Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Trademarkshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2917©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Litigation/Dispute Resolution and TrademarksNew conditions for IP-related crimes in VietnamVietnam's new Penal Code introduces monetary thresholds in addition to "commercial scale" standard for IP enforcement and narrows the scope of trade mark-related crime. Tran Manh Hung, Do Tran Thanh and Any Duc Nguyen explain the implicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3741870/New-conditions-for-IP-related-crimes-in-Vietnam.htmlWed, 16 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMTNew Zealand launches geographical indications register for wines and spiritsEighteen priority applications have been filed after New Zealand’s GI Act came into effect. Coordination is needed on determining boundaries, and potential issues include interpretation and how GIs are negotiated in free trade agreementshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3740955/New-Zealand-launches-geographical-indications-register-for-wines-and-spirits.htmlMon, 14 Aug 2017 01:00:00 GMTUnder Armour wins trade mark case in ChinaThe People’s Higher Court of Fujian Province has granted Under Armour a preliminary injunction, a rarity in trade mark cases before the Chinese courts, in its dispute with Uncle Martianhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3740632/Under-Armour-wins-trade-mark-case-in-China.htmlThu, 10 Aug 2017 19:15:00 GMTUK: Grey goods caught by criminal lawThe UK Supreme Court has confirmed that criminal liability under Section 92 of the Trade Mark Act 1994 also covers dealing in grey market goods which the trade mark owner have not authorised to be sold or distributedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3739069/UK-Grey-goods-caught-by-criminal-law.htmlThu, 03 Aug 2017 10:30:00 GMTMichelin bursts Continental's trade mark applicationThe Court of Justice of the EU upheld a finding of likelihood of confusion between Michelin's X trade mark and Continental's application to register XKing - even though the EU General Court had "erred in law"http://www.managingip.com/Article/3737794/Michelin-bursts-Continentals-trade-mark-application.htmlWed, 26 Jul 2017 17:30:00 GMTWhen is a unitary right not a unitary right?The Court of Justice of the EU has provided guidance on the scope of protection of EU trade marks, in its judgment in a case involving the marks Kerrygold and Kerrymaidhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3735180/When-is-a-unitary-right-not-a-unitary-right.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 10:45:00 GMTIP arbitration amendment bill passed in Hong Kong but hurdles remainThe Hong Kong government has passed amendments to the territory’s arbitration ordinance to clarify that IP rights can be the subject of arbitrationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3733210/IP-arbitration-amendment-bill-passed-in-Hong-Kong-but-hurdles-remain.htmlFri, 14 Jul 2017 11:30:00 GMTDisparagement 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 unconstitutionalhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3726545/Disparagement-clause-offends-First-Amendment-says-SCOTUS-in-Tam.htmlTue, 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 infringementhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3725208/Chinas-victims-of-IP-infringement.htmlWed, 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 goalshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721895/Interview-Revamping-INPI-in-Argentina.htmlThu, 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 muggingshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721985/Good-things-come-to-those-who-wait-at-INTA.htmlThu, 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 IPhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721506/The-corporate-IP-stars-of-2017.htmlWed, 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 lawhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719681/Intermediary-liability-in-China.htmlWed, 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 exhibitorshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719571/The-virtual-INTA-exhibition-hall.htmlTue, 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 reportshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719378/Survey-The-truth-about-conferences.htmlTue, 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 countrieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719364/News-from-IP-offices.htmlTue, 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.http://www.managingip.com/Article/3719363/Tips-for-avoiding-horror-stories-in-China.htmlTue, 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 practicehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719202/The-Top-250-Women-in-IP-2017.htmlTue, 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 verbhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719071/Google-it-not-genericide-rules-Ninth-Circuit.htmlMon, 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 yesterdayhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719069/Judges-debate-Haribo-trademark-case-at-INTA.htmlMon, 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 explainshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718976/Interview-Nathan-Wajsman-EU-Observatory.htmlMon, 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 yesterdayhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718971/TTAB-looks-to-clear-out-deadwood.htmlMon, 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 Meetinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718973/Become-a-brand-steward.htmlMon, 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 agreementshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718942/Are-you-braced-for-Brexit.htmlSat, 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 governancehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718943/IACC-President-Bob-Barchiesi-interview-Fighting-fakes-around-the-world.htmlSat, 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 reportshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718941/Survey-What-in-house-counsel-want.htmlSat, 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 caseshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718662/New-trends-on-bad-faith-trademark-filings-sponsored-article.htmlFri, 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 characterhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718326/Nestl-loses-appeal-over-KitKat-mark-reaction.htmlThu, 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 practiceshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3713249/USPTO-establishes-audit-programme-for-trade-mark-affidavits-of-use.htmlFri, 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 Spainhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3687945/Spains-Culture-Plan-2020-and-the-fight-against-piracy.htmlMon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMT