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
The USPTO recently made permanent a pilot programme to conduct random audits of post-registration affidavits of use. Jason Vogel and Sam Kilb explain what trade mark owners need to know about the changes and suggest best practices
Foreign IP owners should not be afraid of China. George Chan and Luna Lu explain why, using recent data
In our latest article looking at a UPC scenario, Nicola Dagg, Marc Döring, Alex Woolgar, David Por, Philipp Cepl and Laura Thompson consider a case that raises questions about jurisdiction, discovery and Brexit
Andrew Diamond analyses the first six months under Indonesia’s new Trade Mark Law and how it has affected day-to-day practice in southeast Asia’s biggest trade mark jurisdiction
Sarah Wright and Kaisa Patsalides explore whether designs originating from the UK can still qualify for EU design rights in a post-Brexit world, in light of conflicting interpretations among EU courts on the meaning of “first making available within the Community”
Managing IP’s annual awards dinners were held in London and Washington DC in March. Find out more about the winners, and see photos from both events, on the following pages
In the penultimate article in our series by MARQUES members, Nicoletta Galizia shares some examples of customisation and personalisation of brands, and provides tips for trade mark owners
Myungjin Ro and Neil Davey review the impact of the US Supreme Court decision in Alice v CLS on software patenting, and analyse which courts seem to favour software patent holders and which courts appear to be harsher
How do the outcomes of patents cases vary in different jurisdictions? Eric Sergheraert analyses the trends revealed in a study of decisions over 10 years
Utynam was pleased to attend the 25th Annual Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference at Fordham Law School in New York last month. Here are a few memorable moments
Federal Circuit’s Brunetti ruling: barring immoral or scandalous marks is unconstitutional restriction of free spee… https://t.co/MivCKFINHg
Federal Circuit rules in Amgen v Sandoz on remand from SCOTUS https://t.co/uYIkfVhCHG https://t.co/2OZAscsz32
RT @mdloney: Canada moves closer to joining the Hague Agreement with the release of proposed new Industrial Design Regulations https://t.co…
End of Year 2017
Tribal sovereign immunity: Taking a wrecking ball to the IPR system
The lawyer behind Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a Native American tribe says others are “lining up to do deals”. But, Michael Loney asks, will the PTAB rule that sovereign immunity applies in these types of deals?
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