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Change to patent examiners manual creates uncertainty

01 September 2018 by FB Rice

It is a long-standing principle of Australian patent law that determining whether or not a patent application is directed towards patentable subject matter should be done separately to determining issues of novelty and inventive step.

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Court allows laches defense in cancellation case

01 September 2018 by Karen Artz Ash

In the last few years, the US Supreme Court has held that laches is not an available defense to claims for copyright or patent infringement brought within the limited periods described under each of the Copyright and Patent Acts

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Court rules in favour of Phillips in SEP dispute

01 September 2018 by Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

In a judgment dated July 12 2018, the Delhi High Court has allowed a plea of patent infringement by Koninklijke Philips Electronics (Phillips)

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Court uses competition law to tackle bad faith registration

01 September 2018 by GoldenGate Lawyers

Bad faith trade mark registrations are a persistent problem encountered by foreign companies in China. It is reported that large-scale bad faith trade mark registrations have created an industry for numerous Chinese individuals and companies.

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Determining litigation value in patent appeals

01 September 2018 by Stefanie Parchmann

At last, Germany has clear guidelines regarding the litigation value of an appeal to the German Federal High Court of Justice (BGH)

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Examining different forms of protection for personality rights

01 September 2018 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Big names in Hollywood, sports, and music often enforce their personality rights

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Examining proposed amendments to evidence collection procedures

01 September 2018 by ABE & Partners

The Japanese IP system has vulnerable evidence collection procedures in comparison with foreign countries.

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IP office allows deferred examination of design applications

01 September 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

In Taiwan, both invention and design applications are subject to substantive examination.

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Messi scores trade mark goal at General Court

01 September 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

After a seven year fight, the EU General Court has ruled that world famous football star Lionel Messi may register a logo including his surname MESSI as a trade mark for sports equipment and clothing

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New Law on Competition impacts IP

01 September 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

On June 12 2018, Vietnam passed a new Law on Competition that will take effect on July 1 2019, replacing the Law on Competition of 2004.