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ECTA 2013: WIPO hails negotiation over costly litigation

EU, Romania20-06-2013

Ignacio de Castro of the World Intellectual Property Organization urged trademark owners to consider using mediation and arbitration before facing costly litigation at the ECTA 2013 conference in Bucharest.

Buzz off: ITC victory for Canadian vibrator maker


A panel at the US ITC has found that 22 vibrator makers, including Lelo Inc, infringed Canadian company Standard Innovation Corporation’s patent related to a two-armed vibrator.

European Commission targets alleged ‘pay-for-delay’ with pharma fines


The European Commission’s competition directorate has levied fines totalling €146 million ($195 million) against originator pharmaceutical company Lundbeck and several producers of generics drugs.

Gucci to appeal against Guess trademark ruling


Italian luxury brand Guccio Gucci SpA announced on June 17 that it would appeal against the Court of Milan’s recent decision to dismiss its trademark infringement case against the Los Angeles-based clothing line Guess Inc.

ECTA 2013: explaining the "mysterious" collective CTM


The opening session at the ECTA 2013 conference in Bucharest took as its subject the "mysterious" collective Community trademark.

Gowlings strengthens IP presence in Vancouver

Canada18-06-2013Movers & Shakers

Canadian law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP has added IP lawyer Brian Kingwell to its Vancouver office.

LDCs get more time for TRIPS compliance


So-called ‘least-developed countries’ will have at least eight more years to achieve full compliance with the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement, after the World Trade Organization agreed to an extension.

US Supreme Court backs ‘rule-of-reason’ for pay-for-delay


A majority of the US Supreme Court has ruled that the US Federal Trade Commission should be able to challenge so-called ‘pay-for-delay’ patent litigation settlements on antitrust grounds.

UK signs Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances


On June 12, the UK signed the World Intellectual Property Office’s Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.

PTAB delivers final CBM review ruling


The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has delivered a final ruling in a covered business method review case for the first time, cancelling five claims in a patent owned by software company Versata.

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