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  • Interview: Sean Dennehey, acting chief executive, UK IPO

    December 22, 2016

    At the end of a year that saw the Brexit vote, gradual progress on the implementation of the UPC and several initiatives with China, the acting head of the UK's IP Office spoke to Managing IP

  • IP diversity group celebrates one year anniversary

    December 08, 2016

    Alice O'Donkor attended the recent party marking the first anniversary of IP Inclusive, which had a particular focus on the under-representation of BAME professionals in the IP professions

  • DesignEuropa Awards winners announced

    December 07, 2016

    A sound-absorbing panel and a stroller were recognised at the first DesignEuropa Awards in Milan on November 30

  • IP diversity task force launches new network for women

    November 08, 2016

    Practitioners representing a range of IP professions gathered to celebrate the launch of IP Inclusive’s Women in IP network in London

  • Eight finalists shortlisted for DesignEuropa awards

    October 18, 2016

    Designs for a coffee machine, bicycle rack, motorbike and bench are among those shortlisted for the first DesignEuropa awards. The winners will be announced in Milan on November 30

  • CJEU clarifies copyright exhaustion in Microsoft case

    October 12, 2016

    The acquirer of a copy of a computer program may not provide their legitimate back-up copy to a new acquirer without the copyright holder's permission, the CJEU has ruled

  • Interview: former MARQUES Chair Tove Graulund

    September 28, 2016

    Tove Graulund tells Alice O’Donkor about her experience as a female, IP professional in Denmark and what she has learned along the way

  • 10 highlights from the MARQUES Annual Conference in Villaitana

    September 28, 2016

    Indigenous rights, EU trade mark reforms, geographical indications, design rights and much more were discussed at the recent MARQUES Annual Conference. Here are 10 highlights

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    September 27, 2016

    Last month, Utynam attended the 30th MARQUES Annual Conference in Villaitana, near Alicante

  • How the EPO is tackling its backlog

    September 21, 2016

    The European Patent Office expects to register about 90,000 patents this year, its President Benoît Battistelli said in a keynote address at the AIPPI World Congress

  • European copyright reform coming - slowly

    September 21, 2016

    Fundamental copyright proposals made by the European Commission will face “a barrage of criticism” and “reform will take some time”. Those were some of the predictions made about the Digital Single Market at the AIPPI World Congress

  • Keep calm and be prepared for Brexit

    September 21, 2016

    The room for a discussion on the implications of Brexit at the AIPPI World Congress was packed

  • WIPO's Gurry outlines five challenges

    September 21, 2016

    WIPO’s Director General Francis identified a number of challenges for the IP ­system in a speech at the AIPPI World Congress

  • Reactions to EU copyright proposals

    September 20, 2016

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

  • GS Media decision gives ammunition to copyright owners

    September 09, 2016

    Copyright owners may be emboldened to take action against sites that provide links to infringing content following the CJEU's ruling in the GS Media case. The dispute involved hyperlinks to sites hosting photos of a Playboy model

  • 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

  • Interview: Europol IP crime specialist, Bérengère Dréno

    August 31, 2016

    Bérengère Dréno speaks to Managing IP about the threat of counterfeit goods and the launch of Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3) initiative

  • Seven scenarios for EU trade marks post-Brexit

    August 19, 2016

    The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys has mapped out seven possible options to prevent the loss of registered rights in the UK when the country leaves the EU

  • Dids Macdonald OBE of ACID on design rights, Brexit and Section 52

    August 10, 2016

    ACID’s CEO Dids Macdonald speaks to Managing IP about copycat culture and concerns about design rights in the wake of Brexit

  • Courts get tough on intermediaries in fight against counterfeits

    August 09, 2016

    In the recent Tommy Hilfiger case, the CJEU said that market operators may be forced to stop sales of counterfeits by market traders. Nick Rose and Beverley Potts consider the implications for brand owners and intermediaries

  • Brexit and IP: The UK IPO’s views

    August 03, 2016

    The UK Intellectual Property Office has confirmed the legal status of three EU-related IP rights in effect in the UK and the government’s next steps for these rights ahead of Brexit. It remains unknown if the UK will ratify the UPC Agreement

  • Interview: Ruth Soetendorp, IP educator and outgoing chair of IPAN

    July 27, 2016

    Alice O' Donkor talks to outgoing IPAN chair Ruth Soetendorp about IP education, awareness and understanding

  • 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

  • When brands meet art, public policy and genericide

    July 06, 2016

    In the first in a series of articles by members of the MARQUES IP Outer Borders Team, Stella Syrianos, Laetitia Lagarde and Nikos Prentoulis discuss the tensions between trade mark rights and freedom of expression

  • Brexit 10 days on: latest developments

    July 05, 2016

    While the politicians begin the discussions about how and when the UK will extricate itself from the EU and establish new trading relationships, trade mark practitioners have told Managing IP that clients are already preparing for the Brexit future

  • Brexit - law firm resources

    June 24, 2016

    Following the UK's June 23 vote to leave the EU, many law and IP firms have published advice for clients. We provide links to the relevant articles

  • Europe Women in Business Law Awards: 2016 winners

    June 17, 2016

    The best female lawyers from across the continent congregated at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group's sixth annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards

  • 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

  • What in-house practitioners really want

    June 07, 2016

    A new IP STARS report analyses the concerns and priorities of in-house IP practitioners, and is based on responses from more than 1,100 questionnaires. Peter Ollier introduces the themes of the research

  • EUIPO provides update on trademark reforms

    May 24, 2016

    Representatives from the EUIPO provided registrants with a guide to the substantial changes to EU trademark law and practice that came into force in March in a Users Meeting on Sunday.

  • Copyright may come your way: beware

    May 23, 2016

    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

  • Interview: a designer’s view of trade marks

    May 18, 2016

    Co-owner of London-based branding agency Grain Creative Madelyn Postman started her career as a freelance graphic designer. She spoke to Managing IP about the impact of the IP legal environment on approaches to brand creation and protection

  • Practical tips for filing designs post-Trunki

    March 31, 2016

    Following the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in the Trunki design dispute, Managing IP summarises practical tips from UK practitioners on filing designs and eight lessons from the judgment

  • The practical impact of the Trunki case

    March 24, 2016

    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

  • 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

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  • A pivotal year for the EU trade mark system

    September 05, 2016

    With a new Trade Mark Directive and Regulation, and the publication of its next five-year plan, 2016 is proving to be a key year for the EUIPO (formerly OHIM). James Nurton reports

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