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O'Neal Webster
An applicant who has filed separate applications for the registration of a trademark has the option of filing an application for those applications to be merged into a single application.
Canada
KISCH IP
On 30 October 2019, Bill C-43 – Economic Action Plan 2014, Act No. 2, came into force in Canada. This resulted in changes to Canada's Patent Act and Patent Rules.
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala
On 17 January 2020, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (the "CIPO") indicated that it will now be necessary for an Applicant to demonstrate exceptional...
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are poised to further disrupt a wide-ranging span of industries, not least of which includes medical care and research.
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
France
Regimbeau
Its primary objective is to improve the growth of small and medium-sized French businesses.
Germany
SKW Schwarz
At the end of April 2019, the new Trade Secret Protection Act implementing the corresponding European Directive (2016/943) came into force, which contains both civil claims and criminal ...
India
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Aggrieved by the aforesaid, the Petitioner approached the High Court of Delhi.
South Africa
KISCH IP
Once trade mark applications are filed, they are examined by the Registrar about eight to ten months from date of application.
KISCH IP
Often in this day and age we spend so much time checking, double checking and then triple checking everything that we intend to post on social media.
Adams & Adams
At the recent meeting of the ARIPO Administrative Council, held in Liberia between 18 and 20 November 2019, a number of amendments to the Banjul and Harare Protocols were adopted and...
Turkey
Gun + Partners
In its judgement of 12 September 2019, the European Union Court of Justice ("CJEU") held that the applicant was acting in bad faith when he filed the...
UK
Marks & Clerk
With the Conservative Party having won a definitive majority in the December 2019 general election, and the EU Withdrawal Bill having been passed by the UK Parliament, the UK will now formally
Herbert Smith Freehills
CJEU's AG in Santen referral (C-673/18) invites the Court to make a clear choice between reversing Neurim (main proposal) or extending the interpretation of the concept of ‘product'
United States
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
With 2019 in the rear-view mirror and 2020 in full swing, we take a moment to reflect on what posts rose to the top during 2019. Here is a listing of the Prosecution First's top five posts in 2019:
BakerHostetler
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently posted the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) statistics for...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Back in August, I pointed out that district courts continue to grapple with whether or not physical products described by prior art publications of an earlier Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB)...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Chief Judge Rogers has announced that two new Administrative Trademark Judges have been appointed to serve on the Trademark ...
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...
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