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The Government used the song at citizenship ceremonies so the Copyright Tribunal fixed a price for the use of the work.
Goudreau Gage Dubuc
La Cour du Québec s'est récemment penchée sur l'application de la Charte de la langue française (la « Charte ») dans l'affaire Boulangerie Maxie's.
Goudreau Gage Dubuc
The Court of Québec has recently examined the application of the Charter of the French Language (the "Charter") in the case of Boulangerie Maxie's.
Orrick
Since the Supreme Court decided Alice, district courts have increasingly invalidated patent claims directed to the use of general computers to implement "abstract" ideas.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
If you are using a name, word or symbol to sell goods or services, you have a protectable mark.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On March 24, 2015, in a trademark dispute, the United States Supreme Court determined that "likelihood of confusion for purposes of registration [of a trademark] is the same standard as likelihood of confusion for purposes of infringement."
Proskauer Rose LLP
Yesterday the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. et al., holding that likelihood of confusion determinations by the TTAB may have preclusive effect in infringement litigation.
Proskauer Rose LLP
A patent defendant specializing in "virtual" database systems recently learned how real its burden is when seeking to transfer out of the District of Massachusetts.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court held that courts should give preclusive effect to administrative decisions issued by the TTAB in trademark matters if the ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met.
Mayer Brown
The US Supreme Court’s March 24, 2015, ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc. will almost certainly change the use and importance of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, but there are many open questions about how significant the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision will be.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
That was the spirit of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision in In re Newbridge Cutlery Co., involving the trademark application NEWBRIDGE HOME for silverware, jewelry, and kitchen goods.
Mayer Brown
The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created procedural vehicles for new market participants, such as investment firms, to challenge patents.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
The parties haven't seen the last of each other yet! The Eighth Circuit must decide whether issue preclusion applies in this case.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Eidos appealed from the district court’s ruling that independent claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,879,958 was invalid as indefinite.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Commentators on the Suprema case had mentioned the possibility of using allegations of unfair competition and unfair acts as a possible way of working around the Suprema decision's bar on claims of induced infringement.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Filing an appeal brief with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) can be an effective way to advance prosecution and secure allowable claims.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
As discussed in the concurrent article, prior to the Supreme Court's decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, Inc. the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit declined to give deference to district court judges' findings of subsidiary facts.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The United States Supreme Court decided in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. that the Federal Circuit must review all subsidiary factual findings in patent litigation claim construction proceedings that are on appeal for clear error.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The United States Supreme Court decided in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. that the Federal Circuit must review all subsidiary factual findings in patent litigation claim construction proceedings that are on appeal for clear error.
Foley Hoag LLP
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, which in Boston means loads of Kelly green, a famously-litigated parade, and a huge spike in the consumption of Guinness.
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Stites & Harbison PLLC
United States' lovers of authentic, original British Cadbury chocolate will have to book a flight to the UK to enjoy the cherished confection.
McDermott Will & Emery
Key points about the America Invents Act that inventors need to know include: how to navigate the first-to-file system, a new definition of prior art.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
In the past year, a number of major financial institutions have been hit not just once, but twice by federal and state regulators for follow-on regulatory violations, including financial sanctions issues.
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.
King & Wood Mallesons
Qualcomm's dominant position and abusive conducts were considered to be violating the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML).
Shelston IP
In 2013, the Federal Court has provided useful guidance on some key aspects of trade mark infringement and protection.
LexOrbis
In India, after the neem patent controversy, the need to protect the traditional knowledge of India has gained importance.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
United States’ lovers of authentic, original British Cadbury chocolate will have to book a flight to the UK to enjoy the cherished confection.
Lall & Sethi Advocates
The story continues……… those who have been reading our past newsletters will understand that in the patent landscape our focus has been pharmaceuticals
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