Ladas & Parry LLP

Evaluating The USPTO’s Efforts To Clean Up The U.S. Trademark Register

An ongoing issue for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been the number of trademark registrations where registrants do not actually use or intend to use their marks on all of the goods and services…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

The Designer Formerly Known As…Intellectual Property Issues Arising From Personal Names As Fashion Brands

Kate Spade, Paul Frank, Joseph Abboud, Catherine Malandrino, and Karen Millen—aside from being well-known designers, all have something else in common; they no longer own the right to use their personal names as their brands. In…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Personal Injury

“Poisonous Divisionals” Poisoned In The EPO

For the past few years there has been fear that the law on priority claims in the European Patent Office (EPO) could result in a divisional application becoming prior art against its parent if the divisional application…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Diversity In Intellectual Property

Ladas & Parry LLP would like to take this time during Black History Month and the upcoming Women’s History Month to take a look at some pioneers, both past and present, in the field of intellectual property law. We value and…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Case 168/09 Flos Spa V Semeraro Casa E Famiglia Spa

The District Court of Milan referred questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary opinion on the interrelation of the EU’s Council Directive 93/98 on the duration of copyright protection and…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Copyright Protection For Mass-Produced Articles In The United Kingdom

Prior to a recent change in the law, copyright protection in an artistic work expired after 25 years if articles embodying the work had been applied industrially (defined as making more than fifty articles). This kept the period…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

European “Intermediaries” May Be Forced To Take Active Measures Against Trademark Infringement Committed By Third Parties

Recent cases in the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales (“the English Court of Appeal”) have addressed the question of whether those who provide facilities to persons who…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Diamonds In The Rough: TTAB Refuses Registration For Repeating Pattern

In a precedential decision in In re Fantasia Distribution Inc, Serial 86185623 (September 21 2016), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that a repeating diamond design pattern appearing on an electronic hookah was…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Michael Jordan Wins Back Name In Chinese Trademark Dispute

Former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan has won back the rights to his last name in China, as written in Chinese characters. On December 8th, a Chinese high court determined that Qiaodan Sports, a sportswear company with…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Damage Award In Samsung v Apple

The Supreme Court on December 6, 2016 ruled that when considering the basis for awarding damages based on the infringer’s profits from infringing a design patent, it is not necessary to base these damages on the profit made on…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Scotus Grants Cert To Review Lexmark V. Impression

On December 2, 2016, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the en banc decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Lexmark v. Impression. The Federal Circuit held that, unlike the situation in…more
| Intellectual Property

UK To Continue Steps Towards Ratification Of Unitary Patent Convention Despite Brexit

The EU’s Unitary Patent Convention and the associated EU patent had originally been expected to come into effect in 2017. This was, however dependent on ratification of the agreement by thirteen EU countries of which three had…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Software as Patentable Subject Matter Post Alice

The issue of patent eligible subject matter under 35 USC § 101 affects many different types of inventions including those which incorporate software technology for controlling conventional machines and devices. Although the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trade Secrets: Changes In The Law On Protection Of Trade Secrets In The United States And European Union

Concerns about trade secret theft have been increasing in both the United States and Europe in recent years. Traditionally, American law disfavored trade secret protection vis à vis patenting on the basis that publication of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

The Zero Sum Game In The Cola Wars

In Royal Crown Company and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc v The Coca-Cola Company, Opposition 91178927, each party opposed the other’s trademark applications containing the term ZERO for soft drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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