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Juno Awarded Over $1.1B In Final Judgment For IP Case
A California federal judge on Wednesday entered final judgment awarding Juno Therapeutics and Sloan Kettering enhanced damages of over $389 million while boosting the total [...]
WWE Wrestler Ric Flair’s LLC Loses Bid For ‘Nature Boy’ Mark
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has rejected Ric Flair LLC’s bid to score a mark for the legendary pro wrestler’s “Nature Boy” nickname, saying [...]
Ex-BigLaw Attys’ Patent Firm Resolves Suit Against Lyft
A patent-licensing company founded by former WilmerHale and Kirkland & Ellis LLP partners said Wednesday it has resolved a dispute with Lyft over methods of [...]
Intel, Universities Support Freeing Up IP To Fight COVID-19
The push to free up intellectual property to fight the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to expand, with Intel and Medtronic, key research universities and others [...]
Jaguar, Bentley Say Pandemic Warrants Pushing Oct. IP Trial
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. and Bentley Motors Ltd. on Tuesday asked a Virginia federal judge to postpone an October trial in their dispute over a [...]
Owlcam Investors Say Amazon Aided Executives’ Self-Dealing
Executives at Owlcam shortchanged investors with help from Amazon in a scheme to sell the dashboard camera maker's intellectual property to the tech titan in [...]
Nixon Peabody Beats Sanctions Bid Claiming Docs ‘Scheme’
A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday denied Wonder World Learning LLC's bid to sanction Nixon Peabody LLP and its client for allegedly running a "massive [...]
ITC Judge Says Inequitable Conduct Dooms LilleBaby Patent
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has cleared several baby carrier makers of infringing a patent owned by rival LilleBaby, ruling that the patent is [...]
Fed. Circ. Says PTAB Wrongly Upheld Lighting Science Patent
The Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board incorrectly upheld part of a Lighting Science Group Corp. LED patent, finding that [...]
Fed. Circ. Overturns Ruling On Color Packaging Trade Dress
The Federal Circuit issued a precedential ruling Wednesday about when colors can be protected under trademark law, overturning a decision that the appeals court said [...]
Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act— Legislation That’s a Mixed Bag
Draft legislation has emerged that ostensibly would boost rapid innovation to combat the coronavirus. Bottom line: The bill is a mixed bag with a lot [...]
Fed Circ. Revives Mylan Bid To Invalidate Relistor Patent
The Federal Circuit revived a Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. bid to invalidate the patent for opioid-induced constipation drug Relistor, ruling Wednesday that a lower court was [...]
Fed. Circ. Rules BASF’s Polymer Patent Row Wrongly Axed
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday reversed a Georgia federal court’s decision invalidating BASF Corp.’s polymer patent claims asserted against SNF Holding Co., Flopam Inc. and [...]
Fed. Circ. Weighs Sealing Standard In Uniloc, Apple IP Suit
A Federal Circuit panel grappled Wednesday with Uniloc’s bid to reverse a California federal court order refusing to seal its licensing terms in a 2018 [...]
Sneaker Retailer Urges 4th Circ. To Maintain Nike Ad Ban
Retail chain Fleet Feet is urging the Fourth Circuit to uphold a ruling that forced Nike to drop the slogan "Sport Changes Everything," calling the [...]
Apple Wants $85M WiLAN Patent Verdict Wiped Out
Apple urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to scrap or significantly lower an $85 million jury verdict for infringing WiLAN's wireless patents, arguing that [...]
Fall Out Boy Settles IP Suit Over Llama Puppets
A year after a puppet studio accused Fall Out Boy of exploiting the image of a pair of llama puppets, with one fittingly named Royal [...]
Your Licensees’ Patent Marking Program is Also Your Concern
As an in-house IP attorney, you may take comfort in knowing that your patent marking program is thorough, well-established, and properly executed. You have standardized [...]
Fed. Circ. Rules Voluntary Dismissal Doesn’t Thwart Fee Bid
A patent owner can seek attorney fees after agreeing to settle an infringement lawsuit brought by his former employer, the Federal Circuit has ruled in [...]
Fed. Circ. Won’t Revisit Letting PTAB Review Indefinite IP
The full Federal Circuit won’t rethink a panel’s decision allowing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to determine if patent claims are obvious or anticipated [...]
Predicting COVID-19’s IP Impact From Past Recessions’ Stats
Analysis of U.S. patent data from the last two recessions enables predictions about trends we may see during the COVID-19 recession, including a large decline [...]
CAFC Says Removal Improper, Trade Secret Case Didn’t Necessarily Raise Patent Law Issues
In a precedential opinion, Intellisoft v. Acer, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in a decision authored by Judge Dyk, held that [...]
Judge Balks At Hemp-Drying IP Default, Citing Lack Of Nexus
A Colorado federal judge on Monday yanked a default judgment in a patent suit over cannabis-drying technology, saying that while the alleged infringer's lack of [...]
US Department of Energy (DOE) Seeks Patent Attorney
The Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for a Patent Attorney to join its law practice and be responsible for the protection and administration of Intellectual Property (IP) matters [...]

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 […]


Intellectual Property in Websites and Copyright Issues

Your website represents your business on the Internet and it is through your online presence that you deal with the public and generate intellectual property output. It is a valuable asset of your business, represents your brand online and should be protected like any of your other assets. Here are some ways to protect the […]


CCPA: How to comply with the New California Consumer Privacy Act

The New California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 has been on a roll out since 1 January 2020 with only a few months left to comply until the State of California starts enforcement action on 1 July 2020. 1. Ascertain whether your business is covered by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): The CCPA applies […]


Vodka Wars: KWM, SPI Group Wins Long-Running Stolichnaya Trade Mark Case

King & Wood Mallesons, in a 15-year trade mark case, has successfully defended its client, SPI Group (‘SPI’) in relation to ownership of the Stolichnaya brand name in Australia. The proceedings concerned the ownership of trade marks of the well-known brands of the Russian vodka including the famous Stolichnaya trade mark. The proceedings commenced in […]


Is “Innocent” Copyright Infringement a Defence to Copyright Infringement?

Copyright is a form of legal protection automatically provided to the authors or creators of original works. Copyright protection is a very inclusive IP right in intangible property and protects the expression of creative matter. It applies to works that are literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, photographic, architectural and artistic. Copyright protection only applies to tangible […]


Intellectual Property in the Workplace: to whom does it belong?

In the Information Age, intellectual property is a very valuable asset of your business. Most successful businesses, large and small, are built on intangible assets or IP. Intellectual property can be in the form of a copyright, for example, a short story or a drawing, a patent for an invention, or a trademark for a […]


How Much does it Cost to Register a Trade Mark in Australia?

Trade marks play a vital role in your business. A trade mark is a sign that identifies your business as the provider of goods or services in the market. IP is a valuable business asset in the online world. It  is up to you to identify your IP assets and stop others from using your […]


Websites and Copyright

When you are building a website to advertise and promote the supply of your goods or services, it is important to keep your intellectual property rights and the intellectual property rights of others. Copyright Issues Copyright does not protect ideas, but rather the material form in which the ideas are expressed. The component parts of […]


The Art of Writing Contracts in Plain English

Why can’t lawyers write in plain English? Why do lawyers like to overcomplicate things? Why do they tend to use hard-to-comprehend outdated terms in contracts? These are the questions often asked by the ordinary person trying to comprehend the pitfalls of excessive ‘business-speak’. Plain English is never muddled or confused. English that is clear and […]


Trade Mark Symbols and How to Use Them

Using trade mark symbols is important to help identify your mark as being owned by you. It is not a requirement to use trade mark symbols in connection with your brand but it put competitors on notice that you take your intellectual property rights seriously and will enforce those rights. The ®, ™ and SM […]