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Collaborative Patenting: The Future of IP and Innovation
Collaboration has invariably helped people to maneuver the most significant challenges and hurdles. Like all other human accomplishments, technology players have collaborated and enforced methodologies [...]
Kramer Levin Attys Chided For 'Offensive' Antisemitism Claim
A trio of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP attorneys were hit with sanctions Friday for making "shocking" and "offensive" antisemitism claims in new trial [...]
MTV Says Margera's 'Jackass' Suit Imperils Calif. Film Industry
MTV, Paramount Pictures and others behind the upcoming film "Jackass Forever" told a California judge Friday that his tentative decision to preserve a state copyright [...]
Disney Can't Sink Writers' Claim 'Pirates' Franchise Looted IP
A California federal judge on Thursday refused to hand a quick win to the Walt Disney Co. in a copyright suit claiming it pilfered the [...]
Calif. Apellate Court Won't Nix Atty's CAA Script Theft Claims
A California appellate court agreed with a lower court that Creative Artists Agency can't use free speech protections to trim a former CAA client's breach [...]
ITC Bans Massage Gun Imports Over Infringement
The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to block imports of handheld massage guns from China that infringe Hyperice Inc.'s patented technology for vibrating. [...]
Fed. Circ. Nixes Comcast Bid To Stop Cinema's 'Sky' TM
The Federal Circuit has backed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruling that Comcast's Sky Group can't block a movie theater from registering its "Sky [...]
Apotex Asks Justices To Make Fed. Circ. Use Less 'Rigid' Test
Apotex Inc. has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a Federal Circuit ruling affirming that it infringed patents for Eagle Pharmaceuticals' cancer drug Bendeka, saying [...]
Apple, PanOptis Spar Over Delay Of Fintiv At Supreme Court
Apple has asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to push back its consideration of whether to tackle the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's discretionary denial [...]
Fla. High Court Is Wrong To Ban CLE Diversity Requirements
The Florida Supreme Court is wrong in precluding attorneys from getting any continuing legal education credit for courses that use so-called diversity quotas, as it [...]
Fed. Circ. Upholds Partial Ax Of 7 Data Storage Patents
The Federal Circuit on Thursday and Friday affirmed a series of Patent Trial and Appeal Board rulings that largely invalidated claims of seven data storage [...]
Health Hires: Balt, McDermott Will & Emery
Neurovascular business Balt has named a new legal chief, while McDermott Will & Emery LLP added various intellectual property attorneys focused on the life sciences [...]
Patent Filings Roundup: Joao Entity Sues Nonprofits, Pediatricians; Fortress Entity Sues LG on TVs in ED Tex; Vector Capital-funded Semi Campaign Runs into the PTAB
As we finish up the year, the high district court termination rate continues; 85 terminations this week, including a fair amount of transfers, rounded out [...]
Brand Battles: 'Blexit' Foundation Aims To Shut Down TM App
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the organization behind conservative activist Candace Owens' "Blexit" campaign wants to [...]
Key Trade Secret Developments Of 2021: Part 1
Significant developments in U.S. trade secret litigation and legislation this year included the U.S. Supreme Court narrowing the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse [...]
Albright Transfer Drama Will Keep Eyes On Texas In 2022
The concentration of large amounts of patent litigation before Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright, and the Federal Circuit's repeated criticism of him for [...]
AutoStore Wins Bid To Amend Patent In Warehouse Tech Case
A judge on Friday said Norwegian automated warehousing company AutoStore could amend a patent for robot technology in its infringement action against Ocado, rejecting arguments [...]
Five Key Patent Developments in Europe for 2021
As part of its review of 2021, IPWatchdog takes a look back on five patent stories from the past year in Europe, and highlights what [...]
BGI Units Lose Appeal Over Illumina DNA Sequencing IP
The Court of Appeal on Friday rejected a bid by BGI Group subsidiaries to overturn findings that they infringed valid patents for rapid DNA sequencing [...]
High-End Jeweler Yurman Says Mejuri Is Ripping Off Its Brand
Luxury jewelry company David Yurman on Friday accused the predominantly internet-based retailer Mejuri of copying its designs and trying to "freeride" off its reputation and [...]
Nintendo Wins UK Blocking Order On Piracy-Enabling Sites
A judge granted website-blocking orders sought by Nintendo on Friday against six British telecommunications companies including SKY and BT after the electronics company argued that [...]
Fox News Loses Bid To Toss Dominion $1.6B Defamation Suit
A Delaware judge on Thursday denied Fox News' bid to toss Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit accusing the news network of spreading "outlandish" [...]
NCAA Governors Greenlight New Streamlined Constitution
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's governing body on Thursday greenlit a new streamlined constitution that shifts power to schools and conferences, sending it to the [...]

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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