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Kingsley Egbuonu

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  • Thu, 15 August 2019

    IP STARS 2020 research and webinar

    IP STARS will start accepting firm submissions and scheduling research interviews from September 2 2019. Register for the research and webinar to find out more

  • Mon, 20 May 2019

    The Top 250 Women in IP (2019)

    Managing IP reveals this year's most recommended female IP practitioners in private practice

  • Sat, 18 May 2019

    The Corporate IP Stars 2019

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its 2019 Corporate IP Stars, an annual list which recognises in-house IP practitioners

  • Wed, 01 May 2019

    Meet Managing IP's team at the INTA Annual Meeting in Boston

    Managing IP and IP STARS representatives will be in Boston from May 18 to May 22 for the 141st INTA Annual Meeting, where you can meet the team at booth 504/506

  • Fri, 26 April 2019

    IP STARS rankings 2019: The top firms for copyright work

    Managing IP is delighted to announce the publication of the IP STARS 2019 rankings of the leading firms for copyright and related rights work. We featured more than 40 jurisdictions this year

  • Thu, 02 August 2018

    Get ready for a new UK disclosure menu

    The judiciary in England and Wales has announced a pilot scheme for the new rules on disclosure that may affect intellectual property disputes

  • Mon, 19 March 2018

    Make your nominations for the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards 2018

    Managing IP and the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) are inviting nominations for the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards (2018)

  • Thu, 31 August 2017

    Grey goods in the UK: The practical significance of R v C

    The UK Supreme Court’s decision in R v C that there is criminal liability for dealing in grey goods which the trade mark owner has not authorised for sale has been hailed as great news for brand owners. Anna Carboni, Darren Meale and Arty Rajendra give their opinion on whether it catches parallel imports and what it means for brand owners, grey goods dealers and enforcement authorities

  • Mon, 21 August 2017

    UK and the UPC system: the state of play

    The UK has made remarkable progress towards ratifying the UPC Agreement but there will be difficult negotiations to remain in the UPC and unitary patent system post-Brexit. In the first of a two-part article, Kingsley Egbuonu spoke to Alan Johnson of Bristows about UK’s preparations, post-Brexit participation and the impact of being outside the system

  • Thu, 03 August 2017

    UK: Grey goods caught by criminal law

    The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that criminal liability under Section 92 of the Trade Mark Act 1994 also covers dealing in grey market goods which the trade mark owner have not authorised to be sold or distributed

  • Tue, 01 August 2017

    IP STARS Patent Handbook (2017) is now available

    This year’s publication is the 21st edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s legal directory, and the biggest yet published

  • Fri, 28 July 2017

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (July 2017)

    UK consents to UPC Agreement (UPCA) Protocol and will resume legislative procedure for UPCA ratification in the autumn, UPC IT team seeks user input, and Germany’s legislative steps for ratification criticised

  • Mon, 24 July 2017

    The practical significance of Eli Lilly v Actavis

    UK patent practitioners are in agreement that the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Eli Lilly v Actavis introduced the doctrine of equivalents into UK patent law, but there seems to be some doubt as to whether it also introduced a general doctrine of prosecution history estoppel. Kingsley Egbuonu analyses the decision and its impact on law and practice in the UK

  • Fri, 30 June 2017

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (June 2017)

    Legal challenge delays Germany’s UPC Agreement ratification progress; UK government resumes ratification procedure; new start date for the UPC; IP Federation seeks clarity over the case management system; and the latest UPC-related articles on managingip.com include how indirect infringement will be interpreted

  • Tue, 13 June 2017

    Germany's UPC Agreement ratification progress put on hold

    The Office of the Federal President has agreed to hold off signing the approved laws necessary for the ratification of the UPC Agreement until a court case has been decided

  • Thu, 08 June 2017

    Global Anti-Counterfeiting Award winners 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

  • Tue, 30 May 2017

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (May 2017)

    UK government intends to honour ratification promise if re-elected in June; Business associations call on the UK and other EU member states to launch the system as soon as possible; UPC IT system improved; and latest UPC news on managingip.com include procedural issues and choice of representative

  • Thu, 25 May 2017

    When client-adviser relationships go sour ...

