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Marie Claire magazine group may not register "Marie Claire" as a trade mark in Ireland as per the decision of the High Court delivered 1st April 2014.
More and more SMEs are now realising the benefits of export-selling, such as increased demand, risk mitigation, rising profitability and access to foreign resources and information.
Foley Hoag LLP
On July 31, 2015, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling celebrates her 50th birthday, according to muggle sources.
Duane Morris LLP
Last week, the Court of Federal Claims invalidated a patent that was asserted against the U.S. Government in a lawsuit regarding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Summary: It is rare that decisions from the Federal Circuit make news, and even rarer that Federal Circuit decisions are reported on by "The Worldwide Leader in Sports," but that is exactly what happened when the Federal Circuit recently affirmed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's decision to cancel six trademark registrations owned by Pro-Football, Inc., which does business as The Washington Redskins.
Foley & Lardner
The Federal Register Notice published April 2, 2015, primarily was directed to final rules implementing the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Two weeks ago, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, writing on her own behalf, submitted comments in Investigation No. 337-TA-613, Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof.
Scott & Scott LLP
In many software development agreements, the customer has to accept the software before the contract is complete.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently revisited the issue of the Copyright Law preemption of trade secrets claims in Spear Marketing, Inc. v. Bancorpsouth Bank.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has been legalized in 23 states and Washington D.C., and recreational use has been legalized in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, DC and Washington state.
Andrews Kurth LLP
On July 21, 2015, in Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., No. 15-1499, (Fed. Cir. July 21, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a long-anticipated decision...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Two lawsuits against the Food and Drug Administration this year have clarified the 3-year data exclusivity and patent certification provisions that govern applications filed under section 505(b)(2) of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
In its ruling, the TTAB seemed rather harshly to dismiss AAA's laches and estoppel defenses.
Womble Carlyle
Judge Batten denied a motion brought by Carré Technologies, Inc. ("Carré") to dismiss[i] apatent infringement action brought by Sarvint Technologies, Inc. ("Sarvint") for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
If you sang Happy Birthday to someone in a public place recently, you may be off the hook for infringement.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brulotte is relied on by other courts for disallowing the extension of expired patent royalty agreements. In Brulotte, the inventor was the owner of patents for hot-picking machines.
McKool Smith
While there are many differences between patent cases and other complex commercial litigation, one notable distinction is the use of a "hypothetical" transaction to prove patent damages.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shortly after leaving the employ of Analog, an electrical engineering company, Knutson formed Dimation, a competitor company.
Foley Hoag LLP
The BPCIA established procedures to define and narrow disputes between biosimilar applicants and reference product sponsors after the (k) application is filed.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The National Grange was founded in 1867 to champion the interests of farmers and farming, and is now the oldest fraternal agricultural association in the United States.
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Singh & Associates
The Controller of Patents is the principal officer responsible for administering the patent system in India.
Mayer Brown
In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC the US Supreme Court, while acknowledging the criticism of other judges and scholars, chose to uphold the long-standing rule in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that renders unenforceable an agreement requiring payment of royalties for a patent after that patent expires.
Shelston IP
The copyright owner should uncover details for those who downloaded pirate versions of the movie Dallas Buyers Club.
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.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
There are two types of taglines or slogans companies typically seek protection of, taglines tied to an advertising campaign or sales of a good or service, and taglines or slogans that are on merchandise intended to invoke or amuse people and drive them to purchase the merchandise.
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Less than three years after implementation of the Inter Partes Review process, the life science industry is already calling upon Congress for significant reform.
Singh & Associates
Section 39 of the Indian Patents Act is of prime importance during Patent prosecution.
Starting of a business in the name of surname or personal name is not a very new concept in India. Numerous people have been using their surname with their business to associate their identity with it.
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.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
Under the coverage provisions in standard comprehensive general liability insurance policies, there is often coverage for what is known as "Advertising Injury."
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