Tag Archives: intellectual property

IP Court restrained to sell and market a generic drug until the patent expiry

 

 

 

 

 

On 24 April 2018 the Intellectual Property Court published its Decision in case A41 85807/2016 between Swiss-based Novartis AG and local generic Nativa LLC.

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WILL THERE BE TRADEMARK TROLLS IN CANADA OR ARE THEY ALREADY HERE?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Canadian Trademarks Act amendments, which are allegedly coming into force in early 2019, include the removal of the requirement that a trademark applicant declare that it has been using its trademark before it files the application or before registration in Canada. The amendments are meant to bring Canada’s laws in line with international treaties. The Canadian government wants these changes to simplify the registration process.

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Smartphones, tablets, hard drives and the blank tape levy: Recent developments in Greece

 

 

 

 

 

The issue of the blank tape levy, due for certain devices and media which are suitable for the reproduction of protected works as equitable remuneration for the reproduction for private use, and which is payable by the importers or manufacturers of such devices, has often in recent years been a subject of dispute between creators, Collective Management Organizations and businesses of the IT and electronics sector in Greece.

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European Unified Patent Court agreement ratified by the UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 26 April, the UK ratified the EU’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement. Although much of intellectual property law and practice is already harmonised amongst EU member states, a UPC would set up a common patent court for the hearing of intellectual property cases, and the direct applicability of its rulings, across all EU member states – something which is currently not the case, as patent cases (even for European Patent Office granted patents) are presently litigated on a country by country basis. The UPC would have the competence to hear cases regarding European patents with unitary effect, but also other European patents registered within states which have ratified the UPC agreement.

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Can Inventions Related to Cannabis be Protected?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suppose that you want to obtain a patent for an invention related to your cannabis business.  What if the invention is a device for extracting oils, an ornamental design for a new vaporizer, or a new breed of cannabis plant?  Should you attempt to patent your invention with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?  Can you obtain a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?  The answer is YES! if the invention meets certain conditions for patentability.

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…Selecting a brand for your new company or new product

When developing a new brand for your business, it’s not as easy as coming up with a clever and catchy name. Rather, you need to consider conducting additional research into the new brand before investing substantial time and energy into its marketing.

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New Appointments in Lidings Key Practice Areas

Lidings law firm proudly announces the appointment of Alexander Popelyuk to the position of the Partner in Dispute Resolution practice of the firm, and Boris Malakhov to the position of the Partner in Intellectual Property practice.

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Maxima Legal has appointed Maxim Ali as Head of the practice for intellectual property and information law.

Law firm Maxima Legal has appointed Maxim Ali as Head of the practice for intellectual property and information law.

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Success in the battle for Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya

bkp partners Martin Reinisch and Georg Fellner have obtained a favorable judgment by an Austrian Appellate Court for bkp client Spirits International (SPI Group) confirming the latter’s rights in the iconic Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya trademarks in Austria.

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Tomorrow Is Yesterday: Today’s Cases Boldly Going Where Our Blogs Have Gone Before

Sometimes blogging topics are hard to come by.  It is often difficult because, as a sage once noted in discussing the search for The Ultimate Computer, one wants to do one’s best, but something like creativity “doesn’t work on an assembly line basis. … You can’t simply say, today I will be brilliant,” insightful, informative or even mildly amusing.  But other times topics materialize right before your eyes, as if dropped on your desk by fate or chance, and then they seemingly write themselves, without either assembly lines or much hard work.

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