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This case was a timely reminder that companies should check they have sufficient policies and procedures to protect IP.
Harris Gomez Group
There are many reasons why you may wish to register your trademark. There are very few reasons of why you wouldn't. By registering your trademark early on in the process of starting your business,...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Monday saw an announcement on the lawsuit over who owns the copyright to photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Pourriez-vous être poursuivis pour avoir demandé à un tatoueur de reproduire sur votre peau l'image de Garfield ou d'un dragon que vous avez trouvé sur Pinterest ? Claudette van Zyl...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
September 21, 2017 has been set by the Government of Canada as the date on which the majority of the Act implementing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union...
Haseltine Lake LLP
For most people, being outdoors and enjoying nature is all about going "back to basics" and getting away from technology and gadgets.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Following an application by competitor DAWGS, the footwear manufacturer Crocs was recently hit with a decision by the USPTO to cancel the design patent for the shape of its classic clog design ...
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
If a Petitioner does not timely file the required petition fee, an IPR will not be instituted.
Fenwick & West LLP
As we mark the fifth anniversary of the effective date of Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials on September 16...
FTC alleges company offered bogus promotion and protection services to hopeful inventors...
Morgan Lewis
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (the Tribe) in New York viewed these decisions as a business opportunity. Assuming its tribal government sovereign immunity would bar exposure to any IPR proceeding...
Womble Carlyle
Many patent practitioners have experienced the benefits of examiner interviews in achieving compact patent prosecution.
Womble Carlyle
While the concept of "fake news" continues to trigger Twitter followers and grab headlines, the trade in counterfeit drugs is a worldwide problem of significant scale.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In a recent patent infringement case relating to a method for diagnosing a neuro-muscular disorder, Judge Indira Talwani in the District of Massachusetts found the asserted patent claims to be patent ineligible...
Foley Hoag LLP
Last November, we wrote about the Copyright Office's decision to ditch its paper registration system for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") safe harbor and start a new online system...
K&L Gates
In AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, the Federal Circuit considered whether the Seventh Amendment provides the right to a jury trial to determine entitlement to attorneys' fees.
Haug Partners
Most commentators would likely conclude that tattoos are eligible for copyright protection under the Copyright Act.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
"Deep Dive: Does the PTO's Inter Partes Review Violate the Constitution?," an article by Intellectual Property partner Mark A. Baghdassarian, and associates John P. Dillon and Matthew W. Olinzock...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a case of first impression, the TTAB ruled that a licensee cannot establish priority based on use of the subject mark by her licensor.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Supreme Court's recent ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514, 122 U.S.P.Q.2d 1553 (2017)...
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Domain name is an internet address of the country organizer, person, business entity, and/or society which can be used in communication through internet, which is a code or character composition...
McCullough Robertson
Multinational retail giant Abercrombie and Fitch has trade marked the Australian place name 'Bondi Beach' in the US.
K&L Gates
Long gone are the days where the first registration of your child's name was on their birth certificate.
Shelston IP
The Patent Office may have an opportunity to reconsider patent eligibility of cDNA with consistent examination practice.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
This illustrates how innovation patent proceedings can turn on narrow issues of construction and technical distinctions.
These are steps to take if you believe your trademark, a sign to distinguish your goods or services, has been infringed.
Shelston IP
The outcome of consultation with the sector will not be known for some time and progress will be monitored with interest.
If you sell or promote goods or services in another country, then you should register a trademark in that country.
Holman Webb
The trademark dispute between CROSSFIT and BOSSFIT is a good lesson on the limitations of a trade mark registration.
Trademark registration of your business name is a relatively inexpensive and effective way to achieve protection.
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