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  • Read this year's IP Stars trade mark rankings in full

    February 04, 2016

    Managing IP subscribers have full access to the IP Stars rankings and analysis, including the newly published tables of the top trade mark firms in more than 70 jurisdictions

  • UK’s IP threats law reform may be imminent

    February 04, 2016

    The UK government has responded to stakeholders’ concerns on a bill to reform the law on unjustified threats relating to IP infringement, adding that it intends to give the bill a smooth transition in parliament

  • Trade secrets bill passes US Senate Judiciary Committee

    February 03, 2016

    The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016, which included amendments that were suggested in hearings in December

  • Trade mark lessons from Malaysia’s courts in 2015

    February 03, 2016

    2015 saw a spate of noteworthy trade mark cases in the Malaysian courts. Geetha Kandiah and Rebecca Chong look at the lessons learned

  • Managing IP North America awards 2016 – shortlists

    February 02, 2016

    Shortlists for this year’s Managing IP North America awards have been announced. The outstanding firms and individuals in US and Canadian intellectual property will be announced during a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC on March 17

  • Africa IP news roundup

    February 02, 2016

    The TRIPs Protocol gets its 65th member, a non-violation complaint under TRIPs, the ARIPO Declaration on PAIPO, the Banjul Protocol gains a new member and OAPI accedes to the Singapore Treaty – Kingsley Egbuonu provides a summary of IP news relating to African countries

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016 - shortlists

    January 29, 2016

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards Dinner - held this year on March 10 at The Savoy in London - recognises the outstanding firms of the past year in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Ahead of the awards announcement, we publish the shortlists for each category

  • CJEU trade mark decisions update 2015

    January 28, 2016

    The Court of Justice of the European Union issued 12 judgments on cases primarily involving trade marks in 2015. Alice Stagg summarises the most interesting of them

  • Don’t fret over threats of proceedings for IP infringement

    January 28, 2016

    Correspondents in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US review the law and recent developments on threats of proceedings for IP infringement that are groundless or may interfere with business activity

  • A new era for EU trade marks

    January 26, 2016

    Are you ready for the fundamental changes coming to trade mark law and practice in Europe? Over the next four pages, we provide pointers for steps you need to consider – and when. By James Nurton

  • Utynam's Heirs

    January 26, 2016

    Utynam was in Cartagena in December for the ASIPI annual conference. Here are some of the highlights

  • INTA elects JTI’s Ronald van Tuijl as 2016 president

    January 21, 2016

    Ronald van Tuijl has identified the issues he will focus on during his term as the 2016 president of the International Trademark Association

  • Nestlé loses fight over acquired distinctiveness of Kit Kat bar

    January 20, 2016

    Nestlé's four-finger chocolate bar is not entitled to trade mark protection, as the company has not shown that it has acquired distinctiveness such that consumers rely upon it to identify the product's origin

  • Start-ups in India to get special IP treatment

    January 18, 2016

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled his government’s 19-point Action Plan to promote and support start-ups in India. Under Action Plan 4, qualifying start-ups will receive government support in obtaining IP rights

  • USPTO appoints Rocky Mountain director, and other US people moves

    January 14, 2016

    In our regular round-up, we summarise recently-announced partner and national IP office moves in the Americas, including hires by the USPTO, Pryor Cashman, AIPLA, Orrick, Mayer Brown, Perkins Coie and Baker McKenzie, as well as two law firm mergers

  • OHIM Observatory publishes online advertising study

    January 12, 2016

    A new report by the OHIM Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights analyses digital advertising on IP-infringing websites, and the sectors supporting those ads

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