Trade Marks©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade MarksHow automotive brands are fighting the rise of counterfeit partsEuropean counsel at Audi, Philips Automotive and a German car manufacturer tell Managing IP about how they’re using a combination of litigation, technology and communication to fight off the growing fake car-parts market, 17 Sep 2018 21:00:00 GMTCIPA urges UK government to stay in EUIPO after BrexitThe president of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys has sent a letter to the UK prime minister and Brexit secretary asking the government to negotiate continued participation in the EU trade marks and designs system after it leaves the bloc, 17 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMTChina’s new e-commerce law still has loopholes for infringersThe law is unclear on disclosure of vendor identification data and duty of care for e-commerce platforms, which could place a large new burden on IP owners, 17 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMTUS government likely to be disappointed in Brunetti review questThe USPTO has appealed to the Supreme Court to allow it to control immoral and scandalous trade mark registrations. Review and reversal of In re Brunetti seems unlikely because a similar issue was addressed in Tam, 14 Sep 2018 20:00:00 GMTThe IP implications of the US taking aim at China’s tech ambitionsThe US’s FIRRMA and ECRA regulations and WesternGeco v ION Geophysical ruling will make Chinese tech acquisitions and tech export to China an uphill battle, 11 Sep 2018 21:00:00 GMTSky appeal plea kicked out by UK Court of AppealIn the latest development in the Sky v Skykick case, the UK Court of Appeal has refused Sky’s application for permission to appeal its case and to stay the related CJEU references but left open the possibility for rights holders to appeal against EU court references in the future, 10 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMTSouvenir industry battered by CJEU castle name rulingThe CJEU has dismissed a trade mark appeal over a German castle name in a decision that overrules the German Federal Court and opens the gates for other European heritage-site owners to monopolise their marks, 07 Sep 2018 17:15:00 GMTThe IP challenges for intangible asset-driven businessesLeading IP and business leaders discussed the issues faced by companies with intangible assets at the core of their businesses, 06 Sep 2018 18:30:00 GMTCreating an effective FinTech IP strategyAWA Asia’s IP strategy and patent team in Beijing looks at the China FinTech market, discusses available IP protection mechanisms and considers how revised guidelines could provide opportunities to protect technology in this rapidly developing sector, 06 Sep 2018 00:15:00 GMTGlobal heads of IP offices reveal their challenges in the digital economyThe heads of IP offices from the US, Singapore, China and Japan discussed their role and strategies for supporting innovation in a new economy of enterprises centred on intangible assets, 05 Sep 2018 23:15:00 GMTRecordals tipped to be one of blockchain’s main IP usesPanellists including David Kappos at IP Week in Singapore agreed the most important IP use for blockchain will be to record registration in order to understand who owns patents and trade marks, 05 Sep 2018 23:15:00 GMTUK court doubles down in case transferred in errorThe UK High Court, which transferred the Massimo Osti case to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court on its own initiative at the triage stage, has now concluded that the IPEC is the right forum for the claim anyway, 05 Sep 2018 21:45:00 GMTRecent CJEU trade mark opinions you should knowPatrick Wingrove analyses the most-important recent trade mark-related rulings from the CJEU, including cases involving Nestle, Puma, Louboutin and Red Bull, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTWhy is it so hard to register shape marks in the EU?David Stone discusses the difficulties of registering and enforcing shape trade marks in the European Union, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTUtynam’s HeirsOur monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies includes Judge Gilstrap's Google grumble, Delaware's judge gap closing and Clint Eastwood's involvement in an unusual patent case, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTGIs remain “bone of contention” after Brexit negotiator meetingFollowing a meeting with the UK Brexit secretary, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said geographical indications continue to be an unresolved issue in the withdrawal agreement and reiterated the EU’s commitment to ensuring those IP rights are not lost, 31 Aug 2018 17:00:00 GMTUnpacking the S-shape Benelux mark invalidationA Netherlands court has invalidated a shape mark for packing peanuts registered in 1994, once again illustrating the difficulty in obtaining and maintaining such registrations in Europe – even those that are old and well-established, 30 Aug 2018 17:15:00 GMTMexico expands trade mark protectionMexico’s industrial property law has been amended to include more types of trade marks. It also introduces some small changes that bring Mexico’s trade mark system more in line with the US and beyond, 29 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMTWhat is the stance on plain packaging across Asia?IP practitioners are concerned that the WTO ruling on plain packaging encroaches on IP rights and could spell trouble for other industries, 28 Aug 2018 13:00:00 GMTBlockchain and IP: asset and challengeManaging IP explores how blockchain innovations are being protected with IP, and also pose unique challenges to patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets, 23 Aug 2018 23:30:00 GMTICANN appeals German court injunction rejectionThe internet overseer says the court was wrong to rule that it did not “sufficiently explain” or provide a “credible reason” why it wanted to force one of its registrars to collect data on new registrants, 23 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMTInside the IP needs of a $1 billion start upThe general counsel at smartphone-only bank Monzo tells Managing IP about the IP requirements of a high-growth financial start-up – such as finding proactive external counsel, protecting assets in the open-source era and ensuring tactics develop as the business scales, 22 Aug 2018 17:30:00 GMTFitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto to join VenableThe combined law firm will have about 175 IP lawyers after the deal’s expected November completion, 21 Aug 2018 21:00:00 GMTWhy is it so hard to register shape marks in the EU?David Stone discusses the difficulties of registering and enforcing shape trade marks in the European Union, 21 Aug 2018 17:30:00 GMTAIPPI appoints Arno Hold as executive directorHold was the Dean of external relations, member of the president's board and lecturer on international trade at the University of St Gallen, 21 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMTImplementation of the Revised Trademark Law of 2014, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:00 GMTImportant Update: China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:00 GMTOriginal Equipment Manufacturer (OEM): New Supreme People’s Court Decision and Implications to Brand Owners and OEM Manufacturers, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:00 GMTTop 10 Updates to Trademark Developments from China, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:00 GMTCalifornia jury awards LED company $66m in trade secrets caseChinese competitor Elec-Tech found to have stolen trade secrets related to Lumileds technology for making high power LEDs used in flash phones and headlights, 14 Aug 2018 14:15:00 GMT