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  • New conditions for IP-related crimes in Vietnam

    August 16, 2017

    Vietnam's new Penal Code introduces a monetary threshold instead of a "commercial scale" standard for IP enforcement. Tran Manh Hung, Do Tran Thanh and Any Duc Nguyen explain the implications

  • CJEU judgment reshuffles litigation costs in Belgium

    August 14, 2017

    The recent CJEU judgment and subsequent national interpretation in Rovi Guides v Telenet will have a significant impact on the predictability of legal costs and should be taken into account when setting up an IP litigation strategy in Belgium, as Steven Sarlet and Ben Brigou explain

  • The latest Americas IP people moves

    August 14, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular update of people moves includes hires by Orrick, Mintz Levin, Merchant & Gould, Foley & Lardner, BakerHostetler and King & Spalding, as well as Erich Spangenberg leaving Marathon and a new INTA chief representative officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • New Zealand launches geographical indications register for wines and spirits

    August 14, 2017

    Eighteen priority applications have been filed after New Zealand’s GI Act came into effect. Coordination is needed on determining boundaries, and potential issues include interpretation and how GIs are negotiated in free trade agreements

  • Under Armour wins trade mark case in China

    August 10, 2017

    The People’s Higher Court of Fujian Province has granted Under Armour a preliminary injunction, a rarity in trade mark cases before the Chinese courts, in its dispute with Uncle Martian

  • How UK IP firms hope to survive Brexit

    August 04, 2017

    The UK’s departure from the EU threatens to disrupt IP practice in the country – and patent and trade mark firms are already taking steps to mitigate the potential damage. James Nurton reports

  • UK: Grey goods caught by criminal law

    August 03, 2017

    The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that criminal liability under Section 92 of the Trade Mark Act 1994 also covers dealing in grey market goods which the trade mark owner have not authorised to be sold or distributed

  • Michelin bursts Continental's trade mark application

    July 26, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU upheld a finding of likelihood of confusion between Michelin's X trade mark and Continental's application to register XKing - even though the EU General Court had "erred in law"

  • Protecting images, shapes and colours as trade marks in Asia

    July 25, 2017

    From the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to the Nokia ringtone and the stripes of 7-Eleven convenience stores, Karry Lai explains why non-traditional trade mark innovation in Asia is more than meets the eye

  • CITMA publishes position paper on Brexit

    July 21, 2017

    The association representing chartered UK trade mark attorneys has set out its wish list for registered trade marks and designs post-Brexit. It is also campaigning for representation rights after the UK leaves the EU

  • When is a unitary right not a unitary right?

    July 21, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU has provided guidance on the scope of protection of EU trade marks, in its judgment in a case involving the marks Kerrygold and Kerrymaid

  • Interim USPTO director Matal makes predictions on Oil States, TC Heartland and reform

    July 21, 2017

    In an open and wide-ranging speech at the Patents for Financial Services Summit in New York, interim USPTO director Joseph Matal predicted “we are going to win” the Oil States case, TC Heartland “is not going to put the venue issue to bed” and “there will be further patent reform legislation in the coming Congress”

  • IP arbitration amendment bill passed in Hong Kong but hurdles remain

    July 14, 2017

    The Hong Kong government has passed amendments to the territory’s arbitration ordinance to clarify that IP rights can be the subject of arbitration

  • The latest people moves in the US

    July 13, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular update of people moves includes the latest on the new firm being established by Ropes & Gray partners, and hires by Morrison & Foerster, Crowell & Moring, BakerHostetler, Dorsey & Whitney, Steptoe & Johnson, Wolf Greenfield, McAndrews Held & Malloy and Foley & Lardner

  • Captain Morgan trade mark win, Teva section 8 damages, Health Canada misfeasance – some Canadian IP cases you may have missed

    July 10, 2017

    Canada has had two blockbuster Supreme Court decisions and a record patent damages award in the past month. But there have been other recent IP cases of interest, including a rum trade mark dispute, the reinstatement of Teva's C$125m section 8 damages and a finding of misfeasance in processing Apotex’s Apo-Trazodone drug submission

  • European Life Sciences Forum 2017 - key takeaways

    July 06, 2017

    Brexit, the UPC, second medical use patents, biologics and digital health were all on the agenda at Managing IP's first European Life Sciences Forum in London

  • Interview: Deanna Wong, partner, Hogan Lovells

    June 30, 2017

    Deanna Wong is partner at Hogan Lovells' Beijing office and an IP practitioner with 20 years of experience in China and Hong Kong. As part of the Women in IP series, she speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the progress of IP enforcement in China, the plight of foreign brand owners and work-life balance.

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