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The Government distanced itself from the Report, so it is unclear whether the recommendations will ever be implemented.
Davis LLP
The Superior Court of Québec granted a declaratory judgment that maintains the status quo of the well-known trade-mark exception for public signs.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
For any business in the Province of Québec, the way in which they operate are profoundly affected by the enduring linguistic restrictions imposed.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A plaintiff in this patent infringement suit is the inventor of Canadian Patent No. 2,779,882, a patent that claims a compact garden hose that expands.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
L’« utilisation » est un pilier central de la Loi sur les marques de commerce.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Patent trolls, alternatively known as non-practising entities (NPEs) or patent monetizers, have been dominating discussion relating to patent reform for quite some time.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 27 March 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") responded to a preliminary question of the Austrian Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof) on the interpretation of Article 8(3) of Directive 2001/29/EC of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (the "Directive").
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
In February 2014, the European Parliament voted on the revision of the European trademark system as proposed by the European Commission in March 2013.
Strachan Partners
It is the norm and custom in Nigeria that people are seen in the streets; young and old, male and female street hawking various personal goods ranging from books, wrist watches, toys, etc, in an effort to earn a living.
Anderson Strathern LLP
The Law Commission published their report on the law of groundless threats of infringement proceedings for patents, trade marks and design rights.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Major movie studios and record labels are suing Megaupload for copyright infringement.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
You may have noticed a "very unusual kind of egg" in your grocery store. It is only available between New Year’s Day and Easter. It is wrapped in colorful foil.
Foley & Lardner
In Hoffman-LaRoche v Apotex, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment that two Roche Boniva patents are invalid as obvious.
Foley Hoag LLP
Tax day presents several interesting questions for copyright holders.
Fenwick & West LLP
"Oh, he wants to do a selfie," President Barack Obama observed with amusement before gamely posing with Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Middle Louisiana Federal District Court faced a conflict between trademark protection and the First Amendment’s protection of political advocacy.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Sterling Jewelers Inc. v. Romance & Co., the Board addressed the evidentiary requirements for making a registration properly of record.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The International Trade Commission released an opinion in "Digital Models", which has reaffirmed the Commission’s jurisdiction over electronic transmissions.
Foley & Lardner
The USPTO proposed attributable ownership rules would require the public disclosure of the "attributable owner" of patent applications and patents.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A federally registered trademark is a valuable asset for your business and should be properly cared for.
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After seven years and three previous attempts at amending the Copyright Act, Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act ("Bill C-11") was finally proclaimed into force on November 7, 2012.
Singh & Associates
In today’s intellectual era, India has shown a considerable growth in its research and development.
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.
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".
Recently the Indian Patent Office published the Indian Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2014 which have come effective from Friday, 28th of February, 2014.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, Taco Bell released a TV commercial featuring real men named Ronald McDonald enjoying Taco Bell’s new breakfast items.
Singh & Associates
India has been following a very strict IP policy which is evident from its recent decision in Novartis case.
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.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that the purpose of Facebook is "to make the world more open and connected," and indeed Facebook, other social media outlets and the Internet in general have brought worldwide openness and connection-through-sharing to levels unparalleled at any point in history.
Trade secrets, just as other intellectual property rights, can be extremely valuable to a company’s growth and sometimes even critical for its survival.
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