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ClarkeKann Lawyers
Although this case will be played out in America, if it were in Australia, the early arguments from PayPal look shaky.
McCullough Robertson
The PBR Act provides a system of registration and exclusive commercial rights for new plant varieties in Australia.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In this case, AbbVie brought an application against Samsung pursuant to the NOC Regulations.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
What does "useful", one of the basic requirements for the patentability of an invention, mean in Canadian patent law?
MBM Intellectual Property Law
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada, in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc., 2017 SCC 36, has determined that the Promise Doctrine is not the correct method of determining whether the utility requirement...
In anticipation of amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act, CIPO is now inviting trademarks owners to categorize their goods and services according to Nice Classification.
Miles & Stockbridge
It is rare, but there are times where one will file a European Application (EA) and then change their mind due to business considerations.
Singh & Associates
An average consumer in India does not just recognize a product from the name embossed on the product alone. There are customers who connect more to the feel of the trademark rather than its visual appeal.
A company's market assessment relies to 87% on intangible assets such as Intellectual Property and industrial property rights.
Clarke, Modet & Co
El pasado 1 de julio entró en vigor la modificación del Reglamento del Convenio de la Patente Europea (reglas 27 y 28) mediante la cual se excluyen de patentabilidad aquellas plantas y animals....
Marks & Clerk
A recent decision by the EPO's Boards of Appeals, T 1811/13, considers whether a lack of clarity in a claim can give rise to an allowable objection to insufficiency of disclosure.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The UK Supreme Court has overturned existing case law to, for the first time, formally recognise a "doctrine of equivalents", resulting in a broader scope of patent protection under UK law.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On July 6, 2017, the PTAB denied Petitioner Ford Motor Company's request for rehearing of the Board's decision denying institution of multiple IPRs based on its finding that, under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b), ...
Foley & Lardner
In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded interference decisions on the ground the PTAB applied the incorrect standard in determining ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In Seyfarth's third webinar in its series of 2017 Trade Secrets Webinars, Seyfarth attorneys Justin Beyer, Marcus Mintz, Dean Fanelli, and Thomas Haag focused on how to define and protect trade secrets...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
At the midpoint of calendar year 2017, the TTAB has issued 18 precedential opinions.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled sixteen (16) oral hearings for the month of July 2017.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the term ROSE on the Supplemental Register, for "beer based mixed beverages," on the ground that the term is generic for the goods.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Copyright claims based on alleged similarities between video games ("clones") are as old as the industry itself. While video games, like other creative works, may receive some level of protection...
Reed Smith
California-based jewelry company Brighton Collectibles LLC ("Brighton") filed suit against Macy's Inc. ("Macy's") for copyright infringement.
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With increased globalization and the growth of information technology, the import of technical know-how, acquisition of software and technical services is not very uncommon in developing economies like ours.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Brand owners and their attorneys must make certain that applications are filed in the name of the mark's actual owner.
Offit Kurman
Several recent decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have untangled crucial uncertainties plaguing software patent applicants following the outcome of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International.
If you value your brand and truly want it to thrive, you really should protect it with a trade mark registration.
Harris Gomez Group
The expansion of a company into a new overseas market can be an overwhelming idea for any company, and many organisations find that they don't even know where to begin.
Swaab Attorneys
The protection of trade marks should be of critical importance for Australian businesses thinking of moving into China.
Stacks Law Firm
The international tobacco companies argued that Australia's plain packaging laws were an infringement of their IP rights.
Clayton Utz
The Australian courts say that using another party's registered trade mark as a Google AdWord is not trade mark infringement.
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the development of computers that are able to do things, which normally requires human intelligence, without any human intervention at all.
Shelston IP
The OECD believes that the transfer pricing of intangibles has been used to move profits to low/no tax jurisdictions.
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