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  • Latest moves in Asia (April 2017)

    April 27, 2017

    Managing IP rounds up recent moves from DLA Piper, Anaqua, Bird & Bird and Beijing East IP

  • Women in IP Interview: Marla Grossman

    April 25, 2017

    American Continental Group’s Marla Grossman has recently been involved in legislative efforts to overhaul Section 101 and make the selection of the copyright register more efficient. She tells Natalie Rahhal about her career path to being an IP influencer

  • The latest people moves in the US

    April 19, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest moves and appointments in the US includes hires by Oblon, Schiff Hardin, Covington & Burling, and Goodwin Procter, as well as the latest on the USPTO leadership

  • A catch-up with Mark Whitaker, MoFo partner and AIPLA president

    April 18, 2017

    Morrison & Foerster partner Mark Whitaker is in the middle of a busy term as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He talks to Michael Loney about legislative fixes to patent venue and Section 101, what changes to the PTAB he would like, how responsive to IP the Trump administration will be, and the outlook for the International Trade Commission

  • Design protection in a post-Brexit world

    April 13, 2017

    Sarah Wright and Kaisa Patsalides explore whether designs originating from the UK can still qualify for EU design rights in a post-Brexit world, in light of conflicting interpretations among EU courts on the meaning of “first making available within the Community”

  • Vietnam grapples with well-known trade marks

    April 13, 2017

    Despite its membership of international agreements, the protection of well-known marks in Vietnam is uncertain. This situation needs to change, argue Tran Manh Hung, Tran Kieu Hoa and Le Mai Linh

  • Registering scent trade marks – not to be sniffed at?

    April 04, 2017

    Hasbro is trying to register a US trade mark for the smell of Play-Doh, despite only a few scent marks being registered at the USPTO. Natalie Rahhal asks why a company would seek this type of mark and what the process is for getting one

  • Japan grants colour trade marks

    April 03, 2017

    In March, for the first time, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) recognised two colour per se trade marks

  • 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

  • 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

  • Round up of CJEU 2016 trade mark cases

    March 23, 2017

    In 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued 16 decisions focused on trade marks. Alice Stagg summarises the most interesting of the cases which covered a variety of topics and challenges for brand owners.

  • 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

  • How counterfeiting is changing - Fraser Morrison, Edrington Group

    March 21, 2017

    In a talk at the CITMA Spring Conference, the brand protection manager for Edrington Group, which owns brands such as The Macallan, The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark, discussed trade marks, criminality and the Dark Web

  • MIP Global Awards 2017: The highlights

    March 15, 2017

    85 awards, including for corporate social responsibility and in-house achievement, were presented at Managing IP’s 12th Global Awards dinner at The Savoy in London last week. The photos from the event have also been published

  • 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.

  • 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

  • UK IPO appoints new CEO

    March 06, 2017

    The IPO has appointed head of Companies House Tim Moss as its new chief executive

  • 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

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