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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
2017 has been a banner year for IP litigation in Canada.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On September 12, 2017, the Federal Court issued its decision in Lainco Inc v Commission Scolaire Des Bois-Francs et al, 2017 CF 825...
Gowling WLG
In a series of articles devoted to trade secrets, Gowling WLG professionals share their knowledge to help you understand and manage trade secrets to use them as tools for competitiveness.
Torys LLP
The finalized Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations (CSP Regulations) were published in Canada Gazette, Part II on September 7 and will come into force on September 21.
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
In patent prosecution, reexamination or invalidation proceedings, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) or the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) undertakes examinations and informs the applicant...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Recently in the twin cases of Registrar of Trade Marks vs Kapoor Saws Manufacturing Co & Ors ; and Registrar of Trade Marks vs Sonik Industries & Ors, the Registrar of Trademarks was issued a summons...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Recently, the Delhi High Court in the case of Neetu Singh vs. Rajiv Saumitra, while revisiting Section 17 of the Copyright Act, 1957, granted an interm injunction to Neetu Singh...
Khurana and Khurana
From the days of adjusting television antennas to carrying ' ' the world in our pockets via mobile devices, India has witnessed a breath taking evolution of consumer electronics, and...
Clarke, Modet & Co
Tras la promulgación del nuevo Reglamento (UE) n.º 2015/2424 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo por el que se modifica el Reglamento sobre la marca comunitaria se iniciaron el 26 de marzo de 2016...
Marks & Clerk
On 7 September, the EC published a position paper on intellectual property rights (including geographical indications), setting out how the transition of the UK leaving the EU should take place ...
Womble Carlyle
Owners of federal trademark registrations and applications have been continuously targeted by scam artists who pull owner names from the USPTO database and contact these owners offering...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In a case of first impression, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the "TTAB") decided that a licensee...
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Joe Matal, interim director of the Patent Office, addressed the IPO's 45th Annual Meeting on September 19, 2017, in San Francisco.
I like to think of myself as pretty open-minded when it comes to music — I like classical and classic rock; blues and bluegrass; opera and opry. In an attempt to further broaden my musical horizons...
Jones Day
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has released AIA trial filing and disposition numbers for July 2017.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board sustained this Section 2(d) opposition, finding applicant's mark SUNDICATORS likely to cause confusion with opposer's mark SUN/DICATORS...
Foley Hoag LLP
In celebration of the Intellectual Property Owners Association's Annual Meeting, currently underway in San Francisco, we offer a brief tour through some GOLDEN GATE-themed trademarks.
The availability of forums for third parties to contest the validity of patents is crucial for a strong patent system.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here are three Section 2(d) appeals decided two days ago. Third-party use and registration evidence played a significant role in each case.
Butler Snow LLP
The great Bobby Jones, himself a lawyer, once said that "Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course … the space between your ears."
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Am Badar & Partners
Domain name is an internet address of the country organizer, person, business entity, and/or society which can be used in communication through internet, which is a code or character composition...
McCullough Robertson
Multinational retail giant Abercrombie and Fitch has trade marked the Australian place name 'Bondi Beach' in the US.
K&L Gates
Long gone are the days where the first registration of your child's name was on their birth certificate.
Shelston IP
The Patent Office may have an opportunity to reconsider patent eligibility of cDNA with consistent examination practice.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
This illustrates how innovation patent proceedings can turn on narrow issues of construction and technical distinctions.
These are steps to take if you believe your trademark, a sign to distinguish your goods or services, has been infringed.
Shelston IP
The outcome of consultation with the sector will not be known for some time and progress will be monitored with interest.
If you sell or promote goods or services in another country, then you should register a trademark in that country.
Holman Webb
The trademark dispute between CROSSFIT and BOSSFIT is a good lesson on the limitations of a trade mark registration.
Trademark registration of your business name is a relatively inexpensive and effective way to achieve protection.
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