Trade Markshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2112©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade MarksWIPO study sheds light on value of "intangible capital" in manufactured goodsWIPO Director General Francis Gurry says intangible capital determines success in the marketplace. "Intellectual property, in turn, is the means by which companies secure the competitive advantage flowing from their intangible capital"http://www.managingip.com/Article/3768777/WIPO-study-sheds-light-on-value-of-intangible-capital-in-manufactured-goods.htmlWed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMTIP trends to watch in China’s Belt and Road InitiativeChina’s ambitious initiative will likely lead to it being a hub for securing IP protection for businesses investing in Belt and Road Initiative projects. It will also affect enforcement strategies, with IP disputes expected to increase along the BRI routehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3766976/IP-trends-to-watch-in-Chinas-Belt-and-Road-Initiative.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 21:45:00 GMTValidation of European patents in Tunisiahttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3765914/Validation-of-European-patents-in-Tunisia.htmlFri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTIndonesia readies for Madrid ProtocolWith the Madrid Protocol coming into force for Indonesia in January, IP practitioners observe potential delays to deal with international applications but are optimistic that time requirements under new trade mark law and an increase in the number of trade mark examiners can helphttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3765197/Indonesia-readies-for-Madrid-Protocol.htmlWed, 08 Nov 2017 03:30:00 GMTCourt of Appeal hails London black cabs as not distinctiveIn another ruling demonstrating the difficulty for UK trade mark owners to protect their designs, the Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that The London Taxi Company’s trade marks are invalid. The case would present some interesting issues were it to be pursed to the Supreme Courthttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3764016/Court-of-Appeal-hails-London-black-cabs-as-not-distinctive.htmlThu, 02 Nov 2017 23:30:00 GMTHangzhou internet court off to a busy startThe Hangzhou Internet Court has been operational for two months. As e-commerce popularity explodes in China, jurisdictional cyber courts could help to take load off local courtshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3763490/Hangzhou-internet-court-off-to-a-busy-start.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMTInterview: Myra McCormack’s plans as AIPLA presidentMyra McCormack recently took over as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Michael Loney interviews McCormack and executive director Lisa Jorgenson to hear the association’s plans for the next yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761750/Interview-Myra-McCormacks-plans-as-AIPLA-president.htmlThu, 26 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMTKenya: trade marks in Africa – your questions answeredhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761802/Kenya-trade-marks-in-Africayour-questions-answered.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMTNigeria: patents in Africa – your questions answeredhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761801/Nigeria-patents-in-Africayour-questions-answered.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMTTTAB rule changes having an impactIn a review of the biggest US trade mark issues, Wolf Greenfield’s John Welch says two rule changes are having a big impact at the TTAB while the issue of USPTO attorneys' fees in district court cases is worth watchinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761747/TTAB-rule-changes-having-an-impact.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTOver 27,000 fake e-shops selling IP-infringing products in four EU countriesNew research published by the EUIPO looks at the use of domain names formerly used by famous people, companies, embassies and others in Germany, Spain, Sweden and the UKhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761458/Over-27000-fake-e-shops-selling-IP-infringing-products-in-four-EU-countries.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTIP firm Redd to join WigginLondon-based Redd, which has four partners, is to join media, technology and brands firm Wiggin on November 6http://www.managingip.com/Article/3761068/IP-firm-Redd-to-join-Wiggin.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 09:45:00 GMTBGH confirms trade mark protection for Ritter Sport's square chocolate packagingA decision from the Bundesgerichtshof is good news for owners of 3D trade marks, as Rembert Niebel, Markus Hecht and Birgit Clark explainhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3760781/BGH-confirms-trade-mark-protection-for-Ritter-Sports-square-chocolate-packaging.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 14:45:00 GMTCampinos confirmed as next EPO presidentThe EPO's Administrative Council has elected António Campinos to succeed Benoit Battistelli as president for a five-year term starting from July 1 2018http://www.managingip.com/Article/3758295/Campinos-confirmed-as-next-EPO-president.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 11:15:00 GMTGhana patents in Africa your questions answeredhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3757289/Ghana-patentsin-Africa-your-questions-answered.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTKenya patents in Africa your questions answeredhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3757292/Kenya-patents-in-Africa-your-questions-answered.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTNigeria trade marks in Africa your questions answeredhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3757290/Nigeria-trade-marks-in-Africa-your-questions-answered.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTThe draft intellectual property policy of the republic of South Africahttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3757291/The-draft-intellectual-property-policy-of-the-republic-of-South-Africa.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTMyanmar prepares for new IP lawsThe creation of a comprehensive IP regime is finally on the horizon in Myanmar. In July, draft bills on trade mark, copyright, patent and industrial design were sent to the legislative committee for deliberation. Implementing regulations are expected to come in later this year. Local lawyers believe that the trade mark law will have the most take up for brand owners. However, they share concerns of the judiciary’s lack of specialised IP experiencehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3756278/Myanmar-prepares-for-new-IP-laws.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMTLandmark decision in South Africa in Twist trade mark caseDineo Modibedi and Kelly Thompson report on the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in a trade mark dispute between PepsiCo and Atlantic Industrieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755639/Landmark-decision-in-South-Africa-in-Twist-trade-mark-case.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 15:45:00 GMTEUTM changes on October 1: all you need to knowThe second wave of changes to the EUTM see the abolition of the graphical representation requirement, the introduction of the EU certification mark and various procedural changeshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755428/EUTM-changes-on-October-1-all-you-need-to-know.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 11:15:00 GMTEU and China sign geographical indications agreementA new bilateral agreement promises mutual recognition of certain geographical indications from Europe and China. Katharina König and Matthew Murphy explainhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3747651/EU-and-China-sign-geographical-indications-agreement.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTFresh concerns over the Madrid Protocol in AfricaAfrican countries have been keen to join the Madrid System, but Wayne Meiring reports that there remain problems in how it is implementedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755273/Fresh-concerns-over-the-Madrid-Protocol-in-Africa.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTPositive signs for IP enforcement in ArgentinaArgentina has a poor reputation for protecting IP rights. But, says Carlos Castrillo, new political winds are bringing changeshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3751372/Positive-signs-for-IP-enforcement-in-Argentina.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTAfrica: Declarations of intent to use in Mozambiquehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755275/Africa-Declarations-of-intent-to-use-in-Mozambique.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTAustria: Bad faith becomes easier to provehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755277/Austria-Bad-faith-becomes-easier-to-prove.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTChina: Trade marks: A checklist for trade mark oppositionshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755377/China-Trade-marks-A-checklist-for-trade-mark-oppositions.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTEU: Curly fries protected as designshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755378/EU-Curly-fries-protected-as-designs.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTMexico: The importance of a local attorneyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755391/Mexico-The-importance-of-a-local-attorney.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTMyanmar: New trade mark law cominghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755395/Myanmar-New-trade-mark-law-coming.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT