • INTA returns to Africa

    May 24, 2016

    INTA’s first conference in Africa for more than 20 years will focus on “how you can grow your business in Africa and develop your brands,” said Barry Gerber of Philip Morris International, co-chair of “Building Africa with Brands,” which takes place in Cape Town in September.

  • May the enforcement be with you

    May 24, 2016

    In-house counsel for some of the biggest names in their respective businesses shared their best strategies on enforcing brands in the digital environment in a panel on Monday.

  • IP office workshop launched

    May 24, 2016

    In a new initiative at this year’s Annual Meeting, INTA is hosting a series of panels for IP offices, all of which take place today. The workshop will provide representatives of many offices—both regional and national, big and small—with an opportunity to compare best practices, share challenges and learn from each other.

  • Mediation in practice

    May 24, 2016

    A formidable panel of trademark experts took the stage for Sunday’s mock mediation session. On one side were Miles J. Alexander of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in the U.S. and Daniel R. Bereskin of Bereskin & Parr in Canada. Opposing them were Louis T. Pirkey of Pirkey Barber and Lori A. Ball of Molson Coors. Driving the parties towards an agreement was moderator Leslie J. Lott of Lott & Fischer in the U.S.

  • Professors debate nontraditional marks

    May 24, 2016

    Companies are increasingly looking beyond word trademarks to distinguish their goods and services in the marketplace. Sound, shape and color are some of the nontraditional signs that are now accepted as trademarks in many jurisdictions. Does this stifle lawful competition and communication in the marketplace?

  • Protecting IP in a 3D printed future

    May 24, 2016

    3D printing might just change everything. At least John Hornick, who leads Finnegan’s 3D printing working group and wrote 3D Printing Will Rock the World, certainly thinks so. Introduced by Bracewell Giuliani’s Erin Hennessy, Hornick spoke to INTA registrants yesterday morning about the dramatic consequences he believes the proliferation of 3D printing could have for intellectual property.

  • EUIPO provides update on trademark reforms

    May 24, 2016

    Representatives from the EUIPO provided registrants with a guide to the substantial changes to EU trademark law and practice that came into force in March in a Users Meeting on Sunday.

  • How brands can make friends and influence people online

    May 24, 2016

    The opportunities and dangers of brands interacting on social media were discussed in yesterday’s session “Beyond Native Advertising: The Line Between Social Media Posts and Advertising”

  • WIPO welcomes Madrid comments

    May 24, 2016

    How should the Madrid System develop? That was the question posed by David Muls, Senior Director of WIPO’s Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector, at Sunday’s Madrid System Users Meeting

  • An opposition system for Mexico at last (sponsored discussion)

    May 24, 2016

    Mexico’s Congress approved an amendment to the country’s industrial property law at the end of April to establish a trademark oppositions system. Attorneys from Basham Ringe y Correa explain how it will work

  • Navigating Customs enforcement in China

    May 24, 2016

    Rights owners have two options available when using Customs enforcement in China. Michael Fu, Tracy Shen and Kevin Yang of Chang Tsi & Partners explain the pros and cons of each

  • INTA’s Europe office celebrates 10th anniversary

    May 24, 2016

    INTA's representative office in Brussels has been dominated by the debate over EU reforms, which must now be implemented, but it is also focusing on issues including plain packaging, submitting amicus briefs and the EU Digital Single Market

  • Interview: Protecting the Penguin

    May 24, 2016

    Tricia Thompkins, intellectual property and licensing counsel at Perry Ellis International in Miami, Florida, talks to Michael Loney about the challenges of protecting the fashion company’s marks, such as the Original Penguin line of clothing

  • How to avoid being a trademark bully

    May 23, 2016

    Bullying is a “very buzzy term” in trademarks at the moment, revealed Bryce Coughlin of Fox Entertainment Group in the U.S. during yesterday’s session Taking it Too Far: When Pretexts and Bullying Create Ethical Dilemmas.

  • Tarnishment and free speech debated

    May 23, 2016

    Professor Glynn S. Lunney Jr. and Antoine Gautier-Sauvagnac dueled over tarnishment law in INTA’s Annual Professor vs. Practitioner Debate on Sunday.

  • From Rio Olympics to rights of publicity

    May 23, 2016

    Natalie Rahhal finds out what will be covered in some of this week’s INTA sessions devoted to IP issues in Latin America

  • INTA's landmark year for Latin America

    May 23, 2016

    Alongside protection of trademarks, communications, and member satisfaction, international expansion is a core objective of INTA’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan

  • INTA’s voice on Internet policy

    May 23, 2016

    Internet issues are a key policy focus for INTA and Lori Schulman has a very busy agenda

  • Make technology work for you

    May 23, 2016

    Technology can be a great tool for trademark lawyers—but you have to work smartly to get the full benefit of it. That was the message from Saturday’s session on “Running the Technologically Advanced Trademark Law Firm Practice"

  • Ronald van Tuijl Interview: Presidential Task Force to examine in-house counsel role

    May 23, 2016

    INTA President Ronald van Tuijl says one of his priorities is the Presidential Task Force on the role of in-house IP professionals—something he takes a particular interest in as his entire career so far has been spent in-house

  • The battle against bad faith filing (sponsored discussion)

    May 23, 2016

    Trademark squatters and bad faith filings are systemic issues in China, so brand owners need a fully stocked warchest for a successful IP strategy. Anna Mae Koo and Ann Xu of Vivien Chan & Co discuss some critical weapons that will help brand owners in the fight

  • Why the Internet is getting more complex

    May 23, 2016

    Are you intimidated by ICANN? Do you need domain names demystified? Today’s INTA Internet/E-Commerce Industry Breakout has a diverse range of speakers who should be able to address many of the questions you have.

