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  • What BT v Cartier means for rights holders

    June 15, 2018

    The UK Supreme Court has ruled that brand owners must pay the costs of ISPs blocking sites that sell counterfeit goods. But how big are these costs and will the ruling apply to copyright injunctions?

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2018)

    April 26, 2018

    Managing IP presents this year’s leading female intellectual property practitioners, according to IP STARS research

  • The argument for Canada’s controversial website-blocking proposal

    April 10, 2018

    A coalition of Canadian companies has proposed a regime to block egregious copyright infringing websites. McCarthy Tétrault’s Barry Sookman voiced support for the proposal at the Fordham IP Conference while pointing to the recent experience in the UK and elsewhere

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    February 05, 2018

    Managing IP’s EMEA Awards dinner will be held on March 8 at The Savoy in London. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year, with winners chosen from these shortlists

  • UK Supreme Court hears arguments on costs of ISP blocking orders

    January 31, 2018

    Who should pay for the costs of implementing orders to block websites that sell counterfeit goods? That was the question considered by the UK Supreme Court in the Cartier International v British Telecommunications case on January 30

  • Report on social media and counterfeits published

    September 05, 2017

    The report on counterfeiting, how it is moving online and the impact of social media was commissioned by the UK IP Office. It draws five conclusions and makes two recommendations

  • Collective rights management review published

    August 04, 2017

    The UK IPO has published its first annual report as part of its responsibility for monitoring compliance with the Collective Rights Management Directive

  • The UK General Election and IP rights

    June 02, 2017

    On June 8, the UK will vote on who becomes the next government. What are the parties’ policies on issues affecting IP rights? Alice O’Donkor reviews what the manifestoes say about creativity, investment and growth in IP

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

    May 23, 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practice

  • The 10 trade mark topics to watch

    May 04, 2017

    Brand protection is in flux. Technological and cultural trends driven by the internet and social media are bringing new challenges, while political developments such as Brexit pose their own problems. At this time of change, we have identified 10 key topics around the world that trade mark owners need to be on top of. By Michael Loney, James Nurton, Natalie Rahhal and Shaun Tan

  • How counterfeiting is changing - Fraser Morrison, Edrington Group

    March 21, 2017

    In a talk at the CITMA Spring Conference, the brand protection manager for Edrington Group, which owns brands such as The Macallan, The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark, discussed trade marks, criminality and the Dark Web

  • MIP International Women's Leadership Forum 2017 - highlights

    February 10, 2017

    Alice O'Donkor reports from our latest Women in IP event, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where topics including the UPC, Brexit, brand management and leadership were discussed

  • Anti-piracy body FACT expands remit

    November 10, 2016

    UK association FACT is expanding its IP protection services to organisations outside the audio-visual industry

  • IP diversity task force launches new network for women

    November 08, 2016

    Practitioners representing a range of IP professions gathered to celebrate the launch of IP Inclusive’s Women in IP network in London

  • Revealed: Filing trends at the UK IPO post-Brexit

    September 09, 2016

    UK trade mark and design filings jumped by 33% and 95% respectively in August 2016 compared to the same month last year, according to figures compiled by the UK IPO at the request of Managing IP

  • IP Stars 2017 research now underway

    September 05, 2016

    Research for the 2017 edition of IP Stars, Managing IP’s legal directory, starts today. Kingsley Egbuonu and Jennifer Ruther highlight some of the things you need to know and why IP firms and practitioners worldwide should participate by making a submission

  • When brands meet art, public policy and genericide

    July 06, 2016

    In the first in a series of articles by members of the MARQUES IP Outer Borders Team, Stella Syrianos, Laetitia Lagarde and Nikos Prentoulis discuss the tensions between trade mark rights and freedom of expression

  • Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

    April 27, 2016

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016 - shortlists

    January 29, 2016

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards Dinner - held this year on March 10 at The Savoy in London - recognises the outstanding firms of the past year in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Ahead of the awards announcement, we publish the shortlists for each category

  • The parody exception analysed

    October 29, 2015

    Parodies have long been popular in English culture, but it was only in October 2014 that a parody exception was introduced to the copyright law. A year on, Iona Silverman sets out what both rights owners and parodists should bear in mind

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