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Recently, on 7 May 2015, the EPO launched adjusted proposals.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
In Chanel Limited et al v Lam Chan Kee Company Ltd et al, 2015 FC 1091, the Federal Court of Canada recently dealt traders in counterfeit goods another blow, granting a judgment of $380,000...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The defendants had previously settled two 2006 actions and agreed to cease the sale of any merchandise bearing the Chanel trademarks.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
En plus d'être porteur de vérité (d'où l'expression In vino veritas), le vin est également porteur d'enseignements utiles sur l'enregistrement de marques de commerce.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Copyright Board provides helpful guidance concerning the application of the fair dealing exceptions contained in the Copyright Act.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States has raised concerns in the U.S. with respect to the application of the issue preclusion doctrine concerning findings made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
Illico Communication Inc., ("ICI") is a small Quebec company.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court once again gives little weight to the use of a design element in a trademark opposition.
Peksung Intellectual Property
Regulations on the Prohibition of Conduct Eliminating or Restricting Competition by Abusing Intellectual Property Rights took effect on August 1, 2015.
Probably the most important thing of these judgments is that it they are there.
LexCounsel Law Offices
As an expression intellectual property connotes a cluster of rights acquired by any person upon creations of his mind such as inventions, literary and artistic works, processes, designs and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
Gorodissky & Partners
An appellation of origin of goods is used on products that have a specific quality that is exclusively or essentially due to the geographic environment in which the products are produced.
Baker & McKenzie / Esin Attorney Partnership
On January 10, 2016, advertisers in Turkey will for the first time be permitted to suggest the superiority of their products and services using direct references to a competitor's trademark or name.
Marks & Clerk
The UK was recently ranked the second most innovative country in the world according to the 2015 Global Innovation Index (GII).
Stites & Harbison PLLC
So said the TTAB in a recent non-precedential opinion.
McDermott Will & Emery
In correcting the district court's claim construction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the district court's judgment of non-infringement and remanded, finding that the claims were improperly limited to a specific embodiment. Inline Plastics Corp. v. Easypak, LLC, Case No. 14-1305 (Fed. Cir., Aug. 27, 2015) (Newman, J.).
McDermott Will & Emery
Addressing the issue of obviousness, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned the jury verdict of non-obviousness and focusing on the nature of the problem to be solved, concluded that the asserted claims were invalid as obvious.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
From June through August 2015, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board issued eleven precedential decisions.
Foley & Lardner
Qualcomm had ceased its allegedly infringing activity before the reexamination certificate issued.
Womble Carlyle
On September 28, 2015, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Hi-Tech"), a Georgia corporation, brought a trademark infringement action against Dynamic Sports Nutrition, LLC d/b/a Anabolic Research ("Dynamic"), and Brian Clapp ("Clapp") (collectively Dynamic and Clapp are referred to as "Defendants").
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Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last Wednesday, an Italian consortium of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese producers and traders threatened legal action against the owners of adult video website PornHub.
Shelston IP
In the war over illegal downloads, the judgment is a big win for the downloaders and a huge setback for copyright owners.
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.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
According to the 1998 Guinness World Records, "Happy Birthday to You" is the most recognized song in the English language.
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.
Clayton Utz
The court ordered a home-owner to strip out architectural features after finding that the design had infringed copyright.
InvnTree Intellectual Property Services Pvt. Ltd.
Computer software or programs are instructions that are executed by a computer. These are in the form of source codes and object codes, which take a lot of skill, time and labor to develop them.
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.
Singh & Associates
Technology Transfer is the process by which the information or knowledge related to the technological aspects travel within the group or between the organizations or entity.
Yingke Law Firm
Patenting computer software inventions makes sense for the Chinese e-commerce industry for three reasons. First, the Chinese government wants more businesses to patent their technological innovations.
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