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Data Co. Says Rival Used Sales Info From Merger Talks
Data solutions company NovaSparks hit competitor and former prospective merger partner Exegy with a suit on Tuesday claiming that the company used data shared confidentially [...]
Wi-Fi Co. Not Covered For Trade Secrets Award, Court Told
An in-flight wireless services provider isn't covered for a $12.5 million arbitration award it paid in a trade secrets dispute because the underlying claims do [...]
Acacia Research Ex-CEO Challenges Ouster In Del. Suit
A director and former CEO of IP-partnering venture Acacia Research Corp. has sued in Delaware Chancery Court to block a company claim that he resigned his [...]
Riding Circuit: January's Notable Appellate Arguments
Circuit courts will kick off 2023 with oral arguments by parties questioning the authority given to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pushing back [...]
Swedish Match Rival Defends Claims In Antitrust Suit
Dryft Sciences LLC is urging a California federal court not to toss its claims that rival Swedish Match North America LLC pushed it out of [...]
6 Ways To Avoid Compounding Errors When Practicing Law
For lawyers and law firms, inevitable human error can lead to claims of malpractice or ethical violations, but the key is to avoid exacerbating mistakes [...]
ITC Year in Review: From New ALJs to the Effects of Global Crises, 2022 was an Exciting Time for the Commission
This year was a busy one for the International Trade Commission (ITC) compared to the last few years. As of December 15, 2022, there were [...]
Time For Patent Law To Stop Lagging Innovation
U.S. patent law subject matter eligibility is based on antiquated notions of invention, but basing eligibility on measures that evolve with technology and innovation would [...]
White & Case Adds Longtime Finnegan Partner In DC
White & Case LLP has added a Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP partner who spent over a decade at her prior firm working [...]
BREAKING: TransUnion Escapes $18.3M Verdict In Source Code Fight
An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday zeroed out an $18.3 million verdict a startup obtained against TransUnion for allegedly holding its source code hostage after [...]
Calif. Bong Maker Filed 347 Lawsuits To Crack Down On Fakes
A single California-based bong maker has filed close to 350 federal trademark infringement lawsuits this year against smoke shops and convenience stores as part of [...]
All I Want for IP in 2023: Kicking off the New Year with the IP Community’s Wildest Dreams
Anyone who’s read "The Secret" knows that the way to manifest your dreams is to visualize them, and then put them out into the world, [...]
Predictions In 3 Key Areas For IP Practitioners This Year
Attorneys at Knobbe Martens anticipate a lively 2023 in intellectual property law, and discuss what to expect from developments in the U.S. Patent and Trademark [...]
New York Cases To Watch In 2023
The coming year's big cases developing in New York courts involve market-shaking Wall Street and crypto meltdowns, insider trading allegations and the legal woes of [...]
Where Key Patent Policy Issues Stand In 2023
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal spent her first year in office rolling out initiatives on everything from patent eligibility to discretionary denials [...]
2022: The Year In Psychedelic Law And Policy
In 2022, Colorado became the second state to approve legislation regulating psilocybin, state and local lawmakers advanced proposals to decriminalize some psychedelics and lawsuits over [...]
Health Care & Life Sciences Litigation To Watch In 2023
Before the New Year's Eve confetti has even been swept up, lawyers specializing in health care and life sciences already have enough litigation to keep [...]
Copyright & Trademark Policy To Watch in 2023
Copyright and trademark attorneys this year will be keeping an eye on intellectual property agencies' joint study on non-fungible tokens, developments involving artificial intelligence, as [...]
Patent Cases To Watch In 2023
 The Supreme Court's foray into what it takes to enable someone to make a patented invention, the patent infringement implications of labels on generic drugs [...]
Patent Litigation Trends To Watch In 2023
The continuing fallout from a decision that changed how patent cases are assigned to Western District of Texas judges, and a Delaware judge's investigation into [...]
Copyright & Trademark Cases To Watch In 2023
The major intellectual property fights that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to weigh in on include two cases at the intersection of art and free speech — a [...]
5 Sports & Betting Cases To Watch In 2023
The sports and betting world will closely follow a pair of consolidated class actions in college athletics related to concussion liability and NIL rights, trademark [...]
mRNA IP 2022 Year in Review: Pioneers Clash in Major Patent Litigations
Substantial patent litigation activity occurred in the mRNA space in 2022, involving nearly all of the major mRNA and lipid nanoparticle (LNP) pioneers. Since this [...]
What’s in Store for IP in 2023? Here’s What IPWatchdog Readers are Keeping on Their Radar
Litigation finance trends, Supreme Court decisions on patent enablement and copyright fair use, the launch of the Unified Patent Court, more cases dealing with the [...]

Applying for a Trade Mark Overseas

It is important to understand the complexities of registering a trade mark in foreign countries as businesses expand their operations overseas and brands globalise. In this article, we highlight some key points that every business owner should keep in mind when applying for an international trade mark using the Madrid Protocol system. Use the Madrid […]

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When do you need a Confidentiality or Non-Disclosure Agreement?

When do you need a Confidentiality or Non-Disclosure Agreement? Parties will need to ensure that the confidential business information they will share will not be disclosed or misused, before they can enter into a commercial relationship. A confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is often the first step towards a commercial relationship. This type of […]

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When is the right time to file a Trade Mark?

When to apply for a Trade Mark As a business owner, protecting your brand name and registering a trade mark is one of the most important steps in positioning your business for sustained success. Brand identity is fast becoming one of the most valuable assets for a business. A ‘brand’ is often associated with a […]

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Terms and Conditions for Online Marketplace Agreements

An online marketplace can be operated through an app or e-commerce site where people can meet for the supply and purchase of products and services. This applies when you as the marketplace operator offer a marketplace in one convenient place for introducing sellers and buyers who use your website or app as a marketing service. […]

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App Terms and Conditions of Use (‘App Terms’)

An app is a type of software for a mobile device and is primarily functionality driven. It runs on the device itself and is downloaded and installed, typically from an app marketplace such as the Apple App Store or Android’s Google Play Store. App Terms sets out the rights and obligations of the users of […]

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Trade Mark Attorneys Australia

Is it time to file a trade mark for your brand name? We are a firm of registered Trade Mark Attorneys that provide expert intellectual property, trade mark attorney and technology law services. If you don’t protect your trade mark, your business can suffer a serious loss in value due to IP theft, loss of reputation, […]

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Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy – What is needed

Website Terms and Conditions of Use (‘Website Terms’)  A Website Terms will apply to every visitor on your website. A website runs on a browser and is information based with a primary objective of supplying content and information about a company or person, products or services or other target market. Your Website Terms set out […]

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Inside Wire: Be Smart and Protect your Trade Marks

A Trade Mark is a valuable Business Asset Your brand name or image is your most valuable business asset. It is a critical and valuable asset irrespective of the size of your business. The identity of your goods and services is worth protecting. A registered trade mark gives you the exclusive legal right to use, […]

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Consulting with an Intellectual Property Lawyer

Useful Tips to check your IP is protected when Consulting an Intellectual Property Lawyer in Sydney A business should consult with an intellectual property lawyer or patent and trade mark attorney when seeking to protect their intellectual property. It is best to consult with an expert on the most appropriate form of protection. Experts can […]

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4th Annual Women in Technology Queensland Summit

Bringing together women across all  industries to share their personal experiences and insights Elements of courage • Cultivating courage • Finding and developing your unique voice • Understanding the role of boundaries • The hidden value of not doing it alone Key concepts of personal leadership • Values as a way of being • Developing […]

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