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  • AIPLA names Lisa Jorgenson as executive director

    October 24, 2014

    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has appointed Lisa Jorgenson as its new executive director, effective November 17 2014

  • Michelle Lee expected to “hit the ground running” as USPTO director

    October 23, 2014

    AIPLA has welcomed the nomination of Michelle Lee to serve as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

  • Check the label (or it could cost you millions)

    October 23, 2014

    Disputes over food labeling are coming more into focus with the recent Supreme Court POM Wonderful case, and class action lawsuits in this area are increasing, reports Michael Loney

  • Singapore’s site-blocking measures to combat online piracy

    October 23, 2014

    Singapore’s new Copyright Law provides a means for rights holders to secure an order to block access to flagrantly infringing websites. Yew Kuin Cheah and Malobika Banerji explain how it works and how it compares to site-blocking systems in other jurisdictions

  • Law firms face more pressure over cost and quality

    October 23, 2014

    Law firms are under increasing pressure to offer clients fixed-fee billing arrangements, according to a survey by CPA Global

  • UK government extends PIPCU funding

    October 23, 2014

    The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has been promised a further £3 million ($4.8 million) by UK Minister for IP Baroness Neville-Rolfe

  • More countries join trade mark search and classification tools

    October 22, 2014

    Tunisia is the latest country to makes its trade mark data available on the TMview search tool.

  • Richemont wins blocking order against ISPs

    October 21, 2014

    The High Court in London will grant orders requiring the UK’s biggest internet service providers to block six websites selling counterfeit Richemont products, in what one lawyer has describe as a “game changing” decision

  • Patent litigator joins Linklaters in Germany

    October 21, 2014

    Julia Schönbohm will join Linklaters as a partner in the dispute resolution division in the Frankfurt office on December 1

  • Lee nomination as USPTO director confirmed

    October 17, 2014

    President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Michelle Lee as undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the USPTO. She had been performing the functions and duties of the USPTO director in her position of deputy director

  • Brad Newberg joins McGuireWoods from Reed Smith

    October 15, 2014

    Brad Newberg has joined McGuireWoods' intellectual property litigation and patents department as a partner in Tysons Corner, Virginia

  • Manatt hires three-partner team in California

    October 15, 2014

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips has added a three-partner group to its intellectual property practice from Dickstein Shapiro

  • Rouse returns to IP with Brandstrike

    October 14, 2014

    Peter Rouse has joined Brandstrike, providers of the IPCurator platform, as vice president services

  • Social media revealed as the new counterfeiting frontline

    October 10, 2014

    Sales of counterfeit goods via social media rose 15% in 2013-14, while sales via online auction sites rose 2%, according to the IP Crime Report, published by the UK’s IP Crime Group

  • Academics call for EU law to protect trade mark fair use

    October 08, 2014

    A group of senior trade mark academics has called on European law makers to specify how third parties can use trade marks without infringing them, saying that it is important to balance the rights of trade mark owners with freedom of expression and the guarantee of undistorted competition

  • Canada’s Trademarks Act and Bill C-8 legislation makes progress

    October 06, 2014

    In a busy few days for Canadian intellectual property legislation, pre-consultation on amendments to Canada’s Trademark Regulations has begun while the Canadian House of Commons passed the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-8)

  • Former IP High Court Chief Judge joins Yuasa and Hara

    October 06, 2014

    Toshiaki Iimura has joined Yuasa and Hara’s Tokyo office

  • PODS awarded $62 million in U-Haul trade mark suit

    September 26, 2014

    U-Haul International has lost a lawsuit filed over its use of the word “pods” in its advertising and marketing campaigns

  • US Congressional Trademark Caucus established

    September 19, 2014

    Members of the US Congress have formed the Congressional Trademark Caucus. It will be the first ever caucus in the US Congress to deal solely with issues related to trade marks

  • WIPO launches multilingual database

    September 19, 2014

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a new database that makes publicly available a trove of technical and scientific terminology

  • Stokke suffers CJEU blow over shape marks

    September 19, 2014

    The Norwegian maker of Tripp Trapp highchairs has suffered a setback in its battle to protect the shape of its products after the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that EU law can preclude the registration of shapes required by the function of a product

  • WIPO announces proposed appointments

    September 19, 2014

    The office of WIPO director general Francis Gurry has released a list of proposed appointments for deputy directors general and assistant directors general

  • Trade secrets bill clears House Judiciary Committee

    September 18, 2014

    The House Judiciary Committee has approved HR 5233, the Trade Secrets Protection Act, by voice vote

  • Sujata Chaudhri starts new firm

    September 18, 2014

    Sujata Chaudhri has opened her own firm, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys, in Noida, India

  • Building an authentic brand

    September 17, 2014

    Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of computer gaming device maker Razer, speaks to Managing IP about how his company takes an organic approach to brand building, his company’s IP strategy and what he looks for in lawyers. Hint: no pushovers

  • EPO’s Battistelli emphasises quality

    September 17, 2014

    The European Patent Office will not raise official fees above inflation for the next four years, President Benoît Battistelli said yesterday. Interviewed after addressing yesterday’s AIPPI IP Panel Lunch, he also promised “we will find a solution” to the controversial question of the level of renewal fees for the proposed Unitary Patent

  • How valuable are trade mark surveys?

