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Canada
Gowling WLG
On January 17, 2020, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office ("CIPO") published a new Practice Notice which significantly curtails the availability ...
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has announced that, effective January 1st, 2020, the fees for certain services associated with geographical indications
China
AFD China
With Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's signature inked on a State Council order, the Implementing Regulations of the Foreign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China came into force on January 1, 2020.
AFD China
China has been the world's largest manufacturer for nearly a decade now, with much of its manufacturing consisting of original equipment manufacturing (OEM) under contract for export.
European Union
SKW Schwarz
A dispute currently pending before the German Federal Supreme Court will determine the destiny and firepower of a few thousand collective marks, which essentially consist of an indication of...
India
Khurana and Khurana
In a recent patent pre-grant opposition matter wherein Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys...
Khurana and Khurana
India signed the agreement and subsequently amended the Patents Act of 1970, in compliance with TRIPS in 2005.
Malaysia
United Trademark & Patent Services
In Malaysia, the Trademarks Act 2019 ("the Act") has been enforced on 27th December 2019. With the passage, Malaysia will also accede to the Madrid Protocol on the same day.
Nigeria
TNP
The protection of trade marks in Nigeria has been guaranteed since 1967. Ultimately, this protection guarantees the rights of the trademark owner against unauthorized use by a third party.
Russian Federation
Gorodissky & Partners
The law (Article 1508 of the Civil Code) provides that a trademark protected in Russia based on its state registration or in accordance with an international agreement or used as a trademark, or a...
United States
Jones Day
A petition to institute an inter partes review (IPR) can only be filed on the basis of prior art consisting of patents and printed publications. But what makes a reference a "printed publication"?
Jones Day
The Federal Circuit and the patent world continue to grapple with the court's decision in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew. Since our last updates, the parties in Arthrex and other cases have continued...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Despite partly identical services and overlapping customers and channels of trade, the Board dismissed this opposition to registration of the two word+design marks shown below, for...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Recently, copyright owners suing in the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit were given a new reason...
Ropes & Gray LLP
To emphasize the issue, the Reply lists all of the newly filed appeals raising the issue for the first time.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
As we start a new decade and reflect on the changes in IP law, we've highlighted some of the top IP moments and decisions from the past 10 years.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b), limits proper venue to "the judicial district where the defendant resides, or where the defendant has committed
Worldwide
STA Law Firm
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) have never been more economically and politically important than they are today.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On January 15, 2020, the United States and China signed a Phase 1 trade agreement (the "Agreement").
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala
Earlier this month the World Intellectual Property Organization released its biennial report on the global state of innovation and intellectual property.
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