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Our May issue – counterfeiting, C&D letters, SEPs in Europe, Mexico’s opposition system, all our award winners



Michael Loney


Managing IP’s most recent issue includes a look at how technology is changing counterfeiting, C&D letter successes and failures, our awards winners, SEP licences in Europe after Huawei v ZTE, Mexico’s amended trade mark opposition system and more

MIP May issue 2018Managing IP’s May 2018 issue is now online.

The issue features a three-part special report looking at brand strategies. In the first part, we reveal how evolving technologies are changing the counterfeiting game on both sides, as a tool for both prevention and evasion. In the second part, we ask in-house counsel how their strategies for fighting counterfeits are evolving. Lastly, we analyse some of the biggest cease and desist letter successes and failures in the past few years.

Also featured in the issue is:

-       An overview by Dr Claudia Tapia and Dr Spyros Makris of the case law in Europe exploring the framework for licensing negotiations regarding FRAND-accessible standard essential patents, which was established by the decision of the CJEU in the matter Huawei v ZTE.

-       A round-up of all the winners from our three Awards Dinners in March, which took place in London, New York and Hong Kong.

-       An analysis of India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board to see what progress is being made after nearly two years at a standstill.

-       An assessment of the impact President Trump is having on intellectual property.

-       An update on legislation that amends Mexico’s trade mark opposition system.

In addition, in a sponsored article, CPA Global analyses a survey of IP law firms and corporations, evaluating what law firms can do to better serve their clients in the IP arena.

The issue also features our international briefings, bringing updates from around the globe (also listed below), as well as our regular  Utynam column of IP curiosities and controversies.

Subscribers can read all this online now; non-subscribers can take a free trial for limited access. 

May’s international briefings:

Africa: Two important African IP developments

Australia: The importance of transparency in the new code

Canada: Court enforces agreement to stop grey marketing

China patents: How will China’s government reform affect IP in the country?

China trade mark: Examining non-trade mark rights protected by Chinese trade mark law

EPO: Proving plausibility before the EPO

Europe: Assessing similarity of marks

France: The fight against biopiracy and the Nagoya Protocol

Germany: Basic patents and supplementary protection certificates

India: Indian Patent Office rejects application under Section 3(d) of the Indian Patent Act

Japan: Patent infringement when a product changes after manufacturing

Mexico: Permissible evidence before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property

The Netherlands: Ascertaining inventive step in a dosage of tadalafil

The Philippines: The importance of notice in patent infringement cases

Russia: The Chamber of Patent Disputes considers the similarity of two marks

Singapore: Singapore 2018 Budget presents initiatives to encourage innovation

South Korea: Korea’s response to fourth industrial revolution technologies

Taiwan: Determining the originality of a photographic work

Thailand: Ascertaining Thailand’s rules on trade marks relating to alcohol

Turkey: Istanbul IP court rejects PI demand due to pending invalidation action

UK: IPEC provides a quick and simple option in litigation

Vietnam: Addressing the conflict between trade mark and copyright in relation to logos

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