    September 17, 2014

    A lively discussion about the use of survey evidence in trade mark cases took place yesterday, with a judge, a survey expert and a litigator sharing their perspectives

  • Judge Gilmore interview: perspectives of a judicial diva

    September 17, 2014

    Judge Vanessa Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas has been enjoying the chance to gain an international view during her time at the AIPPI Congress. She notes that IP cases require a particular knowledge compared with other cases

  • Leading AIPPI through a time of change

    September 17, 2014

    Felipe Claro, partner at Chile law firm Claro & Cia, will be taking over as AIPPI president for the next two years. He has ambitious goals for his tenure, including streamlining the association to be more responsive to members, as he tells Michael Loney

  • Three AIPPI draft resolutions agreed

    September 17, 2014

    AIPPI Congress delegates have agreed three draft resolutions, with a fourth due be to be debated this morning. All will be voted on at the General Assembly taking place today

  • Looking back … and forward at AIPPI

    September 17, 2014

    The Toronto Congress marks the end of an era for two of AIPPI’s long-serving volunteers. Secretary General Stephan Freischem of Germany will be standing down after eight years on the Bureau, while Reporter General Thierry Calame has served 13 years

  • Expansion of privilege in India called for

    September 17, 2014

    The issue of protecting confidential client-IP advisor communications from forced disclosure on a global scale is complicated

  • Interview: AIPPI President John Bochnovic

    September 16, 2014

    The 2014 Congress marks the end of John Bochnovic’s two-year term as AIPPI President. He tells James Nurton how the organization has developed in that time, and where it needs to go next

  • Mock arbitration shines light on designs

    September 16, 2014

    An arbitration tribunal consisting of Dan Bereskin, Richard Kreindler and Richard Tan unanimously found that a design patent for a glass with a double wall was not infringed, following a mock proceeding at the AIPPI Congress in Toronto

  • Meet this year’s AIPPI Congress Chair

    September 15, 2014

    Philip Mendes da Costa of Bereskin & Parr is Chair of the Organising Committee of this year’s Congress. He talks planning, patents and portfolio management with James Nurton

  • Walker Morris appoints head of IP

    September 12, 2014

    Walker Morris in Leeds has a new head of IP: Rupert Bent, formerly head of IP litigation for the regions at Pinsent Masons

  • Gide hires former French judge

    September 12, 2014

    Alan Carre-Pierrat has become senior counsel at Gide in Paris

  • UK IP Minister: China has skin in IP game

    September 11, 2014

    In an interview with Managing IP, the UK’s new IP Minister reflects on her trip to China, the importance of bringing a business person’s perspective to IP issues there, and why she is optimistic about increased cooperation with China

  • New EU commissioners for IP portfolios

    September 10, 2014

    Elžbieta Bienkowska, formerly deputy prime minister of Poland, is to be the new EU Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME Commissioner

  • Gevers merges with Orès

    September 10, 2014

    IP firms Gevers, headquartered in Belgium, and Paris-based Orès, have combined their French IP practices

  • Savvides joins Bristows

    September 10, 2014

    Theo Savvides has joined London law firm Bristows as head of copyright and digital media litigation

  • Third Circuit applies Octane standard to Lanham Act case

    September 08, 2014

    The US Third Circuit has held that the fee shifting standard set by the Supreme Court in Octane Fitness v Icon Health & Fitness also applies to cases brought under the Lanham Act

  • USPTO trademark commissioner Cohn to retire

    September 08, 2014

    Deborah Cohn, the USPTO’s chief trademark commissioner, has decided to retire, a USPTO spokesperson has confirmed to Managing IP

  • Are you ready for the IP bankers?

    September 08, 2014

    Intellectual property funds are just an evolution of the venture capital model, rather than a completely new beast, suggests N Darius Sankey of Ocean Tomo

  • Norton Rose Fulbright adds to technology and innovation team in Singapore

    September 08, 2014

    Stella Cramer has joined the Singapore office of Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner

  • Facebook “likes” ruled not a form of IP

    September 04, 2014

    The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently ruled that “likes” on Facebook cannot be stolen because they are not a form of intellectual property

  • Simmons launches trade mark practice in China

    September 01, 2014

    International law firm Simmons & Simmons has hired George Chan as a partner in Beijing

  • New Austrian IP/IT firm opens

    September 01, 2014

    Five lawyers have joined together to set up a new firm specialising in IP and IT in Vienna, called GEISTWERT

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