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‘Patent Boxes,’ Sharp Names, Frackman: Intellectual Property

The European Union won’t pursue a probe into national programs that create tax breaks for research and development, giving a boost to pharmaceutical and technology companies that generate revenue from patented innovations.

Saiba mais em: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/201

 

 

It’s Kinky vs. Flirty in trademark lawsuit against Monroe distiller
In a legal battle of Kinky vs. Flirty, a Minnesota distiller claimed Thursday in a federal lawsuit that the Minhas distillery in Monroe stole the concept and packaging design for its pink fruit-flavored vodka drink to sell it more cheaply in Canada.
Saiba mais em: http://host.madison.com/news/local/it-s-kinky-vs-fl

 

 

Falsificación de Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton apeló sin suerte un fallo que ordenó a una persona el pago de 240 euros por poseer más de 1.000 bolsos falsificados de la firma francesa.

En 2010 un mayorista chino fue condenado por la justicia de Mallorca, España, a pagar una multa de 240 euros “por una falta contra la propiedad industrial ante los perjuicios ocasionados en relación a un bolso”.

Saiba mais em: http://www.marcasur.com/es/noticia.asp?NoN

 

 

Pfizer reacciona a la pérdida de patentes con la compra de Hospira
La primera farmacéutica del mundo por ventas, la estadounidense Pfizer, anunció ayer la compra por cerca de 15.000 millones de euros de la compañía Hospira. Se trata de un laboratorio estadounidense que se estaba posicionando en cabeza en el nuevo mercado que se ha abierto para las farmacéuticas: el negocio de los llamados fármacos biosimilares. Son los medicamentos que están sustituyendo a los fármacos biológicos de última generación cuando éstos pierden la patente. Y Pfizer estaba acusando en las ventas de los últimos años esta caída de patentes.
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ZTE faces long legal fight with Vringo over patents

ZTE might have to brace itself for a lengthy legal battle against Vringo’s lawsuits over patents in Europe and other parts of the world, lawyers said.

In the UK, the High Court of Justice Chancery Division held a hearing on January 30 and rejected Vringo’s request to stay the infringement trial related to three patents, which remains scheduled for June 2015. The UK High Court rejected ZTE’s request to introduce new prior art and re-argue the validity of the UK part of Vringo’s European patent and ordered ZTE to pay Vringo’s costs in relation to this ruling.

Saiba mais em: http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/

 

 

A Bizarre Statistical Fact About Patents In San Francisco

One of the most fascinating things about urban life today is that city populations are growing to historically unprecedented sizes. Basically we’re at a stage in urban evolution that is something our species has never experienced before. So a lot of us are wondering about the unintended consequences as our city populations continue to grow.

Saiba mais em: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/a-bizar

 

 

Patent law reform bill to stop trolls could also stifle innovation, critics say

House Republicans on Thursday restarted their campaign to reform U.S. patent laws, a bipartisan effort backed by heavyweights such as Google and Facebook that also has awakened protest from some conservatives who are fearful it will trample inventors’ protections.
Saiba mais em: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/f

 

 

Eminem acusado de plagio

El trío de rap Hotstylz exige 8 millones de dólares al músico estadounidense, en una demanda por plagio de una de sus canciones.

En 2013 el popular rapero estadounidense Eminem lanzó la canción Rap God. Casi dos años después, el también trío de rap estadounidense Hotstylz lo demandó por plagio a él y a la productora Shady Records.

Saiba mais em: http://www.marcasur.com/es/noticia.asp?NoNoId

 

 

US Copyright Office makes proposals to modernise music licensing

The United Sates music industry is preparing for a major overhaul of its copyright framework following the disclosure on February 5 by the US Copyright Office of its proposals to modernise the music licensing system.

Saiba mais em: http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/us-copyrig

 

 

 

Intellectual property (IP) rights for plants in Australia

In Australia, new plant varieties can be protected by both Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) and patents. The form of protection which is most appropriate for a given plant variety will require a consideration of the rights provided by each, and the requirements that must be met to obtain them.