    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

  • Tue, 23 May 2017

    The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

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

  • Mon, 22 May 2017

    Interview: Fernando dos Santos

    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

  • Mon, 22 May 2017

    Become a brand steward

    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

  • Fri, 28 April 2017

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (April 2017)

    Purdah delays UK ratification plans; Germany makes progress with ratification; Belgium consents to UPCA Protocol; and draft UPC Rules of Procedure published

  • Fri, 31 March 2017

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (March 2017)

    UK on course to ratify the UPC Agreement despite triggering Article 50, Germany’s ratification process progressing smoothly, UPC Preparatory Committee concludes work, UK Parliament starts discussions on the Great Repeal Bill, European Parliament and Council propose guidelines to Brexit negotiations which would have an impact on IP

  • Thu, 30 March 2017

    UK on course to ratify UPC Agreement

    A UK IPO statement has confirmed that preparations "remain fully on track" and given more detail on when the last few legislative steps should be expected. This comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to commence Brexit

  • Wed, 15 March 2017

    MIP Global Awards 2017: The highlights

    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

  • Mon, 06 March 2017

    UK IPO appoints new CEO

    The IPO has appointed head of Companies House Tim Moss as its new chief executive

  • Tue, 28 February 2017

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (January/February 2017)

    EU Council ministers discuss Unitary Patent and UPC, Italy ratifies the UPC Agreement (UPCA), UK government publishes Brexit strategy document and answers questions on its UPCA ratification commitment

  • Mon, 05 December 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (November 2016)

    The German Federal Ministry of Justice updates Managing IP on Germany’s ratification timeline; IP Federation, BioIndustry Association, EPLAW and the UPC Preparatory Committee respond to UK government’s intention to ratify the UPC Agreement (UPCA); and some of the developments we expect in the coming months

  • Mon, 31 October 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (October 2016)

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May rules out influence of the CJEU and authority of EU law in a post-Brexit Britain; Labour party MPs demand answers from government regarding UK participation in the UPC and EPO; recruitment of UPC judges postponed; five more EU member states including Italy and Slovenia expected to ratify the UPC Agreement early next year

  • Fri, 28 October 2016

    Interview: Judge Hacon and Kate O’Rourke on IP Pro Bono

    IP Enterprise Court Judge Richard Hacon and ITMA President Kate O’Rourke spoke with Managing IP about the IP Pro Bono service which was launched last week in London

  • Tue, 18 October 2016

    Where to get free advice concerning IP disputes in the UK

    A pro bono service for contentious IP matters is now available in the UK. At the launch event in London Judge Richard Hacon and inventor Mandy Haberman shared their respective personal experiences in support of the service

  • Fri, 30 September 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (September 2016)

    EU Ministers reiterate support for the system; legal opinion on UK’s participation; The Netherlands ratifies UPC Agreement; legislative process for ratification underway in Italy; new Italian course added to list of UPC representation qualifications for European Patent Attorneys; official timetable for launch of UPC may be revised; Unitary Patent system ready and UPC preparations to continue

  • Tue, 20 September 2016

    Reactions to EU copyright proposals

    Stakeholders have reacted to the European Commission’s proposals to reform copyright rules under the EU Digital Single Market

  • Mon, 05 September 2016

    IP Stars 2017 research now underway

    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

  • Wed, 31 August 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (August 2016)

    UK IPO speaks out on UK’s involvement in the UPC and Unitary Patent system; UK patent attorney body CIPA prefers UK in the system; experts to discuss the latest on the UPC and post-Brexit patent strategies at MIP European Patent Forums in September.

  • Fri, 29 July 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (July 2016)

    Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the UPC signed; IP community puts pressure on the UK government; Preparatory Committee and Select Committee to continue with final preparations

  • Fri, 08 July 2016

    Blocking order available to IP owners in UK

    The England and Wales Court of Appeal has confirmed that senior courts have jurisdiction to grant an injunction requiring ISPs in the UK to block websites selling counterfeit goods, in a case involving Cartier. The Court also held that ISPs can bear the costs of implementing such orders

  • Fri, 01 July 2016

    UPC preparations will go ahead

    The UPC Preparatory Committee and EPO Select Committee have issued a joint statement saying they will continue with their planned work despite the Brexit vote

  • Thu, 30 June 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (June 2016)

    Brexit casts doubt on start of the UPC and Unitary Patent system; useful resources on impact of Brexit on IP; Bulgaria ratifies UPC Agreement; Dutch parliament approves the UPCA; our latest UPC scenario on enforcing a European patent in and outside the UPC

  • Thu, 30 June 2016

    UK IP Minister talks about UPC post-Brexit result

    Baroness Neville-Rolfe has said that the UK’s position on the UPC and Unitary Patent system will not be known anytime soon. The Minister has also invited UK stakeholders to be involved in the discussions which will lead to a decision

  • Tue, 31 May 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (May 2016)

    Part-time and full-time UPC judges wanted; new features of the UPC case management system and EPO’s software for Unitary Patent released; more member states preparing for ratification; Preparatory Committee discuss remaining aspects of the UPC; our latest UPC scenario on challenging a non-opted out European patent relating to a pharmaceutical product during the transitional period

  • Tue, 24 May 2016

    ARIPO calls on users to try its improved system

    "We have come a long way in many ways. We are now more mature, our system is now more efficient and coherent, but we are always looking to improve,” said ARIPO Director General Fernando dos Santos, who spoke to the INTA Daily News yesterday.

