The May 2005 issue of Euromoney Publications' Managing Intellectual Property, all 100 pages of it, is now on the streets. As usual, there are some fascinating features in it. Items published this May, just in time for the International Trademark Association's Annual Meeting in San Diego, include the following:
* Ethan Horwitz and Karen Weinberger (Goodwin Procter) explain how to wake up your dormant brands -- assuming that your brands are dormant, that is ...In addition there are features by both co-owners of the IPKat. Ilanah has written a review of the past year's key European Court of Justice decisions on trade mark registrability, while Jeremy has focused on some of the more challenging trade mark decisions in Europe's national courts.
* "Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Pinch" is a tough review of UK trade mark litigation costs by SJ Berwin's trade mark litigator Ray Black;
Ray Black: some suggestions for cheaper, quicker trade mark litigation in the UK
* David Morris (Slaughter and May) analyses issues arising in the battle between US food giant Hormel and a Dutch Antilles holding company over their respective SPAM and SPAMBUSTERS trade marks;
* Adam Jaffe and Josh Lerner, authors of Innovation and Its Discontents (Princeton University Press, 2004), make proposals for the improvement of the US patent system.