Trade Marks©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade MarksBGH confirms trade mark protection for Ritter Sport's square chocolate packagingA decision from the Bundesgerichtshof is good news for owners of 3D trade marks, as Rembert Niebel, Markus Hecht and Birgit Clark explain, 20 Oct 2017 14:45:00 GMTCampinos confirmed as next EPO presidentThe EPO's Administrative Council has elected António Campinos to succeed Benoit Battistelli as president for a five-year term starting from July 1 2018, 11 Oct 2017 11:15:00 GMTGhana patents in Africa your questions answered, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTKenya patents in Africa your questions answered, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTNigeria trade marks in Africa your questions answered, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTThe draft intellectual property policy of the republic of South Africa, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTMyanmar prepares for new IP lawsThe 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, 03 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMTLandmark decision in South Africa in Twist trade mark caseDineo Modibedi and Kelly Thompson report on the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in a trade mark dispute between PepsiCo and Atlantic Industries, 29 Sep 2017 15:45:00 GMTEUTM changes on October 1: all you need to knowThe 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, 29 Sep 2017 11:15:00 GMTEU and China sign geographical indications agreementA new bilateral agreement promises mutual recognition of certain geographical indications from Europe and China. Katharina König and Matthew Murphy explain, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTFresh concerns over the Madrid Protocol in AfricaAfrican countries have been keen to join the Madrid System, but Wayne Meiring reports that there remain problems in how it is implemented, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTPositive signs for IP enforcement in ArgentinaArgentina has a poor reputation for protecting IP rights. But, says Carlos Castrillo, new political winds are bringing changes, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTAfrica: Declarations of intent to use in Mozambique, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTAustria: Bad faith becomes easier to prove, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTChina: Trade marks: A checklist for trade mark oppositions, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTEU: Curly fries protected as designs, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTMexico: The importance of a local attorney, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTMyanmar: New trade mark law coming, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe Philippines: New rules on actual use, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTTurkey: “Zero” is descriptive for beverages - Court of Appeals, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTUnited Kingdom: Brexit – the EU position, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTUS: Trade marks: Disputes between departing member and remnant group, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTVietnam: Tough penalties for import of refurbished hard drives, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTUtynam’s HeirsLast month Utynam attended the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague. Here are some highlights, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTTrademark license and packaging right, 28 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMTNew IP firm launched in EuropeA new IP law firm, AIPEX, seeks to provide a unique IP service by offering a one-stop service through its independent member firms in 11 European locations, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 GMTCopyright in Literary Work Authored By Director of Company, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMTDoctrine of Equivalents Prosecution History UK Supreme Court Clarifies, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMTGlobal Injunction on Display of Search Engine Results, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMTRight to Privacy Supreme Court’s Landmark Judgement, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMT