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CJEU clarifies ‘legitimate interest’ in gherkin case

EU16-04-2021Alex Baldwin

The Court of Justice at the European Union has given its view on what constitutes ‘legitimate interest’ in a protected geographical indication modification dispute over German gherkins.

M&S wants Aldi caterpillar cake withdrawn

16-04-2021Rory O'Neill

Marks & Spencer is suing German supermarket chain Aldi at the UK High Court over a cake which it says infringes its ‘Colin the Caterpillar’ brand.

Apple granted new damages trial over $506 million patent verdict

15-04-2021Alex Baldwin

Apple has been granted a new damages trial by a Texas judge following a ruling in August that ordered the tech giant to pay $506 million for infringing 4G standard essential patents.

TikTok sued for trademark infringement over editing tool

15-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Video-sharing social network TikTok infringed the trademarks of a video editing company when it released a new editing feature, according to a new lawsuit filed at a US federal court.

Pitfalls in licensing litigation

International14-04-2021Alex Baldwin

Covering as many bases as you can is essential for both parties when drafting a license agreement. If and when disputes arise, you want to avoid as many pitfalls as possible to avoid litigation, and failing that, an unfavorable outcome.

IP suit against Qatar Airways takes flight in UK court

Qatar, UK14-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Qatar Airways must disclose documents relating to the use of its inflight entertainment system and apps after it was sued by a royalties society for copyright infringement, the UK High Court has ruled.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: her personal impact

14-04-2021Muireann Bolger

The life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a profound mark on civil rights, feminism, and even popular culture. But one of the less celebrated aspects of the judicial icon’s legacy lies in her considerable influence on IP.

EPO BoA report shows successful 2020, despite COVID impact

EU13-04-2021Alex Baldwin

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Patent Office’s Board of Appeals saw a successful 2020, offsetting the impact of the pandemic with decreases to its case backlog and pendency time for cases, according to the Annual Report 2020 of the Boards of Appeal.

Ericsson gains backing of Iancu, Tillis, Michel in FRAND dispute

13-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Ericsson has secured the support of the former director of the US Trademark and Patent Office Andrei Iancu, Senator Thom Tillis and former Federal Circuit Judge Paul Michel, in its international standard-essential patents dispute with Samsung.

Walmart hit with $115m trade secrets bill

13-04-2021Rory O'Neill

Walmart must pay agricultural technology company Ecoark $115 million after it was found to have misappropriated trade secrets.

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