Trade Marks©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade MarksIn-house: data sharing for criminal and customs enforcement a challengeLack of information for customs enforcement and differing levels of development in trademark rights across Asia is hampering cross-border enforcement, 15 Jul 2019 07:15:00 GMTIPR Center: “We still have companies who don’t know we exist”Steve Francis, director of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), tells Managing IP about its brand protection support for small businesses, the importance of IP education and the counterfeiting challenges that brands face, 12 Jul 2019 13:45:00 GMTDon’t bury good points “under sea of dross,” says Judge CarrThe High Court justice says it’s irritating when people take numerous points “indiscriminately,” how it’s essential for top QCs to join the judiciary and that he won’t refer cases on the SPC Regulation any more, in an exclusive discussion with Managing IP, 10 Jul 2019 09:00:00 GMTHong Kong’s IP director: planning for 2020 and beyondDavid Wong provides updates on Hong Kong’s original grant patent system and its application of the Madrid Protocol, and provides his outlook on innovative technology in service delivery, 10 Jul 2019 01:15:00 GMTIn-house lawyers: creative strategies needed to tackle counterfeitersIn-house counsel in the machinery, consumer goods and broadcasting industries say that increasingly sophisticated counterfeiters are posing new problems, while one IP chief is hoping new partnerships in Africa may stem the flow, 09 Jul 2019 17:15:00 GMTHenry Carr: “I would never have had a day like that as a barrister”In an exclusive interview with Managing IP, the High Court justice says the onus is on senior judges to encourage top IP professionals to step up to the judiciary if the system is to be saved, 08 Jul 2019 15:30:00 GMTMixed views on India’s proposed anti-counterfeiting policyBrand owners in India believe that strict penalties need to be in place for the policy to have teeth, but e-commerce platforms think otherwise, 08 Jul 2019 08:30:00 GMTWhat’s keeping the FBI's IP chief up at nightSteven Shapiro tells Managing IP his concerns about modern IP crime, but also shares his strategies and reasons for hope, 05 Jul 2019 09:15:00 GMTManaging IP survey: Diversity and inclusion in IPManaging IP is seeking in-house counsel views on the state of diversity and inclusion within the IP profession and how it can be improved, 05 Jul 2019 01:30:00 GMTUSPTO releases new rules for non-US domiciled TM applicantsNon-US domiciled trademark applicants, registrants and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings will have to be represented by a US-qualified lawyer, 04 Jul 2019 18:00:00 GMTMultinationals call on EUIPO to raise bar when ruling on useIn-house lawyers at Reckitt Benckiser, pharma company Gedeon Richter and a multinational share tales of protecting their trademarks at the EUIPO and beyond, discussing surprising early-stage decisions, the threat of “trademark trolls” and whether proving use in oppositions is too easy, 04 Jul 2019 11:45:00 GMTMIP Global IP & Innovation Summit 2019 – Key takeawaysSkilful techniques in evidence collection, the latest proposed changes to China’s Patent Law and trade secret protection tips were just some of the topics discussed at the conference, held in Shanghai on June 26, 03 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMTCJEU could force EUIPO to rethink offensive trademarks policy: lawyersAn advocate general’s opinion that the EUIPO erred when refusing the “offensive” trademark ‘Fack Ju Göhte’ could force the office to review its procedures, lawyers predict, 02 Jul 2019 17:15:00 GMTManaging IP’s most-read stories in June 2019An admission from Facebook’s head of patents that he gets frustrated with outside counsel’s non-engagement with patent data, an exclusive interview with an England & Wales High Court judge and the EUIPO director’s views on AI were among June’s most popular stories, 01 Jul 2019 10:15:00 GMTCharity lawyers face descriptive trademarks headacheIn-house counsel at charities including Cancer Research UK tell Managing IP that getting trademark protection can be hard because of restrictions on what is registrable and warn of the difficulties around introducing a ‘charitable exemption’, 27 Jun 2019 12:15:00 GMTScandalous trademarks: why SCOTUS ruling may lack biteDespite the US Supreme Court’s finding that scandalous or immoral trademarks cannot be banned, lawyers say that the judgment’s impact may be limited in practice, 26 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMTInnovation and litigation summit – key takeawaysSpeakers at Managing IP’s inaugural innovation and litigation summit at the Fairmont in San Francisco discussed topics ranging from using data in IP to litigation strategies at the PTAB and ITC, 21 Jun 2019 12:15:00 GMTManaging IP webinar: How can search engines help protect your IP?Managing IP and brand protection company Incopro will host a webinar on search engines' role in protecting IP, discussing the relevant case law and what steps brands can take to get more cooperation, 20 Jun 2019 10:30:00 GMTPreview: WIPO director general predicts AI liability changesFrancis Gurry says liability in the event of AI-related accidents could shift from traditional interpretations, and that he rejects the idea of affording patent protection to machine inventors, 20 Jun 2019 09:00:00 GMTEUIPO getting tough on distinctiveness after Adidas dealt three-stripe trademark blow, say lawyersReacting to the news that one of Adidas’s trademarks has been declared invalid, lawyers say the EUIPO and EU courts are hardening their stance on trademarks that have not acquired distinctiveness throughout the EU, 19 Jun 2019 16:45:00 GMTContent companies say machine-generated material drives copyright and data protection doubtsIn-house counsel at Getty, Expedia and the BBC tell Managing IP about the opportunities and threats posed by AI, and call for clarification over Brexit, 19 Jun 2019 09:15:00 GMTIP Owners Association to launch updated gender parity toolkitLeaders of the IPO’s Women in IP subcommittee share how their upcoming toolkit for gender parity will be bigger, better, and easier to use than the last, 18 Jun 2019 15:00:00 GMTBanyan Tree Hotels & Resorts: IP departments should work with other business areas, says general counselThe hospitality group’s general counsel Alex Liam shares brand protection strategies in ASEAN and China, 17 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMTInterview: Mr Justice ArnoldIn an exclusive interview with High Court judge Richard Arnold, reporters Charlotte Kilpatrick and Max Walters learn the dos and don’ts of getting on his good side, his views of his high-profile IP cases and how he decides matters; and gets an exciting glimpse at his bookshelf, 14 Jun 2019 08:00:00 GMTTop 10 Trademark Developments From China, 12 Jun 2019 11:00:00 GMTPreview: An interview with Richard ArnoldUK High Court judge Mr Justice Arnold speaks about how judges can set the agenda and dealing with obfuscating counsel in an exclusive interview with Managing IP, 12 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMTEUIPO gives brand owners “room to manoeuvre”The EUIPO’s new guidance on use of a trademark that is different to what was initially registered gives brand owners “room to manoeuvre”, say lawyers, 11 Jun 2019 08:00:00 GMTThe Amended Trademark Law in China, 10 Jun 2019 11:15:00 GMTJudge tries to “up the standard” for TM use requirements in CanadaCanadian federal judge Michael Manson goes over two recent cases – Lush and Dollar General – and tells Managing IP why the Lush case "bothers" him, 10 Jun 2019 07:45:00 GMTEuromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2019 – winners announced, 07 Jun 2019 13:00:00 GMT