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post image Intermediary IP injunctions: what are the EU implications of the UK experience? from

Is there gift more memorable
than a blocking injunction?
What has been the most significant IP development in the UK this year? 
From a policy standpoint (and in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum) the ...

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post image Länsförsäkringar, Länsförsäkringar, bork, bork, bork! from

Wooden house in snow. Unrelated to Matek.Länsförsäkringar is a Swedish insurance group that also operates a bank (Länsförsäkringar Bank). On 4 January 2008 it registered a device as EU mark among others for building ...

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post image The Supreme People's Court of China's Michael Jordan Trademark Decision from

This guest post is provided by Henry Liao, managing partner at Schinders Law Firm in Guangzhou, China and Mike Mireles, former GuestKat. 

On December 7, 2016, the Supreme People’s Court of China (China’s ...

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USPTO Extends Missing Parts Pilot Program for Another Year from

By Donald Zuhn -- In a notice published in the Federal Register last week (81 Fed. Reg. 93669), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program that was implemented ...

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Proposed Disclosure Objection Procedure for Protective Order Rejected as Revealing Counsel's Work Product from

The court denied defendant's motion to include an objection procedure for disclosure of confidential material to foreign counsel in the protective order because such provision would reveal counsel's work product. "[Defendant] proposed the ...

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U.S. tech companies welcome Korean antitrust ruling against Qualcomm over FRAND abuse from

South Korea's competition watchdog, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), has just imposed a $853 million fine on Qualcomm for "monpolistic" practices involving its patent dealings. In particular, the antitrust agency stated that Qualcomm ...

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District Court Denies Stay for Ex Parte Reexamination from

Pro-Troll, Inc. v. Shortbus Flashers, LLC (N.D. Cal. 2016) By Donald Zuhn –- In an order issued last week, Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied ...

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