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UK updates 'address for service' guidance for post-Brexit comparable TMs

EU, UK04-09-2023Sarah Speight

UK Intellectual Property Office releases new guidance on rules for 'address for service' required for comparable trademarks and re-registered designs | Changes affect comparable trademark rights created from EU-wide rights following Brexit.

Apple settles ‘Smart Keyboard’ TM dispute with USPTO

01-09-2023Sarah Speight

Tech firm agrees to settle four-year fight after failing to convince the USPTO to grant a trademark for its iPad accessory | Appeal Board found the term ‘Smart Keyboard’ generic and ineligible for a federal trademark.

Addisons appoints patents litigator and trademark expert

Australia01-09-2023Movers & ShakersMarisa Woutersen

The Australian law firm expands its IP practice with a new partner specialising in electronics, high technology and life sciences.

‘Rarely has new tech presented such great potential’: Lawyers react to US' gen AI outreach

31-08-2023Marisa Woutersen

US Copyright Office launches inquiry to address ownership, usage, and legal rights of generative AI | Inquiry builds on its ‘careful study of issues at the intersection of copyright and emerging technologies’ say lawyers | Comment from Finnegan, Dickson Wright, Cooley, Haynes Boone, Ashurst.

Meta wins patent clash over Facebook News Feed

31-08-2023Sarah Speight

Judge Newman affirms lower court’s decision to invalidate a patent covering web browsing habits | Patent owner originally sued Facebook, claiming the 'News Feed' feature infringed its user-experience technology.

Sound barrier: Porsche denied TM for electric car noise

EU30-08-2023Sarah Speight

EUIPO refuses to register sound mark for Porsche electric vehicles due to being ‘devoid of any distinctive character’ | Rejection comes as a string of luxury car makers attempt to recreate engine sounds in new-generation EVs.

Whirlpool beats China firms at Fed Circ in food mixer clash

China29-08-2023Sarah Speight

The home appliances giant convinces Court of Appeals to block sales of rival food mixers | Two Shenzhen firms found to have copied design of ‘iconic’ KitchenAid | Court rejected argument that Whirlpool’s trademarks are invalid.

Ericsson predicts $1bn from licensing, renews Huawei deal

International25-08-2023Sarah Speight

Telecom pair announce a renewed ‘multi-year’ patent licensing agreement, covering 3G, 4G and 5G wireless technologies | Both firms said they are “committed” to sharing technological innovations | Ericsson invests more than $4 billion per year in R&D.

UK government launches new IP consultation

UK24-08-2023Marisa Woutersen

Series marks, mediation, and online documents included in proposals | Consultation marks second phase of One IPO Transformation Programme to enhance IP office’s digital services.

Marlboro maker seeks import ban on rival’s vape products

23-08-2023Marisa Woutersen

Dispute concerns patented e-vaporiser devices | Complaints, filed at the US International Trade Commission and a US district court, mark the latest stage in the duo’s long-running feud.

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