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  • Utynam’s Heirs

    September 28, 2017

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cases to look out for in 2017 - the UK

    January 10, 2017

    In the first of a series of articles looking at trials and judgments scheduled for this year, we profile the Brexit, Eli Lilly v Actavis and Glee cases among others

  • Physical markets can be forced to stop sales of fakes - CJEU

    July 12, 2016

    The operator of a physical market is an intermediary under the EU Enforcement Directive, and is subject to the same requirements as the operator of an online marketplace, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • Inventor awards and latest people moves in Europe

    June 16, 2016

    In our latest people and firms round up for Europe, we report on last week’s European Inventor Awards and summarise recent people news, as firms gear up for the introduction of the UPC

  • UK Supreme Court finds against Trunki in design case

    March 14, 2016

    The UK IPO will provide updated guidance for design applicants after the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that PMS International’s Kiddee Case does not infringe Magmatic’s registered community design (RCD) for the Trunki suitcase

  • 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

  • CJEU Advocate General backs Tobacco Directive

    December 23, 2015

    The EU Tobacco Directive is lawful, according to an opinion by CJEU Advocate General Kokott

  • Managing IP’s International Women’s Leadership Forum 2015: round up

    December 18, 2015

    IP practitioners convened at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose to discuss the biggest issues and trends of the year. Leading topics on the day included career advancement, leadership and patent reform, as Alice O’Donkor reports

  • Get ready for trade mark changes in Europe

    December 16, 2015

    Far-reaching changes to the Community trade mark and national trade mark systems will come into effect early next year, after they were approved in a vote in the European Parliament

  • Interview: Andrea Brewster, CIPA President, on diversity in IP

    December 01, 2015

    Now well into her term as president of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Andrea Brewster recently talked to Managing IP about the new IP Inclusive initiative, the need to promote diversity in the IP professions and her hopes for the Unitary Patent

  • Practitioners react to the CJEU’s ruling on the Kit Kat shape

    September 30, 2015

    Opinion is divided among trade mark practitioners on the potential implications of the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) on the Kit Kat shape case

  • The Kit Kat judgment: views from Twitter

    September 25, 2015

    Managing IP has compiled some of the reactions from the media and lawyers to the recent Kit Kat judgment using Storify

  • CJEU provides guidance on shape marks in Kit Kat case

    September 17, 2015

    An applicant for a trade mark based on acquired distinctiveness must prove that that mark alone (as opposed to any other mark present on the product) identifies the origin of the goods or services. So said the Court of Justice of the EU in a dispute between Nestlé and Cadbury over the shape of the Kit Kat bar

  • Who’s moving firms in Europe?

    August 06, 2015

    In the first of a regular new roundup, we summarise recently announced partner moves in the UK, Germany and France

  • Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham to merge

    July 08, 2015

    Canadian firm Gowlings and UK-headquartered Wragge Lawrence Graham will merge in January 2016, creating a law firm called Gowling WLG with more than 1400 lawyers and about 200 IP professionals

  • The evidential groundwork for litigation success

    May 05, 2015

    It’s never too early to collect the evidence that will win your trademark case, as Emma Barraclough finds out.

  • Understand Europe’s trademark trends

    May 05, 2015

    It has been a busy year in Europe’s courts. Emma Barraclough previews a session that will discuss some of the most significant cases.

  • INTA welcomes EU trademark reform deal

    May 03, 2015

    Community trade mark renewal fees will be cut; measures to combat goods in transit will be strengthened; and some registration procedures will be harmonized following a deal struck by EU institutions on April 21.

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