Transactional/Strategy and Patents©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Transactional/Strategy and PatentsIceland 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 GMTManaging IP Americas Awards 2019 shortlists announcedManaging IP reveals the shortlists for the Americas Awards 2019. The Americas Awards ceremony is on April 4 at the Essex House, New York, 13 Feb 2019 17:15:00 GMTInterview: Ma Yide, Zhongguancun Intellectual Property Strategy Research InstituteOne of MIP’s 2018 top 50 most influential people in IP discusses China’s progress in SEP cases, why patent quality is an issue in the country, and the upcoming trade secrets law being planned for China, 13 Feb 2019 09:45:00 GMTThe latest US lawyer movesRecent hires in the US intellectual property world include new partners at Baker Botts, Mintz & Gold and RuyakCherian, 12 Feb 2019 12:45:00 GMTManaging IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2019 shortlists announcedManaging IP reveals the shortlists for the Asia-Pacific Awards 2019. The MIP Asia-Pacific Awards ceremony is on March 20 at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, 11 Feb 2019 16:15:00 GMTUS patent system jumps from 12th to 2nd in US Chamber IP reportThe US Chamber of Commerce’s new global IP index shows the US patent system strengthened in 2018, attributing the improvement to USPTO director Andrei Iancu’s initiatives, 08 Feb 2019 17:00:00 GMTManaging IP EMEA Awards 2019 shortlists announcedManaging IP reveals the shortlists for the EMEA Awards 2019. The EMEA Awards ceremony is on March 7 at the Royal Lancaster London, 05 Feb 2019 10:30:00 GMTHow the bill to amend IP law will affect ChileA bill expected to be passed in Chile early this year introduces non-use trade mark cancellations and provisional patent applications, 21 Jan 2019 15:30:00 GMTBad faith trade marks issues have “gotten worse” since China’s law changesLow damages and evidence collection challenges are exacerbating bad faith trade marks in China, 16 Jan 2019 18:00:00 GMT