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Japan set to pass trademark law changes

Japan, Tokyo03-09-2013

The Japanese government is reportedly poised to pass new legislation that would enable trademark registration for sounds, moving images and colours.

Footballer Bale obtains UK trademarks for goal celebration


Footballer Gareth Bale has successfully acquired two trademarks relating to his goal celebration.

US IP chief switches to software anti-piracy group


The recently departed IP enforcement coordinator (IPEC) for the US Government has been named president of a lobby group fighting on behalf of the software industry.

Finland welcomes centralised IP court


A court in Finland will now hear all civil disputes over intellectual property, marking the birth of the first centralised court for IP rights in the country.

ICANN completes evaluation of new gTLDs


ICANN has finished evaluating more than 1,700 applications for generic top-level domains, in what has been described as a “major milestone”.

New Zealand ushers in new patent era

New Zealand30-08-2013

The New Zealand Patents Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on August 28th, bringing national legislation more in line with international norms.

Pillsbury takes five from Gowlings

30-08-2013Movers & Shakers

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has added a five-strong team to its IP practice in London, including James Tumbridge and Paul Harris, who join the firm as partners.

Samsung says Ericsson unfairly seeks “billions more” in licensing fees


In a document filed with the ITC on Monday, Samsung Electronics claimed that Ericsson has demanded billions more than in previous licence agreements with the company, which expired in 2007.

Apple applies for Australian trademark on ‘startup’


Apple has applied to trademark the term ‘startup’ in Australia.

UK company ordered to remove Battersea Power Station from logo


A UK property agency has been told it must rebrand its 10-year-old logo as it does not own the rights to use the image of an iconic London building.

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