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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
After five years of anticipation, sweeping changes to Canada's trademark law will finally come into force on June 17, 2019
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Dans l'affaire La Compagnie de chemins de fer nationaux du Canada c. BNSF Railway Company[1], le juge Locke confirme la nécessité d'invoquer des faits matériels
DeHeng Law Offices
Gorodissky & Partners
The issue of well-known trademarks is paid great attention to in the world. It is evidenced by inclusion of the specific provisions on the protection of well-known trademarks
Gün + Partners
In 2017, both the Industrial Property Code No. 6769 (the IPC) and the Regulation on the Implementation of the IPC
Haseltine Lake LLP
Can a new referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal finally settle whether plants and animals exclusively obtained by means of an essentially biological process are patentable at the EPO?
Haseltine Lake LLP
The first question is attempting to establish whether a simulation, by itself, can ever provide a technical effect.
Haseltine Lake LLP
At the end of 2018, the case returned to the Court of Appeal for round two.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has denied a Petitioner's request for institution of inter partes review (IPR) of claims that were added during ex parte reexamination because it found the IPR petitions were time-barred under § 315(b).
Hogan Lovells
In Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, 587 U.S. ___ (2019), the Supreme Court held that a debtor's rejection of a trademark license does not eliminate the licensee's
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
As discussed in the briefs courts should properly weigh the evidence of commercial success as well as other evidence.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In June 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Sandoz v. Amgen—the first lawsuit brought under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Supplemental Examination is a tool created by the America Invents Act ("AIA") that, according to the legislative history
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Quest Integrity USA, LLC v. Cokebusters USA Inc., No. 2017-2423 (Fed. Cir. May 21, 2019), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgement invalidating three claims
Duane Morris LLP
New legislation enacted in May 2019 will make noncompetes harder to enforce in Washington state and Oregon.
Foley & Lardner
The PTAB helpfully provides statistical data on the outcomes of AIA post-grant proceedings, including IPRs, CBMs, and PGRs. Current and historical statistics are available here.
Fisher Phillips LLP
In 2016, the White House issued a report that expressed a call to action for noncompetition reform at the state legislative level throughout our nation. Since then, many states have tinkered
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
A recent decision by the Federal Circuit confirmed the ability of patent licensors to use forum-selection clauses to have licensees contractually waive
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On May 2, 2019, the United States Trademark Office issued new Examination Guidelines for goods and services associated with cannabis and cannabis-derived products and services legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Radio great Paul Harvey would always leave listeners hanging during his broadcast, then return from a commercial with "the rest of the story".
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The 2018 California legislative session was another busy year with numerous employment-related bill signed into law.
Cooley LLP
As 2019 kicks off, the Cooley antitrust group highlights 10 recent developments and trends corporate counsel should be aware of – from the US Supreme Court and lower courts, the DoJ and FTC ...
Bennett Jones LLP
After 13 months of negotiations, the United States, Mexico and Canada have concluded the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The demand for branded goods in Africa is growing and, as such, the instances of infringing and counterfeit goods are on the rise. The various intellectual property (IP)
Partners Carl Hittinger and Jeffry Duffy authored an article published by The Legal Intelligencer on July 27, 2018.
Minden Gross LLP
This afternoon, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario ("AGCO") released its rules for its Cannabis Retail Store Licensing Expression of Interest Lottery (the "Lottery").
Khurana and Khurana
CIPA conference was organized at ITC Maurya in New Delhi on 15th November, 2018. The conference related to the Intellectual Property Rights and promoted IP practices in United Kingdom (UK),
Haseltine Lake LLP
Following the recent referral to the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal, the EPO has issued a notice indicating that all pending proceedings before the examination and opposition divisions at the EPO
AFD China
As a result of the restructuring plan approved by the 13th National People's Congress, China's top IP administration was renamed from State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) to China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on August 29, 2018.
Marks & Clerk
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