Filing/Prosecution and Trademarks©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and TrademarksIceland 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 GMTBrazil move to ratify Madrid Protocol splits opinionAs Brazil takes the final steps in a nearly 20-year-long process to ratify the Madrid Protocol, trademark lawyers have mixed views on the potential impact, 13 Apr 2019 03:30:00 GMTManaging IP survey: The changing role of the trademark counselManaging IP is seeking views from in-house trademark lawyers on the changing nature of their role and what they think about it, 12 Apr 2019 09:45:00 GMTArgentina’s trademark updates continue clumsilyAn April 3 executive decree confirms plans to modernise Argentina’s trademark system by June, but the proposals face some practical challenges, 10 Apr 2019 07:30:00 GMTWIPO launches AI-powered TM image search toolWIPO’s new image search program uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to map concepts rather than shapes or colours to distinguish and sort marks, 03 Apr 2019 15:45:00 GMTManaging IP’s most-read stories in March 2019International Women’s Day, bribery and M&A due diligence all hit the headlines in March; here we reveal the five most-read stories of the month, 01 Apr 2019 11:45:00 GMTUpdate trademarks in Canada before June 17, say counselCanadian counsel advise domestic and foreign trademark owners to apply for, renew, and classify their marks ahead of reforms set to come into effect on June 17, 29 Mar 2019 09:45:00 GMTIn-house tips on brand protection in ChinaIn-house counsel from companies including Mitsubishi, Honeywell, and WWE reflect on the usefulness of registering marks in China, and discuss alternative brand protection strategies, 29 Mar 2019 09:30:00 GMTBad faith trademarks come under fire in ChinaProposed changes to the trademark registration system in China can target longstanding enforcement issues that brand owners have been encountering because of bad faith marks, in-house counsel say, 25 Mar 2019 14:15:00 GMTIn-house: IP behind the scenesFrom how to get buy-in from the business to practically managing IP once you do, in-house counsel share tips and tools of the trade, 21 Mar 2019 20:00:00 GMTMIP Global Trademark Forum 2019 – key takeawaysNearly 150 IP practitioners attended MIP’s Global Trademark Forum at Convene in NYC, where international filing strategies and brand enforcement considerations were discussed, 21 Mar 2019 19:30:00 GMTRevealed: Managing IP Asia Awards 2019 winnersThe Managing IP Asia Awards 2019 ceremony was held on March 20 in Hong Kong; we can now publish the winners here, 21 Mar 2019 03:15:00 GMTIn-house: social media challenges, best practicesIn-house counsel discuss the difficulties they’ve had navigating enforcement on social media and relationships with influencers, and share some best practices from lessons learned, 18 Mar 2019 20:30:00 GMTWhat in-house counsel want from advisoryIn-house counsel at companies large and small discuss the qualities most important to them when engaging with advisory, 18 Mar 2019 19:45:00 GMTProfile interview: Denis Croze, director, WIPO regional office in ASEANManaging IP’s latest profile interview features Denis Croze, director of WIPO’s regional office for ASEAN in Singapore. He shares insights on WIPO’s latest regional initiatives and the direction of IP developments in ASEAN, 14 Mar 2019 03:00:00 GMTBurberry v Megastar: brands need to double down on anti-counterfeitingThe judgment will have significant ramifications for brand owners fighting against counterfeits in Singapore, 12 Mar 2019 09:15:00 GMTManaging IP EMEA Awards 2019 winners revealedThe Managing IP Europe, Middle East and Africa Awards 2019 were held on March 7 at the Royal Lancaster in London, and we can now publish the winners here, 08 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMTInternational Women’s Day: IP counsel reflect on gender challenges and progressIn a special feature for International Women’s Day on March 8, Managing IP speaks to counsel at Uber, Xerox, Micron and others about women in IP – the progress and the path, 08 Mar 2019 10:30:00 GMTEU design law needs more harmonisation, say lawyersLawyers have said that the EU’s design system works well in practice but that more harmonisation is needed, with a month to go before a consultation on the legislation closes, 04 Mar 2019 08:45:00 GMTUSPTO warns TM attorneys of foreign foul playSome foreign trademark attorneys are looking to cheat a proposed rule by the USPTO by bribing US attorneys in order to use their information, 01 Mar 2019 09:30:00 GMTFrance: Analysing Brexit’s impact on European trade marks and designsIn the latest international briefing for France, Aurélia Marie assesses the effect of Brexit on EU trade marks and designs, 26 Feb 2019 10:45:00 GMTUS: top trademark cases and practice tips from 2018Managing IP rounds up 2018’s top trademark cases, which dealt with issues ranging from third party use to secondary meaning, and includes lawyer analysis on their impact, 26 Feb 2019 09:45:00 GMTGreece: Greece prepares for trade mark reformIn the latest international briefing for Greece, Manolis Metaxakis evaluates upcoming reforms to trade mark law in the country, 25 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMTJustices focus on quality control in SCOTUS case on TM licensingIn a trademark case Wednesday at the US Supreme Court, justices focused on the statutory issue of Congressional intent and practical issue of licensing quality control, 21 Feb 2019 19:15:00 GMTMexico: Mexico fights bad faith trade marks in new waysIn the latest international briefing for Mexico, Adrián Martínez assesses a new amendment to Mexican trade mark law dealing with bad faith marks, 21 Feb 2019 14:45:00 GMTSCOTUS hears case on interplay between bankruptcy and TM lawSCOTUS is hearing a case about what happens to a trademark licensee’s rights when the licensor is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings and rejects the parties’ contract, 20 Feb 2019 17:15:00 GMTUSPTO rule change on foreign TM applicants is logical: lawyersLawyers have said that the USPTO’s proposal for foreign trademark applicants to be represented by a US-licensed lawyer makes sense but may raise cost for some companies, 19 Feb 2019 17:00:00 GMTPatent office finally open for business in Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda’s patent office will finally begin examining patent applications, 16 years after the country first passed the requisite legislation; but the office is likely to face staffing challenges as it implements the new system, 18 Feb 2019 11:15:00 GMTNY Supreme Court tosses flat fee trademark royalty schemeIn a precedential decision, the New York Supreme Court became the first court in the US to affirm the percentage-of-sales methodology when determining trademark licensing royalties, 15 Feb 2019 16:30:00 GMT