  • Trademark trends in Japan

    May 23, 2016

    Speaking at the JPO Users’ Meeting, Kazuhiro Kimura gave an update on application figures and how the Office is improving its service

  • Last call for comments on TTAB rule changes

    May 22, 2016

    Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, gave an update on the Board’s proposed rule changes yesterday during the USPTO Users’ Meeting.

  • Judges consider disparagement versus free speech

    May 22, 2016

    A session examining the interaction between trademarks and free speech included judges from three jurisdictions offering their perspectives on some hot-button issues and how their respective courts approach them.

  • You can rewire the CEO inside you

    May 22, 2016

    We all face stressful situations in our everyday lives, be it at work or at home, and it is natural to react. How you handle those situations is important as it could affect things down the line—for example if you need a favor in the future.

  • Make the fans your friends

    May 22, 2016

    Interaction via the Internet and social media has fundamentally changed the relationship between brand owners and fans in the entertainment industry, argued last night’s keynote speaker, entertainment industry executive Diane Nelson.

  • Interview: Keeping Zumba’s brand in shape

    May 22, 2016

    Alan Veronick, global intellectual property counsel at Zumba Fitness in Hallandale, Florida, tells Michael Loney about the unique trademark challenges in stopping unlicensed instructors infringing the brand.

  • Board discusses INTA plans

    May 22, 2016

    INTA’s Board of Directors held its second meeting of the year yesterday, and tackled a wide range of issues affecting the Association and members.

  • Be prepared for pro bono

    May 22, 2016

    Pro bono work is becoming more popular among legal practitioner communities across the globe, as practitioners look to try something different than regular chargeable work, reach outside their comfort zone and give back. But it raises many challenges in practice, such as: How can you set up a sustainable and effective pro bono program? Are there laws or issues in your or other jurisdictions that you need to know about?

  • Big data, big trademark questions

    May 22, 2016

    In an INTA Annual Meeting session yesterday, panelists demonstrated how trademark practitioners—particularly litigators—can use big data and analytics tools to grow their practices, provide fact-based predictions to clients and streamline the legal research process.

  • Getting up to speed on different cultures

    May 22, 2016

    Speakers shared their wisdom about dealing with different cultures in the “Cultural Intelligence for Trademark Lawyers Today—A Soft Skill Often Underestimated” session yesterday.

  • Well-known trademarks in China (sponsored discussion)

    May 22, 2016

    Samiko Sun and Gloria Q Wu of Kangxin Partners discuss well-known trademark protection in China, and explain how to obtain these powerful rights

  • Etienne Sanz de Acedo Interview: Projecting INTA into the future

    May 22, 2016

    James Nurton spoke to INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo about continued globalization, engaging new constituencies and working towards INTA’s next Strategic Plan

  • News from INTA’s latest office

    May 22, 2016

    INTA Asia-Pacific Chief Representative Seth Hays discusses the association's new branch office, which opened in Singapore in March

  • The big trademark issues in Asia and Africa

    May 22, 2016

    James Nurton previews some of this week’s sessions on trademark issues in Asia and Africa, and introduces related INTA events

  • Why trademark attorneys should respect privacy

    May 22, 2016

    Katherine Tabor, assistant general counsel at Office Depot in Boca Raton, Florida, discusses with Michael Loney why trademarks and privacy are increasingly overlapping and points to the biggest challenges in her role

  • Hard Rock’s Rebecca Roby: Trademark’s rock star

    May 21, 2016

    Rebecca Roby, senior director of business affairs at Orlando-headquartered Hard Rock International, tells Michael Loney about combating counterfeit restaurants, domain name considerations and what changes to the trademark system she’d like to see.

  • Interview: Tackling the growing counterfeiting problem

    May 21, 2016

    Maysa Razavi, INTA’s anticounterfeiting manager. says counterfeiting is a growing problem. INTA has been involved in numerous events recently to debate and raise awareness of the issue

  • IPOPHL Interview: The view from the Philippines

    May 21, 2016

    Josephine Rima Santiago, the new Director General of IPOPHL, spoke with Stephy Tang about enforcement and her attempts to reduce backlogs

  • Tackling OEM infringement in China (sponsored discussion)

    May 21, 2016

    Huang Hui and Paul Ranjard of Wan Hui Da discuss the implications of the recent PRETUL decision of the Supreme People’s Court in China

  • 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.

  • Entertainment guaranteed - Rick McMurtry and Peter Dernbach

    May 19, 2016

    INTA Annual Meeting co-chairs Peter Dernbach and Rick McMurtry tell the INTA Daily News what registrants can expect at this year’s Annual Meeting.

