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TrademarkNow launches free TM search tool

EU, US26-09-2018Movers & Shakers

Trademark management platform TrademarkNow says it has become the first major vendor to launch a free preliminary trademark searching tool.

IP drives $2.12bn Michael Kors-Versace deal: lawyers

Italy, US26-09-2018

Michael Kors’ $2.12 billion purchase of luxury Italian fashion house Versace has been driven by IP and branding, according to lawyers.

EU General Court rejects sandal manufacturer’s TM appeal

EU25-09-2018Trademarks News

The EU General Court today rejected a trademark appeal made by the world’s largest manufacturer of sandals, Grendene, against a jewellery company.

Existing EUTMs to cover UK in no-deal Brexit, says government

UK25-09-2018Copyright News, Trademarks News

The UK government announced yesterday that all existing EU trademarks and registered Community designs will still be protected in the UK in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Iancu: USPTO may revise s101 guidance on abstract ideas

US25-09-2018

The US Patent and Trademark Office may revise its guidance on what constitutes an unpatentable abstract idea, in an effort to increase clarity in the patent process.

Mayer Brown adds tech IP partner from Davis Polk

US25-09-2018Movers & Shakers

Michelle Gross, a technology transactions partner, has joined Mayer Brown from Davis Polk & Wardwell.

AIPPI 2018: Novartis’s IP protection strategy and warning letters in China

Canada, China, Italy, Mexico25-09-2018

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to IP protection, according to Leticia Leon, regional legal head for Latin America and Canada at pharmaceutical company Novartis.

Sunrise period for blockchain domain: two weeks remaining

International24-09-2018Trademarks + Brands Online News

The sunrise period for a new top-level domain which is set to run on the regulated internet as well as blockchain will end two weeks today, October 8.

Marques 2018: Brexit update reveals hope despite uncertainties

EU, UK24-09-2018

“We were hoping, and we’re still hoping, that a final [Brexit] deal will be made,” said Roland Mallinson, partner at Taylor Wessing, in an update on Brexit at the 2018 Marques Annual Conference in Paris.

Voicemail app hits Instagram with TM non-infringement suit

US24-09-2018Trademarks News

US-based voicemail app Kirusa has claimed that its ‘Instavoice’ trademark does not infringe the rights of social media platform Instagram.

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