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Bahrain
JAH Intellectual Property
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has implemented progressive Fee adjustments in a significant move to foster innovation and support intellectual property rights by reducing the official fees for
Belgium
Altius
Ravel's most famous score officially became free of rights on 1 May 2016. However, the civil court of Nanterre might soon decide that it is to return to the private domain.
Canada
McMillan LLP
In early January 2024, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) announced by way of a memorandum of understanding their continued collaboration ...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Crown Copyright is controversial in Canada. Set out under section 12 of the Copyright Act, Supreme Court Justices have cautioned that, read literally...
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed a patent infringement action by Takeda Canada Inc. against Apotex Inc. relating to the drug DEXILANT®, finding that the claims of Takeda's...
Torys LLP
On January 10, 2024, Québec's Minister of the French Language, Jean-François Roberge, published a draft Regulation to amend mainly the Regulation respecting the language...
Smart & Biggar
An important component of brand ownership is exercising vigilance against fraudulent practices, such as counterfeiting and trademark pirating.
Torys LLP
The convenience of online shopping has given rise to more and more unapproved companies selling others' patented or trademarked products.
China
AFD China
CNIPA and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office have jointly decided to extend their Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program for another three years from January 23, 2024 to January 22, 2027.
France
Haas Avocats
Depuis 1985, la loi française prévoit que les logiciels peuvent être qualifiés d'œuvres de l'esprit et ainsi être protégés par le droit d'auteur.
India
Khurana and Khurana
the matter in hand is in between Jitendar Kumar, as J.K Enterprise and New Balance Athletics Inc. a well-known US based athletic apparel business presided by Judge Pratibha M. Singh.
Khurana and Khurana
Despite being used by businesses frequently, abbreviations do not have trademark protection. abbreviation or short-from cannot be common or related to the particular product.
Obhan & Associates
Among the many exclusions to patentability, the Indian Patents Act, 1970 ("the Act") also excludes "diagnostic methods" under Section 3(i).
LexOrbis
The Karnataka High Court, Bengaluru, recently heard an appeal filed by M/s Sasken Technologies Limited against the order dated 20.01.2021 passed in I.A. No. 1, 2 and 3 in O.S.No. 6500/2020 passed by the VIII Additional City Civil Judge (CCH-10).
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
A recent order passed by the Delhi High Court in favour of DPKA Universal Consumer Ventures and others (the Defendants), rejecting the plea of interim injunction...
Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co.
The Delhi High Court recently held in the case of Google LLC vs DRS Logistics Private Limited that if Google LLC through its search engine uses trademarks as keywords for its advertisement programme...
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Patent rights are described as ‘exclusive-limited period monopoly rights' that allows the patent holder to exploit their invention and in turn prevent third parties...
Libya
JAH Intellectual Property
On January 17, 2024, the Libyan Ministry of Economy and Trade has issued a New Executive Regulations No. 26 dated 2024 for the 2010 Trademark Act reflecting an increase in the official fees related
Nigeria
Adeola Oyinlade & Co
Section 12 of the Nigerian Patents & Designs Act, LFN 2004, provides that "any combination of lines and/or colours and three-dimensional form whether or not associated...
Vischer AG
Registering a trademark is a crucial step for companies and individuals who want to uniquely position and protect their products or services.
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