  • Tue, 24 May 2016

    INTA returns to Africa

    INTA’s first conference in Africa for more than 20 years will focus on “how you can grow your business in Africa and develop your brands,” said Barry Gerber of Philip Morris International, co-chair of “Building Africa with Brands,” which takes place in Cape Town in September.

  • Tue, 24 May 2016

    May the enforcement be with you

    In-house counsel for some of the biggest names in their respective businesses shared their best strategies on enforcing brands in the digital environment in a panel on Monday.

  • Mon, 23 May 2016

    Copyright may come your way: beware

    Digital technology has made it easy to infringe copyright. As a trademark practitioner, in-house or private practice, you are likely to come across a copyright matter at some point in your career

  • Mon, 23 May 2016

    Tarnishment and free speech debated

    Professor Glynn S. Lunney Jr. and Antoine Gautier-Sauvagnac dueled over tarnishment law in INTA’s Annual Professor vs. Practitioner Debate on Sunday.

  • Sun, 22 May 2016

    Judges consider disparagement versus free speech

    A session examining the interaction between trademarks and free speech included judges from three jurisdictions offering their perspectives on some hot-button issues and how their respective courts approach them.

  • Sun, 22 May 2016

    You can rewire the CEO inside you

    We all face stressful situations in our everyday lives, be it at work or at home, and it is natural to react. How you handle those situations is important as it could affect things down the line—for example if you need a favor in the future.

  • Fri, 29 April 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (April 2016)

    Recruitment process for UPC judges imminent; Code of Conduct for UPC representatives reviewed; PMAC arbitration rules agreed; EPO Select Committee discuss remaining aspects of the Unitary Patent system; our latest UPC scenario on challenging a non-opted out European patent relating to a pharmaceutical product during the transitional period; and informative webinar on Unitary Patent and UPC

  • Fri, 08 April 2016

    Now online: IP Stars 2016 Copyright Rankings

    The final part of the annual IP Stars rankings of the leading firms for intellectual property work worldwide is now available

  • Wed, 30 March 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: a progress report (March 2016)

    Impact of Brexit on UPC raised in UK parliament; UK not yet ready to ratify UPC Agreement; main work on UPC IT system completed; our latest UPC scenario is on standard-essential patent (SEP) and FRAND issues

  • Thu, 24 March 2016

    The practical impact of the Trunki case

    The UK Supreme Court’s decision in the Trunki design dispute has generated debate among design law practitioners, concern in the design community and a reaction from the UK IPO. Kingsley Egbuonu reports

  • Thu, 24 March 2016

    UK design fees will be cheaper

    In a move to encourage more designers to apply for and renew their UK registered designs, the UK government has confirmed that fees will be reduced

  • Mon, 14 March 2016

    UK Supreme Court finds against Trunki in design case

    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

  • Mon, 07 March 2016

    Tunisian parliament approves EPO deal

    Validation of European patents in Tunisia will soon become a reality

  • Fri, 04 March 2016

    Read this year's IP Stars patent rankings in full

    Managing IP subscribers have full access to all IP Stars rankings, including the newly published tables of the top firms for patent work in more than 70 jurisdictions

  • Wed, 02 March 2016

    Now online: IP STARS 2016 patent rankings

    The second part of the annual IP Stars rankings of the leading firms for IP work worldwide is now available

  • Tue, 01 March 2016

    “EU referendum will have no effect on ratification,” says the UK IPO

    A UK IPO spokesperson has told Managing IP that the UK government is pressing ahead with ratifying the UPC Agreement as planned. This news comes after recent speculations that the UK may delay its ratification or even not ratify due to the EU referendum on June 23

  • Mon, 29 February 2016

    Unitary Patent and UPC: a progress report (February 2016)

    Preparatory Committee reaches agreement on costs in the UPC; Germany proposes double patenting in its UPC bill; the Netherlands preparing for ratification; latest on UK ratification; Mediation rules of PMAC published and official confirmation of UPC locations

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