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Two different approaches to patent applications: Europe and North America

02 July 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

CRISPR technology enables genes to be edited and can eventually treat diseases caused by gene mutations.

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Court affirms validity of crestor patent

02 July 2018 by Takanori Abe

Shionogi is the owner of a patent entitled Pyrimidine Derivatives (JP2648897). X filed a request for a trial for invalidation of the patent. Nippon Chemiphar intervened in the trial as a plaintiff, and AstraZeneca UK intervened in the trial in order to support the defendant.

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Analysing the rules around bad faith in trade mark cases

02 July 2018 by Aurélia Marie

In France, a prior right holder cannot oppose a trade mark based on bad faith.

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Women in IP Interview: Ann De Clercq, Hanna-Maija Elo, Louise Myburgh, and Julianna Tabastajewa

02 July 2018 by Lucy Songi

Lucy Songi speaks to leading female practitioners from De Clercq & Partners, Properta Attorneys, Spoor & Fisher and Gowling WLG about their experiences in IP and advice for women considering a career in this field

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Court awards compensation to Acteon for nullity proceedings

02 July 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

In a recent ruling by the Court of The Hague (ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:4591) a defendant/patentee has been ordered to pay the costs of nullity proceedings brought against it, despite not wishing to maintain or assert its patent.

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Registration no longer constitutes legitimate use defence in Turkey

02 July 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

Turkey has welcomed the new Intellectual Property Code (the IP Code) numbered 6769. This came into force on January 10 2017.

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AG provides an advisory opinion on Article 3(a) of the SPC Regulation

02 July 2018 by Sybille Pfender

At the end of April 2018, Advocate General (AG) Wathelet handed down an advisory opinion regarding the first of three recent referrals to the CJEU (C-121/17). This concerns the interpretation of Article 3(a) of Regulation (EC) No 469/2009.

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Court rules that single colour cannot be trade mark

02 July 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

In the case of Christian Louboutin SAS v Abubaker & Ors, a single judge of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court summarily dismissed a trade mark infringement and passing off suit on May 18 2018, without issuing summons to the defendants, holding that use of a single colour rather than a combination of colours does not qualify as a mark under Section 2(1)(m) and as a trade mark under Section 2(1)(zb) of the Trademarks Act 1999 (hereinafter the Act).

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Levi’s wins trade mark claim against Hema

02 July 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has recently won a trade mark infringement case against Dutch retail chain Hema concerning its famous V-shaped stitching on the back pockets of its jeans.

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Catalogue not considered publicly available material in bathtub case

02 July 2018 by Vladimir Biriulin

An applicant obtained a patent for design No 83063 concerning a bathtub. An interested person opposed the grant of the patent averring that the patent did not satisfy the patentability criteria, i.e. novelty and originality.