Trade Marks©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade MarksWIPO data: China moves into second in PCT patent applicationsChina is on course to overtake the US in three years as the largest source of applications filed under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty. Trade mark filing under the Madrid System and design filing under the Hague System both increased in 2017, 22 Mar 2018 06:45:00 GMTManaging IP Asia Awards winners revealedThe Asia Awards Dinner was held at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong on March 21, recognising the best intellectual property law firms in the region, 21 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMTTrade mark trolls arrive in CanadaIP practitioners describe a “Wild West” trade mark situation in Canada ahead of the elimination of the use requirement. The number of “all-class” applications is soaring, 21 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMTHoyng Rokh Monegier and Véron & Associés merge, plus latest IP people moves in EMEA and Asia-PacificRecent intellectual property moves include Dechert’s Paris IP group head joining Dentons, while European boutique IP firm Hoyng Rokh Monegier and French patent litigation firm Véron & Associés are joining forces, 21 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMTUK response to draft Brexit agreement a “step in right direction”Negotiators have struck a transition deal in a new draft of the European Commission’s withdrawal agreement that will help ease IP holder’s fears for their assets after Brexit, 21 Mar 2018 00:15:00 GMTChina restructures SIPO to eliminate administrative overlapBig changes to the intellectual property office, including combining the enforcement functions of trade marks and patents, are expected to strengthen IP enforcement in China, 17 Mar 2018 13:45:00 GMTManaging IP Americas Awards Winners revealedThe Americas Awards Dinner was held at the Essex House in New York on March 15, and recognised the best law firms and individuals nationally and regionally in Canada, Latin America and the US, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTThe UK Joins the Hague SystemThe Hague System will come into effect in the UK, which becomes the 54th member of the 1999 Act, in June, 14 Mar 2018 13:30:00 GMTAnalysing the European Commission’s Brexit position for IPThe Commission’s draft agreement gives an indication for intellectual property post-Brexit. The UK has not yet responded but disagreement is likely over issues such as geographical indications, 14 Mar 2018 13:15:00 GMTManaging IP EMEA Awards Winners 2018 revealedThe EMEA Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 8, and recognised the best intellectual property firms in 25 countries and by region, 09 Mar 2018 09:30:00 GMTCanada’s budding cannabis trade mark industryCannabis-related trade mark applications are soaring ahead of the slated enactment of legislation that will permit recreational use in Canada, while amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act will also come into force early next year, 06 Mar 2018 07:15:00 GMTGetting into the weeds of US cannabis trade mark issuesCannabis smokers have always had a strong likelihood of confusion, but this is increasingly becoming true for US cannabis-related businesses as well. Legalisation by states is prompting trade mark registration questions and disputes. Ellie Mertens investigates, 06 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMTLakshmikumaran & Sridharan IPR Amicus update: February 2018, 05 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMTTrade secrets takeaways from Waymo v Uber and nearly two years of the DTSAThe trade secrets dispute over self-driving technology ended in a surprise settlement. Michael Loney asks what can be learned from the blockbuster case, and what issues remain unresolved since the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, 04 Mar 2018 05:30:00 GMTEU General Court doubles down on Adidas’ three stripes markThe General Court has ruled Adidas may oppose the registration of an EU trade mark of two parallel stripes, in a judgment that makes it harder for third parties to adopt a mark with only minor variations to the three stripes mark, 01 Mar 2018 22:30:00 GMTTips for registering designs in the fight against counterfeitingSanjana Kapila reports from an INTA designs conference held in London where in-house counsel discussed designs and anti-counterfeiting, 28 Feb 2018 18:30:00 GMTHow blockchain will change intellectual property – trade marks and brandsManaging IP is publishing a series of articles that looks at how blockchain technology is changing each area of IP. Here, in the first article, Ellie Mertens analyses its implications for trade marks including improving supply chains, being an alternative source of registration and helping IP offices become more efficient, 27 Feb 2018 23:15:00 GMTRussia's Constitutional Court formulates parallel imports disputes criteriaRussia has established the national principle of exhaustion of exclusive rights to a trade mark and defined measures to protect exclusive rights that can be applied in cases over parallel imports. Dr Darya Ermolina and Dr Dmitry Grachyov explain what is changing and the implications for businesses, 26 Feb 2018 18:30:00 GMTCase Law Update: Malaysian Court of Appeal upholds Re Pianotist Objective Test of Confusing Similarity in Trade Marks, 26 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMTCase Law Update: Malaysian Federal Court Rules On The Evidence of Non-Use, 26 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMTCase Law Update: Malaysian Federal Court Upholds Right of Registered Proprietor of Trade Mark to Withdraw Consent for Use, 26 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMTCase Law Update: Royal Malaysian Customs Department Ordered to Destroy Infringing Transshipment Goods, 26 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMTWong & Partners, 22 Feb 2018 11:15:00 GMTAn Exception to the Safe Harbor Principle, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMTThe transformation of a registered trademark into an infringing trademark sanctioned by the court, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMTLessons from the Waymo v Uber trade secrets settlementTakeaways from the surprise mid-trial settlement of the dispute over self-driving technology include being wary of how quickly momentum can shift in trade secrets cases and taking note of the drawbacks of federal court, 20 Feb 2018 00:15:00 GMTUber settles Waymo trade secrets case mid-trial for 0.34% of its equityThe high-profile trade secrets case between Waymo and Uber settled abruptly before their fifth day in front of a jury. The settlement is estimated to be worth $245 million, 09 Feb 2018 22:30:00 GMTLouboutin red sole trade mark: Advocate General issues second opinionAdvocate General Szpunar in a second Louboutin v Van Haren opinion at the CJEU states he is “even less inclined to classify the mark at issue as one consisting of a colour per se”, 06 Feb 2018 23:15:00 GMTVietnam revamps trade mark and patent examination proceduresAmendments implemented in January bring more clarity to Vietnam’s IP procedural rules law. Some areas have been made more stringent for IP owners while there is a lack of clarity on transition provisions for pending applications, 06 Feb 2018 19:15:00 GMTTrade mark territoriality in India after the Supreme Court’s Prius rulingToyota recently lost a trade mark case at India’s Supreme Court, in a surprising decision that has shaken up the principle of territoriality in trans-border reputation, 06 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT