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Clark Wilson LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office ("CIPO") recently amended three Practice Notices and a Guidance Document related to applications and registrations for trademarks in Canada. These amendments
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court considers a ground of opposition based on lack of distinctiveness and reviews what evidence is necessary to support such a ground.
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala
New Patent Rules have come into force in Canada, marking the completion of Canada's long journey to modernize its patent legislative regime.
European Union
Fenwick & West LLP
In 2019, the Council of the European Union's Committee of Permanent Representatives approved a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Its primary objective is to improve the growth of small and medium-sized French businesses.
Khurana and Khurana
Intellectual Property Rights, in the simplest of terms, refer to rights over creation of the mind. In a world where knowledge economies are on the rise, ...
Grup Ofis Marka Patent A.S.
There are two ways to file a trademark application in Turkey. One is the application made through national way and the other one is the application is made through international ways.
J A Kemp LLP
2019 has been another busy year for the EPO Boards of Appeal covering computer-implemented inventions, although the most significant case has not reached a conclusion.
United States
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Inc., et al., in which the Court is poised to resolve a circuit split on whether willfulness...
Foley & Lardner
To wrap up 2019 and usher in 2020 for practitioners who handle Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) matters, Foley partners Jeanne Gills...
Winston & Strawn LLP
In Packaging Corp. v. Patrick Croner, the Northern District of Illinois recently denied a plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction and dismissed the plaintiff's trade secret claims...
Dennemeyer Group
We admit it, Intellectual Property law is usually pretty dry.
Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation
Enigma Software and Malwarebytes develop and sell computer security software nationwide and are direct competitors.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The first USPTO Patent Quality Chat will be on February 19th at noon, ET and is entitled "Application Readiness: Assessing Incoming Applications." A link can be found here.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
A divided Board panel affirmed two refusals to register the standard character mark DENIM & CO. for various clothing items made of ...
Fenwick & West LLP
The Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act (SUCCESS Act) of 2018 tasked the Director of the U.S. Patent Office with preparing a report that identifies publicly available data
Fenwick & West LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon determine whether combining a generic term with a generic top-level domain (gTLD) such as .com can ever be a protectable trademark.
Fenwick & West LLP
On October 22, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, which would provide an alternative dispute resolution program for lower-value copyright infringement claims.
Fenwick & West LLP
In June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Food Marketing Institute. v. Argus Leader Media.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
There have been several recent developments concerning "bad faith'" and it seems just a matter of time before we face this issue in Canada.
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