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Merovitz Potechin LLP
Franchises are sometimes presented under the guise of trademark license agreements in an attempt to avoid the requirements of the Arthur Wishart Act.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced and moved for first reading of Bill C-43, A Second Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures, also known by its short title Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Je donne maintenant suite à cette palpitante histoire de biscuits au terme de laquelle nous avions convenu que le biscuit revendiqué par la compagnie Arachide était nouveau.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
Trademarks are the legal embodiment of brands. They are a company asset and important business vehicle in today's global market.
Protection of trade secret has hitherto been a neglected area in the field of intellectual property.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Halloween is one of the fastest growing consumer holidays in the United States. According to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey, total spending on Halloween in the United States — which includes costumes, candy, and decorations — is expected to reach $7.4 billion.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
As part of the fall budget bill, the federal Government quietly tabled the second in a series of substantial reform packages to Canada’s existing IP regime.
Fenwick & West LLP
Copyright law is complex and can hold a lot traps for the unwary. Oftentimes, companies could avoid these traps by taking a few simple steps.
McDermott Will & Emery
Interval Licensing sued for infringement of its patents directed to a system for occupying the peripheral attention of a person in the vicinity of a display device.
McDermott Will & Emery
Calcar brought suit against Honda, asserting infringement of 15 patents, three of which remained at issue on appeal.
McDermott Will & Emery
VirnetX is the owner of patents directed to providing secure communication over networks such as the internet.
Venable LLP
Established in 2007 and finally opened in July 2014, the Intellectual Property (IP) Exchange is the first financial exchange in the United States to focus on IP assets.
Foley & Lardner
When the topic of GenePeeks’ patents came up, that piqued my interest, and I decided to investigate further.
From a birds-eye view, Cellular Accessories For Less, Inc. v. Trinitas, LLC appears to be a typical dispute between an employer and its former employee.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Ninth Circuit reaffirmed its position that conclusory allegations of harm are insufficient to demonstrate irreparable injury.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
The Federal Circuit, by a 7-4 vote, denied a petition for rehearing (en banc) a decision invalidating a Bristol-Myers Squibb hepatitis B drug patent as obvious.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
This weekend I watched a family member’s rural peewee football team play a wealthy suburban team. To say we were out-gunned would be an understatement.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The pressure on ISPs to take responsibility for the sites accessible through their services has been growing in recent years.
Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Guess some people at the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board were really excited about the new season of The Walking Dead.
Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
McSweet LLC, a Washington food company, attempted to register McSWEET as a trademark for pickled vegetables.
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As part of his plans to promote and fundraise for the Invictus Games, Harry is trying to trade mark the 'Invictus' name.
Von Seidels
In the culmination of a widely followed case, on 1 October 2014 the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to repay Mark Shuttleworth over R250 million plus interest.
There is a line between preparing deponents to give concise, truthful answers without volunteering information and counseling them to be evasive.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
A discussion on key five IP consideration corporate counsel should be aware of when retaining a contractor for the developing of a company's software.
Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Guess some people at the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board were really excited about the new season of The Walking Dead.
Shelston IP
In 2013, the Federal Court has provided useful guidance on some key aspects of trade mark infringement and protection.
Singh & Associates
Compulsory licenses are generally defined as "authorizations permitting a third party to make, use, or sell a patented invention without the patent owner’s consent".
Singh & Associates
Patent system is a contract between the inventor and authority whereby the inventor gets exclusive rights for a period of 20 years in return for disclosing full details of the invention.
InvnTree IP Services Pvt. Ltd
The applicant must submit an undertaking to keep the Controller updated about patent applications filed outside India relating to the same or substantially the same invention.
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