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The AIA Has Moved the Cheese
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The September issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to MarketTM newsletter contains an explanation of new guidelines on the treatment of color logos in the European Community, a reminder of the upcoming renewal deadline for the...more
The protection and enforceability of black and white trademarks in the European Union has been called into question. Trademark owners should review their portfolios to determine whether this change will affect their European...more
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Co-Existence Outside of the U.S. Might be Relevant to Obtaining a Permanent Injunction in U.S.
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Last week, New York attorney Douglas R. Dollinger asked the Honorable Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California to reconsider an order sanctioning Dollinger and his client to the tune of $93,365.92 in monetary...more
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On 15 April 2014, the European Trade Mark and Design Network published a Common Communication on the Common Practice of the Scope of Protection of Black and White ("B&W") Marks (the "Communication"). Four months on, we look...more
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The biggest changes to Canadian trademark law in 60 years are coming soon - most should be in force before the end of 2014.
The changes will affect everyone whose business involves branding in Canada. While all of the...more
In This Article:
- Federal Government
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward...more
The cancellation of a U.S. trademark registration on any grounds, including disparagement, does not always mean the end of enforceable rights in the mark. However, cancellation may create both legal and financial...more
In This Issue:
- Data for the Taking: Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Combat Web Scraping
- Google Glass Into Europe: A Small Step or a Giant Leap?
- Drugs and the Internet: FDA Distributes New...more
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US: Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo “astonishes” broadcasters with new legal strategy - New York-based Aereo asserts in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory license...more
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In this issue:
- Apps and Data Privacy
– New Guidelines from the German DPAs New Developments in Cybersecurity Regulation
- Refer-a-Friend Functionality on the Internet – Federal Court underpins its...more
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This decision is one of the firsts facing the issue of copyrighted...more
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