Week’s news headlines – October 13th, 2017

Innovation Indian telecoms regulator will enter the FRAND fray amid concerns over “grim state” of domestic innovation If you have followed the handful of SEP disputes currently taking place in India, you will no doubt be familiar with the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the antitrust body that is currently mounting two separate investigations of […]

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 15th, 2017

Counterfeiting UKIPO outlines approaches to combat fakes online The availability of counterfeits has continued to increase with the expansion of e-commerce platforms, but this threat is being met head on with an innovative range of approaches http://www.worldipreview.com/news/ukipo-outlines-approaches-to-combat-fakes-online-14578 US sports associations unite to tackle counterfeiters In a claim filed at the US District Court for the […]

Week’s news headlines – September 8th, 2017

Direito de Imagem Brian Duffy’s estate sues Hard Rock Cafe over David Bowie image The case (pdf) is being filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The photograph is registered under registration number VA 1-428-937 http://www.worldipreview.com/news/brian-duffy-s-estate-sues-hard-rock-cafe-over-david-bowie-image-14536   Trademarks Hasbro sues Warner Bros over ‘Transformers’ character Toy and game manufacturer […]

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 – Jun 2nd 2017

Trademarks Federal Circuit vacates TTAB decision over wine mark The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated and remanded a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) over a wine company’s trademark. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/federal-circuit-vacates-ttab-decision-over-wine-mark-14122 Metatags: the invisible enemy Website owners should monitor metatags carefully to avoid claims of trademark infringement, as […]