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Justified Paranoia: Patenting and the Delicate Dance Between Confidentiality and Investment
Most inventors understand that a certain amount of paranoia goes a long way when dealing with an idea or invention. Ideas cannot be patented, but [...]
Disney Wants Atty Docs In VidAngel Streamng IP Row
Disney and the streaming service VidAngel Inc., which Disney and other studios have accused of infringement, have asked a California court to sort out a [...]
TracFone Sues Texas Cos. In Latest Anti-Trafficking Effort
Wireless service provider TracFone sued three Texas-based companies Friday, accusing them of running a phone smuggling ring that cuts into its business model, marking the [...]
‘Fearless Girl’ Artist Sold Unauthorized Statues, TM Suit Says
The artist who created the Fearless Girl sold unauthorized copies of the famous feminist statue in violation of trademark law and agreements with State Street [...]
Optum Can’t Get 1rst Circ. To Block Ex-Exec From Startup
The First Circuit on Friday rejected Optum’s bid to block a former executive from working at a health care startup created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway [...]
Film Studios Say Omniverse Sold Pirated Movies, Shows
Disney, Paramount Pictures Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and other Hollywood heavyweights sued Omniverse One World Television in California federal court, accusing the company [...]
USPTO May Soon Make Foreign TM Applicants Use US Atty
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is working on a rule that would require foreign trademark applicants and those living overseas to use a U.S.-licensed [...]
Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 15
This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO appoints a new Chief Information Officer; Apple uses Qualcomm chips in Germany while American professors urge [...]
PTAB Taking Patent Eligibility Revamp To Heart
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has in recent weeks demonstrated its intent to follow the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new patent eligibility framework, [...]
Restasis Patent Redo Bid ‘Inappropriate,’ Fed. Circ. Told
The row over Allergan Inc.'s controversial deal to sell patents on the dry-eye drug Restasis to a Mohawk tribe to avoid the Patent Trial and [...]
Lamictal Case Won’t Be Paused For Class Cert. Appeal
A New Jersey federal judge on Friday refused to pause a case accusing GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. of delaying the entry of [...]
UK Litigation Roundup: Here’s What You Missed In London
The last week has seen the European arm of a Japanese investment bank sue a Saudi billionaire, the former prime minister of Qatar face action involving [...]
NY Supreme Court tosses flat fee trademark royalty scheme
In a precedential decision, the New York Supreme Court became the first court in the US to affirm the percentage-of-sales methodology when determining trademark licensing [...]
NY Supreme Court tosses flat fee trademark royalty scheme
In a precedential decision, the New York Supreme Court became the first court in the US to affirm the percentage-of-sales methodology when determining trademark licensing [...]
NY Supreme Court tosses flat fee trademark royalty scheme
In a precedential decision, the New York Supreme Court became the first court in the US to affirm the percentage-of-sales methodology when determining trademark licensing [...]
NY Supreme Court tosses flat fee trademark royalty scheme
In a precedential decision, the New York Supreme Court became the first court in the US to affirm the percentage-of-sales methodology when determining trademark licensing [...]
NY Supreme Court tosses flat fee trademark royalty scheme
In a precedential decision, the New York Supreme Court became the first court in the US to affirm the percentage-of-sales methodology when determining trademark licensing [...]
IP Hires: Baker Botts, Hill Wallack, Reichman Jorgensen
In this week’s round of intellectual property attorney moves, Baker Botts hired a former chairman of Venable’s patent prosecution and counseling practice, Hill Wallack added [...]
Fla. Judge Splits Up Trial In ‘Hustlin” Copyright Suit
A Florida federal judge on Thursday split an upcoming trial in a copyright infringement suit over LMFAO’s hit song “Party Rock Anthem” in two, separating [...]
Up Next At High Court: Ginsburg’s Return Likely For IP Args
Two disputes involving patent challenges and trademark licenses are the only cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket this holiday week, which is expected to [...]
ITC Clears Japanese Dental Co. In Rival’s Patent Suit
The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that international dental company Ivoclar Vivadent AG failed to show that its Japanese competitor GC Corp. sold and [...]
The Difficulties Of Defending IPR Win On Appeal
The Federal Circuit has reversed or remanded inter partes review rulings because the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's analysis is flawed or incomplete. It may [...]
Federal Circuit Addresses Whether Anticipating Prior Art Reference is ‘By Another’ as Described in 35 U.S.C. § 102(e)
The Federal Circuit recently overturned a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) inter partes review decision finding that an IPS Group (IPS) patent was not [...]
March Deadline Stays Put As US-China Trade Talks Trudge On
The Trump administration wrapped up its latest round of trade negotiations with China on Friday and held firm to a March 1 deadline to raise [...]

How to Get an International Trade Mark?

Even if you have registered a trade mark in your home country, this does not guarantee protection when you decide to expand your brand and market your products or services globally. Your trade marks may have protection in the geographical places where they are registered, but if you are trading overseas, you should consider whether […]

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3 Important Trade Mark Considerations

Descriptiveness Though it might be tempting to opt for a descriptive name for your brand to assist consumers with brand recognition, choosing a name that is too descriptive often results in a brand that is not be capable of registration as trade mark. Consider, for example, the brand name ‘Global Exports’ which is in the […]

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Funny Trade Mark Quotes

The Beginning of a Trade Mark If you’ve had any experience with trade marks, then you know it can be an exciting process. A trade mark gives you ownership of the name and the legal right to use that mark exclusively to brand your business and prevent others from doing so. From the time that […]

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The Basics of Copyright Law in Australia

What is copyright? Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects the creator of an original work (or other subject matter) by granting exclusive rights in that work. These rights allow creators to control how their work is used and provides creators a means to commercialise their works. Who is the owner of copyright? […]

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What Do Trade Mark Attorneys Do?

Registering a trade mark can feel somewhat expensive for an on-a-budget startup! Therefore, hiring a trade mark attorney can seem out of reach when you are paying for all your other “legals”. But self-filing your trade make does not necessarily mean that you will save on money or time. If it is not done right, […]

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ATMOSS – IP Australia – Australian Trade Mark Search

What is the Australian Trade Mark Search? The Australian Trade Mark Search is a directory provided by IP Australia to assist with trade mark searches. The Australian Trade Mark Search is the successor of the former Australian Trade Marks Online Search System (ATMOSS). The Australian Trade Mark Search is an essential tool for performing initial […]

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I Want to Be a YouTuber! What IP Legals Should I Know?

The YouTuber The evolution of the video-sharing platform, YouTube, has been an exciting journey to watch. From a place one would share amateur home videos to an advertising channel with a market of millions, it’s incredible to see how people have used YouTube and content creation to create successful careers. When YouTubers such as Timothy […]

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Drone Regulations in Australia

Drone Regulations in Australia  The primary body that regulates drone use is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (‘CASA’), which is primarily focused on the safety aspect of flying drones, or ‘unmanned aircraft’, in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace. The principle regulation that covers drone usage is the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Cth), and in […]

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6 Important Steps in Trade Marking a Brand Name

It is essential for every business to trade mark their brand name because a mark represents your product or service and distinguishes it from other products and services in the market. Registering your trade mark grants you the right to use an identifying sign exclusively, and a registered trade mark also comes along with legal […]

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Mars Touchdown – WISH YOU WERE HERE!

First Mission to Mars in 6 Years It was an exciting morning on 26 November 2018. Just before 7:00am AEDT, NASA’s spacecraft ‘Insight’ barrelled through Mars’ atmosphere at 19,785km per hour and made a successful landing on Mars. Insight sailed 548 million km through deep space, slowed just enough to be able to land by […]

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