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Prudential sues over ‘cybersquatted’ domain

23-04-2020

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

China22-04-2020

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

EU21-04-2020

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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