Trade mark - Newshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2851©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade mark - NewsWIPO 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 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 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 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 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 GMTUtynam’s HeirsLast month Utynam attended the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague. Here are some highlightshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755416/Utynams-Heirs.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTNew IP firm launched in EuropeA new IP law firm, AIPEX, seeks to provide a unique IP service by offering a one-stop service through its independent member firms in 11 European locationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3754531/New-IP-firm-launched-in-Europe.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 GMTInterview: Julie DesrosiersFasken Martineau's global IP and technology leader Julie Desrosiers speaks to Women in IP about patent litigation in Canada, the utility test and the benefits of team workhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3751764/Interview-Julie-Desrosiers.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMTInterview: Say SujintayaIn the latest Women in IP interview, Alice O’Donkor speaks to Say Sujintaya, who chairs Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific IP group, about the TPP Agreement, Thailand joining the Madrid Protocol and leaving a legacyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3751752/Interview-Say-Sujintaya.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMTRopes & Gray hires PTAB chair from Oblon, and other US people movesManaging IP’s regular update of people moves includes hires by Ropes & Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, Hogan Lovells, Wolf Greenfield, Shook Hardy & Bacon and BakerHostetler. These include new roles for two former AIPLA presidentshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3750643/Ropes-and-Gray-hires-PTAB-chair-from-Oblon-and-other-US-people-moves.htmlTue, 12 Sep 2017 21:45:00 GMTEuropean Commission makes Brexit IP proposalPatent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexithttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3750384/European-Commission-makes-Brexit-IP-proposal.htmlTue, 12 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMTKey points of Australia's proposed IP reformsReforms are coming in Australia as the government responds to the Productivity Commission inquiry into IP arrangementshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3750368/Key-points-of-Australias-proposed-IP-reforms.htmlTue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMTReport on social media and counterfeits publishedThe report on counterfeiting, how it is moving online and the impact of social media was commissioned by the UK IP Office. It draws five conclusions and makes two recommendationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3748220/Report-on-social-media-and-counterfeits-published.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMTWomen in IP interview: Gabriela KennedyFor the Women in IP network, Mayer Brown JSM’s Gabriela Kennedy speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the growth of e-commerce, IP litigation and enforcement in Chinahttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3748191/Women-in-IP-interview-Gabriela-Kennedy.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMTGrey goods in the UK: The practical significance of R v CThe UK Supreme Court’s decision in R v C that there is criminal liability for dealing in grey goods which the trade mark owner has not authorised for sale has been hailed as great news for brand owners. Anna Carboni, Darren Meale and Arty Rajendra give their opinion on whether it catches parallel imports and what it means for brand owners, grey goods dealers and enforcement authoritieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3747005/Grey-goods-in-the-UK-The-practical-significance-of-R-v-C.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:45:00 GMTNew Balance scores win in Chinese trade mark infringement caseNew Balance has won in a trade mark infringement dispute in a first instance decision from the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court. The court ordered the defendants to pay damages and legal costs of Rmb10 million ($1.5 million) in a case involving the use of the shoemaker’s slanting logohttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3746979/New-Balance-scores-win-in-Chinese-trade-mark-infringement-case.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:30:00 GMTTrump nominates Irell & Manella’s Iancu for USPTO directorAndrei Iancu will succeed Michelle Lee as USPTO director if the US Senate confirms his nomination. He is a managing partner of Irell & Manella in Los Angeleshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3745986/Trump-nominates-Irell-and-Manellas-Iancu-for-USPTO-director.htmlTue, 29 Aug 2017 05:30:00 GMTGoogle genericide saga continuesIn May, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the phrase “Google it” was not genericide - but now the plaintiffs in the case are asking the Supreme Court to take another look at the issues raised by that decisionhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3745754/Google-genericide-saga-continues.htmlFri, 25 Aug 2017 17:15:00 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 updateshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3744737/WIPOs-revised-Overview-30-assesses-evolutions-in-UDRP-jurisprudence.htmlThu, 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 levelhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3744743/Distinctiveness-of-three-dimensional-trade-marks.htmlThu, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT