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Spruson & Ferguson
Parties must "follow the rules" when filing evidence and complying with pre-hearing directions or risk cost consequences.
Spruson & Ferguson
The trademark opposition was unsuccessful as the opponent failed to establish similarity between the services concerned.
Spruson & Ferguson
A recent Australian Trade Marks Office decision has confirmed that the name of a film is not a trade mark.
Davies Collison Cave
A common but complex problem facing businesses seeking to commercially benefit from an invention is how to protect the invention for their own use.
Davies Collison Cave
In the recent decision of Mylan Health Pty Ltd v Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd [2020] FCAFC 116, an enlarged bench of the Full Federal Court of Australia unanimously rejected Mylan's appeal against Justice Nicholas' findings ...
Canada
Torys LLP
The CIPO has published an updated notice that time limits under the Canadian Patent Act, Trademarks Act and Industrial Design Act beginning on March 16, 2020 and ending on August 21, 2020 are automatically extended ...
Smart & Biggar
Co-branding is usually understood as the use of two or more trademarks on a single product, each mark belonging to a different owner and pointing to a different source.
Smart & Biggar
On May 7, 2020, the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB or Board) ordered Galderma to file prescribed sales and financial information for DIFFERIN (0.1% adapalene) until the expiry of the 237 patent .
Smart & Biggar
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 disruption, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has further extended patent, trademark, and industrial design deadlines fixed under the relevant...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
It appears that the key civil and criminal aspects of this fascinating case about trade secret intellectual property are now complete, after a former employee was recently sentenced in criminal...
Aird & Berlis LLP
Intellectual property lawyers have the most interesting bookshelves in their offices; we tend to keep souvenirs of the various cases we work on
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
La Cour d'appel fédérale a confirmé que les Cours fédérales pouvaient interpréter, et interprètent dans les faits, les contrats conclus entre des particuliers tant que l'objet relève de leur ressort.
China
Spruson & Ferguson
Tencent was successful in showing that the Chinese public associated the disputed term with Tencent.
Spruson & Ferguson
This decision, with hefty damages imposed, is a milestone for China's efforts to deter and combat unfair competition.
Spruson & Ferguson
This case was the end of a long, drawn-out dispute from a local competitor, proven to be opportunistic and unmeritorious.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
Following a recent judgement handed down by the Supreme People's Court of China, confirming the validity of a Chinese patent entitled "chat robot system"...
Hong Kong
Spruson & Ferguson
It is anticipated that the Madrid Protocol for trademark registration will be implemented in Hong Kong in 2022 or 2023.
India
Singh & Associates
Ever-greening of patent, as the name suggests, is a corporate, legal, business, and technological strategy for extending / elongating the term of a granted patent in a jurisdiction that is about to expire, ...
Obhan & Associates
Patent disputes that involve complex technologies cannot usually be resolved by judges alone.
LexOrbis
The Delhi High Court recently decided an interim injunction application in a civil suit between Ajanta Pharma Ltd.
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