  • Interview: IMPI Director General Miguel Margáin

    May 19, 2016

    Mexico is tackling anticounterfeiting on two fronts, IMPI Director General Miguel Margáin tells Michael Loney: first, by using the laws available to conduct raids, seizures and inspection visits and secondly through awareness campaigns.

  • Preview: Monitoring online platforms

    May 19, 2016

    Online platforms provide the opportunity for just about anyone to sell a product or service, without the resources required for brick-and-mortar commerce. That provides sellers of counterfeit and contraband goods with the perfect hiding place: in plain sight, among countless others, and isolated from the in-person scrutiny of a potential buyer.

  • 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.

  • Interview: a designer’s view of trade marks

    May 18, 2016

    Co-owner of London-based branding agency Grain Creative Madelyn Postman started her career as a freelance graphic designer. She spoke to Managing IP about the impact of the IP legal environment on approaches to brand creation and protection

  • Belmora seeks en banc reconsideration in Flanax trade mark case

    May 17, 2016

    Belmora has petitioned the Fourth Circuit to reconsider its decision that Bayer did not need to use the Flanax mark in the US to sue under the Lanham Act. Belmora says the court “appeared to be motivated by a sense of ethical outrage”

  • Alibaba membership of IACC suspended amid turmoil

    May 17, 2016

    Days before its Spring Conference, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition has suspended Alibaba’s membership following high-profile brands leaving the coalition. The IACC’s board also noted “certain aspects of the disclosed conflict” of its CEO were not communicated

  • Latest people moves in Asia

    May 13, 2016

    In our regular roundup, we feature the latest moves from Wan Hui Da, DLA Piper, Foley & Lardner, and Jincheng Tongda & Neal

  • Mexico’s trade mark opposition system approved by Congress

    May 04, 2016

    Trade mark opposition proceedings will soon be available in Mexico after the lower chamber of Congress approved an amendment to the country’s industrial property law

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

    April 27, 2016

  • Hong Kong accepts first movement mark registration

    April 26, 2016

    The Trade Marks Registry recently accepted the first movement mark for registration since the IPD published guidance two years ago. What lessons are there for applicants?

  • Global awards 2016 - winners and photos

    April 25, 2016

    Outstanding work in IP was celebrated at our Global Awards Dinner in London in March, attended by nearly 300 IP practitioners

  • Milan prepares for 2016 AIPPI World Congress

    April 25, 2016

    The AIPPI returns to Italy this year, for the first time since 1969. Once again, Managing IP will be providing coverage in the AIPPI Daily Report and here we provide a preview of what to expect

  • Utynam's Heirs

    April 25, 2016

    Utynam put on his most fashionable suit and accessories to attend the Luxury Brand & Retail Forum in New York last month

  • Latest people moves in the US

    April 20, 2016

    In our regular round-up, we summarise recently-announced partner moves in the Americas, including hires by Norton Rose Fulbright, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Mayer Brown, Reed Smith and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn

  • Latest moves in Europe

    April 18, 2016

    Our regular roundup includes news from the EPO, RCF, KWM, Boult Wade Tennant, Finnegan, Gill Jennings & Every, Ashfords, Haseltine Lake and ITMA

  • Interview: Om Prakash Gupta on India’s trade mark troubles

    April 15, 2016

    The Controller General of India’s Patent and Trade Mark Registry responded to Managing IP’s questions by email regarding the concerns over nearly 200,000 abandoned trade mark applications

  • Delhi High Court steps into India trade mark row

    April 15, 2016

    The Delhi High Court has come to the rescue of trade mark applicants, who are aggrieved that the Indian Trade Marks Registry has abandoned nearly 200,000 pending applications

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

    April 13, 2016

  • USPTO proposes first TTAB changes for nine years

    April 12, 2016

    The USPTO has suggested 29 pages-worth of changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board practice, including to electronic filing, service and electronic communication, streamlining discovery and pre-trial procedures, and making trials more efficient. A proposal to allow testimony by affidavit has been criticised

  • MIP Africa Roadshow 2016 - live updates

    April 06, 2016

    Real-time reports from our first Africa Roadshow, held in New York City on April 6 (all times EST)

  • Why we love (and hate) design rights

    April 05, 2016

    After attending the recent INTA/AIPPI conference on “Designs: Into the Future”, James Nurton summarises what there is to love about designs – and also a few reasons not to love them. We also look in depth at the recent Trunki decision in the UK and the pending Apple v Samsung case in the United States

  • Golden age for foreign trade name protection

    April 05, 2016

    Xiaopeng Zhao argues that recent court decisions in China provide a boost for overseas companies whose names have been registered by counterfeiters

  • 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

  • Fordham IP Conference 2016 - day 1 live!

    March 31, 2016

    Managing IP brings updates from this year's Fordham IP Conference in New York. Refresh the page for the latest reports

  • Practical tips for filing designs post-Trunki

    March 31, 2016

    Following the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in the Trunki design dispute, Managing IP summarises practical tips from UK practitioners on filing designs and eight lessons from the judgment

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