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Moeller IP Advisors
In October 2016, the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services entered an agreement with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry...
Shelston IP
These cases show the importance of structuring IP ownership at the outset, and considering future infringement claims.
Holman Webb
This decision provides some insights into the wording of the Act, and the obligations imposed on the affected parties.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Chief among these changes is that colour will now be registrable as a feature of the design in combination with other design features.
Torkin Manes LLP
Not all space battles these days are being fought on the big screens. If you have already seen Rogue One and are looking for more space action, there is currently an ongoing pitched legal battle between . . .
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The patent relates to the use of compositions that release methylphenidate in a "sustained-ascending dose over time."
Hylands Law Firm
While the United States grants trademark rights generally upon the first party to use a trademark in commerce, China adopts the First-to-File doctrine, which means it grants trademark rights to the party that first applies to register the trademark.
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
On December 8, 2016, the Supreme People's Court of China (the "Supreme Court") ruled on the disputes between the retrial petitioner (the plaintiff in the first instance)...
Yulchon LLC
Global marketing efforts by multinational enterprises on the global sports items market have rarely been as active as lately.
Yulchon LLC
Plaintiff, an owner of a red bean bread bakery, created a unique atmosphere in its store by differentiating various elements therein from other stores, such as its trademark, exterior sign, and store layout.
Yulchon LLC
On August 18, 2016, the government preliminarily announced its amendments to the Invention Promotion Act.
Moroğlu Arseven
Comprehensive changes have been introduced to Turkey's Intellectual and Industrial Property regime.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The TTAB recently held that trademark applicants may rely on the "family of marks" doctrine to prove acquired distinctiveness for descriptive marks, but that LC Trademarks, Inc. had failed to...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In particular, it found that harm to Finjan's licensees did not create irreparable harm to Finjan or justify Finjan's request for a preliminary injunction.
Butler Snow LLP
Thanks to recent decisions by the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals, tech companies will remain protected from liability for some of their users' uploaded content under the DMCA...
Brinks Gilson & Lione
The maker of "My Other Bag" tote bags received its hoped-for holiday gift in late December when the Second Circuit affirmed the district court's earlier grant of a summary judgment...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Standing to sue for patent infringement requires that the plaintiff have valid legal title in the asserted patents at the time of filing suit.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
New rules for the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB") go into effect on January 14, 2017, aiming to provide more efficiency and streamlining of inter partes...
If you are a regular reader of TSW, you know we have been monitoring developments relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Supreme Court found that damages for infringing a design patent on features of a smartphone can be based on profits from the components with the infringed designs...
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Pointon Partners
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Herrick, Feinstein LLP
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R&P China Lawyers
If another has registered the trademark, the foreign brand owner may face a number of challenges when selling in China.
Moeller IP Advisors
The Regional Director of Customs, Ricardo Aceituno reported on November 7, 2016, a container with fake sneakers was detected in Iquique, Chile.
Fox Rothschild LLP
One of the major benefits of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is that website owners can gain the protection of the DMCA's safe harbor provisions by registering a DMCA agent with the U.S. Copyright Office.
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