Filing/Prosecution and Trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2911©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and TrademarksTam’s unanswered questions of dilution and Section 7Scandalous, immoral and disparaging marks are all now fair game, but the question of dilution is less clear. A speaker at the INTA Annual Meeting also questioned why the government didn’t use Section 7 of the Lanham Act to bolster its argument in Tamhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808849/Tams-unanswered-questions-of-dilution-and-Section-7.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 02:00:00 GMTClarity needed for colour trade marks in Europe85% of all colour marks registered with the EUIPO would be invalid if the EU General Court judgement in the Red Bull case is confirmedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808839/Clarity-needed-for-colour-trade-marks-in-Europe.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 19:15:00 GMTUS leads the way in Madrid trade mark filingMadrid applications were up 5% in 2017, while Afghanistan recently became the 101st member of the Madrid Systemhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808233/US-leads-the-way-in-Madrid-trade-mark-filing.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 02:00:00 GMTSponsored article: Mexico continues to modernize its IP systemGloria Niembro Castro and Santiago Zubikarai Gonzalez Mariscal of Basham, Ringe & Correa, S.C. examine reforms to Mexico’s Industrial Property Law, analyzing the effect of the changes on industrial designs, geographical indications and trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808534/Sponsored-article-Mexico-continues-to-modernize-its-IP-system.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 GMTShould cannabis brands get federal protection?The lively INTA Professor v Practitioner debate had one side arguing that marijuana brands need federal rights to protect consumers and the other countering that national protection is not needed because consumers are protected by hefty industry regulationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808238/Should-cannabis-brands-get-federal-protection.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 02:45:00 GMTAmendments to Mexico’s industrial property law publishedThe amendments will give protection to new trade mark types, such as sound and smell, colour combinations and holographic signshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808232/Amendments-to-Mexicos-industrial-property-law-published.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:45:00 GMTDisparaging and scandalous trade marks post-TamWhile the Supreme Court settled the issue of disparaging marks, Section 2(a)’s prohibition against immoral or scandalous marks is still being contested. The Federal Circuit last month declined to hear the Brunetti case en banchttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808231/Disparaging-and-scandalous-trade-marks-post-Tam.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:45:00 GMTTTAB developments to know from 2017We ask John Welch of Wolf Greenfield to identify the biggest TTAB cases last year. He says fraud and proportionality are issues to watch this yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808230/TTAB-developments-to-know-from-2017.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:45:00 GMTCanada tackling trade mark trollsOne provision in Canada's national intellectual property strategy is to prevent the misuse of the registration system such as instances of “trademark squatting"http://www.managingip.com/Article/3808228/Canada-tackling-trade-mark-trolls.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 GMTChina’s SIPO restructure explainedSIPO will be responsible for facilitating the creation of an IP rights protection system, and the registration and administrative adjudication of trade marks, patents and geographical indicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808229/Chinas-SIPO-restructure-explained.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 GMTUK publishes Trade Secrets Regulations 2018The main change from the draft is the introduction of a new third regulation that seeks to set out the relationship between trade secrets and the existing law of confidential informationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808114/UK-publishes-Trade-Secrets-Regulations-2018.htmlFri, 18 May 2018 17:00:00 GMTCJEU rules innovative products alone do not make marks distinctiveTriggerballs’ failed attempt to register a 3D mark for its massage ball follows a growing trend of reluctance for EU courts to grant trade mark rights in shapeshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3807680/CJEU-rules-innovative-products-alone-do-not-make-marks-distinctive.htmlThu, 17 May 2018 19:15:00 GMTChina to become biggest foreign trade mark filer – CompuMark reportThe US is predicted to lose its status as the world’s largest foreign trade mark filer in the next two years, while Huawei was the top Chinese brand filer in 2017http://www.managingip.com/Article/3807675/China-to-become-biggest-foreign-trade-mark-filerCompuMark-report.htmlThu, 17 May 2018 18:30:00 GMTMeet IP STARS and Managing IP at the INTA annual meetingIP STARS and Managing IP representatives will be in Seattle for INTA’s Annual Meeting, reporting highlights and holding meetingshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3807436/Meet-IP-STARS-and-Managing-IP-at-the-INTA-annual-meeting.htmlWed, 16 May 2018 18:15:00 GMTHow AI affects trade mark prosecution and litigationApplying artificial intelligence can solve many trade mark problems. But will the integration of AI result in more questions than answers?http://www.managingip.com/Article/3806055/How-AI-affects-trade-mark-prosecution-and-litigation.htmlThu, 10 May 2018 04:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – PTAB claim construction change, Burberry