Archive: August, 2012

Louis Vuitton Chases Fakes from Market

Louis Vuitton Chases Fakes from Market

Global luxury brand Louis Vuitton recently slapped some stores in Jiangsu province with lawsuits claiming 500,000 yuan ($78,500) in compensation from each following a string of crackdowns on counterfeits. The first hearing of a case against a shop in Nanjing Fashion Lady Shopping Plaza was held in Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court on July 4. The […]

With protection of innovation at the very fore: CIOPORA brings IP expertise to Floriade

With protection of innovation at the very fore: CIOPORA brings IP expertise to Floriade

Hamburg, August 27, 2012 – There is no better way to put the importance of effective IP protection into the spotlight as to bring the IP expertise to a place, on which the glances of the horticultural industry were fixed in summer of 2012. The CIOPORA Conference on Patents and modern PBR in Horticultural Breeding, […]

A Taiwan university sues Apple over speech recognition patents

A Taiwan university sues Apple over speech recognition patents

A Taiwan university has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the iPhone maker’s Siri speech recognition system, which lets users place calls or perform other tasks with voice commands, and is seeking undisclosed damages. Apple is also wrestling with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in one of the biggest-ever […]

A Taiwan university has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the iPhone maker’s Siri speech recognition system, which lets users place calls or perform other tasks with voice commands, and is seeking undisclosed damages. Apple is also wrestling with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in one of the biggest-ever […]
It is not regarded as the use of a trademark for a name of an advertising character which is not used as an indication of the source of goods or services

It is not regarded as the use of a trademark for a name of an advertising character which is not used as an indication of the source of goods or services

The trademark in dispute A trademark “花太郎” (transliteration: Hua-Tai-Lang. A Japanese name)” designating the services of “restaurants” was allowed for registration inTaiwan. The complainant filed an opposition against the above trademark during its publication period according to the old Trademark Act, Article 23.1(14) by the reason that the complainant has used “花太郎” as a trademark […]

Since July 1, 2012, it is available to pay the trademark registration fee after the official due date

Since July 1, 2012, it is available to pay the trademark registration fee after the official due date

Before July 01, 2012, when an applicant unintentionally failed to pay the registration fee by the official due date, it was not allowed to restore the trademark right. Each year, there were about 2400 trademarks being lapsed due to failing to pay the registration fees because the applicants were out of the country, made a […]

The success in commerce of a product manufactured in accordance with a patent in dispute cannot prove that the patent in dispute meets the inventive step requirements

The success in commerce of a product manufactured in accordance with a patent in dispute cannot prove that the patent in dispute meets the inventive step requirements

A Utility Model patent related to “mold-proof patch” inTaiwanwas invalidated by a third party by the ground of “in lack of inventive step” according to the Patent Act, Article 94.4. The complainant (patentee) initiated an administrative action up to theIP Courtagainst the decision of the Appeal. One of the grounds claimed by the complainant was […]

A Utility Model patent related to “mold-proof patch” inTaiwanwas invalidated by a third party by the ground of “in lack of inventive step” according to the Patent Act, Article 94.4. The complainant (patentee) initiated an administrative action up to theIP Courtagainst the decision of the Appeal. One of the grounds claimed by the complainant was […]
Agency Rejects Wall-E Remake for Copyright Infringement

Agency Rejects Wall-E Remake for Copyright Infringement

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has denied an application by a local director to shoot a Chinese remake of Pixar’s Wall-E because the film did not sell the legal rights to the director, according to insiders. After filing an application to make his own version of the computer-animated blockbuster, the director […]

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