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Sport England scores at UKIPO


UK public body Sport England has emerged victorious in its opposition of a trademark featuring the words “Be inspired”.

Robins Kaplan adds IP tech partner

16-03-2018Movers & Shakers

Robins Kaplan has announced the arrival of Steven Carlson as a partner in the firm’s IP and technology litigation group in Silicon Valley.

German parliament hears motion to repeal UPC laws

EU, Germany16-03-2018

German members of parliament (MEPs) yesterday debated a motion to repeal legislation which allows Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement, after far-right political party Alternative for Germany called for the re-debate and repeal of the laws.

Free trade zones fostering counterfeit activity: EUIPO and OECD

International16-03-2018Trademarks News

An additional free trade zone within an economy increases the value of counterfeit goods exported from the economy by 5.9%, according to a new report.

Game over for ‘Fallout 3’ fan project due to copyright fears

16-03-2018Copyright News

The development of a fan-made modification project has been shut down over fears that it would infringe the copyright of “Fallout 3” a post-apocalyptic role-play video game.

Patent quality endangered by EPO management, claim examiners


A petition submitted by 924 patent examiners has claimed that the quality of the European Patent Office patent is endangered by the demands of current management.

Disney attempts to dethrone princess TM registration

15-03-2018Trademarks News

Disney has opposed a princess-related trademark registration, claiming that the mark would create a likelihood of confusion.

Marriott emerges victorious in TM appeal


The EU General Court has today annulled the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) rejection of Marriott Worldwide Corporation’s application to invalidate a trademark.

EU court rules ‘Mafia’ TM invalid over public policy fears

EU, Italy, Spain15-03-2018Trademarks News

The EU General Court has today ruled that an EU trademark featuring the words ‘La Mafia’ is invalid because it “trivialises the serious harm” done by the criminal organisation to the “fundamental values of the EU”.

ITC to investigate Comcast at TiVo’s request again


The US International Trade Commission is once again investigating telecoms company Comcast Corporation at the request of entertainment technology business TiVo Corporation.

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