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Clayton Utz
The Copyright Act does not cover digitally created streams of data representing the sounds and images of the event.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In a decision that turned on the facts, the Court construed the term "pentahydric or hexahydric alcohol" to mean alcohols that contain in total five or six hydroxyl groups.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
According to the Canadian Patent Act, to be granted a patent, an invention must not have been "available to the public" before the patent application was filed with the Canadian Patent Office.
Beijing East IP Law Firm
Within a novelty grace period, certain pre-filing disclosures will not cause lose of the novelty of the subsequent patent application.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Sunday, 26 April 2015 marks World Intellectual Property Day. The aim of World IP Day is to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Dallas Buyers Club LLC ('DBC') is based in the United States and claims to be the owner of the copyright in the 2013 biopic 'Dallas Buyers Club'.
Kazakhstan - Recently the State has been taking significant steps to attract foreign investment into the country, including through changes in the legislation.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Automated Merchandising Systems, Inc. v. Michelle K. Lee, Director, USPTO, No. 2014-1728, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 5801 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 10, 2015) (Taranto, J.). Click Here for a copy of the opinion.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Insite Vision Inc. and Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 2014-1065, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 5717 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 9, 2015) (Linn, J.).
Troutman Sanders LLP
Ineos USA LLC v. Berry Plastics Corp., No. 2014-1540, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 6175 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 16, 2015) (Moore, J.).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a report issued on April 10, 2015, the United States Department of Congress, Office of Inspector General, provided its final report on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
So much for being mercilessly gouged for obscure cords and batteries in sketchy strip malls across the country.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a report issued on April 10, 2015, the United States Department of Congress, Office of Inspector General, provided its final report on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) patent quality assurance practices.
Foley & Lardner
In this case, Milo Shammas filed an application to register PROBIOTIC for fertilizer products.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new tool that helps interested parties monitor pending patent applications and receive alerts when applications of interest are published.
Burns & Levinson LLP
Trademark owners are in the midst of another 'think' about the best way to protect and preserve their reputations online.
Venable LLP
When it comes to counterfeiters, I try to be the leach that sucks their blood dry.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The Supreme Court recently had occasion to determine whether Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decisions can have preclusive effect in federal district court proceedings in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The Patent Office has decided to make several rule changes that will be unveiled in three phases, as announced by Commissioner Michele Lee said in a March 27, 2015 blog post:
Venable LLP
This ruling stands in direct opposition to the majority of recent federal precedent, and will dramatically increase the import of TTAB rulings in the coming years.
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In a straightforward application of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, the TTAB upheld a refusal to register the mark PORNO JESUS for adult entertainment videos finding the mark may disparage Christian-Americans.
Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday marked the sunrise launch of the .porn and .adult generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which join .xxx in the top-level domain name space as gTLDs targeted mainly at online purveyors of adult entertainment.
Italy’s high court has taken up the appeal of Amanda Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 murder of Knox’s British roommate in Italy.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The Copyright Modernization Act, which amended Canada’s Copyright Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
Pharrell Williams, famous for singing about how "Happy" he is, might be changing his tune these days.
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.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
You may have heard already that Mistress of All She Surveys Taylor Swift has filed several applications to register trademarks drawn from lyrics to songs in her boffo album 1989.
Singh & Associates
In today's era pharma industry is one of the most promising industry having huge profits, growth, knowledge and possibilities.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
For many years now, interlocutory injunction orders have been few and far between in IP cases in Canada’s Federal Court.
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