Mondaq Europe: Intellectual Property
Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC
Trademarks are all around us! Not all of us, however, understand their legal and commercial contextand their very high importance, especially in protecting the goodwill of a business.
Mamo TCV Advocates
Some readers may be familiar with the 2011 case filed by Mr. Louboutin against fashion giants Yves Saint Laurent over the former's US trademark registration for his famous red sole.
Gowling WLG
The UK Supreme Court has returned its long-awaited judgment in the Richemont litigation, holding that brand owners must indemnify internet service providers for the costs of implementing internet ...
Gowling WLG
Patent and intellectual property laws are essential to enabling organisations to be able to gain protection for the innovations that they develop.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
It seems not only companies but also many Member States were so busy preparing for the GDPR that they lost sight of the Trade Secrets Directive that should have been transposed into national laws by June 9.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Recently published data shows that Haseltine Lake has seen a year-on-year increase of more than 25% on EU trade mark filings and a 50% increase on UK filings.
Dennemeyer Group
The validation of European patents can be very expensive.
Haseltine Lake LLP
To mark our 40 years in Europe, we interviewed our colleague, Sandeep Basra from our Munich office, to find out what patent attorneys get up to…
LCA Studio Legale
What is the relevant trade mark authority in your jurisdiction? The relevant trade mark authority in Italy is the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi – UIBM).
Dennemeyer Group
Nomen est omen: living up to their name, trade secrets have long played a somewhat shadowy existence if compared to their counter fellows in Intellectual Property, especially the mighty patents.
Bird & Bird
The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw decided that the shape of a yogurt package should not be granted trademark protection as it is a purely technical feature and its dual container has a functional significance only.
Gorodissky & Partners
A licence agreement in Russia is one of the contractual forms of intellectual property rights disposal. According to article 1235(1) of the Russian Civil Code, under the licence agreement ...
Gorodissky & Partners
'Black Friday' is the name of the day that follows Thanksgiving in the United States.
Clarke, Modet & Co
La propiedad intelectual, clave en el éxito de un proyecto tecnológico
Clarke, Modet & Co
El pasado viernes 1 de junio, en pleno debate de moción de censura que culminó con un cambio de gobierno en España, se publicó en el BOE el proyecto de ley de protección de secretos empresariales, ...
Clarke, Modet & Co
La Unión europea abrió una consulta pública a finales de 2017 para modificar la regulación de la propiedad intelectual de los medicamentos.
Moroğlu Arseven
The Industrial Property Law ("IP Law") introduced consent letters to Turkish trademark law in January 2017, a mechanism which practitioners had waited a long time for.
Internet service providers ("ISPs") should not pay the costs of implementing website blocking orders in relation to trade mark infringements, the Supreme Court ...
Arnold & Porter
In today's judgment, the UK Supreme Court held that rights-holders should bear the costs of implementing website blocking injunctions to prevent IP infringement.
Here are some tips concerning how to pick the right trade marks and ensure they are adequately protected.
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Abel & Imray
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STA Law Firm
The Unified Patent Court (Immunities and the Privileges) Order made on 8 February 2018 is recently making a lot of clatter in the European Union.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
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Gowling WLG
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Gowling WLG
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