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USPTO reiterates commitment to detect and prevent fraudulent foreign trademark applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently reiterated its commitment to stemming the tide of inaccurate and fraudulent trademark applications originating primarily from China.

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Copycat Flattened by Patent & Trade Dress Jury Verdict in Win for Tieks Shoes

The maker of the Tieks ballet flat Gavrieli Brands walked away with over $2.1 million when a federal jury found Soto Massini’s competing designs infringed on Tieks’ patents and...

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The legal implications of brand blanding

In the trademark world, 2018 was notable for the number of well-known brands that chose to shorten and "universalize" their names, to simplify or drop their logos, or to rebrand entirely....

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Report ordered by President Trump will shape future administration action on counterfeit and pirated goods

President Trump's Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods (memorandum) commissions a report, due 30 October 2019, requiring the collection and analysis of...

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The impact of intellectual property on artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are integrated into an increasing number of products and services, protection and enforcement issues involving patents and trade secrets ...

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3D-printing and IP rights

3D-printing changes the way we develop products: an idea can be transformed into a tangible product faster than ever, and it is not even expensive anymore.

Lightning fast IP reform in China: Trademark Law and Anti-Unfair Competition Law amended

On 23 April 2019, both China's Trademark Law (TML) and its Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) were amended. The amendments to the TML are aimed at curbing bad faith trademarks and...

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EU competition in the Digital Age: European Commission publishes Report of Special Advisers

On 4 April 2019, the European Commission published the much anticipated Report Competition Policy for the digital era (hereinafter referred to as the "Report").

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