Carousel©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60CarouselEU Copyright Directive faces implementation battle on several frontsThe European Council’s April 15 adoption of the EU Copyright Directive sets a two-year implementation deadline, while some member states remain opposed to the update, 18 Apr 2019 00:30:00 GMT“Approachable and instrumental”: Baker McKenzie’s global chair, Paul Rawlinson, passes awayPaul Rawlinson, a London-based IP lawyer who was global chair of Baker McKenzie, has passed away at the age of 56, 17 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMTIceland v Iceland: EUIPO turns up heat on descriptivenessFollowing a request from Iceland’s government, the EUIPO has invalidated Iceland Foods’ trademark in a decision that shows how rights owners must give solid evidence to overcome an increasingly strict approach to descriptiveness, 16 Apr 2019 16:15:00 GMTScandalous TM case may not follow Tam, as many predictedThe US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case on scandalous trademarks on Monday, and the line of questioning suggests a reversal is possible, 16 Apr 2019 06:00:00 GMTChina clears licensing obstacles for foreign investmentChanges to China’s Technology Import/Export Regulations have been applauded by businesses but foreign companies still need to be mindful of the recordal process for licensing agreements, 15 Apr 2019 01:30:00 GMT