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‘Fencing off’: Protecting market products under US patent law

23-09-2022Roberto Capriotti, Robert Sovesky and Garrett Tobin

Patent strategies will only succeed if they defend against every counterparty that could pose a threat, say Roberto Capriotti, Robert Sovesky, and Garrett Tobin of K&L Gates.

PTAB prevails against ‘Big Tech’ bias complaint

21-09-2022Blair Jacobs

Claims that the board lacks independence need evidence if they are to be useful, says Blair Jacobs of McKool Smith.

AIPPI: A welcome return to live events

09-09-2022Annie Siu-Ting Tsoi

Following years of virtual events, this month’s world congress will allow members to make resolutions face-to-face, says Annie Siu-Ting Tsoi, secretary General of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Africa: The interplay between TMs and company names

Africa09-09-2022Dakalo Luvhimbi

What is standard across different jurisdictions in Africa is that when companies are registered or incorporated, no cross-check of the trademarks register is conducted, to ensure that their names do not conflict with existing registered or internationally well-known trademarks owned by third parties.

Soothe v Dabur India: the issues posed by laudatory words

India06-09-2022Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan

The Delhi High Court has deemed the ‘Super’ nappies trademark to be descriptive and has denied protection, explains Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan of LexOrbis.

Cannabis TMs: when ‘weed’ won’t do

EU02-09-2022Sarah Speight

While the global cannabis industry blossoms, the EU market presents particular challenges for trademark owners, finds Sarah Speight.

Australia: Regulatory exclusivities for pharmaceuticals

Australia31-08-2022Kate Legge and Emily Dwyer

Pharma companies need to be aware of subtle differences in the exclusivity regime for medicines, explain Kate Legge and Emily Dwyer of Pearce IP.

WTO Geneva Package: a breakthrough for Africa?

Africa30-08-2022Inês Sequeira

The TRIPS Agreement compromise over COVID-19 IP could provide the necessary platform to diversify vaccine production capacity, says Inês Sequeira of Inventa.

AC Milan’s trademark defeat: a misfire over meaning

Italy25-08-2022Claudio Balboni

In some rare cases, a trademark’s social message must be considered when assessing if there’s a conflict, argues Claudio Balboni of Bugnion.

‘Echoes of the old boys club’: social mobility in IP

International24-08-2022Muireann Bolger

As a new report highlights a social mobility gap in law, lawyers tell Muireann Bolger that a new mindset and a spot of rule-breaking is required to close it.

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