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House Passes Bill To Create Customs 'Global Trade Specialist'
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to create a global trade specialist position at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which the legislation's [...]
Client Marketing May Be 'Fair Game' In Atty Fight, Judge Says
Courts might not have the authority to order an attorney to refrain from marketing to a competitor's clients, an "exceptionally skeptical" Connecticut federal judge observed [...]
Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 19: CAFC Delivers Blow to Roku in Precedential Decision Affirming ITC; Trader Joe’s Trademark Lawsuit Dismissed; EUIPO Releases Counterfeiting Report
This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit issues a precedential ruling affirming the International Trade Commission’s domestic industry requirement analysis, among other [...]
Fed. Circ. Backs ITC Loss For Roku In Patent Case
The Federal Circuit has backed a U.S. International Trade Commission decision finding that the original software for Roku Ultra streaming products infringed a Universal Electronics [...]
9th Circ. Blocks NCAA's Appeal Of Class Cert. In NIL Suit
The Ninth Circuit declined to undo a lower court's certification of classes in a name, image and likeness rights lawsuit that the NCAA fears could [...]
IP Hires: USPTO, Proskauer
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has named former Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP partner Sharon Israel as its newest chief policy officer and director [...]
Christmas Tree Lights Co. Lands $42M Patent Verdict In Minn.
Lawyers for Taiwanese Christmas lights company Willis Electric say they've scored the largest patent verdict in the history of a Minnesota federal court against a [...]
Off The Bench: Dolan Sued, Bally-Amazon Deal, NIL Hearing
In this week's Off The Bench, a massage therapist sues the New York Knicks' owner and disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault, Amazon [...]
9 Contractual Issues Tech Startups Should Be Wary Of
Technology startups often overlook relatively simple but crucial contracting steps that are essential to owning and protecting their intellectual property, and the consequences of this [...]
Commerce Removes 3 Foreign Cos. From 'Unverified List'
Three companies from China, the United Arab Emirates and Canada can now receive U.S. products including sensitive technology and software because the U.S. Department of [...]
UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London
The past week in London has seen a bankrupt English local council bring a construction claim against insurer Axis, a Cypriot cheese trade protection body [...]
The New Legal Framework for Chemical Pesticides in Brazil
At the end of 2023, Law 14,785/2023 was published in Brazil’s official gazette, creating a new regulatory framework for chemical pesticides and environmental control products. [...]
Samsung Settles MyPort Patent Suit Over Galaxy Devices
Samsung has reached a settlement in principle in a patent suit by MyPort Inc., which had accused the mobile electronics giant of selling Galaxy devices [...]
Michael Jackson Tribute Act Sues Estate In Trademark Dispute
A Michael Jackson tribute act sued the co-executors of the late King of Pop's estate on Wednesday in Nevada federal court, asking for an order [...]
9th Circ. To Reconsider ZoomInfo Anti-SLAPP Fight
The full Ninth Circuit said Thursday that it will look at a panel's decision that ruled California's anti-SLAPP statute shields a Washington tech company from [...]
Malpractice Case Is Too Old To Hold Up, IP Firm Says
A Boston intellectual property law firm defending against claims of betraying a business partner-turned-legal rival of one of its clients says it never really represented [...]
AI Models' Link To Nonprofit Data Raises Fair Use Question
Developers of generative artificial intelligence models are using vast datasets compiled by nonprofits to train large language models and text-to-art platforms, raising the question of [...]
CAFC Says Prohibition Against New Issues After Joinder Doesn’t Apply to Motions to Amend
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential decision in CyWee Group Ltd. v. ZTE (USA), Inc. affirming the [...]
Albright Warned Meta Transfer Could Doom Most EDTX Suits
An oil field equipment supplier has warned Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright against following through with transferring its patent infringement case against Meta [...]
Tesla Strikes Out In PTAB Bid To Ax Vehicle Charging Patent
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found that Tesla failed to prove that any of the claims it challenged in a Charge Fusion Technologies [...]
Scrub Daddy Says To Wipe That Smile Off Your Sponge
The startup behind a brand of smiling sponges that claims to be "the most successful business to appear on 'Shark Tank'" is turning to trademark [...]
Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB Latecomer Decision, Frustrating Atty
The Federal Circuit signed off on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision to allow a tech company's lawyers to throw new arguments into a [...]
Republic Bank Gets Trademark Suit Trimmed
A Pennsylvania federal judge has reduced an architectural firm's intellectual property lawsuit against Republic First Bancorp, reasoning that it didn't allege ownership over the products [...]
Bayh-Dole Champions to NIST: Biden’s March-In Proposal Must ‘Immediately Be Withdrawn’
The Bayh-Dole Coalition yesterday submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) asking the agency to withdraw the recently published Draft Interagency [...]
WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Reach New Record in 2018

21st March 2019 Domain Name | ADMIN

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released its annual...

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New Amendments to Australia’s IP Laws: Non-Use Applications

6th March 2019 Trade Marks | SAM GILBERT

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1...

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How to Monitor my Trade Mark for Infringement?

27th February 2019 Trade Marks | JAX FLORO

A trade mark, sometimes called a ‘brand’ is used to...

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New Amendments to Australia’s IP Laws: Parallel Importation

20th February 2019 Globalisation | SAM GILBERT

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1...

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How to Get an International Trade Mark?

13th February 2019 Trade Marks | JAX FLORO

Even if you have registered a trade mark in your...

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3 Important Trade Mark Considerations

31st January 2019 Trade Marks | SAM GILBERT

Descriptiveness Though it might be tempting to opt for a...

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Funny Trade Mark Quotes

24th January 2019 IP Humour | LARA ALEXANDRA

The Beginning of a Trade Mark If you’ve had any...

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The Basics of Copyright Law in Australia

16th January 2019 Copyright | SAM GILBERT

What is copyright? Copyright is a form of intellectual property...

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What Do Trade Mark Attorneys Do?

11th January 2019 Trade Marks | JACLYN-MAE FLORO

Registering a trade mark can feel somewhat expensive for an...

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ATMOSS – IP Australia – Australian Trade Mark Search

14th December 2018 Trade Marks | SAM GILBERT

What is the Australian Trade Mark Search? The Australian Trade...

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I Want to Be a YouTuber! What IP Legals Should I Know?

12th December 2018 Social Media and Marketing | LARA ALEXANDRA

The YouTuber The evolution of the video-sharing platform, YouTube, has...

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Drone Regulations in Australia

6th December 2018 Drone Law | SAM GILBERT

Drone Regulations in Australia  The primary body that regulates drone...

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