sues Target, ITC on course for record, Broadcom/Toyota patent dispute, Dr Dre at the TTABManaging IP rounds up the biggest patent, trade mark and copyright news from the past weekhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3806042/The-week-in-IPPTAB-claim-construction-change-Burberry-sues-Target-ITC-on-course-for-record.htmlThu, 10 May 2018 02:00:00 GMTCanadian IP strategy aims at stopping trade mark trollsAn intellectual property strategy unveiled in Canada includes a provision aimed at preventing the rise of trade mark trolls, in response to soaring all-class applicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804804/Canadian-IP-strategy-aims-at-stopping-trade-mark-trolls.htmlThu, 03 May 2018 19:30:00 GMTStart-ups’ specific IP challengesLack of experience and funds mean intellectual property is often neglected by start-ups. Managing IP asks a few of them how they approach IP strategyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804619/Start-ups-specific-IP-challenges.htmlThu, 03 May 2018 00:15:00 GMTThe top recent TTAB decisions and trends to watchManaging IP asks John Welch, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board blogger and counsel at Wolf Greenfield, about 2017 decisions and what issues to watch this yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804267/The-top-recent-TTAB-decisions-and-trends-to-watch.htmlTue, 01 May 2018 21:30:00 GMTThe Top 250 Women in IP (2018)Managing IP presents this year’s leading female intellectual property practitioners, according to IP STARS researchhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802643/The-Top-250-Women-in-IP-2018.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMTDeveloping an in-house trade mark enforcement strategyIn-house counsel tell Patrick Wingrove how their strategies for fighting counterfeits are evolvinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802896/Developing-an-in-house-trade-mark-enforcement-strategy.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2018 07:30:00 GMTCelebrating women inventors on World IP DayWorld IP Day is on April 26, and this year will highlight the vital role of women in innovation and creativity, Patrick Wingrove reportshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802053/Celebrating-women-inventors-on-World-IP-Day.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMTAdvocate general won’t give Kit Kat a breakAdvocate general advises CJEU that Nestlé did not produce sufficient evidence to show that Kit Kat’s three-dimensional shape had acquired distinctive character, in an opinion observers say makes tough task of attaining shape marks even harderhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802018/Advocate-general-wont-give-Kit-Kat-a-break.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 17:15:00 GMTLatest IP people moves in North America and EuropeRecent intellectual people moves include Marks & Clerk Canada combining with two Toronto firms, and hires by Sheppard Mullin, Arnold & Porter, King & Spalding, Fish & Richardson, Vossius & Partner and morehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3801692/Latest-IP-people-moves-in-North-America-and-Europe.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 20:15:00 GMTMexico amends its trade mark opposition systemLegislation that amends Mexico’s trade mark opposition system is expected to improve the still-new system but Mexico's IP practitioners say many issues remain, reports Ellie Mertenshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3801520/Mexico-amends-its-trade-mark-opposition-system.htmlWed, 18 Apr 2018 23:45:00 GMTGerman PTO gives green light for all to use Black Friday markSuper Union Holdings will appeal German PTO ruling that “Black Friday” lacks distinctiveness and is not suited to identify commercial originhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800646/German-PTO-gives-green-light-for-all-to-use-Black-Friday-mark.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2018 16:45:00 GMTInterview: CITMA’s new president hopes to benefit from BrexitThe Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ new president, Tania Clark, shares her vision for the organisation with Managing IP – including taking advantage of Brexit and adapting to new technologieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800369/Interview-CITMAs-new-president-hopes-to-benefit-from-Brexit.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2018 01:00:00 GMTIndia’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board back in business (almost)Managing IP spoke with new IPAB chairman Manmohan Singh and Indian IP lawyers to see what progress is being made after nearly two years at a standstillhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3799514/Indias-Intellectual-Property-Appellate-Board-back-in-business-almost.htmlMon, 09 Apr 2018 17:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – GSK, Teva, Brexit, Blackberry, Snap, Lindsay Lohan, WestenGeco v Ion, false advertising, digital assistant patentsRecent intellectual property news includes the overturn of GSK’s $235m award, European organisations’ Brexit statement, a Blackberry patent suit against Snap, Lindsay Lohan’s appeal against a video game maker, the briefs in the WesternGeco case at the US Supreme Court and a jury verdict favoring the plaintiff in a false advertising casehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3798771/The-week-in-IPGSK-Teva-Brexit-Blackberry-Snap-Lindsay-Lohan-WestenGeco-v-Ion-false-advertising.htmlWed, 04 Apr 2018 23:15:00 GMTTechnology – a blessing and curse for brandsEllie Mertens analyses the biggest takeaways from INTA’s Brands and Innovation conference in New York, including geographical overlap, counterfeiting, digital printing technology and social mediahttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3797536/Technologya-blessing-and-curse-for-brands.htmlThu, 29 Mar 2018 04:15:00 GMT