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Torys LLP
On January 9, 2015, the Federal Court released the decision of Justice Gleason in Pfizer Canada Inc. v. The Minister of Health et al, dated December 19, 2014.
Minden Gross LLP
Currently, goods and services in Canadian trademark applications are not described using the classes defined in the Nice Classification.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On January 20, 2015, the US Supreme Court rendered its precedent-setting decision in Teva that reversed the Federal Circuit's practice of reviewing all District Court claim constructions de novo on appeal.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On January 7, 2015, Justice de Montigny of the Federal Court released his judgment and reasons in Eli Lilly Canada Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC, 2015 FC 17.
Orrick
Not everyone is happy about the proposed EU Trade Secrets Directive.
LexOrbis
Right of reproduction is one of the most important rights of the copyright holder.
Singh & Associates
The Official notice details the Filing and Processing in Electronic Form of International Applications and Documents Relating to International Applications.
Field Fisher Waterhouse
On 1 October 2014, legislation came into force to implement new exceptions to copyright infringement.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
It has been a while since I was as thoroughly impressed as when I read about Shubham Banerjee’s new company founded on his clever Lego Braille printer shown below.
Reed Smith
In Alice Corp. Ptd. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, the U.S. Supreme Court articulated a two-part framework for determining whether a computer related invention was patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C.§101.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC, the Federal Circuit applied the Supreme Court’s reasoning in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, to strike down software method claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reaffirmed basic claim construction principles in CardSoft, LLC v. VeriFone, Inc., No. 2014-1135 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 17, 2014).
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A trademark may make you money by rendering goods or services easier for your customers and potential customers to find.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Plaintiff's public access program, which frequently included criticisms of Union County's legislators, included a depiction of the seal of the government of Union County in its programming.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The New York Times Magazine had a very interesting article in its January 18, 2014 issue entitled "Call It What It Is."
Foley & Lardner
Although Sequenom has settled its dispute over U.S. Patent 6,258,540 with some parties (as I noted here), its case against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. remains active.
Dentons (US)
In 2012, the America Invents Act (AIA) created new Patent Office procedures for challenging the validity of issued US patents.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As we all know, Super Bowl XLIX will be played this Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona between the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Did the TTAB take a wrong turn on a precedential ruling in a likelihood of confusion case last month?
Venable LLP
Nonprofits should take note of the increasing practice of for-profit brand owners "verbing up" their own marks and in some cases deliberately disrupting their own logos.
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
The US Supreme Court rejected three conflicting tests for standing for false advertising claims under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, creating a new test.
HopgoodGanim
The Alert discusses the case and the potential impact it may have on the future of copyright infringement in Australia.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Canada’s new "notice and notice" regime for Internet copyright infringement will come into effect on January 2, 2015.
Stewart McKelvey
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently had to deal with a bizarre case in which the defendant obtained a Mastercard from Bank of Montreal, used it for 15 years, made payments on it for 15 years and then stopped paying it: Bank of Montreal v. Rogozinsky, 2014 ABQB 771.
Singh & Associates
One of the boons of liberalized economy was closure of monopolistic market and development of a competitive regime globally which gave birth to antitrust jurisprudence.
Field LLP
The made-in-Canada notice-and-notice provisions are coming in January, 2015. You may recall that in June 2012 the Copyright Modernization Act was passed by Parliament.
Singh & Associates
A patent is an exclusive right granted to the original inventor for a novel product or a novel process that provides, a unique way of doing something, or which discloses a new technical solution to a problem.
Epstein Becker & Green
There is certainly no question that an employee owes undivided loyalty to his or her employer while employed.
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