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IPAB rejects Monsanto plant patent


India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board has affirmed that US agricultural company Monsanto cannot obtain a patent covering transgenic plants, two years after it was first rejected.

Japan considers copyright law extension


The Japanese government is considering making changes to its copyright law which could see authors of protected works retain rights for an extra 20 years.

D Young & Co hires new patent litigator

12-07-2013Movers & Shakers

IP firm D Young & Co LLP has announced the appointment of Richard Willoughby who is set to join its dispute resolution & legal group.

General Court denies trademark for red shoelaces


The General Court of the EU has refused to grant a trademark for red-tipped shoelaces in a case reminiscent of the Christian Louboutin v Yves Saint Laurent trademark dispute.

Samsung seeks re-trial over $1 billion Apple lawsuit


Samsung Electronics has requested a re-trial in part of a patent infringement case brought by rival Apple which saw it levied with a $1 billion fine.

Marks & Clerk bolsters Australian team

Australia11-07-2013Movers & Shakers

The Australian office of law firm Marks & Clerk LLP has bolstered its IP team with the appointment of Virginia Beniac-Brooks as partner.

Germany criticises UK Patent Box


The German finance minister has criticised a UK tax break aimed at increasing patent filings, claiming it results in unfair competition for foreign investors.

Swedish police raid fan subtitle site


Swedish authorities have taken down user-created subtitle site and seized the company’s computers and servers.

WIPO plans to open five new offices

China, Russia11-07-2013

The World Intellectual Property Organization is planning to open five new external offices, according to an official document.

OHIM warns over spike in “misleading” activity


The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market has warned about a flurry of attempts to wrongly charge trademark owners for core services.

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