Managing IP Magazine©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Managing IP MagazineCanada: Consultation on proposed Patent Rules amendments, 24 Aug 2017 13:30:00 GMTCJEU judgment reshuffles litigation costs in BelgiumThe recent CJEU judgment and subsequent national interpretation in Rovi Guides v Telenet will have a significant impact on the predictability of legal costs and should be taken into account when setting up an IP litigation strategy in Belgium, as Steven Sarlet and Ben Brigou explain, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTWIPO’s revised Overview 3.0 assesses evolutions in UDRP jurisprudenceSix years after its second edition of the WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, WIPO unveiled the third edition of its overview of UDRP jurisprudence. Justin Chay and Brian Beckham highlight several key updates, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTSingapore proposes changes to patents regimePractitioners have welcomed Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) amendments to the patent regime to spur innovation and improve the quality of patents granted, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTDistinctiveness of three-dimensional trade marksBased on a study of data in the Darts-IP case database, Donatienne Moreau and Ioanna Diakomichali review trends on distinctiveness of 3D trade marks in European cases at appeal level, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTHow UK IP firms hope to survive BrexitThe UK’s departure from the EU threatens to disrupt IP practice in the country – and patent and trade mark firms are already taking steps to mitigate the potential damage. James Nurton reports, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTA daunting challenge for the UK IPO’s new bossTim Moss took over as chief executive of the UK IPO on May 1. Three months on, he talked to James Nurton about his ambitions, Brexit and being an “honest broker”, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTBrexit: the top five legislative challengesBrexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transition, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTPatents and secrets in the chemical industryDeciding whether to keep proprietary information secret or apply for a patent is a key commercial decision. Leythem Wall and Katherine Banks weigh up the options, focusing on inventions in the chemical industry, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTThe tangled web of communication to the publicThe communication to the public right has led to confusion and uncertainty in European copyright law. Elisabeth Dehareng, Lukas Feiler, Rachel Boakes and Birgit Clark examine whether recent decisions from the CJEU provide any guidance for hyperlinking and (re)transmission cases, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTA guide to trade mark forum shopping in EuropeTrade mark owners need to weigh up various factors when deciding where to bring an infringement action. Sahira Khwaja, Alastair Shaw, Leopold von Gerlach, Ewa Kacperek, Marie-Aimée de Dampierre and Alexis Valot compare procedures and practices in France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTFirst-half US patent litigation data and analysis – Uniloc tops plaintiff rankingNatalie Rahhal analyses the top plaintiffs, defendants and law firms in the first half of 2017, and identifies some trends to watch in the second half including how NPEs and the ITC will be affected by TC Heartland, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTAfrica: Trade marks in Sierra Leone, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTAustralia: Unjustified threats of patent infringement weakened by courts, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTAustria: Shape marks for chocolate-pieces?, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTChina Patents: Supreme Court frustrates forum-shopping tactics, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTChina trade marks: Lack of divisional application and partial assignment, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTEuropean Patent Office: Patentees remain in control, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTEU: Memory, good to remember, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTGermany: The underrated alternative ground, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTGreece: Parallel imports ruling raises questions, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTIndia: Patentability of software related inventions clarified, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTJapan: Osaka High Court affirms DOE for t-PA patent, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTMexico: Challenges of the new criminal system, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTThe Netherlands: A matter of fine print, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTThe Philippines: Proof of actual use of the mark, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTRussia: Cultural heritage trade mark application rejected, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTSingapore: IPOS chief executive elected as chairman of WIPO SCCR, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTSouth Korea: Recent changes in design practice, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTTaiwan: New guidelines on examination of inventive step, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT