Transactional/Strategy and Trademarks©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Transactional/Strategy and TrademarksTell us how IP law firm issues are changing – take our survey!CPA Global is teaming up with Managing IP and B2B International to explore the issues faced by intellectual property law firms around the world as they tackle the legal challenges of a fast-paced and ever-evolving IP-led economy. A synopsis of the findings will be shared with survey participants, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:00 GMTTips for registering designs in the fight against counterfeitingSanjana Kapila reports from an INTA designs conference held in London where in-house counsel discussed designs and anti-counterfeiting, 28 Feb 2018 18:30:00 GMTHow blockchain will change intellectual property – trade marks and brandsManaging IP is publishing a series of articles that looks at how blockchain technology is changing each area of IP. Here, in the first article, Ellie Mertens analyses its implications for trade marks including improving supply chains, being an alternative source of registration and helping IP offices become more efficient, 27 Feb 2018 23:15:00 GMTRussia's Constitutional Court formulates parallel imports disputes criteriaRussia has established the national principle of exhaustion of exclusive rights to a trade mark and defined measures to protect exclusive rights that can be applied in cases over parallel imports. Dr Darya Ermolina and Dr Dmitry Grachyov explain what is changing and the implications for businesses, 26 Feb 2018 18:30:00 GMTAll of our 2018 Awards shortlists are now out!Managing IP is holding three awards dinners in March, recognising the best intellectual property law firms and individuals around the world. The shortlists for our EMEA, Americas and Asia Awards have now all been published, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMTAndrei Iancu is your new USPTO director – now what?The new USPTO director has a number of issues to address such as subject matter eligibility and fee diversion. He will have a big influence at the PTAB, where the director has broad powers to set rules, 09 Feb 2018 21:15:00 GMTHighlights from our International Women’s Leadership ForumLucy Songi reports from our latest Women in IP event, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where topics including Brexit, brand management, the digital single market and career development were discussed, 09 Feb 2018 04:15:00 GMTUS Senate confirms Iancu as USPTO director – reactionThe confirmation of Andrei Iancu as USPTO director in a 94-0 vote has been welcomed by associations, 06 Feb 2018 03:00:00 GMTManaging IP Americas Awards 2018 shortlists announcedThe Managing IP Americas Awards ceremony and dinner will be held on March 15 at Essex House in New York, recognising the firms and individuals of the year, 05 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMTManaging IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists announcedManaging IP’s EMEA Awards dinner will be held on March 8 at The Savoy in London. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year, with winners chosen from these shortlists, 05 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMTManaging IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 shortlists announcedManaging IP’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Awards dinner will be held on March 21 at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. The winners will be chosen from these shortlists, 01 Feb 2018 22:00:00 GMTInterview: Tish Berard’s plans as INTA presidentTish Berard, the new president of the International Trademark Association, discusses the association’s plans for 2018 in an interview with Managing IP, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTHow the changes to Chinese anti-unfair competition law workChina’s anti-unfair competition law amendments became effective January 1, and focus on penalty increases and confusion acts, 15 Jan 2018 16:45:00 GMTBrexit, trade marks and designs: the position papers comparedAssociations including CITMA, ECTA, INTA and MARQUES have published position papers discussing IP rights when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. Managing IP looks at the biggest issues, including registered EU rights, pending applications, exhaustion and representation, 18 Dec 2017 14:00:00 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 rights, 29 Nov 2017 23:45:00 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", 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 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 experience, 03 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMTInterview: Say SujintayaIn the latest Women in IP interview, Alice O’Donkor speaks to Say Sujintaya, who chairs Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific IP group, about the TPP Agreement, Thailand joining the Madrid Protocol and leaving a legacy, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMTEuropean Commission makes Brexit IP proposalPatent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexit, 12 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMTWomen in IP interview: Gabriela KennedyFor the Women in IP network, Mayer Brown JSM’s Gabriela Kennedy speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the growth of e-commerce, IP litigation and enforcement in China, 05 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMTInterview: Sonia Santos on trade mark reform and enforcement in SpainAs part of the Women in IP series, Alice O’Donkor speaks to Spanish IP lawyer Sonia Santos about forthcoming reform in national trade mark proceedings and effective ways to deal with trade mark infringement, 21 Aug 2017 18:00:00 GMTReport sheds light on lookalikesResearch into eye-tracking techniques shows that consumers shop on autopilot and are fooled by lookalike brands, mistaking the copy for the brand 20% of the time when both are on the shelf, 18 Aug 2017 10:30:00 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?, 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 eye, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:00 GMTCITMA publishes position paper on BrexitThe association representing chartered UK trade mark attorneys has set out its wish list for registered trade marks and designs post-Brexit. It is also campaigning for representation rights after the UK leaves the EU, 21 Jul 2017 11:45:00 GMTInterview: Deanna Wong, partner, Hogan LovellsDeanna Wong is partner at Hogan Lovells' Beijing office and an IP practitioner with 20 years of experience in China and Hong Kong. As part of the Women in IP series, she speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the progress of IP enforcement in China, the plight of foreign brand owners and work-life balance., 30 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMTInterview: Prudence Jahja, partner, Januar Jahja & PartnersIn our latest Women in IP interview, Indonesian IP partner Prudence Jahja speaks to Alice O’Donkor about her tips for success and typical challenges faced by IP practitioners in Indonesia and how to overcome them., 21 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMTRead the May issue onlineOur bumper mid-year issue of Managing IP will soon be available, but until then you can still read the May issue in digital format, 14 Jun 2017 11:30:00 GMTGlobal Anti-Counterfeiting Award winners 2017Awards co-sponsored by the GACG Network and Managing IP were presented at a World Anti-Counterfeiting Day ceremony in Paris, Kingsley Egbuonu reports, 08 Jun 2017 13:15:00 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 muggings, 01 Jun 2017 01:30:00 GMT