Filing/Prosecution and Trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2911©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and TrademarksEUTM 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 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 GMTBrexit and EU registered rights - a fantasyThe UK voted to leave the EU, so how could it remain part of the EU trade mark and design systems?http://www.managingip.com/Article/3736399/Brexit-and-EU-registered-rights-a-fantasy.htmlTue, 25 Jul 2017 17:15:00 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 eyehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3736148/Protecting-images-shapes-and-colours-as-trade-marks-in-Asia.htmlTue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:00 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 Linhhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3727706/Vietnam-grapples-with-well-known-trade-marks.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTInterview: Revamping INPI in ArgentinaDámaso Pardo has been running Argentina’s patent and trademark office for almost a year. As he told Michael Loney, he has established a strategic plan with three main goalshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721895/Interview-Revamping-INPI-in-Argentina.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMTGood things come to those who wait at INTAA record number of trade mark professionals attended the INTA Annual Meeting. So did Managing IP, publishing our Trademark Times newsletter. The overwhelming feeling was Barcelona was a great city to hold the meeting in, but challenges including long lines, an over-packed finale and even muggingshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721985/Good-things-come-to-those-who-wait-at-INTA.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 01:30:00 GMTThe corporate IP stars of 2017Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its 2017 list of highly recommended in-house counsel who deal with IPhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721506/The-corporate-IP-stars-of-2017.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTThe virtual INTA exhibition hallThe INTA Exhibition Hall is always busy. We took a look at some of the new services and competitions being offered by exhibitorshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719571/The-virtual-INTA-exhibition-hall.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 14:15:00 GMTSurvey: The truth about conferencesEver wondered if your peers attend events in the same way that you do? Ahead of the INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, IP STARS conducted an online survey. Michael Loney reportshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719378/Survey-The-truth-about-conferences.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTEUTM reform – the sequelFans of the EU trade mark (EUTM) will all have enjoyed last year’s trade mark reform package, which starred the notorious Section 28(8) declarations. But did you know that the sequel is released on October 1 this year, and will feature changes affecting examination, oppositions and appeals?http://www.managingip.com/Article/3719362/EUTM-reformthe-sequel.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 13:15:00 GMTNews from IP officesAn open house session with IP office representatives yesterday provided INTA Annual Meeting registrants with the latest IP developments in their respective countrieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719364/News-from-IP-offices.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 13:15:00 GMTThe Top 250 Women in IP (2017)Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practicehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719202/The-Top-250-Women-in-IP-2017.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT“Google it” not genericide, rules Ninth CircuitThe Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the Google name is not generic eases trademark owners’ worries about protecting their brands against usage as a verbhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719071/Google-it-not-genericide-rules-Ninth-Circuit.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 13:15:00 GMTJudges debate Haribo trademark case at INTAThe issue of whether existing trademarks should be taken into account when considering an application was discussed during an international judges panel at the INTA Annual Meeting yesterdayhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719069/Judges-debate-Haribo-trademark-case-at-INTA.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 13:00:00 GMTInterview Nathan Wajsman, EU ObservatoryWhat do consumers think about IP and why do they buy counterfeits? These are just some of the questions addressed by the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, as its chief economist Nathan Wajsman explainshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718976/Interview-Nathan-Wajsman-EU-Observatory.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTSlowdown in EUTM growthThe dramatic increase in EU trademark filings of the past few years looks set to slow, EUIPO Executive Director António Campinos saidhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718975/Slowdown-in-EUTM-growth.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTTTAB looks to clear out deadwoodThe new rule changes brought in at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) have gone smoothly. The TTAB is now looking at bringing in a new cancellation proceeding, INTA Annual Meeting attendees heard yesterdayhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718971/TTAB-looks-to-clear-out-deadwood.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 09:45:00 GMTInterview: Fernando dos SantosIn the past 12 months, ARIPO has celebrated its 40th anniversary, gained a new logo and its Director General Fernando dos Santos has started his second tenure. Kingsley Egbuonu talked to himhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718974/Interview-Fernando-dos-Santos.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 09:30:00 GMTBecome a brand stewardTrademark practitioners should take bold steps to become stewards of the brands they advise because consumers, brands and communication channels have evolved, INTA President Joseph Ferretti said at the opening ceremony of the 139th INTA Annual Meetinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718973/Become-a-brand-steward.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 08:15:00 GMTAre you braced for Brexit?The clock is ticking: on March 29 UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk notifying him of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. The decision will have important consequences for IP rights, legislation and agreementshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718942/Are-you-braced-for-Brexit.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 10:45:00 GMTIACC President Bob Barchiesi interview: Fighting fakes around the worldJames Nurton talks to IACC President Bob Barchiesi about counterfeits, China and the Coalition’s governancehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718943/IACC-President-Bob-Barchiesi-interview-Fighting-fakes-around-the-world.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 10:45:00 GMTSurvey: What in-house counsel wantReputation, expertise and costs are the top three considerations for in-house counsel hiring outside advisers, according to IP STARS research. Kingsley Egbuonu reportshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718941/Survey-What-in-house-counsel-want.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 10:15:00 GMTBeware the emoji trollsTrademark counsel might find themselves with frowny faces if they do not take steps to protect emoji. A new paper from Eric Goldman, law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, discusses the law of emojis, including the trademark implicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718940/Beware-the-emoji-trolls.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 09:30:00 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 Mexicohttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718664/A-guide-to-Mexicos-new-opposition-system-sponsored-article.htmlFri, 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 highlightshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718655/New-Trademark-Law-three-years-on-sponsored-article.htmlFri, 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 caseshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718662/New-trends-on-bad-faith-trademark-filings-sponsored-article.htmlFri, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 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 practiceshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3713249/USPTO-establishes-audit-programme-for-trade-mark-affidavits-of-use.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTRegistering scent trade marks – not to be sniffed at?Hasbro is trying to register a US trade mark for the smell of Play-Doh, despite only a few scent marks being registered at the USPTO. Natalie Rahhal asks why a company would seek this type of mark and what the process is for getting onehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3688439/Registering-scent-trade-marksnot-to-be-sniffed-at.htmlTue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMTMIP Global Awards 2017: The highlights85 awards, including for corporate social responsibility and in-house achievement, were presented at Managing IP’s 12th Global Awards dinner at The Savoy in London last week. The photos from the event have also been publishedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3669772/MIP-Global-Awards-2017-The-highlights.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT