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Moderna Can’t Invalidate Drug-Delivery Composition Patent
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled Thursday that Moderna Therapeutics Inc. failed to invalidate claims in Arbutus Biopharma Corp.'s patent covering a drug-delivery composition [...]
Apple, Bose, Others Hit With Koss Headphone Patent Suits
Headphone maker Koss Corp. sued Apple, Bose and three other companies in the Western District of Texas on Wednesday, claiming it developed the "first-ever true [...]
Vape Co. Says Rival Juicing Feud With Phony Instagram Posts
A feud between competing vape manufacturers Puffco and KandyPens ratcheted up a notch Wednesday after Puffco sued KandyPens in Delaware federal court, claiming the company [...]
Fed. Circ. Won’t Reconsider Sanctions On Patent Atty
The Federal Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a sanction imposed on an intellectual property attorney for making an argument not allowed under patent law, [...]
Led Zeppelin Comes To The Weeknd’s Rescue In IP Fight
A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a lawsuit accusing Canadian R&B artist The Weeknd of ripping off a song by a trio of British [...]
Serenity Faces Skeptical Judge As IP Trial With Ferring Wraps
Drugmaker Serenity appears to be facing an uphill battle in its Zoom trial with rival Ferring over patents related to a nighttime urination medication, with [...]
Huawei Judge Denies Expanded Doc Share With Fugitive CFO
The New York federal judge overseeing a case accusing Huawei of Iran sanctions violations, bank fraud and other charges on Thursday refused to expand what [...]
Over O’Malley’s Dissent, CAFC Affirms PTAB View that IPR Claim Amendments Are Subject to Eligibility Analysis
On July 22, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office [...]
DC NFL Team Buys Time With Temporary Name Change
The Washington, D.C., NFL team said Thursday it will immediately drop its Native American name and logo until new ones are selected, a move experts [...]
Full Fed. Circ. Won’t Redo Its Reversal Of Uber’s PTAB Loss
The full Federal Circuit has refused to revisit its reversal of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision that Uber failed to show that a [...]
Alaska Airlines Ad Infringed Copyrighted Mural, Artist Says
An Oakland-based artist hit Alaska Airlines Inc. with a copyright infringement suit in California federal court Thursday, alleging it used an image of one of [...]
Texas Not The Place For Instagram Influencer Image Fight
Dallas-based fashion influencer platform RewardStyle can't use Texas courts to force rival company ShopStyle to participate in a pre-suit deposition related to its claim that [...]
Tesla Claims Electric Truck Startup Poached Workers, Stole IP
Tesla Inc. has hit Rivian Automotive Inc. with a lawsuit in California state court, accusing the Plymouth, Michigan-based electric truck startup of heavily recruiting its [...]
Intercontinental Fights To Remain In Chicago Merc’s TM Suit
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. has challenged the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's bid to voluntarily dismiss it as a defendant in CME's trademark infringement suit, calling it a [...]
9th Circ. Sends Monster Energy’s IP Win Back For Fresh Look
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday rolled back a $5 million verdict for Monster Energy Co. in a trademark and trade dress case against a Florida [...]
How PTAB Reviews Examiner Errors For IPR Institution
Jeffrey Townes and Hongling Zou at Cozen O’Connor explore how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reviews examiner errors, because although the board has recently [...]
Uber Sees A Chance For Tax Structure Overhaul In Pandemic
A tax executive for Uber Technologies Inc. said Thursday the coronavirus pandemic had become an opportunity for the ride-sharing and food delivery service to reexamine [...]
Fla. Jury Selection Success Shows Viability Of Remote Trials
The success of a Broward County, Florida, court earlier this month in conducting jury selection online is a true testament of faith in the jury [...]
6 Ways GCs Can Assess Insider Threat Risk
General counsel should ask team members in information technology, security and compliance about data loss prevention and other processes to evaluate workers’ potential to breach [...]
Patent Filings Roundup: Gig Economy Targeted, Takeda Defends ADHD Drug VYVANSE®, Snap’s Me-too Joinder Petitions Discretionarily Denied
It was a relatively light week in the district court compared with recent memory, with 56 new complaints filed; the Patent Trial and Appeal Board [...]
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sued Over Rihanna ‘Spoiled Brat’ Socks
The owner of a "Spoiled Brat" trademark for a clothing line has sued Jay-Z's entertainment agency Roc Nation LLC in Florida for allegedly infringing on [...]
Fidelity Says Ex-VP Fled To Merrill Lynch With Trade Secrets
A former executive at Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC took clients and a trove of trade secrets with him when he jumped ship for Merrill Lynch, [...]
Pandemic Lays Bare The Inequities Inherent In The Bar Exam
The outrage over the life-altering consequences of decisions being made around state bar exams during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the classism built into the [...]
Judge Says ‘Bright Light’ Must Be Shined On Liebowitz
A Manhattan federal judge is refusing to halt a sanctions order requiring copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz to inform current and future clients about his "extraordinary [...]

