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Trade marks Archive


  • People and firm moves in Europe (April 2017)

    April 28, 2017

    We round up news from Bristows, Cleveland Scott York, Dentons, Bryan Cave and Simmons & Simmons

  • USPTO establishes audit programme for trade mark affidavits of use

    April 28, 2017

    The USPTO recently made permanent a pilot programme to conduct random audits of post-registration affidavits of use. Jason Vogel and Sam Kilb explain what trade mark owners need to know about the changes and suggest best practices

  • Indonesia’s new Trade Mark Law, six months on

    April 28, 2017

    Andrew Diamond analyses the first six months under Indonesia’s new Trade Mark Law and how it has affected day-to-day practice in southeast Asia’s biggest trade mark jurisdiction

  • Design protection in a post-Brexit world

    April 28, 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”

  • Celebrating this year’s outstanding work in IP

    April 28, 2017

    Managing IP’s annual awards dinners were held in London and Washington DC in March. Find out more about the winners, and see photos from both events, on the following pages

  • North America Awards

    April 28, 2017

    Find out who were the winners of the 2017 Managing IP Awards for the United States and Canada

  • 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

  • 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

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