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Gumtree fails in UK trademark invalidation action


Advertising website has failed to persuade the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to invalidate an individual’s ‘Gumtree’ trademark.

Nokia backs Qualcomm in SEP case with FTC


Nokia has defended Qualcomm in its standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which has also responded to Nokia’s arguments.

UK beautician fights back after legal threat from Tiffany & Co

UK15-10-2018Trademarks News

A beautician in the UK has said she will defend her rights after being allegedly threatened with a trademark opposition by Tiffany & Co against an application.

White & Case promotes IP lawyers to partner

France, Germany15-10-2018Movers & Shakers

White & Case has added two IP lawyers to the partnership in Europe, effective from January 1, 2019.

EPO appoints three new vice presidents


The European Patent Office yesterday announced the appointment of three new vice presidents.

Kate Hudson’s sportswear brand takes on rival in TM suit


Women’s sportwear brand Fabletics, which was co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, has accused California-based competitor Fabcrate of trademark infringement. 

China calls US allegations of weak IP protection groundless

China, US12-10-2018

China has claimed that the US’s allegations of weak IP protection in China are “groundless and untenable”.

Microsoft commits to royalty-free Linux patents


Microsoft appears to have made peace with open source software after this week joining the Open Invention Network, a shared “defensive patent pool” with the mission to protect Linux.  

Deep Purple cases are uncomfortable for TM bad faith, says counsel

EU, UK12-10-2018

Three recent decisions involving a trademark dispute between a member and a former member of English rock band Deep Purple have created potential problems for all post-grant trademark invalidity proceedings based on bad faith, a lawyer has claimed. 

EU standards bodies publish IoT and 5G FRAND principles


EU standards-setting organisations have today published six principles on the licensing of standard-essential patents in the realm of 5G and the internet of things.

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