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Australia
Spruson & Ferguson
Registered designs in your IP portfolio could challenge a counterfeiter who may simply produce an imitation product.
Canada
Smart & Biggar
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has launched a pilot program to provide accelerated examination of Canadian patent applications.
Smart & Biggar
In a recent decision of Canada's Federal Court illustrates the danger of adopting a mark or name "inspired" by a famous or well-known brand, even when confusion is unlikely.
China
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
2017年3月1日施行的《最高人民法院关于审理商标授权确权行政案件若干问题的规定》(下称《授权确权规定》)第二条规定:人民法院对商标授੓
Ropes & Gray LLP
On July 3, 2020, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress published the second draft amendment to the Patent Law (the "Second Draft Amendment"), soliciting public...
Kangxin
The subject of appearance design patentability and infringement determination has always been an issue in the industry. Different subjects represent different views of judgment, which could lead to...
Kangxin
The Chinese Patent Law was enacted in 1984. In 1984, we could neither predict today's development of science and technology, nor could we predict that artificial intelligent software might...
Kangxin
中国商標局は、2020年6月に評審法務通信2020年第1号を公示し、2019年度の商標審査に対する行政訴訟の結果を分析して評価しているので、ご紹介いӖ
IPO Pang Xingpu
On May 28, 2020, the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China (the Country) was adopted at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature.
Kangxin
The Trademark Office now accepts two ways for filing new trademark applications, namely online filing and paper filing.
Kangxin
5月1日から実施されている新「証拠規定」の知的財産権訴訟に対する影響
Cyprus
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
We have recently seen two of the biggest global brands bringing about arguably some small changes but with enormous effect. Volkswagen appears to have distanced the two letters ...
India
Khurana and Khurana
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are the intangible assets created by the human mind. The governments have taken immense steps by creating legal frameworks...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B. V., No. 19-46 (U.S. Jun. 30, 2020) opined on whether the addition of the generic top-level domain...
Khurana and Khurana
In a suit for trademark infringement filed by the religious organisation, ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), The Bombay High Court declared that "ISCKON"...
Japan
Shiga International Patent Office
It is known that IP rights are used to challenge competitors so as to keep them in check or for the monopolizing technologies.
Shiga International Patent Office
Although the coronavirus pandemic seems to have eased in some countries, it does not allow us to have an optimistic view toward resurgence of infection cases.
Russian Federation
Gorodissky & Partners
The customs initiated an administrative court case at the Commercial Court of St Petersburg against Foreign Brands, a Russian company that imported goods labelled with a trademark "Dr Pepper Est. 1885
South Africa
Adams & Adams
We previously reported (here) on the initial decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to uphold legislation in Australia which implemented mandatory plain packaging in relation to...
Adams & Adams
Although the Madrid system functions very well in most countries outside of Africa where IP laws are at similar stages of development and IP Offices utilize advanced technologies and maintain...
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