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  • IP firm Redd to join Wiggin

    London-based Redd, which has four partners, is to join media, technology and brands firm Wiggin on November 6

  • BGH confirms trade mark protection for Ritter Sport's square chocolate packaging

    A decision from the Bundesgerichtshof is good news for owners of 3D trade marks, as Rembert Niebel, Markus Hecht and Birgit Clark explain

  • Campinos confirmed as next EPO president

    The EPO's Administrative Council has elected António Campinos to succeed Benoit Battistelli as president for a five-year term starting from July 1 2018

  • Myanmar prepares for new IP laws

    The creation of a comprehensive IP regime is finally on the horizon in Myanmar. In July, draft bills on trade mark, copyright, patent and industrial design were sent to the legislative committee for deliberation. Implementing regulations are expected to come in later this year. Local lawyers believe that the trade mark law will have the most take up for brand owners. However, they share concerns of the judiciary’s lack of specialised IP experience

  • Landmark decision in South Africa in Twist trade mark case

    Dineo Modibedi and Kelly Thompson report on the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in a trade mark dispute between PepsiCo and Atlantic Industries

  • EUTM changes on October 1: all you need to know

    The second wave of changes to the EUTM see the abolition of the graphical representation requirement, the introduction of the EU certification mark and various procedural changes

  • Fresh concerns over the Madrid Protocol in Africa

    African countries have been keen to join the Madrid System, but Wayne Meiring reports that there remain problems in how it is implemented

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    Last month Utynam attended the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague. Here are some highlights

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