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  • EUTM changes on October 1: all you need to know

    September 29, 2017

    The 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 changes

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    September 28, 2017

    Last month Utynam attended the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague. Here are some highlights

  • New IP firm launched in Europe

    September 26, 2017

    A 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 locations

  • European Commission makes Brexit IP proposal

    September 12, 2017

    Patent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexit

  • Report on social media and counterfeits published

    September 05, 2017

    The 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 recommendations

  • Distinctiveness of three-dimensional trade marks

    August 24, 2017

    Based 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 level

  • Brexit: the top five legislative challenges

    August 24, 2017

    Brexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transition

  • A guide to trade mark forum shopping in Europe

    August 24, 2017

    Trade mark owners need to weigh up various factors when deciding where to bring an infringement action. Sahira Khwaja, Alastair Shaw, Leopold von Gerlach, Ewa Kacperek, Marie-Aimée de Dampierre and Alexis Valot compare procedures and practices in France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom

  • Interview: Sonia Santos on trade mark reform and enforcement in Spain

    August 21, 2017

    As part of the Women in IP series, Alice O’Donkor speaks to Spanish IP lawyer Sonia Santos about forthcoming reform in national trade mark proceedings and effective ways to deal with trade mark infringement

  • Report sheds light on lookalikes

    August 18, 2017

    Research into eye-tracking techniques shows that consumers shop on autopilot and are fooled by lookalike brands, mistaking the copy for the brand 20% of the time when both are on the shelf

  • Michelin bursts Continental's trade mark application

    July 26, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU upheld a finding of likelihood of confusion between Michelin's X trade mark and Continental's application to register XKing - even though the EU General Court had "erred in law"

  • CITMA publishes position paper on Brexit

    July 21, 2017

    The association representing chartered UK trade mark attorneys has set out its wish list for registered trade marks and designs post-Brexit. It is also campaigning for representation rights after the UK leaves the EU

  • When is a unitary right not a unitary right?

    July 21, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU has provided guidance on the scope of protection of EU trade marks, in its judgment in a case involving the marks Kerrygold and Kerrymaid

  • European Life Sciences Forum 2017 - key takeaways

    July 06, 2017

    Brexit, the UPC, second medical use patents, biologics and digital health were all on the agenda at Managing IP's first European Life Sciences Forum in London

  • Interview: Deanna Wong, partner, Hogan Lovells

    June 30, 2017

    Deanna Wong is partner at Hogan Lovells' Beijing office and an IP practitioner with 20 years of experience in China and Hong Kong. As part of the Women in IP series, she speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the progress of IP enforcement in China, the plight of foreign brand owners and work-life balance.

  • Global Anti-Counterfeiting Award winners 2017

    June 08, 2017

    Awards co-sponsored by the GACG Network and Managing IP were presented at a World Anti-Counterfeiting Day ceremony in Paris, Kingsley Egbuonu reports

  • Interview: Joan Mill of CPA Global on IP and technology

    June 08, 2017

    For our latest Women in IP interview, James Nurton talks to Joan Mill, head of sales for EMEA at CPA Global, about AI, ambition and athletics

  • The UK General Election and IP rights

    June 02, 2017

    On June 8, the UK will vote on who becomes the next government. What are the parties’ policies on issues affecting IP rights? Alice O’Donkor reviews what the manifestoes say about creativity, investment and growth in IP

  • When client-adviser relationships go sour ...

    May 25, 2017

    The second part of our IP STARS research, based on a survey of 1,200 in-house practitioners, looks at what causes relationships to go wrong

  • EUTM reform – the sequel

    May 23, 2017

    Fans of the EU trade mark (EUTM) will all have enjoyed last year’s trade mark reform package, which starred the notorious Section 28(8) declarations. But did you know that the sequel is released on October 1 this year, and will feature changes affecting examination, oppositions and appeals?

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