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Prudential sues over ‘cybersquatted’ domain


US insurance company Prudential has sued a Chinese national in a New Jersey federal court for cybersquatting its trademarks.

Minimal growth in green innovation in 2019, warns WIPO

International, Switzerland23-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Innovation in environmentally-friendly technologies barely rose in 2019 although the growth of Chinese patent filings in the field has been “extraordinary”, prompting calls from the World Intellectual Property Office for a green patent surge to fight climate change. 

China boasts IP success, pledges harsher penalties


China has pledged to streamline patent cases and impose harsher penalties for infringers next year, as the country looks to improve its reputation on IP protection.

Sound decisions: have the courts found harmony on music copyright?

22-04-2020Rory O'Neill

Artists complain that past rulings leave them at risk of lawsuits, but are courts starting to listen?

Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft join Open COVID Pledge amid pandemic

International22-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The “Open COVID Pledge”, an initiative urging companies to free their IP to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, has attracted several technology innovators following Intel’s lead. 

Czech bakery TM rejected over champagne complaint


A Czech bakery has been blocked from registering an EU trademark because it is too similar to ‘champagne’.

SCOTUS expands PTAB’s ‘unchecked’ power over patent reviews

21-04-2020Rory O'Neill

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in Thryv v Click-to-Call effectively leaves the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with “unchecked authority” over decisions to institute patent reviews.

Employment law firm Littler Mendelson dominates trade secret filings

21-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Trade secret case filings remained stable last year, after a jump in filings following the implementation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, according to a newly-released report from Lex Machina. 

EPO extends deadlines until May over COVID-19

20-04-2020Rory O'Neill

The European Patent Office has further extended deadlines until May 4 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pantera guitarist’s estate fends off copyright claims

20-04-2020Rory O'Neill

The estate of Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott has prevailed in a copyright dispute with a guitar designer over the lightning bolt design associated with the late musician.

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