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On 13 June 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that certain patent claims owned by US biotech company Myriad Genetics are invalid as products of nature.
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Comoros has become the 17th African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) member state.
An increasing number of clients are receiving solicitations encouraging them to submit payment for trademark services.
Bird & Bird has confirmed the arrival of Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) franchising partner Mark Abell in the newly-created position of head of franchising, licensing and multi-channel strategies, after months of wrangling over the appointment.
The Supreme Court has ruled on crucial issues concerning the position of a former employee in receipt of a company’s confidential information.
President Obama has announced a new initiative aimed at curbing patent infringement suits by ‘patent trolls’ who generate revenue through extortionate litigation.
The CJEU has ruled that brand owners can establish ‘genuine use’ of a registered trademark when that use derives from a different composite trademark.
The UKIPO has rejected an application by Chanel to register JERSEY for skincare products, soaps, perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries.
The claimants in this case were Greek yogurt manufacturer FAGE and its UK distributor. FAGE had been making Greek yogurt in Greece and selling it in the UK for 30 years.
A company has restarted use of a device that had been used by another company that had closed its operations more than 40 years earlier.
The General Court has upheld a decision that there is a likelihood of confusion between the applicant’s ‘Caffè KIMBO’ mark and the earlier well-known unregistered Spanish ‘BIMBO’ word mark.
The English High Court has ruled in the latest round of a long-running international dispute between Aveda and Dabur over Dabur’s use of the brand UVEDA.
The General Court has upheld the Board of Appeal decision that there is a likelihood of confusion between the applicant’s figurative ‘Snickers’ mark and the earlier Italian word mark ‘KICKERS’.
In a recent case involving the efficacy of a tax scheme, the First-tier Tribunal found a series of unregistered trademark assignments were ineffective.
News Group launched a Sunday edition of its Monday–Saturday tabloid The Sun in February 2012, under a new masthead.
Hogan Lovells has been recommended by the Legal 500 US 2013 edition in 35 practice areas, including seven rankings in the Tier-1 category.
The UK IPO has launched its ‘technical review’ consultation on the drafting of three new exceptions to copyright infringement: private copying, parody and quotation.
A recent Supreme Court decision highlights the very real problems facing businesses seeking to protect their know-how in the marketplace.
On 22 April 2013, the SPC released its annual press release regarding the judicial protection of intellectual property and model cases of 2012.
The White House has announced several executive orders and legislative proposals aimed at curbing frivolous patent litigation.