Trade Marks©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade MarksUK publishes Trade Secrets Regulations 2018The main change from the draft is the introduction of a new third regulation that seeks to set out the relationship between trade secrets and the existing law of confidential information, 18 May 2018 17:00:00 GMTCJEU rules innovative products alone do not make marks distinctiveTriggerballs’ failed attempt to register a 3D mark for its massage ball follows a growing trend of reluctance for EU courts to grant trade mark rights in shapes, 17 May 2018 19:15:00 GMTChina to become biggest foreign trade mark filer – CompuMark reportThe US is predicted to lose its status as the world’s largest foreign trade mark filer in the next two years, while Huawei was the top Chinese brand filer in 2017, 17 May 2018 18:30:00 GMTKorea’s law amendment aims to strengthen trade dress protectionChanges to Korea’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act follow a 2016 Supreme Court ruling relating to trade dress, 14 May 2018 18:30:00 GMTGDPR creates problems for online enforcementA blackout of the ICANN WHOIS platform as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation would result in a field day for bad actors to purchase and misuse domain names, 14 May 2018 05:00:00 GMTInterview: Ant Financial’s Benjamin Bai on blockchain and AIThe chief IP counsel of the fintech leader tells Managing IP about the challenges of blockchain and AI patent filing, 11 May 2018 21:30:00 GMTCanada: Court enforces agreement to stop grey marketing, 10 May 2018 10:00:00 GMTHow AI affects trade mark prosecution and litigationApplying artificial intelligence can solve many trade mark problems. But will the integration of AI result in more questions than answers?, 10 May 2018 04:15:00 GMTWomen in IP Global Network Interview: Imogen Fowler, Mireille Buydens and Ellen ShankmanFor this edition of the Women in IP Interview, Lucy Songi speaks to Imogen Fowler (Hogan Lovells), Mireille Buydens (Janson Baugniet) and Ellen Shankman (Ellen B Shankman & Associates) about their experiences and what advice they would offer to up-and-coming IP practitioners, 09 May 2018 16:45:00 GMTCase Law Update: Malaysian Court of Appeal affirms protection for well-known marks, 08 May 2018 09:45:00 GMTCanadian IP strategy aims at stopping trade mark trollsAn intellectual property strategy unveiled in Canada includes a provision aimed at preventing the rise of trade mark trolls, in response to soaring all-class applications, 03 May 2018 19:30:00 GMTStart-ups’ specific IP challengesLack of experience and funds mean intellectual property is often neglected by start-ups. Managing IP asks a few of them how they approach IP strategy, 03 May 2018 00:15:00 GMTTechnology alters the anti-counterfeiting landscapeEllie Mertens reveals evolving technologies are changing the counterfeiting game on both sides, as a tool for both prevention and evasion, 02 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTThe top recent TTAB decisions and trends to watchManaging IP asks John Welch, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board blogger and counsel at Wolf Greenfield, about 2017 decisions and what issues to watch this year, 01 May 2018 21:30:00 GMTIntellectual property in the age of TrumpPresident Trump has already made his mark by appointing a USPTO director and taking a stand against China. Panellists at the Fordham IP Conference, including David Kappos and James Pooley, assessed the impact Trump could have on IP, 01 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTMexico amends its trade mark opposition systemLegislation that amends Mexico’s trade mark opposition system is expected to improve the still-new opposition system but many issues remain, reports Ellie Mertens, 01 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTDeveloping an in-house trade mark enforcement strategyIn-house counsel tell Patrick Wingrove how their strategies for fighting counterfeits are evolving, 01 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTC&D letters: the good, the bad and the uglyCease and desist letters are an important part of protecting a brand but they are easy to get wrong. Patrick Wingrove analyses some of the biggest successes and failures in the past few years, 01 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTThe Top 250 Women in IP (2018)Managing IP presents this year’s leading female intellectual property practitioners, according to IP STARS research, 26 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMTDeveloping an in-house trade mark enforcement strategyIn-house counsel tell Patrick Wingrove how their strategies for fighting counterfeits are evolving, 26 Apr 2018 07:30:00 GMTA word mark, a device mark or both?, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTAn Exception to the Safe Harbor Principle, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTBeijing IP Court Launches “Faxin WeSue” Platform, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTChina Sets up 10 IP Tribunals to Govern Cross-regional IPR Disputes, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTChina’s SAIC Launches Special Campaign against Trademark Infringement, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTChina’s SAIC: Some Statistics and New Initiatives on Trademark Practice, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTChina’s Supreme Court: compensation to be increased for IPR infringement, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTChinese Court renders the First Criminal Ruling on Geographical Indication Collective Trademark, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTGI Collective Trademark “Bordeaux in Latin & Chinese” Granted Judicial Protection for the First Time in China, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTLight at the end of the tunnel - China’s SPC accepts a retrial application filed by New Balance in an invalidation action against copycats of its registered “N” logo, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT