Trade mark - Newshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2851©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade mark - NewsFederal Circuit’s Brunetti ruling: barring immoral or scandalous marks unconstitutionalThe Federal Circuit has overturned the TTAB’s rejection of a trade mark application for “FUCT”, ruling it an unconstitutional restriction of free speechhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3776103/Federal-Circuits-Brunetti-ruling-barring-immoral-or-scandalous-marks-unconstitutional.htmlFri, 15 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMTRare high penalty given in Babyzen counterfeit case in ChinaA recent rare heavy penalty and sentence for infringement of Babyzen’s strollers suggests a higher penalty trend in China. A new amendment to its Anti-unfair Competition Law comes into effect next month, which has increased the maximum statutory compensation availablehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3775656/Rare-high-penalty-given-in-Babyzen-counterfeit-case-in-China.htmlThu, 14 Dec 2017 16:30:00 GMTAI is coming and it will change trade mark lawThe rise of artificial intelligence may mean some of the historic concepts and principles of trade mark law will simply no longer apply or will have to be interpreted differently, write Lee Curtis and Rachel Platts of HGFhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3773922/AI-is-coming-and-it-will-change-trade-mark-law.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMTTrade dress litigation: Between patents and trade marksDarius C Gambino of DLA Piper analyses recent trends in trade dress litigation, and suggests tips for an enforcement planhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3774088/Trade-dress-litigation-Between-patents-and-trade-marks.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMTBusiness of IP Asia Forum 2017: Innovation a key theme across the regionLeading IP practitioners, businesses and organisations gathered to discuss the latest innovation trends at the Business of IP Asia Forum in Hong Kong, from regional IP cooperation to the latest developments in the Internet of Things (IoT)http://www.managingip.com/Article/3773627/Business-of-IP-Asia-Forum-2017-Innovation-a-key-theme-across-the-region.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTBerton Moreno + Ojam created in Argentina, and other Americas people movesManaging IP’s regular update of people moves includes the launch of new firms Grüneberg and Myers and Winterfeldt IP Group, and hires by Crowell & Moring, Fish & Richardson, BakerHostetler, K&L Gates, Baker Botts, Kirkland & Ellis and morehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3773293/Berton-Moreno-+-Ojam-created-in-Argentina-and-other-Americas-people-moves.htmlWed, 06 Dec 2017 23:45:00 GMTWomen in IP Interview: Min Gao, senior IP counsel, adidas ChinaManaging IP speaks to Min Gao, winner of the Managing IP In-house Award at the 2017 Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards, for our latest Women in IP interview serieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3773292/Women-in-IP-Interview-Min-Gao-senior-IP-counsel-adidas-China.htmlWed, 06 Dec 2017 23:30:00 GMTRed Bull decision makes colour combination EUTMs “effectively impossible”The EU General Court’s Red Bull judgment reinforces the difficulty of registering colour combination trade marks in the EU, and signals “death knell” for Red Bull’s attempt to register its blue and silver combinationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3772074/Red-Bull-decision-makes-colour-combination-EUTMs-effectively-impossible.htmlMon, 04 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMTINTA reveals position on Brexit IP issuesThe International Trademark Association has released a paper outlining its concerns about the impact of Brexit on intellectual property rightshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3771073/INTA-reveals-position-on-Brexit-IP-issues.htmlWed, 29 Nov 2017 23:45:00 GMTEuropean Commission releases counterfeiting and SEPs measuresThe European Commission has presented a number of measures aimed at protecting intellectual property rights, including recommendations for fighting counterfeits and creating a balanced system for standard essential patents. The SEPs guidance was particularly well receivedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3771071/European-Commission-releases-counterfeiting-and-SEPs-measures.htmlWed, 29 Nov 2017 23:30:00 GMTZambia judgment casts doubts on international registrationsA Zambian High Court has ruled that the Zambian Trade Mark Act does not recognise unregistered well-known marks. Wayne Meiring explains why this judgment may also affect international trade mark registrations in Zambiahttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3770979/Zambia-judgment-casts-doubts-on-international-registrations.htmlWed, 29 Nov 2017 16:45:00 GMTBeijing IP court launches WeChat e-litigation and mediation serviceChinese courts are making use of technology to improve efficiencyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3770315/Beijing-IP-court-launches-WeChat-e-litigation-and-mediation-service.htmlTue, 28 Nov 2017 01:15:00 GMTWIPO study sheds light on value of "intangible capital" in manufactured goodsWIPO Director General Francis Gurry says intangible capital determines success in the marketplace. "Intellectual property, in turn, is the means by which companies secure the competitive advantage flowing from their intangible capital"http://www.managingip.com/Article/3768777/WIPO-study-sheds-light-on-value-of-intangible-capital-in-manufactured-goods.htmlWed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMTIP trends to watch in China’s Belt and Road InitiativeChina’s ambitious initiative will likely lead to it being a hub for securing IP protection for businesses investing in Belt and Road Initiative projects. It will also affect enforcement strategies, with IP disputes expected to increase along the BRI routehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3766976/IP-trends-to-watch-in-Chinas-Belt-and-Road-Initiative.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 21:45:00 GMTIndonesia readies for Madrid ProtocolWith the Madrid Protocol coming into force for Indonesia in January, IP practitioners observe potential delays to deal with international applications but are optimistic that time requirements under new trade mark law and an increase in the number of trade mark examiners can helphttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3765197/Indonesia-readies-for-Madrid-Protocol.htmlWed, 08 Nov 2017 03:30:00 GMTCourt of Appeal hails London black cabs as not distinctiveIn another ruling demonstrating the difficulty for UK trade mark owners to protect their designs, the Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that The London Taxi Company’s trade marks are invalid. The case would present some interesting issues were it to be pursed to the Supreme Courthttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3764016/Court-of-Appeal-hails-London-black-cabs-as-not-distinctive.htmlThu, 02 Nov 2017 23:30:00 GMTHangzhou internet court off to a busy startThe Hangzhou Internet Court has been operational for two months. As e-commerce popularity explodes in China, jurisdictional cyber courts could help to take load off local courtshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3763490/Hangzhou-internet-court-off-to-a-busy-start.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMTInterview: Myra McCormack’s plans as AIPLA presidentMyra McCormack recently took over as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Michael Loney interviews McCormack and executive director Lisa Jorgenson to hear the association’s plans for the next yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761750/Interview-Myra-McCormacks-plans-as-AIPLA-president.htmlThu, 26 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMTTTAB rule changes having an impactIn a review of the biggest US trade mark issues, Wolf Greenfield’s John Welch says two rule changes are having a big impact at the TTAB while the issue of USPTO attorneys' fees in district court cases is worth watchinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761747/TTAB-rule-changes-having-an-impact.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTOver 27,000 fake e-shops selling IP-infringing products in four EU countriesNew research published by the EUIPO looks at the use of domain names formerly used by famous people, companies, embassies and others in Germany, Spain, Sweden and the UKhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3761458/Over-27000-fake-e-shops-selling-IP-infringing-products-in-four-EU-countries.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTIP firm Redd to join WigginLondon-based Redd, which has four partners, is to join media, technology and brands firm Wiggin on November 6http://www.managingip.com/Article/3761068/IP-firm-Redd-to-join-Wiggin.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 09:45:00 GMTBGH 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 GMT