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Gowling WLG
On Sunday 29 May 2016, Bahrain became the second country to bring the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Trade Marks Law (the TM law) into effect.
Field LLP
A word that clearly describes a particular product or service cannot function as a trademark for that product or service. The Trademarks Act phrases this idea in a more formal way...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In recent years, we have received countless enquiries from clients worried about an email they received about a company trying to register their mark as a domain name or keyword, usually in China or Hong Kong.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Federal Court granted a motion to dismiss an application under s. 6(5)(b) of the PM(NOC) Regulations on the basis that the second person would not infringe the patent.
Cayman Islands Government
CIIPO is a unit under the General Registry department.
Beijing East IP Law Firm
Article 27 applies, in adjudication of a patent dispute, a procedural remedy against obstruction of production of evidence in civil procedure.
Cassels Brock
Businesses who have protected their brands in the United Kingdom solely through the European Trademark system, may be wondering what will happen to their trademark protection in the United Kingdom should the vote be for a "Brexit".
Taylor Wessing
The UPC and the European patent with unitary effect will introduce the most radical changes to patent litigation in Europe for forty years.
The new law on geographical indications and designations of origin entered into force in Kosovo on January 27, 2016.
Marks & Clerk
Following the Supreme Court's ruling in PMS International v Magmatic, the UK IPO has issued a designs practice notice which highlights useful steps applicants can take to maximise the protection of their designs.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
17 U.S.C. Section 505 has long dictated that District Courts "may...award a reasonable attorneys' fees to the prevailing party....".
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The patent law permits patent holders to potentially recover "treble" (i.e. triple) damages in cases of patent infringement.
Foley Hoag LLP
Although the focus of IPR and other PTAB trials is on the validity of patents, parties cannot reflexively rely on the safeguards of FRE 408 for licensing and settlement negotiations...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The "Internet-of-Things" (IoT), sometimes known as the "intelligence of things," is a network of interconnected physical objects, each embedded with sensors that collect and upload data to the internet for analysis or control.
The Supreme Court on June 16 issued a unanimous ruling clarifying the test for awarding attorneys' fees to successful copyright litigants.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Section 505 of the Copyright Act allows attorney's fees to be awarded to the prevailing party, and the Supreme Court, in Fogarty v. Fantasy, Inc., 510 U.S. 517 (1994), created a list of factors that should be considered...
Poyner Spruill LLP
On May 11, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Effective immediately, the DTSA establishes a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's refusal to register the stylized mark CHURRASCOS for bar and restaurant services based on genericness.
In Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, twin brothers are separated at birth and reunited under amusing and confused circumstances many years later.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Information that is technical and valuable may be property called a "trade secret". The proprietary protection only lasts as long as the secret is treated as such by the owner and remains as a secret.
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Barreda Moller
Copyright has traditionally granted in favor of its owner an exclusive right –be it understood as monopoly- to the patrimonial exploitation of the intellectual creations...
McDermott Will & Emery
The patents-in-suit cover code division multiple access (CDMA) protocols, a method of sharing cell phone base stations among multiple users that saw widespread adoption across the United States.
InvnTree Intellectual Property Services Pvt. Ltd.
The Indian Patents Rules, 2003 has been amended by way of Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recently, Canada has concluded negotiations on two international treaties whose terms will have an effect on patent rights for patentees in Canada.
Foley & Lardner
We have reviewed a sub-group of 111 IPRs filed by generic drug companies against pharmaceutical patents to assess outcomes and trends.
Davis & Gilbert
President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016 signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which provides a federal private right of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets.
With the ninth Contracting State having ratified the EU Unified Patent Court Agreement, the commencement of the Unified Patent Court is approaching.
This will be the most difficult challenge for the implementation of the TPP, as domestic law is nearly silent on regulatory data protection.
Vaish Associates Advocates
Indian copyright law is at parity with the international standards as contained in TRIPS.
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