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post image Trade mark trouble again: Tartan Army frustrated as director gets off Scot free from

This item, the second guest Katpost in succession to emanate from North of the Border, might as well have been entitled "From Glen to Glennie". Coincidentally, it's also the second Scottish post in a ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

All that glisters is not Golding, but don't let that put you off. The UK's Competition Law Association is giving away money, fame and a chance to advance one's career once again ...

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post image Trust, trade marks and trouble in the Glens: how far can trust go? from

GlencoeFor this Kat, whenever he hears the word "Glen" he thinks of Scotch whisky -- and when he discovered a trade mark tussle over Glencoe and Glenfinnan, he automatically assumed that this was something to ...

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post image Remembering Innovator Stanley Klein from

The late Dr. Stanley Klein was a well-known engineer and innovator in a number of fields, including utilities, smart grid, and power systems design and development. Dr. Klein is the named inventor on U.S ...

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post image Toy beads in court: attempt to get judge to examine merits in interim proceedings fails from

Epoch Co. Ltd v Character Options is a decision of the England and Wales Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) of 29 October, courtesy of Judge Hacon. Being extempore, the judgment has not been uploaded to ...

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Comments on the USPTO's Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance -- The ABA from

By Michael Borella -- On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office updated its subject matter eligibility guidance ("July Update"). The update provided recommendations and resources for examiners in addition to those in ...

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NFL: “No Footage League” or Prudent Protector of Its Intellectual Property Rights? from

Evan Talley

With the rise of social media, we are constantly reminded of how quickly users can access, create, and pass along content. Outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and Periscope provide readily accessible ...

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C&A Marketing sues GoPro, asserting Hero4 Session violates May 2015 design patent from

C & A Marketing has sued GoPro in the federal district court of New Jersey (Newark vicinage), alleging infringement of a design patent

From the Wall Street Journal:

C&A; Marketing Inc., the exclusive maker of ...

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Pro-Football files appeal in CA4 over Washington "Redskins" trademark from

Pro-Football, Inc. has appealed to the Fourth Circuit the district court decision from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division (Hon. Gerald Bruce Lee ) and lists the following legal ...

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McCarthy on the Federal Circuit as a trademark court from

by Dennis Crouch Thomas McCarthy and Dina Roumiantseva have published a new article titled: Divert All Trademark Appeals to the Federal Circuit? We Think Not.  They write: With some regularity over the years, a proposal ...

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Plaintiff’s Refusal to Concede Invalidity Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 Does Not Justify Attorney Fee Award from

The court denied defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after plaintiff voluntarily dismissed its action following the PTAB's invalidation of its patent during a CBM review because plaintiff's ...

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Northern Tanzania Maasai Land Loss Threatens Indigenous Knowledge from

NAIROBI, Kenya - After a five year gruelling court battle, the indigenous Maasai community in Northern Tanzania has lost the right to its traditional land after the High Court handed it to a US-based tourism company ...

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