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Romania incurs EU wrath over Trade Mark Directive

Romania06-07-2020Trademarks NewsMuireann Bolger

Romania has edged closer to EU financial sanctions, after failing to transpose measures of the Trade Mark Directive.

Law firms take aim at obstacles to BAME lawyers

United Kingdom06-07-2020Muireann Bolger

Leading UK law firms have vowed to combat the career obstacles faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers (BAME), after 17 top law firms signed a Race Fairness Commitment (RFC).

China’s Sword Net campaign to crack down on online piracy


Chinese IP authorities have launched the Sword Net 2020 campaign, aimed at tackling online piracy and copyright infringement.

TransferWise sues rival for TM infringement

03-07-2020Muireann Bolger

Online payment provider TransferWise is suing rival Wise for trademark infringement and unfair competition, arguing that its name and recent trademark applications are likely to cause confusion.

German Supreme Court releases ‘pro-patent owner’ Sisvel/Haier judgment

Germany03-07-2020Rory O'Neill

The German Federal Court of Justice’s judgment in Sisvel v Haier establishes a more pro-patent owner standard for FRAND licensing negotiations than seen in Germany before, argued lawyers for Sisvel.

INTA unveils annual meeting plan

International03-07-2020Peter Scott

As the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting goes virtual this November, the organisation is banking on content, pricing, and dating technology to ensure it is a success.

Sky v SkyKick goes to appeal

UK02-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Sky v SkyKick will head to the English Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Richard Arnold has ruled, while the judge also found SkyKick to have further infringed the UK telecoms provider’s trademarks.

USTPO unveils new fast-track pilot for patent appeals

United States02-07-2020Muireann Bolger

A fast-track programme to hasten appeal applications before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has been rolled out today, July 2, according to a notice released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO). 

US firm Nutter hires new partner

United States02-07-2020Movers & Shakers

US law firm Nutter has hired Mark Leonardo as a partner in its IP department. 

Fed Circuit says NPE’s ‘abusive’ litigation warrants fees award

02-07-2020Rory O'Neill

A panel of federal appeals judges has rebuked a Florida district court for its decision not to award ShoppersChoice its attorneys fees, incurred defending “abusive” patent litigation.

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