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‘Take a Knee’ applications filed at the USPTO


Two applications have been filed for ‘Take a Knee’ at the US Patent and Trademark Office, following widespread discussion of the political slogan.

Overcharging claims against CPA dismissed after settlement approved


A US judge has dismissed claims of patent overcharging against CPA Global after approving a final settlement with the plaintiff, Run Them Sweet.

Copyright comes third in leading Australian industry sectors


A report released today by professional services network PwC has revealed that the copyright industry is the third largest sector of the Australian economy.

Patent cases to drop 13% at district courts in 2017: report


Patent cases before US district courts are predicted to drop by 13% in 2017, while disputes at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board increased by nearly 10% year-on-year, a report has found.

Trademark ownership not under Brussels Regulation article 22(4): CJEU

EU, Germany10-10-2017

Europe’s highest court has said that article 22(4) of the Brussels Regulation, a provision dealing with the exclusive jurisdiction of courts, does not apply to disputes over trademark ownership.

CJEU backs EUIPO in ‘Champion’ trademark dispute


The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favour of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, finding that it correctly dismissed an opposition based on the ‘Champion’ trademark.

Technology leaders to create SEP code of conduct


Representatives from technology companies including Nokia, Ericsson and Orange have formed a committee aiming to establish an industry-wide code on best practice for licensing standard-essential patents.

WIPR survey: Readers back Velcro video in genericide fight


WIPR readers have said that taking an unconventional approach to trademark enforcement can help brands prevent their marks becoming generic.

EPO board confirms Nike patent revocation in Adidas dispute


A European Patent Office board of appeal has confirmed that a Nike patent protecting breathable sports tops is invalid.

Levi's takes more action to combat ‘significant counterfeiting’


Clothing brand Levi Strauss has continued its fight against “significant counterfeiting” by suing a group allegedly selling unauthorised versions of its goods across the internet.

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