Retail trade associations haven’t yet followed their media brethren into the website blocking game to fight counterfeiters. Marc Rachman and Michael Silver of Davis & Gilbert discuss the reasons.
The most recent case law from German courts seems to suggest a more friendly approach to protecting 3D shapes with trademarks, as Henning Hartwig of Bardehle Pagenberg reports.
In the autumn of 2016, Germany is expected to pass draft legislation that will allow for the UPC Agreement to be approved, but there are still some hurdles to overcome, say Ulrich Worm and Benjamin Beck of Mayer Brown.
The new Unified Patent Court and unitary patent system is likely to reduce the workload of attorneys in Cyprus, but there are positives too, says Ramona Livera of Andreas Neocleous.
Guillaume Pahud, co-founder of Dot Stories, an activation platform for 'dot brands', provides some analysis on the current state of play of this form of new gTLD.
If Britain votes to leave the EU in June 2016, it could have a wide-ranging impact on the European patent system, as Rowan Freeland of Simmons and Simmons explains.
Despite some predictions that the impact of Alice v CLS Bank is waning, two recent decisions by a US district court show that this is probably not the case, at least in Delaware. Ferlillia Roberson of DLA Piper reports.
There are several factors affecting which language UPC proceedings will be heard in. Patentees and other stakeholders should start considering them now so they don’t get lost in translation, say Jim Kinnier Wilson and Katie Gordon of Penningtons Manches.
Trademark owners entering the Chinese marketplace online should develop strategies tailored to the unique Chinese legal system to protect their brands from piracy, say Amy Hsiao and Brett Heavner of Finnegan Henderson Farrabow Garrett & Dunner.
Three years after the America Invents Act changed the definition of prior art in the US, patent applicants, owners and practitioners still need to fully understand its meaning in order to successfully navigate the patent system. Russell Dunlap of Taylor English Duma reports.
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