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DoJ accuses government employee of trafficking counterfeit handbags

20-12-2019Saman Javed

A US Department of State employee and his wife have been charged with conspiring to traffic counterfeit goods into the country.

SEP injunctions do not breach competition law, clarify US officials

20-12-2019Saman Javed

US officials have said that standard-essential patent owners who seek injunctions to stop the sale of infringing products will no longer be pursued under competition laws.

IP chief rules out Brazil office ‘extinction’

Brazil20-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Claudio Furtado, president of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office, has ruled out the possibility of the office becoming extinct under a controversial merger plan.

US law firm diversity stats reveal ‘meagre gains’: NALP report

20-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Only one in five equity partners in US law firms are women and less than 8% are people of colour, according to a report from the National Association for Law Placement.

Sale of second-hand e-books infringes copyright, rules CJEU

EU, Netherlands19-12-2019Rory O'Neill

The EU’s highest court has ruled that the exhaustion of copyright does not apply to e-books.

Milan court orders Dolce & Gabbana payout to Maradona

Italy19-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has been awarded damages after suing Dolce & Gabbana for using his name on the back of a jersey.

Brazil IP office ‘privatisation’ plan causes uproar

Brazil19-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Associations in Brazil have criticised plans to merge the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) with a quasi-private organisation, enabling financial autonomy from the government.

US Copyright Office names acting head

19-12-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Copyright Office has chosen Maria Strong, the current director of policy and international affairs, to temporarily lead the office.

IPOS rejects Ferrero Rocher 3D mark

Singapore19-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Italian chocolatier Ferrero’s plans have been spoiled after it failed to register a 3D trademark for its popular chocolate ‘Ferrero Rocher’ before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

Senior patent counsel joins Fasken

Canada19-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Canadian law firm Fasken has strengthened its Montreal office with the addition of Jonathan Cutler.

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