Saiba mais em: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g

 

 

 

Taylor Swift’s trademarks fuel media misreporting and protest songs

The furore surrounding trademark applications filed by pop star Taylor Swift (or, more likely, her management) is another example of the confused and inaccurate reporting of trademark law in the media. The coverage has sparked possibly the first trademark protest song and has one lawyer hitting out at ‘oversimplified, bizarre’ reactions to what is, in reality, normal practice for any individual or organisation selling merchandise.

Saiba mais em: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/D

 

 

 

Patent litigation delays after the “Raging Bull” decision: how deep into IP law will the Supreme Court’s knockout punch to copyright laches resonate?

“Laches is a clement doctrine,” the Federal Circuit wrote more than 20 years ago. “It assures that old grievances will some day be laid to rest, that litigation will be decided on the basis of evidence that remains reasonably accessible and that those against whom claims are presented will not be unduly prejudiced by delay in asserting them.”2 The court conceded that laches inevitably leads to potential lapses in justice where “potentially meritorious demands”

Saiba mais em: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7c

 

 

 

India No Longer the Worst at Protecting Intellectual Property

India is no longer the worst in the world at protecting intellectual property; it’s now second-worst according to a study by a U.S. lobbying group.

The country moved from dead last to 29th among 30 countries in the latest edition of theU.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Intellectual Property Index.

Saiba mais em: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2015/02/04/ind

 

 

 ‘Patent Boxes,’ Sharp Names, Frackman: Intellectual Property

The European Union won’t pursue a probe into national programs that create tax breaks for research and development, giving a boost to drug and technology companies that generate revenue from patents.

The EU’s hands are tied by a 2008 decision to approve a “patent box” tax break in Spain, said Gert-Jan Koopman, the European Commission official in charge of the unit overseeing several tax probes.

Saiba mais em: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02

 

 

Liberia: Intellectual Property Consultant Breaks Silence

An Intellectual Property System Consultant at the Ministry of Commerce, Roland W. Morris has broken silence on allegations surrounding his role in the Copyright Industry of Liberia.

A civil society group under the banner, Movement for the Restoration of Accountability & Transparency in Liberia (MORAT), has claimed that Mr. Morris failed to advise the Liberian government on the development and growth of the Intellectual Property Trade Industry.

Saiba mais em: http://allafrica.com/stories/201502031982.html

 

 

Don’t negotiate away Delaware’s intellectual property

Little-noticed trade negotiations taking place on the other side of the world have the potential to threaten Delaware’s successful and growing biopharmaceutical industry and the thousands of jobs it’s created in our state.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents a new trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries – including Japan, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Malaysia and Canada. The most recent round of negotiations on this potential agreement took place in Vietnam this past September, and President Obama, once again, called for the agreement’s ratification in his 2015 State of the Union address.

Saiba mais em: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion

 

 

The economic impact of intellectual property in Delaware

When you ask someone “What makes a culture?” you could come up with many answers, but most of your answers will lead back to Intellectual Property (IP). Music, books, clothing designs, technologies , and new inventions of products or services such as medicines or engine designs are born and thrive in free societies where these ideas are encouraged and respected.

Saiba mais em: http://watchdog.org/196839/economic-im

 

 

United States: Beware Of Fraudulent Trademark Solicitations And Invoices

Fraudulent solicitations and invoices for trademark services are on the rise, inundating trademark applicants and registrants with offers to perform potentially unnecessary services. These solicitations often come in the form of invoices, with prominent false “due dates.” Alternatively, they look like official communications, on letterhead and with an envelope designed to make it appear like it comes from a government agency, and with a request for instructions and payment. The solicitations purport to offer a variety of services related to a specific trademark, including publication services, watch services, registration services, domain name registration services, renewal services, and more.

Saiba mais em: http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/370666/Trademar

 

 

Taylor Swift trademarks fuel media misreporting and protest songs

The furore surrounding trademark applications filed by pop star Taylor Swift (or, more likely, her management) is another example of the confused and inaccurate reporting of trademark law in the media. The coverage has sparked possibly the first trademark protest song and has one lawyer hitting out at ‘oversimplified, bizarre’ reactions to what is, in reality, normal practice for any individual or organisation selling merchandise.

Saiba mais em: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog

 

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