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  • WIPO publishes third edition of UDRP Jurisprudential Overview

    May 31, 2017

    The new overview discusses various questions arising in UDRP cases, based on an overview of WIPO panel views

  • Court clarifies scope of design protection in Russia

    May 29, 2017

    Yuri Pylnev reviews a recent case in Russia that addressed the concepts of public interest and the single creative concept in design law

  • When client-adviser relationships go sour ...

    May 25, 2017

    The second part of our IP STARS research, based on a survey of 1,200 in-house practitioners, looks at what causes relationships to go wrong

  • Intermediary liability in China

    May 24, 2017

    Christian Peugeot, President of Unifab and marketing director of PSA, talks to Shaun Tan about China’s draft e-commerce law

  • The virtual INTA exhibition hall

    May 23, 2017

    The INTA Exhibition Hall is always busy. We took a look at some of the new services and competitions being offered by exhibitors

  • Survey: The truth about conferences

    May 23, 2017

    Ever wondered if your peers attend events in the same way that you do? Ahead of the INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, IP STARS conducted an online survey. Michael Loney reports

  • EUTM reform – the sequel

    May 23, 2017

    Fans of the EU trade mark (EUTM) will all have enjoyed last year’s trade mark reform package, which starred the notorious Section 28(8) declarations. But did you know that the sequel is released on October 1 this year, and will feature changes affecting examination, oppositions and appeals?

  • News from IP offices

    May 23, 2017

    An open house session with IP office representatives yesterday provided INTA Annual Meeting registrants with the latest IP developments in their respective countries

  • Tips for avoiding horror stories in China

    May 23, 2017

    Dan Plane of Simone Intellectual Property Services Asia yesterday gave INTA Annual Meeting attendees the latest advice on protecting brands in China, during the “A Passage out of China – Is It Any Easier?” session.

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

    May 23, 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practice

  • “Google it” not genericide, rules Ninth Circuit

    May 22, 2017

    The Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the Google name is not generic eases trademark owners’ worries about protecting their brands against usage as a verb

  • Judges debate Haribo trademark case at INTA

    May 22, 2017

    The issue of whether existing trademarks should be taken into account when considering an application was discussed during an international judges panel at the INTA Annual Meeting yesterday

  • Interview Nathan Wajsman, EU Observatory

    May 22, 2017

    What do consumers think about IP and why do they buy counterfeits? These are just some of the questions addressed by the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, as its chief economist Nathan Wajsman explains

  • Slowdown in EUTM growth

    May 22, 2017

    The dramatic increase in EU trademark filings of the past few years looks set to slow, EUIPO Executive Director António Campinos said

  • TTAB looks to clear out deadwood

    May 22, 2017

    The new rule changes brought in at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) have gone smoothly. The TTAB is now looking at bringing in a new cancellation proceeding, INTA Annual Meeting attendees heard yesterday

  • Interview: Fernando dos Santos

    May 22, 2017

    In the past 12 months, ARIPO has celebrated its 40th anniversary, gained a new logo and its Director General Fernando dos Santos has started his second tenure. Kingsley Egbuonu talked to him

  • Become a brand steward

    May 22, 2017

    Trademark practitioners should take bold steps to become stewards of the brands they advise because consumers, brands and communication channels have evolved, INTA President Joseph Ferretti said at the opening ceremony of the 139th INTA Annual Meeting

  • Read Trademark Times this week

    May 21, 2017

    We are publishing a new newspaper during this week - Trademark Times. Pick up your copy at our booth in the INTA Exhibition Hall or download a PDF from our website

  • Are you braced for Brexit?

    May 20, 2017

    The clock is ticking: on March 29 UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk notifying him of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. The decision will have important consequences for IP rights, legislation and agreements

  • IACC President Bob Barchiesi interview: Fighting fakes around the world

    May 20, 2017

    James Nurton talks to IACC President Bob Barchiesi about counterfeits, China and the Coalition’s governance

  • Survey: What in-house counsel want

    May 20, 2017

    Reputation, expertise and costs are the top three considerations for in-house counsel hiring outside advisers, according to IP STARS research. Kingsley Egbuonu reports

  • Beware the emoji trolls

    May 20, 2017

    Trademark counsel might find themselves with frowny faces if they do not take steps to protect emoji. A new paper from Eric Goldman, law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, discusses the law of emojis, including the trademark implications

  • Brands under threat

    May 20, 2017

    Plain packaging laws for tobacco products could spread around the world, after a leaked report indicated the WTO has backed measures introduced five years ago in Australia

  • A guide to Mexico’s new opposition system (sponsored article)

    May 19, 2017

    Eduardo Kleinberg, Jorge Vega and Juan Carlos Hernandez of Basham Ringe & Correa answer some common questions about trademark oppositions in Mexico

  • Issues in trade mark licensing (sponsored article)

    May 19, 2017

    Lily Lei and Yuan Yuan of Liu Shen & Associates explain the complexities of trade mark licensing in China

  • New Trademark Law, three years on (sponsored article)

    May 19, 2017

    On January 4 2017, the Trademark Office (TMO) published the revised Trademark Examination and Review Standard (the Revised Standard); followed by the Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Trial of Administrative Litigations Involving the Granting and Affirmation of Trademark rights (Judicial Provisions) entering into effect on March 1 2017. Dan Chen of Unitalen Attorneys at Law shares her observations on the highlights

  • New trends on bad faith trademark filings (sponsored article)

    May 19, 2017

    Bad faith trademark filings continue to be a challenge in China. Gloria Wu of Kangxin and Frederick Mostert of Oxford discuss the lessons from recent cases

  • Nestlé loses appeal over KitKat mark - reaction

    May 18, 2017

    The England and Wales Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that Nestlé's application for a UK trade mark for the shape of the KitKat chocolate bar should not be registered as the mark had not acquired a distinctive character

  • Women in IP interview: Daralyn Durie

    May 17, 2017

    Durie Tangri co-founder Daralyn Durie is one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent patent trial lawyers. She talks to Natalie Rahhal about her career path and the unique challenges for a woman litigator

  • Leaked WTO decision shakes tobacco industry

    May 15, 2017

    The tobacco industry got a rude awakening two weeks ago as a decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) supporting Australia’s plain packaging measures for cigarettes was apparently leaked

  • The 10 trade mark topics to watch

    May 04, 2017

    Brand protection is in flux. Technological and cultural trends driven by the internet and social media are bringing new challenges, while political developments such as Brexit pose their own problems. At this time of change, we have identified 10 key topics around the world that trade mark owners need to be on top of. By Michael Loney, James Nurton, Natalie Rahhal and Shaun Tan

  • Hostile to foreign IP rights? The numbers tell a different story

    May 04, 2017

    Foreign IP owners should not be afraid of China. George Chan and Luna Lu explain why, using recent data

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    May 04, 2017

    Utynam was pleased to attend the 25th Annual Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference at Fordham Law School in New York last month. Here are a few memorable moments

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