Trade mark - Newshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2851©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade mark - NewsHow copyright can help trade mark owners in internet protectionA panel at the INTA annual meeting looked at how copyright can aid brand owners in trade mark enforcement in China, Europe and the UShttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808248/How-copyright-can-help-trade-mark-owners-in-internet-protection.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 08:15:00 GMTShould cannabis brands get federal protection?The lively INTA Professor v Practitioner debate had one side arguing that marijuana brands need federal rights to protect consumers and the other countering that national protection is not needed because consumers are protected by hefty industry regulationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808238/Should-cannabis-brands-get-federal-protection.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 02:45:00 GMTAmendments to Mexico’s industrial property law publishedThe amendments will give protection to new trade mark types, such as sound and smell, colour combinations and holographic signshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808232/Amendments-to-Mexicos-industrial-property-law-published.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:45:00 GMTDisparaging and scandalous trade marks post-TamWhile the Supreme Court settled the issue of disparaging marks, Section 2(a)’s prohibition against immoral or scandalous marks is still being contested. The Federal Circuit last month declined to hear the Brunetti case en banchttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808231/Disparaging-and-scandalous-trade-marks-post-Tam.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:45:00 GMTTTAB developments to know from 2017We ask John Welch of Wolf Greenfield to identify the biggest TTAB cases last year. He says fraud and proportionality are issues to watch this yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808230/TTAB-developments-to-know-from-2017.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:45:00 GMTCanada tackling trade mark trollsOne provision in Canada's national intellectual property strategy is to prevent the misuse of the registration system such as instances of “trademark squatting"http://www.managingip.com/Article/3808228/Canada-tackling-trade-mark-trolls.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 GMTChina’s SIPO restructure explainedSIPO will be responsible for facilitating the creation of an IP rights protection system, and the registration and administrative adjudication of trade marks, patents and geographical indicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808229/Chinas-SIPO-restructure-explained.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 GMTSponsored article: Examining data on the malicious registration of trademarks in ChinaZhang Xuan, founder of IP House, analyzes data and trends relating to the malicious registration of trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808227/Sponsored-article-Examining-data-on-the-malicious-registration-of-trademarks-in-China.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:15:00 GMTUK 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 informationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808114/UK-publishes-Trade-Secrets-Regulations-2018.htmlFri, 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 shapeshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3807680/CJEU-rules-innovative-products-alone-do-not-make-marks-distinctive.htmlThu, 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 2017http://www.managingip.com/Article/3807675/China-to-become-biggest-foreign-trade-mark-filerCompuMark-report.htmlThu, 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 dresshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3806924/Koreas-law-amendment-aims-to-strengthen-trade-dress-protection.htmlMon, 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 nameshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3806651/GDPR-creates-problems-for-online-enforcement.htmlMon, 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 filinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3806650/Interview-Ant-Financials-Benjamin-Bai-on-blockchain-and-AI.htmlFri, 11 May 2018 21:30:00 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?http://www.managingip.com/Article/3806055/How-AI-affects-trade-mark-prosecution-and-litigation.htmlThu, 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 practitionershttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3805977/Women-in-IP-Global-Network-Interview-Imogen-Fowler-Mireille-Buydens-and-Ellen-Shankman.htmlWed, 09 May 2018 16:45:00 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 applicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804804/Canadian-IP-strategy-aims-at-stopping-trade-mark-trolls.htmlThu, 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 strategyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804619/Start-ups-specific-IP-challenges.htmlThu, 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 evasionhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804016/Technology-alters-the-anti-counterfeiting-landscape.htmlWed, 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 yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804267/The-top-recent-TTAB-decisions-and-trends-to-watch.htmlTue, 01 May 2018 21:30:00 GMTThe Top 250 Women in IP (2018)Managing IP presents this year’s leading female intellectual property practitioners, according to IP STARS researchhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802643/The-Top-250-Women-in-IP-2018.htmlThu, 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 evolvinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802896/Developing-an-in-house-trade-mark-enforcement-strategy.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2018 07:30:00 GMTAdvocate general won’t give Kit Kat a breakAdvocate general advises CJEU that Nestlé did not produce sufficient evidence to show that Kit Kat’s three-dimensional shape had acquired distinctive character, in an opinion observers say makes tough task of attaining shape marks even harderhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802018/Advocate-general-wont-give-Kit-Kat-a-break.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 17:15:00 GMTLatest IP people moves in North America and EuropeRecent intellectual people moves include Marks & Clerk Canada combining with two Toronto firms, and hires by Sheppard Mullin, Arnold & Porter, King & Spalding, Fish & Richardson, Vossius & Partner and morehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3801692/Latest-IP-people-moves-in-North-America-and-Europe.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 20:15:00 GMTMexico amends its trade mark opposition systemLegislation that amends Mexico’s trade mark opposition system is expected to improve the still-new system but Mexico's IP practitioners say many issues remain, reports Ellie Mertenshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3801520/Mexico-amends-its-trade-mark-opposition-system.htmlWed, 18 Apr 2018 23:45:00 GMTBrand protection getting harder as online markets expand – MarkMonitor reportMarketing decision makers globally believe online protection will become increasingly difficult in the next few years but only 64% of companies report having a strategy in placehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800986/Brand-protection-getting-harder-as-online-markets-expandMarkMonitor-report.htmlMon, 16 Apr 2018 20:30:00 GMTGerman PTO gives green light for all to use Black Friday markSuper Union Holdings will appeal German PTO ruling that “Black Friday” lacks distinctiveness and is not suited to identify commercial originhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800646/German-PTO-gives-green-light-for-all-to-use-Black-Friday-mark.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2018 16:45:00 GMTInterview: CITMA’s new president hopes to benefit from BrexitThe Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ new president, Tania Clark, shares her vision for the organisation with Managing IP – including taking advantage of Brexit and adapting to new technologieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800369/Interview-CITMAs-new-president-hopes-to-benefit-from-Brexit.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2018 01:00:00 GMTInside 2018’s largest trade secrets damages awardThe $706 million recently awarded by a Texas jury contrasts with other trade secrets damages around the world, such as the $10 million sought in China in a case involving Baiduhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800144/Inside-2018s-largest-trade-secrets-damages-award.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 00:45:00 GMTUS intellectual 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 IPhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800143/US-intellectual-property-in-the-age-of-Trump.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 00:15:00 GMT