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EUIPO triumphs in trademark battle at EU General Court

EU16-10-2020Muireann Bolger

The European Union Intellectual Property Office has won a trademark case, after the EU General Court upheld its decision to reject an appeal against the registration of a mark by a French clothing company yesterday, October 15.

Visa target accused of ‘duping’ customers with bank logos

Canada15-10-2020Rory O'Neill

Canada-based TD Bank is suing Plaid, a financial services company set to be acquired by Visa, accusing it of duping customers into entering their financial details using TD’s trademarks.

Australia faced with Aboriginal flag decision

Australia15-10-2020Rory O'Neill

An Australian Senate committee has warned the country’s government against seizing the copyright for the Aboriginal flag, saying it would create a “dangerous precedent”.

Barrett offers views on IP during confirmation hearing

15-10-2020Muireann Bolger

US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has added her voice to calls for more clarity regarding patent eligibility following a spate of controversial rulings by the US courts, and has said that Congress would be best placed to assess how copyright law should be applied to new technology.

Batman is most common franchise character, WIPO reveals

International15-10-2020Rory O'Neill

Batman, Dracula and Spiderman are the top three most commonly used franchise characters in movies and video games, a new report has revealed.

Ireland abolishes IP tax incentive

Ireland14-10-2020Rory O'Neill

Ireland has introduced a surprise change to its IP tax regime as part of its annual budget, which was unveiled by the country’s coalition government yesterday, October 13.

Lawyers keenly-awaiting Arthrex showdown

14-10-2020Rory O'Neill

The US Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in US v Arthrex sets the stage for one of the most highly anticipated IP decisions of 2021, lawyers and stakeholders have told WIPR.

Canadian government appoints chair of Copyright Board

Canada14-10-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

Justice Luc Martineau has been appointed as chair of the Copyright Board of Canada, the regulatory body that establishes copyright terms and conditions.

Trump moves to penalise e-commerce sites over counterfeits

14-10-2020Sarah Morgan

US President Donald Trump has ordered law enforcement to develop a legislative proposal aimed at holding e-commerce companies accountable for counterfeit good sales.

SCOTUS agrees to hear Arthrex

13-10-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Supreme Court has granted certiorari in three cases concerning constitutional challenges to the appointment of administrative patent judges.

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