Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Trademarks©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Litigation/Dispute Resolution and TrademarksTexas jury awards $706m in trade secret and breach of contract caseHouseCanary has been awarded $235.4 million in damages for misappropriation of the trade secrets and fraud claims, and an additional $471.4 million in punitive damages, in a case involving real estate analytics, 20 Mar 2018 11:00:00 GMTTell 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 GMTCanada’s budding cannabis trade mark industryCannabis-related trade mark applications are soaring ahead of the slated enactment of legislation that will permit recreational use in Canada, while amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act will also come into force early next year, 06 Mar 2018 07:15:00 GMTGetting into the weeds of US cannabis trade mark issuesCannabis smokers have always had a strong likelihood of confusion, but this is increasingly becoming true for US cannabis-related businesses as well. Legalisation by states is prompting trade mark registration questions and disputes. Ellie Mertens investigates, 06 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMTEU General Court doubles down on Adidas’ three stripes markThe General Court has ruled Adidas may oppose the registration of an EU trade mark of two parallel stripes, in a judgment that makes it harder for third parties to adopt a mark with only minor variations to the three stripes mark, 01 Mar 2018 22:30:00 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 GMTLessons from the Waymo v Uber trade secrets settlementTakeaways from the surprise mid-trial settlement of the dispute over self-driving technology include being wary of how quickly momentum can shift in trade secrets cases and taking note of the drawbacks of federal court, 20 Feb 2018 00:15:00 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 GMTUber settles Waymo trade secrets case mid-trial for 0.34% of its equityThe high-profile trade secrets case between Waymo and Uber settled abruptly before their fifth day in front of a jury. The settlement is estimated to be worth $245 million, 09 Feb 2018 22:30:00 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 GMTLouboutin red sole trade mark: Advocate General issues second opinionAdvocate General Szpunar in a second Louboutin v Van Haren opinion at the CJEU states he is “even less inclined to classify the mark at issue as one consisting of a colour per se”, 06 Feb 2018 23:15:00 GMTTrade mark territoriality in India after the Supreme Court’s Prius rulingToyota recently lost a trade mark case at India’s Supreme Court, in a surprising decision that has shaken up the principle of territoriality in trans-border reputation, 06 Feb 2018 19:00:00 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 GMTGlobal trade mark survey finds increase in infringement and filingCompuMark’s survey of 300 trade mark professionals reveals three-quarters experienced infringement in 2017, 01 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMTCJEU 2017 cases: A geographical origin storyIn 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued 19 decisions primarily focused on trade marks. Alice Stagg summarises the most interesting of them, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 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 GMTeasyGroup loses trade mark fight against EasyRoommateA property letting business called EasyRoommate does not infringe any of the easy trade marks owned by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easyGroup, according to a judgment by Mr Justice Arnold in the England and Wales High Court, 18 Jan 2018 23:00:00 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 GMTCJEU clarifies repair clause in EU Design RegulationThe CJEU has provided guidance on the divisive issue of design protection for car spare parts, in two cases involving Acacia. It was one of three significant IP decisions published on December 20, the Court’s last day before the Christmas break, 21 Dec 2017 09:45:00 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 GMTFederal Circuit’s Brunetti ruling: barring immoral or scandalous marks unconstitutionalThe Federal Circuit has overturned the TTAB’s rejection of a trade mark application for “FUCT”, ruling it an unconstitutional restriction of free speech, 15 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMTRare high penalty given in Babyzen counterfeit case in ChinaA recent rare heavy penalty and sentence for infringement of Babyzen’s strollers suggests a higher penalty trend in China. A new amendment to its Anti-unfair Competition Law comes into effect next month, which has increased the maximum statutory compensation available, 14 Dec 2017 16:30:00 GMTWomen in IP Interview: Min Gao, senior IP counsel, adidas ChinaManaging IP speaks to Min Gao, winner of the Managing IP In-house Award at the 2017 Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards, for our latest Women in IP interview series, 06 Dec 2017 23:30:00 GMTRed Bull decision makes colour combination EUTMs “effectively impossible”The EU General Court’s Red Bull judgment reinforces the difficulty of registering colour combination trade marks in the EU, and signals “death knell” for Red Bull’s attempt to register its blue and silver combination, 04 Dec 2017 04:00:00 GMT