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Keys To A 9-0 High Court Win: Get Back To Home Base
When I argued for the petitioner in Morgan v. Sundance before the U.S. Supreme Court last year, I made the idea of consistency the cornerstone [...]
Goodwin Adds Morgan Lewis IP Litigator In San Francisco
Goodwin Procter LLP is expanding its California litigation team by adding a Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP intellectual property pro as a partner in its [...]
Sears Licensees Can't Escape Suit Over Rival Indiana Store
A federal judge on Thursday denied two Sears licensees' attempt to get out of a lawsuit accusing them of breaching a licensing agreement with the [...]
'So Blatant': Tiny Harris Says OMG Dolls Stole Her Group's IP
Singer-songwriter Tameka "Tiny" Harris told a California federal jury Thursday that she is the "mastermind" behind the pop group OMG Girlz, and that the style of MGA Entertainment [...]
Exelixis Notches Win Against MSN In Cancer Drug Patent Trial
A Delaware federal judge on Thursday rejected MSN Laboratories' validity challenge to a patent on Exelixis Inc.'s blockbuster cancer drug Cabometyx, potentially keeping MSN's planned [...]
Fla. Musician Asks 11th Circ. For IP Damages Past 3-Year Limit
A Florida musician said Thursday he should not be prevented from receiving additional damages in a copyright infringement case, arguing before the Eleventh Circuit that [...]
Judge Knocks KC And The Sunshine Band Bassist's Late Suit
A Florida magistrate judge has concluded that bass guitarist Richard Finch, formerly of the popular '70s disco group KC and the Sunshine Band, waited too [...]
Chief ITC Judge Urges Attys To Look Beyond Technical Case
The chief judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission urged attorneys on Thursday to break their cases into "small digestible bites" and rely on lay [...]
Samsung Settles Mobile Payment Patent Suit Days Before Trial
On the eve of a trial that was scheduled to begin Monday in the Western District of Texas, Samsung agreed Thursday to resolve a suit [...]
Electric Unicycle Cos. Get Mixed Ruling In Patent Fight
A Washington federal judge found that certain Ninebot Inc. electric-powered unicycle models infringe an Inventist patent, but found that other models did not infringe the [...]
USPTO-FDA Listening Session: Patient Advocates Want Access, Patent Advocates Want Evidence
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today jointly held an all-day listening session featuring speakers from patient [...]
'My Poops' Song Infringes 'My Humps,' BMG Says Of MGA Toy
A song called "My Poops" voiced by a Fergie-like singer and an accompanying music video promoting MGA Entertainment Inc.'s Poopsie Slime Surprise toy line infringe [...]
IP Forecast: Pfizer Wants Talks With FBI Kept Under Wraps
Pfizer is set to tell a Connecticut federal court next week that communications between its lawyers and the FBI shouldn't be disclosed in its trade [...]
3 NFT Issues Practitioners Should Consider In 2023
The use of non-fungible tokens grew dramatically in 2022 across many industries, so attorneys should keep their eyes on developments in licenses to artwork, royalties [...]
New Vision Gaming Tells CAFC Final GAO Findings Warrant Dismissal of CBM Institution
Earlier this month, patent owner and casino game innovator New Vision Gaming & Development filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for [...]
AT&T Can't Block T-Mobile's 'Banned' Senior Discount Ads
A Texas federal judge Wednesday denied AT&T's bid to immediately block T-Mobile from advertising that it bans discounts to seniors outside of Florida, finding T-Mobile's [...]
3 USPTO Updates You Need To Know
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to continue a search program in collaboration with Japan's and South Korea's patent offices, and the agency [...]
Conn. Firm Sues To Halt Ex-Consultant From Using Its Data
A law firm in Greenwich, Connecticut, is seeking a preliminary injunction against a former independent contractor in federal court, claiming he is still using proprietary [...]
Incorrect Inventorship On Patents Is A Tough Claim To Prove
The Federal Circuit's recent decision to reverse and remand a district court's ruling that patents were invalid in Plastipak Packaging v. Premium Waters highlights the [...]
8th Circ. Renews Pre-Notice Fee Battle In TM Coverage Fight
The Eighth Circuit reversed a Missouri federal judge's ruling relieving Cincinnati Insurance Co. of reimbursing a distillery for costs it incurred in defending a trademark infringement [...]
Justices Seek Feds' Input In Ex-Shkreli Atty's 401(k) Fight
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the federal government to weigh in on whether former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney Evan Greebel's $921,000 retirement account [...]
BREAKING: Supreme Court Says It Hasn't Identified Dobbs Leaker
The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that its internal investigation into last year's unprecedented leak of the draft abortion ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's [...]
Policyholder Lessons From 1st Circ. Duty To Defend Ruling
In Lionbridge Technologies v. Valley Forge Insurance, the First Circuit recently held that the obligation to defend an insured is not limited to the specific [...]
Packing Co. Says Ex-Workers Shipped Secrets To Competitor
Packaging powerhouse WestRock Co. accused a competitor of targeting its employees and hiring them away to get access to confidential materials, some of which were [...]

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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