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  • Key points of Australia's proposed IP reforms

    September 12, 2017

    Reforms are coming in Australia as the government responds to the Productivity Commission inquiry into IP arrangements

  • News from IP offices

    May 23, 2017

    An open house session with IP office representatives yesterday provided INTA Annual Meeting registrants with the latest IP developments in their respective countries

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

    May 23, 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practice

  • Become a brand steward

    May 22, 2017

    Trademark practitioners should take bold steps to become stewards of the brands they advise because consumers, brands and communication channels have evolved, INTA President Joseph Ferretti said at the opening ceremony of the 139th INTA Annual Meeting

  • Leaked WTO decision shakes tobacco industry

    May 15, 2017

    The tobacco industry got a rude awakening two weeks ago as a decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) supporting Australia’s plain packaging measures for cigarettes was apparently leaked

  • Latest moves in Asia (April 2017)

    April 27, 2017

    Managing IP rounds up recent moves from DLA Piper, Anaqua, Bird & Bird and Beijing East IP

  • MIP Global Awards 2017: The highlights

    March 15, 2017

    85 awards, including for corporate social responsibility and in-house achievement, were presented at Managing IP’s 12th Global Awards dinner at The Savoy in London last week. The photos from the event have also been published

  • Managing IP Global Awards Winners 2017

    March 10, 2017

    The Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 9, with 300 guests from 89 firms and 44 countries

  • The growing local v global trend

    November 24, 2016

    The latest article in our series by the MARQUES IP Outer Borders Team looks at the localism trend and its implications for brands. By Kate Swaine, Mary Jane Lemenchick, Laetitia Lagarde and Thomas Raab

  • Judges weigh in on expert evidence around the world

    September 21, 2016

    The issues of expert evidence and what role it plays in IP cases was debated by a panel of judges at the AIPPI World Congress

  • IP Stars 2017 research now underway

    September 05, 2016

    Research for the 2017 edition of IP Stars, Managing IP’s legal directory, starts today. Kingsley Egbuonu and Jennifer Ruther highlight some of the things you need to know and why IP firms and practitioners worldwide should participate by making a submission

  • Latest people moves in Asia - June 2016

    June 09, 2016

    Our regular round-up runs through partner and national IP office moves as well as new offices in Asia, including SIPO, Spruson & Ferguson, Vinson & Elkins, K&L Gates, White & Case and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016: the winners

    March 11, 2016

    Managing IP's 2016 Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy, London on March 10

  • Read this year's IP Stars trade mark rankings in full

    February 04, 2016

    Managing IP subscribers have full access to the IP Stars rankings and analysis, including the newly published tables of the top trade mark firms in more than 70 jurisdictions

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016 - shortlists

    January 29, 2016

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards Dinner - held this year on March 10 at The Savoy in London - recognises the outstanding firms of the past year in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Ahead of the awards announcement, we publish the shortlists for each category

  • Don’t fret over threats of proceedings for IP infringement

    January 28, 2016

    Correspondents in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US review the law and recent developments on threats of proceedings for IP infringement that are groundless or may interfere with business activity

  • AIPPI’s 2015 Resolutions explained

    December 04, 2015

    IP stakeholders from around the world agreed four Resolutions on patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets at the AIPPI World IP Congress in October. Sarah Matheson discusses each of them

  • The ABC of the TPP

    December 04, 2015

    After seven years of debate, and 19 formal rounds of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was agreed in October this year. Its IP provisions, which are among the most controversial, will have an impact on pharmaceutical protection, copyright, trade marks, geographical indications and enforcement, among other areas. Peter Leung provides a summary of the main points and over the following pages we look at the impact country-by-country

  • Interview: Sarah Matheson, AIPPI Reporter General

    October 12, 2015

    In an interview with the AIPPI Congress News, Reporter General Sarah Matheson provides a guide to what’s happening during this week’s Congress

  • Australia's inquiry into IP system reflects TPP concerns

    August 18, 2015

    The government's Productivity Commission announced today that it is opening a public inquiry about the IP laws, including how these laws interact with the country's trade obligations

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