Archive: 17 Jun 2013

ZEBINIX confusable with ZEBEXIR

ZEBINIX confusable with ZEBEXIR

The trademark ZEBEXIR was applied for goods in class 03 which were identical to the goods of class 03 of an earlier Community Trademark Registration ZEBINIX. The Court of the European Union confirmed in the affirmative that there was a visual similarity as the average consumer attaches more importance to the first part of a […]

Genes not patentable in the US but apparently patentable in Israel

Genes not patentable in the US but apparently patentable in Israel

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that human genes cannot be patented. This decision, relating to Myriad’s patents for the Brca1 and Brca2 gene sequences that are indicative of a likelihood of breast cancer, may have immediate benefits for some breast and ovarian cancer patients. However, it is likely to have long-lasting repercussions […]

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that human genes cannot be patented. This decision, relating to Myriad’s patents for the Brca1 and Brca2 gene sequences that are indicative of a likelihood of breast cancer, may have immediate benefits for some breast and ovarian cancer patients. However, it is likely to have long-lasting repercussions […]