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Germany: New rules on recovery of criminal proceeds affect enforcement of IP rights

by Hogan Lovells on

On 23 March 2017, the German Parliament passed new rules on criminal law measures for recovery of criminal proceeds. In the future, enforcement of financial claims against criminal offenders will be widely handled by the...more

President Trump Issues Two Executive Orders on Trade and Customs Enforcement, and Trade Deficits

On March 31, President Trump signed two Executive Orders (EOs) that address trade. The first EO addresses increased enforcement of U.S. trade and customs laws and specifically calls for plans and strategies to combat the...more

Lettre d’actualité IPMT: #14 - March 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Brevets - Déclaration de non-contrefaçon et compétence territoriale du juge français - Le Tribunal de grande instance de Paris est compétent pour connaître d'une action en déclaration de non-contrefaçon des...more

Stopping The Sale of Gray-Market Medical Devices

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

On November 3, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit approved an injunction against about 200 importers and sellers preventing them from importing and selling gray market blood-glucose test strips. The case was...more

EU Customs Developments - August - October 2016

by White & Case LLP on

EU Customs Policy - Council Conclusions on the Union Customs Code - The EU Council has adopted and published Conclusions on follow-up of the Union Customs Code (UCC). These Conclusions recognise the entry into force...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2016

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pilot Program for Streamlining Awards for Innovative Technology Projects - DOD is proposing to amend the DFARS to implement Section 873 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal...more

6 Unique Challenges for Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property in the United Arab Emirates

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an attractive global business centre and gateway to the wider Middle East region for international companies seeking to commercialise and exploit their brands, products and...more

IP developments in Greater China

by DLA Piper on

2015 was a year of significant change in the intellectual property (IP) field, with China redoubling its efforts to tackle counterfeit goods, long-awaited and controversial legislative amendments being debated in Hong Kong...more

Canadian Trademark Changes Delayed Once Again – Five Things to Do While You Wait

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Canada is a critical U.S. trading partner. Products and services move fluidly across the border, which makes protecting trademarks in Canada exceptionally important for U.S.-based companies. However, Canada’s anachronistic...more

CBP Offers IP Owners Better Tools for Combating International Counterfeits

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Next month, intellectual property owners will have the benefit of a permanent federal rule that provides for the disclosure of information essential to blocking counterfeit goods from invading the domestic market. The rule,...more

Beefing up border security

by McAfee & Taft on

With a presidential election looming, we’re hearing a lot about “border security” in the news. Most of us know that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“U.S. Customs”) is charged with keeping out illegal immigrants, but did...more

Counterfeit Goods: Has the War on ISPs Just Gotten Tougher?

The pressure on ISPs to take responsibility for the sites accessible through their services has been growing in recent years (e.g., the requirement for certain ISPs to block filesharing sites). On October 17, 2014, the High...more

Law À La Mode: Special Edition – INTA 2014

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - MODERNISATION OF THE TRADEMARK SYSTEM: Is Europe on the cusp of trademark law reform? - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Brand owners face unique challenges in Russia - DETAINING COUNTERFEIT GOODS: New...more

New Draft UAE Anti-Counterfeit Law What It Means For Retailers

by DLA Piper on

A new law aimed at combating counterfeit goods has just passed through the UAE’s Federal National Council and is expected to become law shortly. This measure is part of the UAE’s drive to adopt international standards when it...more

Naming Your Sales Division “Replica Products” Is Never A Good Idea or How Not To Facilitate Counterfeiters

Here’s some advice for online marketplaces giving sellers a platform to hawk their wares: Do not name any of your sales divisions “Replica Products” or “Replica Retention.” Do not let your employees tell sellers...more

New EU Counterfeit Goods Regulation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more

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