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Understanding the patent exhaustion doctrine

US21-08-2017Paul J Sutton

The US Patent Act, including sections 271 and 154(a) of 35 USC, grants the owners of patents the lawful monopoly right, during the term of the patents, to prevent others from infringing, such as by making, using, selling, and/or offering for sale in the US the patented invention(s).

The UKIPO talks Brexit

EU, UK21-08-2017

With Brexit set to take effect in March 2019, the UK Intellectual Property Office is working hard to avoid a ‘cliff-edge’ for IP owners and provide businesses with legal certainty, as the office’s deputy CEO Sean Dennehey tells WIPR.

Blockchain: keeping track of the digital ledger


There are many unanswered questions about exactly how the disruptive technology blockchain will work in practice, but there are likely to be implications for IP, as WIPR finds out.

A manifesto for innovation

EU, International17-08-2017

IP Europe, whose members include Nokia and Ericsson, is pushing for legal and financial changes to enable innovative SMEs to prosper. WIPR spoke to Ruben Bonet, CEO of Fractus, one of the companies involved, to find out more.

New look for trade and trademarks in Canada


Canada’s IP system is undergoing a number of changes, from the impact of a new trade deal to the effects of a Supreme Court ruling, as WIPR finds out.

Expanded protection for cheese, ham and beer


The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is likely to have a significant impact on geographical indications in Canada, and rights owners need to be prepared for the new regime, say Suzanne Antal and Micheline Dessureault of Joli-Coeur Lacasse Avocats.

FRAND: The way forward in the licensing landscape


From a ground-breaking patent ruling in the English High Court to investigations into licensing practices, the FRAND area is hotting up, as WIPR finds out.

Free speech: where to draw the line


The US Supreme Court’s ruling in Matal v Tam said it was unconstitutional for trademarks to be blocked on grounds of disparagement, in a win for free speech. What impact will it have, and who are the real winners? WIPR finds out.

The anti-smokers’ silver bullet?

Australia, France, UK14-08-2017

Five years on from Australia’s introduction of logo-free packs for tobacco products, the effects on people’s smoking habits are still a matter of controversy. WIPR speaks to Michiel Reerink of Japan Tobacco International about the core issues.

Brexit: changes ahead for exhaustion of rights

EU, UK04-08-2017Kate O’Rourke and Olivia Gray

If the UK leaves the EU without joining the European Economic Area, the principle of trademark rights exhaustion—as imposed by EU treaties and case law—would cease to apply in the UK, requiring the UK to adopt a new model. Kate O’Rourke of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and Olivia Gray of Charles Russell Speechlys report.

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