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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

Trademark Opposition In Mexico Entered Into Effect On August 30, 2016

Amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law introducing an opposition system for trademarks will enter into effect on August 30, 2016…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

India’s New National Intellectual Property Rights Policy

On May 12, 2016 India published its National Intellectual Property Rights Policy (National IPR Policy) to raise awareness about the importance of IPR’s as a tool for financial and economic advancement. The mission of the…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Saves 10k Patents By Reversing District Court Decision In Immersion Corp V HTC

On Tuesday, June 22, in the case of Immersion Corporation v. HTC, The Federal Circuit on appeal reversed a decision by the Delaware district court, which had held a patent granted on a continuation application to be invalid…more
| Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Sweet Sounds Of Victory: Vimeo Llc Wins Appeal In Music Copyright Infringement Case

On June 16, 2016 Vimeo LLC heared the sweet sounds of victory as it won its appeal in a music copyright infringement case (Capitol Records LLC v. Vimeo LLC ) filed in 2009, that centered on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Famous Empire State Building Trademark At The Heart Of An Opposition Case

The Empire State Building has been in the heart of New York City since 1931 and was recently at the heart of a beer logo in a case heard before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). In the recent case of ESRT Empire…more
| Intellectual Property

Kuwait Now 149th Member Of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Kuwait has officially joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) becoming it’s 149th member. The PCT supports applicants in pursuing patent protection in multiple jurisdictions for their inventions…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

The Effect of The Brexit (UK Departure from EU) on IP Rights

In a June 23, 2016 referendum, the combined electorates of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar voted in favor of the United Kingdom, and consequently Gibraltar, leaving the European Union (EU). According to Article 50 of the…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Supreme Court In Kirstaeng V Wiley: Objective Reasonableness Not Controlling For Attorney Fees

The case of Kirstaeng v. Wiley hit the headlines in 2013 when the Supreme Court held that importation and sale in the United States of books bought from the copyright owner in Thailand was not an infringement of copyright, even…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Halo V Pulse: High Court Relaxes Standard For Enhanced Patent Damages

On June 13, 2016 Chief Justice Roberts delivered a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Halo v. Pulse on the question of when enhanced damages can be awarded for patent infringement. This decision reversed an…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Cuozzo V. Lee: Supreme Court Affirmed That Claims Should Be Given Their Broadest Reasonable Interpretation In Inter Partes Review

On June 20th, in Cuozzo v. Lee, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit holding that claims should be given their broadest reasonable interpretation in inter partes review proceedings…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

If The UK Votes To Brexit (Depart From The EU), How Will Your IP Rights Be Affected?

On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar will vote in a referendum to remain in or leave the European Union (EU). If the UK votes to leave, according to Article 50 of the European Union Treaty, the United…more
| Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Revised Standard Protective Order Of The TTAB Now In Effect

As of June 24, 2016, a revised Standard Protective Order of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) will become effective in relation to pending TTAB inter partes proceedings (some exceptions will apply) and all new Board…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Fighting Over “Nothing”: The Trademark Battle Over Zero

Several big beverage makers recently took each other on in a consolidated proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In the case of Royal Crown Company…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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Contact: Matthew Asbell

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