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post image Kat konfusion regarding passing off: likelihood of confusion and the Starbucks (HK) case from

Legal tests are omnipresent in our profession, and IP is no exception. Take an action for passing off. To prevail at common law, the plaintiff must prove that it has goodwill in the mark or ...

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post image Friday Fantasies from

* IP Key and CEIPI Deliver Training to Chinese Judges in EuropeThe European Commission and the Supreme People’s Court, with the technical support of IP Key, will partner in the organisation of a two-week ...

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PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part III from

By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. ConforMIS, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-00487 ...

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Can a patent expire before it issues? from

  In certain situations, yes.  Ordinarily, the term of a patent begins on the grant date and ends twenty years after the filing date of the patent. If the patent claims priority to an earlier-filed nonprovisional ...

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