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  • Landmark decision in South Africa in Twist trade mark case

    September 29, 2017

    Dineo Modibedi and Kelly Thompson report on the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in a trade mark dispute between PepsiCo and Atlantic Industries

  • 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

  • Interview: Fernando dos Santos

    May 22, 2017

    In the past 12 months, ARIPO has celebrated its 40th anniversary, gained a new logo and its Director General Fernando dos Santos has started his second tenure. Kingsley Egbuonu talked to him

  • 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

  • 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

  • Examining the Madrid Protocol in Africa

    October 10, 2016

    International Registrations are not being properly administered in several African countries, and take up by local businesses has been low. Wayne Meiring explains why this is a problem

  • 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

  • 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

  • The 50 most influential people in IP

    July 27, 2015

    Our 13th annual list of the 50 most influential people in IP is the most diverse ever. But do you agree with our selections? Join the debate online and on Twitter using the hashtag #MIP50

  • Avoid pitfalls when investing in Africa

    May 05, 2015

    With investment in Africa growing, IP protection in the region is key. Two sessions this week will provide some guidance for rights owners, explains James Nurton.

  • Global awards: The outstanding firms and individuals from the past 12 months

    April 24, 2015

    Managing IP’s annual Global Awards dinner was held in London in March, and attended by guests from all over the world

  • Baker & McKenzie scoops six Managing IP awards

    March 12, 2015

    Law firm Baker & McKenzie was the big winner at the 10th annual Managing IP Global Awards Dinner, held in London

  • Managing IP - Global Awards Shortlists published

    February 11, 2015

    This year sees the 10th anniversary of Managing IP’s global awards and we are pleased to announce the names of the shortlisted firms. Winners will be revealed at the Global Awards Dinner in London on March 11

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