Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2917©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Litigation/Dispute Resolution and TrademarksHope for 3D marks in Europe after Rubik’s CubeThe Rubik’s 3D shape mark case is not the only dispute shaping trade mark lawhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808850/Hope-for-3D-marks-in-Europe-after-Rubiks-Cube.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 02:15:00 GMTThe EU trade mark case law you need to knowWhat trade mark cases have defined the trade mark landscape in Europe in the past year? This question was addressed by a panel at this year’s INTA Annual Meetinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808852/The-EU-trade-mark-case-law-you-need-to-know.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 02:15:00 GMTThe increasing challenge of combatting counterfeit sports productsSpeakers from the NFL, NBA and Barcelona soccer club say enforcement against counterfeit sports goods is becoming more difficult, with a shift towards mobile ecommerce and social media providing copycats with news ways of targeting consumershttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808851/The-increasing-challenge-of-combatting-counterfeit-sports-products.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 02:15:00 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 GMTSponsored article: Discussing trade mark oppositionTwo legal practitioners evaluate whether opposition should occur before or after trademark registration, weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of both scenarioshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808535/Sponsored-article-Discussing-trade-mark-opposition.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 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 GMTHow copyright can help trade mark owners in internet protectionA panel at the INTA annual meeting looked at how copyright can aid brand owners in trade mark enforcement in China, Europe and the UShttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808248/How-copyright-can-help-trade-mark-owners-in-internet-protection.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 08:15:00 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 GMTSponsored article: Examining data on the malicious registration of trademarks in ChinaZhang Xuan, founder of IP House, analyzes data and trends relating to the malicious registration of trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3808227/Sponsored-article-Examining-data-on-the-malicious-registration-of-trademarks-in-China.htmlSun, 20 May 2018 23:15:00 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 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 GMTKorea’s law amendment aims to strengthen trade dress protectionChanges to Korea’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act follow a 2016 Supreme Court ruling relating to trade dresshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3806924/Koreas-law-amendment-aims-to-strengthen-trade-dress-protection.htmlMon, 14 May 2018 18:30:00 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 GMTStart-ups’ specific IP challengesLack of experience and funds mean intellectual property is often neglected by start-ups. Managing IP asks a few of them how they approach IP strategyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804619/Start-ups-specific-IP-challenges.htmlThu, 03 May 2018 00:15:00 GMTThe top recent TTAB decisions and trends to watchManaging IP asks John Welch, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board blogger and counsel at Wolf Greenfield, about 2017 decisions and what issues to watch this yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3804267/The-top-recent-TTAB-decisions-and-trends-to-watch.htmlTue, 01 May 2018 21:30:00 GMTThe Top 250 Women in IP (2018)Managing IP presents this year’s leading female intellectual property practitioners, according to IP STARS researchhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802643/The-Top-250-Women-in-IP-2018.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMTDeveloping an in-house trade mark enforcement strategyIn-house counsel tell Patrick Wingrove how their strategies for fighting counterfeits are evolvinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802896/Developing-an-in-house-trade-mark-enforcement-strategy.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2018 07:30:00 GMTCelebrating women inventors on World IP DayWorld IP Day is on April 26, and this year will highlight the vital role of women in innovation and creativity, Patrick Wingrove reportshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3802053/Celebrating-women-inventors-on-World-IP-Day.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMTLatest IP people moves in North America and EuropeRecent intellectual people moves include Marks & Clerk Canada combining with two Toronto firms, and hires by Sheppard Mullin, Arnold & Porter, King & Spalding, Fish & Richardson, Vossius & Partner and morehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3801692/Latest-IP-people-moves-in-North-America-and-Europe.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 20:15:00 GMTMexico amends its trade mark opposition systemLegislation that amends Mexico’s trade mark opposition system is expected to improve the still-new system but Mexico's IP practitioners say many issues remain, reports Ellie Mertenshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3801520/Mexico-amends-its-trade-mark-opposition-system.htmlWed, 18 Apr 2018 23:45:00 GMTBrand protection getting harder as online markets expand – MarkMonitor reportMarketing decision makers globally believe online protection will become increasingly difficult in the next few years but only 64% of companies report having a strategy in placehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800986/Brand-protection-getting-harder-as-online-markets-expandMarkMonitor-report.htmlMon, 16 Apr 2018 20:30:00 GMTGerman PTO gives green light for all to use Black Friday markSuper Union Holdings will appeal German PTO ruling that “Black Friday” lacks distinctiveness and is not suited to identify commercial originhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800646/German-PTO-gives-green-light-for-all-to-use-Black-Friday-mark.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2018 16:45:00 GMTInterview: CITMA’s new president hopes to benefit from BrexitThe Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ new president, Tania Clark, shares her vision for the organisation with Managing IP – including taking advantage of Brexit and adapting to new technologieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800369/Interview-CITMAs-new-president-hopes-to-benefit-from-Brexit.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2018 01:00:00 GMTInside 2018’s largest trade secrets damages awardThe $706 million recently awarded by a Texas jury contrasts with other trade secrets damages around the world, such as the $10 million sought in China in a case involving Baiduhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3800144/Inside-2018s-largest-trade-secrets-damages-award.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 00:45:00 GMT