Week’s news headlines – September 29th, 2017

Trademarks Marques 2017: GSK counsel speaks about changing in-house role The assistant general counsel at GSK has said that the role of an in-house counsel has taken on a new meaning across all industries http://worldipreview.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5147cd2e00ef8a542c19706b5&id=62d8f01585&e=3ec0545e64  Marques 2017: UK and US lawyers discuss comparative advertising There are various routes and opportunities for comparative advertising in the […]

Week’s news headlines – September 29th, 2017

Trademarks Marques 2017: GSK counsel speaks about changing in-house role The assistant general counsel at GSK has said that the role of an in-house counsel has taken on a new meaning across all industries http://worldipreview.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5147cd2e00ef8a542c19706b5&id=62d8f01585&e=3ec0545e64  Marques 2017: UK and US lawyers discuss comparative advertising There are various routes and opportunities for comparative advertising in the […]

Week’s news headlines – September 22nd, 2017

Patents The man who brought patent monetisation to BlackBerry becomes latest big name corporate IP departure Mark Kokes has left BlackBerry and is no longer its senior vice president of intellectual property, licensing & standards, IAM has learned http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=e68dec5d-cdd5-4d43-a458-063132484337 Raid on Gibraltar: How the U.S. Patent System was Rigged Against Independent Inventors For decades, individual […]

Week’s news headlines – September 1st, 2017

Copyrights Showtime files copyright suit against Mayweather-McGregor livestreaming sites A great deal of hype and publicity has been building in the days leading up to the boxing match taking place on Saturday, August 26th between professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/08/25/showtime-files-copyright-suit-mayweather-mcgregor-livestreaming-sites/id=87337/ Bill Nye files suit against Disney, Buena Vista for […]

Week’s news headlines – August 25th, 2017

Patents Building a Portfolio in a Depressed Patent Market In a recent article that was first published in The Hill, I stated that American innovators have paid a heavy price for shortsighted sweeping changes made to address abusive patent litigation http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/08/20/building-portfolio-depressed-patent-market/id=86918/ Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear […]

Week’s news headlines – June 9, 2017

Patents Xiaomi open to another patent mega-deal if the right opportunity presents itself It has been about a year since Xiaomi completed one of the larger single patent acquisitions made by an emerging Chinese tech company http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=96845a9d-5380-49a0-9e4f-f300d986c377 Japan Patent Office Reverses Initial Refusal of ‘Gotham City’ Trademark The Appeal Board of Japan Patent Office (JPO) […]

Week’s news headlines – May 26th 2017

Trademarks GCC Trade Mark Law: Finding Consistency Across the Gulf When will the Gulf Cooperation Council Trade Mark Law be fully implemented? Will it unify the protection and enforcement of trademarks? WIPR puts these questions to two lawyers in the region. http://www.worldipreview.com/contributed-article/gcc-trade-mark-law-finding-consistency-across-the-gulf Joe Ferretti: Working the World Stage of IP Joe Ferretti, Vice-President & Chief […]

Week’s news headlines – May 12th 2017

Patents In a patent market showing signs of significant price depression, Snap reportedly pays $7.7 million for a single geofilter asset As readers of the IAM Market blog won’t have failed to notice, the patent transaction trade is currently at something of a low ebb. Generally speaking, sellers outnumber buyers; and some of the top […]

Week’s news headlines – May 5th 2017

Patents Fixed-time patent-buying programme IP3 back again for 2017; but this time it’s different AST is launching a new version of the Industry Patent Purchase Program (IP3) as it looks to once again give patent owners a quick and efficient way to sell their assets. http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4e5a465a-60db-4cdb-98c5-114521b35068 InterTrust CEO sees Patent Shield hook-up with Google as […]

Week´s news headlines – Sep. 30th 2016

Can You Trademark a Cocktail Recipe? We find out if it’s possible to protect a drink from competitors. Read more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles     To Sue or Not to Sue for Trademark Infringement Infringement can strip the trademark of its value by causing “confusion among consumers” as to the identity and origin of the client’s […]