Filing/Prosecution and Trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2911©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and TrademarksUK to set up GI scheme and seek UPC membership after BrexitThe UK government’s new white paper outlines what it wants from intellectual property after it leaves the EU – but some IP professionals feel it doesn’t say enoughhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3820360/UK-to-set-up-GI-scheme-and-seek-UPC-membership-after-Brexit.htmlThu, 12 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMTThe latest IP moves in the US, Europe and AsiaRecent intellectual property people moves include the launch of new firm Peroff Saunders and hires by King & Spalding, Fenwick & West, Holland & Hart, Goodwin, Maier & Maier, FisherBroyles, Barnes & Thornburg and Wynne-Jones IPhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3819494/The-latest-IP-moves-in-the-US-Europe-and-Asia.htmlMon, 09 Jul 2018 17:45:00 GMTUK government responds to Trade Mark Directive consultationThe response document noted that there was disagreement on how to interpret some terms and over licensing provisionshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3817490/UK-government-responds-to-Trade-Mark-Directive-consultation.htmlFri, 29 Jun 2018 17:45:00 GMTCJEU’s Puma v EUIPO ruling makes life easier for brand ownersA ruling that the EUIPO should have taken its past decisions into account and told Puma why it chose to discount those decisions will help practitioners and brand owners, but it also raises the stakes in EUIPO proceedingshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3817064/CJEUs-Puma-v-EUIPO-ruling-makes-life-easier-for-brand-owners.htmlThu, 28 Jun 2018 21:45:00 GMTFormer France.com domain owner loses sign battle at General CourtA man who claimed his domain name was “illegally seized” by the French government has also had his France.com sign rejected by the EUIPO after the French government opposed it. Can he defend his other EUIPO-registered marks?http://www.managingip.com/Article/3816513/Former-Francecom-domain-owner-loses-sign-battle-at-General-Court.htmlTue, 26 Jun 2018 23:15:00 GMTMastering the Hague Agreement in the UKMARQUES shared tips at a seminar to ensure UK IP professionals avoid common pitfalls in the system that came into force for the UK this monthhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3814784/Mastering-the-Hague-Agreement-in-the-UK.htmlTue, 19 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMTCan a court decision have preclusive effect on a TTAB proceeding?After the Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware, Julia Anne Matheson and Cathy Liu of Hogan Lovells examine a case considering whether a court decision can have preclusive effect on a TTAB proceedinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3813861/Can-a-court-decision-have-preclusive-effect-on-a-TTAB-proceeding.htmlThu, 14 Jun 2018 16:45:00 GMTThe week in IP – TTAB pirate ruling, EU Copyright Directive criticism, First PGR reversal, Uber’s AI patent applicationManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3813719/The-week-in-IPTTAB-pirate-ruling-EU-Copyright-Directive-criticism-First-PGR-reversal-Ubers-AI-patent.htmlThu, 14 Jun 2018 03:30:00 GMTLouboutin red sole does not fall within absolute grounds for refusal, says CJEUThe case now heads back to the court in The Hague, after the CJEU holds Louboutin's mark does not relate to a specific shapehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3813455/Louboutin-red-sole-does-not-fall-within-absolute-grounds-for-refusal-says-CJEU.htmlTue, 12 Jun 2018 18:00:00 GMTInterview: Yihong Ying, IP counsel at Starbucks, on trade mark enforcement in ChinaKarry Lai talks to Ying about the challenges of managing consumer-generated IP in the digital age and strategies to fight trade mark squattershttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3813130/Interview-Yihong-Ying-IP-counsel-at-Starbucks-on-trade-mark-enforcement-in-China.htmlMon, 11 Jun 2018 21:15:00 GMTBenelux trade mark law streamlined and harmonisedChanges to the Benelux trade mark system came into effect on June 1. Observers are particularly keen to see how the expanded grounds for filing oppositions will play outhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3811345/Benelux-trade-mark-law-streamlined-and-harmonised.htmlMon, 04 Jun 2018 02:00:00 GMT93% of brand owners believe AI will have positive impactA new Hogan Lovells report reveals what brands think about artificial intelligence, with views differing around the worldhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3810658/93-of-brand-owners-believe-AI-will-have-positive-impact.htmlWed, 30 May 2018 16:45:00 GMTInterview: Jack Chang, chair of the Quality Brands Protection CommitteeJack Chang shares his priorities for 2018 with Karry Lai, including China’s e-commerce law enactment, recommendations for changes to the Trademark Law and increasing transparency in public prosecutions concerning IP crimehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3809889/Interview-Jack-Chang-chair-of-the-Quality-Brands-Protection-Committee.htmlTue, 29 May 2018 03:00:00 GMTTam’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 GMT