Trade mark - Features©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade mark - FeaturesCJEU 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 GMTRecent interviews on managingip.comVisit the website to read all our latest in-depth interviews with judges, in-house counsel, IP office heads and association leaders. Here’s a selection of people we’ve spoken to recently, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTVietnam grapples with well-known trade marksDespite its membership of international agreements, the protection of well-known marks in Vietnam is uncertain. This situation needs to change, argue Tran Manh Hung, Tran Kieu Hoa and Le Mai Linh, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTUtynam's Heirs, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTSponsored by Wan Hui Da – Peksung IP Group, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMTEurope Women in Business Law Awards: 2017 winnersThe seventh annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards celebrated individuals and firms at a ceremony in London, 16 Jun 2017 09:30:00 GMTCourt clarifies scope of design protection in RussiaYuri Pylnev reviews a recent case in Russia that addressed the concepts of public interest and the single creative concept in design law, 29 May 2017 10:30:00 GMTA guide to Mexico’s new opposition system (sponsored article)Eduardo Kleinberg, Jorge Vega and Juan Carlos Hernandez of Basham Ringe & Correa answer some common questions about trademark oppositions in Mexico, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTIssues in trade mark licensing (sponsored article)Lily Lei and Yuan Yuan of Liu Shen & Associates explain the complexities of trade mark licensing in China, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTNew Trademark Law, three years on (sponsored article)On January 4 2017, the Trademark Office (TMO) published the revised Trademark Examination and Review Standard (the Revised Standard); followed by the Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Trial of Administrative Litigations Involving the Granting and Affirmation of Trademark rights (Judicial Provisions) entering into effect on March 1 2017. Dan Chen of Unitalen Attorneys at Law shares her observations on the highlights, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTNew trends on bad faith trademark filings (sponsored article)Bad faith trademark filings continue to be a challenge in China. Gloria Wu of Kangxin and Frederick Mostert of Oxford discuss the lessons from recent cases, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTThe 10 trade mark topics to watchBrand protection is in flux. Technological and cultural trends driven by the internet and social media are bringing new challenges, while political developments such as Brexit pose their own problems. At this time of change, we have identified 10 key topics around the world that trade mark owners need to be on top of. By Michael Loney, James Nurton, Natalie Rahhal and Shaun Tan, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 GMTHostile to foreign IP rights? The numbers tell a different storyForeign IP owners should not be afraid of China. George Chan and Luna Lu explain why, using recent data, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTUtynam’s HeirsUtynam was pleased to attend the 25th Annual Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference at Fordham Law School in New York last month. Here are a few memorable moments, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTUSPTO establishes audit programme for trade mark affidavits of useThe USPTO recently made permanent a pilot programme to conduct random audits of post-registration affidavits of use. Jason Vogel and Sam Kilb explain what trade mark owners need to know about the changes and suggest best practices, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTIndonesia’s new Trade Mark Law, six months onAndrew Diamond analyses the first six months under Indonesia’s new Trade Mark Law and how it has affected day-to-day practice in southeast Asia’s biggest trade mark jurisdiction, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTDesign protection in a post-Brexit worldSarah Wright and Kaisa Patsalides explore whether designs originating from the UK can still qualify for EU design rights in a post-Brexit world, in light of conflicting interpretations among EU courts on the meaning of “first making available within the Community”, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTCelebrating this year’s outstanding work in IPManaging IP’s annual awards dinners were held in London and Washington DC in March. Find out more about the winners, and see photos from both events, on the following pages, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTNorth America AwardsFind out who were the winners of the 2017 Managing IP Awards for the United States and Canada, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTVietnam grapples with well-known trade marksDespite its membership of international agreements, the protection of well-known marks in Vietnam is uncertain. This situation needs to change, argue Tran Manh Hung, Tran Kieu Hoa and Le Mai Linh, 13 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTManaging IP North America Awards Winners 2017The North America Awards Dinner was held at the Four Seasons in Washington DC on March 23, revealing the best intellectual property law firms, individuals and cases of the past year, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTBlockchain, IP and the fashion industryHow could blockchain help fashion and other IP-intensive industries? Ruth Burstall and Birgit Clark investigate its potential use in registration, tracking, enforcement and payment, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTRound up of CJEU 2016 trade mark casesIn 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued 16 decisions focused on trade marks. Alice Stagg summarises the most interesting of the cases which covered a variety of topics and challenges for brand owners., 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTA cracker year to come in designs casesWhile 2016 was a quiet year for design decisions in the EU Court of Justice, 2017 looks to be a cracker year of important cases. Following last month’s article reflecting on 2016’s cases, David Stone looks forward to some of the key decisions expected in 2017, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe land that IP law forgotAs Myanmar has opened up in the past five years, multinationals have rushed into the country. But, reports Shaun Tan, its IP laws are still frozen in time, 14 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTDesignation goods or services by using general terms or a more specific description?, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTFiling a trademark in foreign language and/or in Chinese language?, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTHow to file? Directly in China with the CTMO or through international extension to China?, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTHow to make the best use of a cease & desist letter?, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTUse it or Register it? How to protect an unregistered trademark?, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMT