“We do not seek to hold on to bits of membership as we leave,” said UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a speech yesterday, sparking concerns that the UK may seek to leave the Unified Patent Court (UPC) after Brexit.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued Qualcomm, accusing the telecoms equipment company of using anti-competitive tactics.
Law firm Duane Morris has promoted David Dotson, Jarrad Gunther, David Xue and Corey Weideman to partner in the firm’s intellectual property and trial practice groups.
Lawyers have told WIPR that the intellectual property world “feels a lot more positive about the future” following the announcement that the Unified Patent Court is expected to come into force in December this year.
UK-based intellectual property law firm Appleyard Lees has opened a new office in Cambridge, UK.
E-commerce company eBay has announced that later this year it will launch a new authentication programme, which is designed to “boost consumer confidence when purchasing high-end merchandise”.
US entertainment company Warner Bros and sportswear multinational Nike have obtained a permanent injunction against counterfeiters, nearly three years after filing a claim.
A boutique intellectual property law firm has launched in Amsterdam, founded by three Netherlands-based IP lawyers.
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group has formed an anti-counterfeiting alliance with international brands, including Louis Vuitton, Samsung and Mars.
The Unified Patent Court preparatory committee has announced that the UPC can become operational in December this year.
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