Trade Marks©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade MarksReport sheds light on lookalikesResearch into eye-tracking techniques shows that consumers shop on autopilot and are fooled by lookalike brands, mistaking the copy for the brand 20% of the time when both are on the shelf, 18 Aug 2017 10:30:00 GMTNew conditions for IP-related crimes in VietnamVietnam's new Penal Code introduces monetary thresholds in addition to "commercial scale" standard for IP enforcement and narrows the scope of trade mark-related crime. Tran Manh Hung, Do Tran Thanh and Any Duc Nguyen explain the implications, 16 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMTMozambique: importance of filing a Declaration of Intent to Use, 16 Aug 2017 11:30:00 GMTCJEU judgment reshuffles litigation costs in BelgiumThe 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, 14 Aug 2017 16:30:00 GMTThe latest Americas IP people movesManaging 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, 14 Aug 2017 05:15:00 GMTNew Zealand launches geographical indications register for wines and spiritsEighteen 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, 14 Aug 2017 01:00:00 GMTUnder Armour wins trade mark case in ChinaThe 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, 10 Aug 2017 19:15:00 GMTOAPI: Former Director General sets out status quo and future plans, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMTTrade mark law in Sierra Leone: A highly unsatisfactory state of affairs, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMTHow UK IP firms hope to survive BrexitThe 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, 04 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMTDoctrine of equivalents & prosecution history - UK Supreme Court clarifies, 03 Aug 2017 11:00:00 GMTExamination of national phase patent application filed after specified period, 03 Aug 2017 11:00:00 GMTUK: Grey goods caught by criminal lawThe 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, 03 Aug 2017 10:30:00 GMTGhana: trade marks in Africa – your questions answered, 27 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMTThe Kenyan domain name registry will soon be launching the long awaited .KE domain name space, 27 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMTThe TFTA and your trade marks, 27 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMTMichelin bursts Continental's trade mark applicationThe 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", 26 Jul 2017 17:30:00 GMTProtecting images, shapes and colours as trade marks in AsiaFrom 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, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:00 GMTCITMA publishes position paper on BrexitThe 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, 21 Jul 2017 11:45:00 GMTWhen is a unitary right not a unitary right?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, 21 Jul 2017 10:45:00 GMTInterim USPTO director Matal makes predictions on Oil States, TC Heartland and reformIn 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”, 21 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMTCTMO cites bona fide doctrine to uphold opposition against mark filed in bad faith, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMTDecorative patterns similar to Chivas’ trademarks constitute trademark infringement, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMTThe SIPO newly announced its development of PPH programs in favor of applicants for accelerating examination procedure for their Chinese patent applications, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMTIP arbitration amendment bill passed in Hong Kong but hurdles remainThe Hong Kong government has passed amendments to the territory’s arbitration ordinance to clarify that IP rights can be the subject of arbitration, 14 Jul 2017 11:30:00 GMTThe latest people moves in the USManaging 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, 13 Jul 2017 18:15:00 GMTMozambique: Important development regarding the refiling of refused trade mark applications, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMTRwanda: trade marks in Africa – your questions answered, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMTSouth Sudan: reserving trade marks is prohibited, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMTTrade marks in Africa: your questions answered, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMT