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  • Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

    April 16, 2015

    The shortlist for the fourth annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards has been announced

  • $150 million savings – how far can you go?

    April 15, 2015

    Agent benchmarking can cut the cost of securing trade mark and patent protection around the world. Volker Spitz and John Asquith explain what it is, and how to do it

  • Breaking down the class (and subclass) barrier in China

    April 13, 2015

    China's trade mark authorities use a subclass system, often rigidly applied, in a bid to increase consistency and efficiency at the world's busiest trade mark office. Rachel Tan and Amanda Yang examine the challenges the system poses to applicants and ways to adapt

  • USPTO appoints deputy trade mark commissioner

    April 01, 2015

    Meryl Hershkowitz has been appointed as the USPTO’s deputy commissioner for trade mark operations

  • Starbucks v Sky: a report from the UK Supreme Court

    March 31, 2015

    In a rare consideration of passing off law, the UK Supreme Court has agreed to review a dispute over the trade mark NOW TV. Managing IP was in court to hear the arguments

  • Supreme Court's B&B decision raises the stakes at TTAB

    March 30, 2015

    The Supreme Court’s decision on the preclusive effect of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rulings means that brand owners may have to prepare a lot more carefully for TTAB proceedings

  • Court of Appeal backs Mattel over Scramble marks

    March 30, 2015

    “It was not very helpful”. That was Michael Silverleaf QC’s summary of the High Court’s ruling in Mattel v Zynga, a trade mark decision he helped Mattel to appeal in November, during his primer on passing off law to the Supreme Court in Starbucks v BskyB last week

  • Brand protection in ASEAN: a practical view

    March 27, 2015

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), set to come into effect on December 31, has the goal of transforming Southeast Asia into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour and a freer flow of capital. Henry Goodwin and Candice Kwok discuss the future of brand protection in the region and what rights holders need to be aware of as they look to enter the markets there

  • Russell Slifer revealed as USPTO deputy director

    March 25, 2015

    Russell Slifer has been appointed deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the USPTO

  • WilmerHale adds three partners in Denver

    March 25, 2015

    Natalie Hanlon Leh, Mary Sooter and Benjamin Fernandez have joined WilmerHale’s Denver office as members of the litigation and intellectual property departments

  • Supreme Court: TTAB finding may preclude court ruling on same issue

    March 25, 2015

    In a 7-2 decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, the US Supreme Court found that issue preclusion should apply to rulings by the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board as long as the ordinary requirements for issue preclusion are met and the uses examined by the TTAB and the district court are materially the same

  • How to work with the ITC

    March 24, 2015

    Speaking at Managing IP’s US Patent Forum last week in Washington DC, Lisa Kattan of the US International Trade Commission (ITC) gave tips on how to better take advantage of the proceedings. One bit of advice – don’t treat it as if it’s standard litigation

  • Zynga’s IP game

    March 23, 2015

    The gaming company’s IP lawyer Renee Lawson tells Emma Barraclough about the move from partner to start-up, why the company listens to its lawyers, and the ups and downs of cross-border litigation

  • The rules on recovering costs

    March 23, 2015

    The possibility to recover costs in IP cases can be an important consideration in your litigation strategy. Correspondents in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and United States answer six questions about their jurisdictions

  • IP Clinic: Who is the average consumer in trade mark law?

    March 23, 2015

    Understanding the “average consumer” is the key to resolving many questions related to trade mark law. But who is he or she?

  • Tilleke & Gibbins expands Indonesia practice

    March 20, 2015

    Zain Adnan has joined the firm’s Jakarta office as an intellectual property manager

  • Michelle Lee: patent reform legislation still needed

    March 19, 2015

    Speaking at Managing IP’s US Patent Forum yesterday, USPTO director Michelle Lee said that patent reform legislation is still necessary even after the changes from the last few years

  • Perkins Coie adds internet and brand enforcement partner

    March 19, 2015

    Fabricio Vayra has joined Perkins Coie as partner in the Washington DC office

  • Use of global IP systems reaches record highs

    March 19, 2015

    The PCT, Madrid and Hague systems all set new records in 2014, according to figures published by WIPO. The data shows that “competition has expanded beyond traditional participants”, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said in an interview

  • North America Award Winners 2015

    March 18, 2015

    Managing IP’s annual North America awards dinner took place at the Four Seasons in Washington DC on March 18. Trophies were presented in 70 categories, recognising the best firms and individuals in the United States and Canada

  • China’s trade mark teething problems

    March 12, 2015

    Almost a year after China revised its trade mark law, a lack of capacity to handle the huge volume of applications continues to pose an obstacle to reform

  • Baker & McKenzie scoops six Managing IP awards

    March 12, 2015

    Law firm Baker & McKenzie was the big winner at the 10th annual Managing IP Global Awards Dinner, held in London

  • Global Awards winners 2015

    March 11, 2015

    Managing IP's annual global awards dinner took place at the InterContinental, London, tonight. Trophies were presented in more than 70 categories

  • Michelle Lee confirmed as USPTO director by Senate

    March 09, 2015

    The Senate has confirmed Michelle Lee as the director of the USPTO. She is the first woman to lead the agency

  • Todd Dickinson joins Novak Druce

    March 09, 2015

    Q Todd Dickinson, a former director of the USPTO, has joined Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg as partner

  • UK to reform threats provisions

    March 09, 2015

    The UK government has broadly accepted proposals by the Law Commission to reform the law concerning threats of IP infringement

  • INTA hires former USPTO trade mark commissioner Cohn

    March 03, 2015

    The International Trademark Association has appointed a senior director of government relations and a senior director of internet policy to represent it in Washington, DC

  • Jeffrey Lewis joins Fried Frank

    March 03, 2015

    Jeffrey Lewis has joined Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in the intellectual property litigation practice in New York

  • Top firms for trade mark work 2015

    March 03, 2015

    The second part of our annual survey of the IP market, covering trade mark work in 80 countries, has been published

  • K&L Gates adds IP partner to London office

    March 03, 2015

    Arthur Artinian, formerly a senior associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has joined K&L Gates as a partner

  • New Dutch IP firm opening in March

    March 02, 2015

    A group of lawyers have left Klos Morel Vos & Schaap in Amsterdam to start a new firm, Visser Schaap & Kreijger

  • Hogan Lovells adds three in Greater China

    March 02, 2015

    Partners Alan Chiu and Eugene Low along with consultant Kenny Wong join Hogan Lovells’ Hong Kong office

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