Filing/Prosecution and Trademarks©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and TrademarksTop Brexit considerations for trade mark ownersTaylor Wessing’s Roland Mallinson spoke to MARQUES delegates about what they should do to prepare for a Brexit no-deal scenario if they have trade mark registrations or oppositions pending, 21 Sep 2018 23:30:00 GMTFashion firms reveal how they protect IPCounsel at Lacoste, Chanel, Swarovski and Furla talked about what they look for in external counsel, clearance, mitigating infringement risk, what and when to register and enforcement at MARQUES, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTAn overview of the post-graphical representation landscapeSpeakers at MARQUES looked at non-traditional trade mark filing practices since the scrapping of the graphical representation requirement last year, 20 Sep 2018 20:00:00 GMTIn-house counsel reveal challenges of protecting and enforcing designsCounsel at Red Bull, Nestlé and Ferrero answered questions at MARQUES about when you should file, what to seek protection for and using surveys to protect non-traditional marks. One panellist declared: “3D marks are dead”, 19 Sep 2018 16:15:00 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 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 GMTIP STARS 2019 research has begunResearch for the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS is now underway, starting with a survey of firms, 05 Sep 2018 16:30:00 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 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 GMTThe week in IP: $315m antitrust award, Qualcomm settlement, Federal Circuit brief policy change, Bruce Lee trade mark ruling, cannabis patent case, and moreEllie Mertens rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMTUSPTO tipped to take scandalous trade mark case to Supreme CourtThe USPTO will likely ask the Supreme Court to clarify the “scandalous and immoral” provision of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act once and for all, 09 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMTArgentina’s IMPI sets out trade mark opposition procedureRegulation No. P-183/2018 implements part of the amendments introduced in January, which made several changes to the trade mark, patent and design patent laws, 26 Jul 2018 21:00:00 GMTEUIPO must re-examine Kit Kat shape, rules CJEUNestlé did not produce sufficient evidence to show that Kit Kat’s three-dimensional shape had acquired distinctive character, the CJEU rules, in a case that makes it clear the test for acquired distinctiveness is different from the test for non-use, 25 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMTEU trade marks and designs will be cloned after Brexit, says UK governmentThe UK government has given further assurances that existing EU IP rights will be protected in the UK at no cost to rights holders after it leaves the EU, 23 Jul 2018 19:00:00 GMTUK IPO patent filings fell, while trade marks soared, from 1995 to 2017A report released by the Intellectual Property Office details trends in patent, trade mark and design filing between 1995 and 2017, 18 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMTUK to set up GI scheme and seek UPC membership after BrexitThe UK government’s new white paper outlines what it wants from intellectual property after it leaves the EU – but some IP professionals feel it doesn’t say enough, 12 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMTThe latest IP moves in the US, Europe and AsiaRecent intellectual property people moves include the launch of new firm Peroff Saunders and hires by King & Spalding, Fenwick & West, Holland & Hart, Goodwin, Maier & Maier, FisherBroyles, Barnes & Thornburg and Wynne-Jones IP, 09 Jul 2018 17:45:00 GMTUK government responds to Trade Mark Directive consultationThe response document noted that there was disagreement on how to interpret some terms and over licensing provisions, 29 Jun 2018 17:45:00 GMTCJEU’s Puma v EUIPO ruling makes life easier for brand ownersA ruling that the EUIPO should have taken its past decisions into account and told Puma why it chose to discount those decisions will help practitioners and brand owners, but it also raises the stakes in EUIPO proceedings, 28 Jun 2018 21:45:00 GMTFormer domain owner loses sign battle at General CourtA man who claimed his domain name was “illegally seized” by the French government has also had his sign rejected by the EUIPO after the French government opposed it. Can he defend his other EUIPO-registered marks?, 26 Jun 2018 23:15:00 GMTMastering the Hague Agreement in the UKMARQUES shared tips at a seminar to ensure UK IP professionals avoid common pitfalls in the system that came into force for the UK this month, 19 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMTCan a court decision have preclusive effect on a TTAB proceeding?After the Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware, Julia Anne Matheson and Cathy Liu of Hogan Lovells examine a case considering whether a court decision can have preclusive effect on a TTAB proceeding, 14 Jun 2018 16:45:00 GMTThe week in IP – TTAB pirate ruling, EU Copyright Directive criticism, First PGR reversal, Uber’s AI patent applicationManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 14 Jun 2018 03:30:00 GMTLouboutin red sole does not fall within absolute grounds for refusal, says CJEUThe case now heads back to the court in The Hague, after the CJEU holds Louboutin's mark does not relate to a specific shape, 12 Jun 2018 18:00:00 GMTInterview: Yihong Ying, IP counsel at Starbucks, on trade mark enforcement in ChinaKarry Lai talks to Ying about the challenges of managing consumer-generated IP in the digital age and strategies to fight trade mark squatters, 11 Jun 2018 21:15:00 GMTBenelux trade mark law streamlined and harmonisedChanges to the Benelux trade mark system came into effect on June 1. Observers are particularly keen to see how the expanded grounds for filing oppositions will play out, 04 Jun 2018 02:00:00 GMT93% of brand owners believe AI will have positive impactA new Hogan Lovells report reveals what brands think about artificial intelligence, with views differing around the world, 30 May 2018 16:45:00 GMTInterview: Jack Chang, chair of the Quality Brands Protection CommitteeJack Chang shares his priorities for 2018 with Karry Lai, including China’s e-commerce law enactment, recommendations for changes to the Trademark Law and increasing transparency in public prosecutions concerning IP crime, 29 May 2018 03:00:00 GMTTam’s unanswered questions of dilution and Section 7Scandalous, immoral and disparaging marks are all now fair game, but the question of dilution is less clear. A speaker at the INTA Annual Meeting also questioned why the government didn’t use Section 7 of the Lanham Act to bolster its argument in Tam, 23 May 2018 02:00:00 GMT