Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Trademarks©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Litigation/Dispute Resolution and TrademarksDisparagement clause offends First Amendment, says SCOTUS in TamOn Monday June 19, the Supreme Court handed down its 8-0 unanimous (Justice Gorsuch took no part) decision in Matal v Tam (formerly Lee v Tam), finding that the disparagement clause of US trade mark law is unconstitutional, 20 Jun 2017 11:15:00 GMTChina's victims of IP infringementChina is viewed by many IP rights owners as the source of counterfeits. But, as Shaun Tan reports, Chinese companies are also victims of IP infringement, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:00 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 goals, 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 muggings, 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 IP, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTIntermediary liability in ChinaChristian Peugeot, President of Unifab and marketing director of PSA, talks to Shaun Tan about China’s draft e-commerce law, 24 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 exhibitors, 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 reports, 23 May 2017 13:30:00 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 countries, 23 May 2017 13:15:00 GMTTips for avoiding horror stories in ChinaDan Plane of Simone Intellectual Property Services Asia yesterday gave INTA Annual Meeting attendees the latest advice on protecting brands in China, during the “A Passage out of China – Is It Any Easier?” session., 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 practice, 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 verb, 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 yesterday, 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 explains, 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 yesterday, 22 May 2017 09:45:00 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 Meeting, 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 agreements, 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 governance, 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 reports, 20 May 2017 10:15:00 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 cases, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTNestlé loses appeal over KitKat mark - reactionThe England and Wales Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that Nestlé's application for a UK trade mark for the shape of the KitKat chocolate bar should not be registered as the mark had not acquired a distinctive character, 18 May 2017 10:45:00 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 practices, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTSpain's Culture Plan 2020 and the fight against piracyIn a guest post, Juan José Caselles Fornés of Elzaburu discusses recent initiatives to tackle counterfeiting and piracy in Spain, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMTThe counterfeit hunter - a report from the MARQUES Luxury Brands SymposiumIn German, Peter Stiefel’s last name means “boot”. The boot fits; at the MARQUES panel on defending luxury brands last week, Stiefel seemed by far the most gung-ho of the speakers, and the most willing to kick down doors in search of counterfeits, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMTHow counterfeiting is changing - Fraser Morrison, Edrington GroupIn a talk at the CITMA Spring Conference, the brand protection manager for Edrington Group, which owns brands such as The Macallan, The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark, discussed trade marks, criminality and the Dark Web, 21 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMTMake your nominations for the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards 2017Managing IP and the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) are inviting nominations for the 2017 Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards, 16 Mar 2017 09:00:00 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 published, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMTRare interlocutory injunction granted in Canada trade mark caseAfter a 15-year wait, two interlocutory injunctions have been granted in trade mark cases in Canada in the past two years. The latest one came in a trade mark dispute between Sleep Country and Sears over slogans for mattresses, 11 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMTUS Supreme Court examines many angles in Slants oral argumentsSupreme Court justices grappled with issues including whether trade marks are commercial speech rather than expressive speech, in oral arguments in Lee v Tam. Natalie Rahhal examines the arguments made and how the court may rule, 23 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMTUS Supreme Court examines many angles in Slants oral argumentsSupreme Court justices grappled with issues including whether trade marks are commercial speech rather than expressive speech, in oral arguments in Lee v Tam. Natalie Rahhal examines the arguments made and how the court may rule, 23 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT