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Personal jurisdiction and the online marketplace

01-12-2010Robert Kenney and Katie Peden

The Second Circuit’s August 5, 2010 ruling in Chloe v. Queen Bee of Beverly Hills, LLC is a victory for trademark owners in the area of personal jurisdiction over accused online counterfeiters.

Next steps: UK government's response to the Hargreaves Review

01-10-2010Leigh Ellis

The UK government published its response to the Hargreaves Review in early August 2011.

Manufacturers versus distributors: who owns the trademarks?

Philippines01-08-2010Anne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla

The Supreme Court promulgated its decision in Superior Commercial Enterprises, Inc. v. Kunnan Enterprises Ltd., affirming its previous ruling that the registration of a trademark by an exclusive distributor belongs to the manufacturer.

Who's the boss? Representatives in IP cases

Poland01-08-2010Tomasz Rychlicki

Last month, the Polish Patent Office made two statements on important procedural issues.

Court explains bad faith cancellation

Romania01-08-2010Raluca Vasilescu

At the beginning of May 2010, the Municipal Court of Bucharest delivered its motivation for a November 2009 court decision in favour of cancelling a Romanian trademark on bad faith grounds.

The buzz about Buzbee

South Africa01-08-2010Muhammed Vally

In terms of Patent Regulation 90(1), a patentee must serve and file a counterstatement to an application for revocation within two months of its service and lodging, failing which the patent will be deemed revoked.

Football crazy: famous marks in Thailand

Thailand01-08-2010Kowit Somwaiya and Prasantaya Bantadtan

Thailand’s administrative authorities and judiciary protect well-known marks very effectively.

Trademark oppositions: bad news without bad faith

Turkey01-08-2010Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

A common problem of opposition proceedings arises when the rights to a given phrase are acquired by the applicant based on an earlier registration.

Business method patents remain alive after Bilski

01-08-2010Paul Sutton

On the final day of its 2009-2010 term, the US Supreme Court in Bilski v. Kappos finally issued its long-awaited decision on so-called business method patents.

Planning for fakes

01-08-2010Bob Kenney and Katie Melvin

On June 22, 2010, the newly created executive branch office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) released the first US Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement.

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