Trade mark - Newshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2851©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade mark - NewsBGH 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 explainhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3760781/BGH-confirms-trade-mark-protection-for-Ritter-Sports-square-chocolate-packaging.htmlFri, 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 2018http://www.managingip.com/Article/3758295/Campinos-confirmed-as-next-EPO-president.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 11:15:00 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 experiencehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3756278/Myanmar-prepares-for-new-IP-laws.htmlTue, 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 Industrieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755639/Landmark-decision-in-South-Africa-in-Twist-trade-mark-case.htmlFri, 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 changeshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755428/EUTM-changes-on-October-1-all-you-need-to-know.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 11:15:00 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 implementedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755273/Fresh-concerns-over-the-Madrid-Protocol-in-Africa.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTUtynam’s HeirsLast month Utynam attended the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague. Here are some highlightshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3755416/Utynams-Heirs.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 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 locationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3754531/New-IP-firm-launched-in-Europe.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 GMTInterview: Julie DesrosiersFasken Martineau's global IP and technology leader Julie Desrosiers speaks to Women in IP about patent litigation in Canada, the utility test and the benefits of team workhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3751764/Interview-Julie-Desrosiers.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMTInterview: Say SujintayaIn the latest Women in IP interview, Alice O’Donkor speaks to Say Sujintaya, who chairs Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific IP group, about the TPP Agreement, Thailand joining the Madrid Protocol and leaving a legacyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3751752/Interview-Say-Sujintaya.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMTRopes & Gray hires PTAB chair from Oblon, and other US people movesManaging IP’s regular update of people moves includes hires by Ropes & Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, Hogan Lovells, Wolf Greenfield, Shook Hardy & Bacon and BakerHostetler. These include new roles for two former AIPLA presidentshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3750643/Ropes-and-Gray-hires-PTAB-chair-from-Oblon-and-other-US-people-moves.htmlTue, 12 Sep 2017 21:45:00 GMTEuropean Commission makes Brexit IP proposalPatent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexithttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3750384/European-Commission-makes-Brexit-IP-proposal.htmlTue, 12 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMTKey points of Australia's proposed IP reformsReforms are coming in Australia as the government responds to the Productivity Commission inquiry into IP arrangementshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3750368/Key-points-of-Australias-proposed-IP-reforms.htmlTue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMTReport on social media and counterfeits publishedThe report on counterfeiting, how it is moving online and the impact of social media was commissioned by the UK IP Office. It draws five conclusions and makes two recommendationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3748220/Report-on-social-media-and-counterfeits-published.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMTWomen in IP interview: Gabriela KennedyFor the Women in IP network, Mayer Brown JSM’s Gabriela Kennedy speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the growth of e-commerce, IP litigation and enforcement in Chinahttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3748191/Women-in-IP-interview-Gabriela-Kennedy.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMTGrey goods in the UK: The practical significance of R v CThe UK Supreme Court’s decision in R v C that there is criminal liability for dealing in grey goods which the trade mark owner has not authorised for sale has been hailed as great news for brand owners. Anna Carboni, Darren Meale and Arty Rajendra give their opinion on whether it catches parallel imports and what it means for brand owners, grey goods dealers and enforcement authoritieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3747005/Grey-goods-in-the-UK-The-practical-significance-of-R-v-C.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:45:00 GMTNew Balance scores win in Chinese trade mark infringement caseNew Balance has won in a trade mark infringement dispute in a first instance decision from the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court. The court ordered the defendants to pay damages and legal costs of Rmb10 million ($1.5 million) in a case involving the use of the shoemaker’s slanting logohttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3746979/New-Balance-scores-win-in-Chinese-trade-mark-infringement-case.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:30:00 GMTTrump nominates Irell & Manella’s Iancu for USPTO directorAndrei Iancu will succeed Michelle Lee as USPTO director if the US Senate confirms his nomination. He is a managing partner of Irell & Manella in Los Angeleshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3745986/Trump-nominates-Irell-and-Manellas-Iancu-for-USPTO-director.htmlTue, 29 Aug 2017 05:30:00 GMTGoogle genericide saga continuesIn May, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the phrase “Google it” was not genericide - but now the plaintiffs in the case are asking the Supreme Court to take another look at the issues raised by that decisionhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3745754/Google-genericide-saga-continues.htmlFri, 25 Aug 2017 17:15:00 GMTWIPO’s revised Overview 3.0 assesses evolutions in UDRP jurisprudenceSix years after its second edition of the WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, WIPO unveiled the third edition of its overview of UDRP jurisprudence. Justin Chay and Brian Beckham highlight several key updateshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3744737/WIPOs-revised-Overview-30-assesses-evolutions-in-UDRP-jurisprudence.htmlThu, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTDistinctiveness of three-dimensional trade marksBased on a study of data in the Darts-IP case database, Donatienne Moreau and Ioanna Diakomichali review trends on distinctiveness of 3D trade marks in European cases at appeal levelhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3744743/Distinctiveness-of-three-dimensional-trade-marks.htmlThu, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTBrexit: the top five legislative challengesBrexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transitionhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3744761/Brexit-the-top-five-legislative-challenges.htmlThu, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTA guide to trade mark forum shopping in EuropeTrade mark owners need to weigh up various factors when deciding where to bring an infringement action. Sahira Khwaja, Alastair Shaw, Leopold von Gerlach, Ewa Kacperek, Marie-Aimée de Dampierre and Alexis Valot compare procedures and practices in France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdomhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3744803/A-guide-to-trade-mark-forum-shopping-in-Europe.htmlThu, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTUtynam’s HeirsEvery week our Americas editor Michael Loney rounds up some of the interesting, amusing and simply weird IP stories from news reports and blogs. Utynam picks out a few recent highlightshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3744883/Utynams-Heirs.htmlThu, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTInterview: Sonia Santos on trade mark reform and enforcement in SpainAs part of the Women in IP series, Alice O’Donkor speaks to Spanish IP lawyer Sonia Santos about forthcoming reform in national trade mark proceedings and effective ways to deal with trade mark infringementhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3743363/Interview-Sonia-Santos-on-trade-mark-reform-and-enforcement-in-Spain.htmlMon, 21 Aug 2017 18:00:00 GMTTrump pushes investigation into China IP: what’s next?President Trump has authorised an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of the intellectual property of US companies. While some believe this to be Trump’s way of forcing China to increase pressure against North Korea to stop developing nuclear weapons, others think Trump’s concern about how "IP theft" is affecting US businesses is genuinehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3743267/Trump-pushes-investigation-into-China-IP-whats-next.htmlMon, 21 Aug 2017 17:45:00 GMTReport 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 shelfhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3742424/Report-sheds-light-on-lookalikes.htmlFri, 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 implicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3741870/New-conditions-for-IP-related-crimes-in-Vietnam.htmlWed, 16 Aug 2017 13:45:00 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 Caribbeanhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3741026/The-latest-Americas-IP-people-moves.htmlMon, 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 agreementshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3740955/New-Zealand-launches-geographical-indications-register-for-wines-and-spirits.htmlMon, 14 Aug 2017 01:00:00 GMT