Ladas & Parry LLP

United States

Contact: Matthew Asbell

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Rights of Co-Owners to License Patent Rights

It is sometimes tempting when entering into a joint research agreement to agree that both parties will jointly own any patent rights arising from the collaboration. However, unless the rights of each party are clearly set out in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

A Black Hole in the Distinctiveness Continuum for U.S. Trademark Applications

Marks that border the line that divides descriptive from generic often topple into a virtual “black hole” on the distinctiveness continuum. The owner of such a mark may be required to meet an indefinite threshold of proof to…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Significance of Disclaimers in U.S. Trademark Law

In United States trademark applications, it is not uncommon for an Examining Attorney to issue a disclaimer requirement for descriptive portions of a mark. Disclaimers have particular significance in three steps of the trademark…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Ten Key Considerations on Chinese New Trademark Law

The Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China was recently amended and went into effect on May 1, 2014, though in some cases it applies to violations that occurred prior to the effective date and continue after that time…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

European Union – New Practice on black and white and colour trade marks

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
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

10 Important Points to Note When Filing a Utility Patent Application in the United States

The inventor(s), the applicant (if not an inventor) and his or her attorney and others involved in preparation or prosecution of the application have a duty of candor in dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

TTAB’s Washington Redskins Decision: the Enforceability and Commercial Impact of Cancelled Trademarks

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 repercussions…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Summary Of The U.S. Trademark Application Process

Obtaining a trademark registration in the United States is a process consisting of several phases and takes several months to several years, depending on various factors and issues raised. We highlight below the various stages…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

The Court of Justice of the European Union Strengthens Unregistered Community Design Rights

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued its decision in Karen Millen Fashions Ltd v Dunnes Stores (C-345/13) on June 19, 2014, providing guidance on litigating unregistered Community designs and strengthening…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in the United States

The United States Patent statute provides that utility patents may be granted for the invention of any new and useful process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any new useful improvement thereof…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patents are of National Origin

Patents are Obtained Country by Country - All intellectual property professionals are aware that patents are issued, as a general rule, country by country. However, some inventors are under the misimpression that once…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

EU Unitary Patent and Patent Court

The original proposals in the 1970's for the European Patent Convention (EPC) were intended to proceed in parallel with those for a Community Patent Convention. In the end, these were never implemented as a result of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Patent Perspectives

A patent is a legal right to keep others from making, using or selling an invention. A patent does not of itself give the owner the right to use the patented invention. For example it is quite possible for someone to patent an…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Abstract idea not converted to patentable invention by performance on a computer; Must be applied in an inventive manner

In a unanimous decision on June 19, 2014 authored by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Intl. held that an abstract idea did not become patent-eligible simply by performing that idea on a computer. In…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reversion to Prior Practice on Filing Divisional Applications in the European Patent Office

In April 2010, the rules for filing divisional applications in the European Patent Office (EPO) were amended to require that in general any divisional application had to be filed within 24 months of the first official action on…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade
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Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
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  • New York
Other Countries
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  • United Kingdom
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