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  • 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

  • Kilpatrick partner named US intellectual property enforcement coordinator

    August 29, 2014

    Danny Marti, partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next US intellectual property enforcement coordinator

  • Rouse hires Thai patent litigators

    August 26, 2014

    Jade Donavanik and Manothai Pramoj Na Ayuthaya have joined Rouse’s Bangkok office as senior managers

  • INTA signs MoU with Colombia's IP office

    August 23, 2014

    The International Trademark Association (INTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce of the Republic of Colombia (SIC)

  • Withers & Rogers opens in Munich

    August 18, 2014

    UK patent and trade mark firm Withers & Rogers has opened an office in Munich, Germany

  • Australian domain administrator to present dispute decisions overview

    August 18, 2014

    The auDA, the administrator of the .au domain space, will present its overview of auDRP decisions next week

  • Philip Morris explains how it will fight UK plain packaging plans

    August 14, 2014

    Cigarette maker Philip Morris has set out a detailed legal argument against the UK government’s proposals to force tobacco companies to sell their products in plain packaging and threatened to sue if the government goes ahead with its plans

  • Perkins Coie hires IP trial lawyer in New York

    August 13, 2014

    Ann Schofield Baker has joined Perkins Coie’s New York office as a partner in the commercial litigation practice focusing on intellectual property and other complex commercial matters

  • Novak Druce adds four litigators

    August 13, 2014

    Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has hired four partners: William Sloan Coats in Silicon Valley, James Glenn and John Weatherspoon in Houston, and Chris Holm in Los Angeles

  • Speakers line up for Women’s Leadership Forum in Silicon Valley

    August 12, 2014

    In-house counsel from eBay, Twitter, Facebook, Nokia, Google and CBS will among the speakers at Managing IP’s second International Women’s Leadership Forum in San Jose in December

  • China-based private investigators receive prison terms

    August 12, 2014

    Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng, the China-based investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline to investigate corruption allegations, have been sentenced to 30 months and 24 months respectively for illegally obtaining private information

  • How to take on China's trade mark squatters

    August 08, 2014

    The maker of Penfolds wines, which is fighting a trade mark squatting case in China, has suffered a commercial blow after a leading hotel chain asked its managers to take the company’s wines off its menus

  • Victoria’s Secret loses battle over Pink trade mark

    August 06, 2014

    Victoria’s Secret has suffered a setback in its attempt to roll out its Pink brand globally, after a UK judge ruled that it infringed the trade mark rights of shirt maker Thomas Pink

  • EU Customs seize 36 million fake goods

    August 04, 2014

    The number of fakes seized by Customs officials in Europe fell last year for the second year running

  • Talks on EU trade mark reforms to begin

    July 31, 2014

    Politicians and officials in Brussels have taken the next step on the way to agreeing a new set of European trade mark rules

  • Novak Druce opens Philadelphia office with new hire

    July 31, 2014

    Alfred Zaher has joined Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg from Blank Rome to lead the IP firm’s expansion into the Philadelphia market

  • Companion trade secrets bill introduced in House of Representatives

    July 30, 2014

    The Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by Representatives George Holding, Howard Coble, John Conyers, Steve Chabot, Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jefferies

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