New Privacy Law Regime – $10 million in Penalties

The Federal Government has announced important changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). These include supplemental powers for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and stringent financial penalties for the misuse of personal information. The Privacy Act needed a more current regime in response to the surge of online companies dealing with personal […]

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Google Loses Appeal as French Courts Uphold a Monster Fine of 50 Million Euros!

France’s Highest Administrative Court (“Conseil d’Etat”) seals with finality the fines imposed by the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”). The CNIL sought to fine Google LLC (“Google”) under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). In May of 2018, the non-profit associations None Of Your Business (NOYB) of Austria and La Quadrature du […]

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Your Legals for Opening a Clothing Store!

Opening a business, and starting your own clothing line, is definitely exciting but it is also hard work. Conceptualising your store, planning your product line and coming up with a business plan is not even half the work. You also need to consider your legals! Choosing a business structure There are various business structures available […]

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5 IP Protection Mantras Every Business Should Follow

Intellectual property (IP) is a very important part of a business’ framework. It’s made up of all the ideas and information that build your business, making it a very valuable asset. Like other valuables, you should be protecting your business’ IP. Here are 5 ways you can do it: 1. Audit your trade marks Branding […]

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2019 Mandatory Wording for Warranties against Defects when supplying Services

Consumer Guarantees under the ACL A business may choose to offer a warranty against defects which is in addition to the automatic consumer guarantee rights under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACL is a national law which promotes fair trading and the provision of consumer protection. The Productivity Commission recommended that Australian governments should […]

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The Difference Between a Warranty and Indemnity

Warranties and indemnities are both forms of contractual protection that minimize a buyer’s exposure to risks of loss or damage. They are a means of allocating risk between vendors and buyers. In a sale and purchase transaction, the buyer may seek protection through warranties and indemnities while the vendor may try to protect its position […]

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5 Intellectual Property Assets You Should Protect

Trade Marks “A product can be quickly outdated, but a successful brand is timeless.” – Stephen King Your brand name is one of the first and also one of the most important decisions you will make when you start your business. The choice of name is very important as is owning the rights in it. […]

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WIPO – The Division and Merger of International Registrations

Starting 1 February 2019, the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol relating to the division and merger of international registrations have been amended. Under the new rules, a holder of trade mark registration may now request for a division or even a merger of their international registrations. Division Division happens when an Office […]

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What you need to know about Consignment

Ever heard of the stores Blue Spinach? Poshmark? The RealReal? These stores may be located in different parts of the world, but they have one thing in common. That is, they are all consignment stores that specialise in selling pre-owned items ranging from clothes and handbags to luxury items. What is Consignment? Consignment is a […]

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How to Register a Trade Mark in the Philippines

Trade mark registration in the Philippines is administered by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). On 23 November 2013, IPOPHL launched a search engine for trade marks known as the Philippines Trademarks Database (PTD) which can be located here. As at the date of writing, the PTD records that 156, 621 trade marks […]

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