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Negotiations in the United States Not Enough for Infringement Suit

Negotiations in the United States Not Enough for Infringement Suit

In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. 13-1472 (10/22/2014), the Federal Circuit upheld a district court summary judgment that Pulse Electronics could not infringe Halo Electronics’ patents because Pulse manufactured, shipped, and delivered their products abroad.  Pulse conducted negotiations and pricing discussions concerning the sales in the United States, but the district court found […]

Bulgarian Olga Sirakova is a Deputy Secretary General at AIPPI

Bulgarian Olga Sirakova is a Deputy Secretary General at AIPPI

On 17 September 2014, the Executive Committee of AIPPI elected a new Bureau of AIPPI. The Bulgarian Olga Sirakova is Deputy Secretary General for the term of two years 2014-2016. Olga Sirakova is Attorney at Law, Europe- an Patent and Trademark Attorney, Partner at Interius, Sofia, Bulgaria. She served in the Nominating Committee as member […]

Montenegro launched e-Register  for Industrial Desing

Montenegro launched e-Register for Industrial Desing

From 14 Novembar 2014 users may use electronic register of industrial design. The e-Register includes relating of the National Register of Industrial Desing. All changes are updated and users can have access to the status of industrial design.

Montenegro launched e-Register  for Industrial Desing

Montenegro launched e-Register for Industrial Desing

From 14 Novembar 2014 users may use electronic register of industrial design. The e-Register includes relating of the National Register of Industrial Desing. All changes are updated and users can have access to the status of industrial design.

From 14 Novembar 2014 users may use electronic register of industrial design. The e-Register includes relating of the National Register of Industrial Desing. All changes are updated and users can have access to the status of industrial design.
International authorial creative conference 2014- Zagreb

International authorial creative conference 2014- Zagreb

Croatian Music Institute, Croatian Copyright Society (HDAP-Alai) and associations Adria MC (Adria Music Conference) this year organizing the second International authorial creative conference to be 19 to 21 November 2014, held in Zagreb. Partners of the conference this year will be the associations of authors and creators, as well as those that protect copyrights and […]

Croatian Music Institute, Croatian Copyright Society (HDAP-Alai) and associations Adria MC (Adria Music Conference) this year organizing the second International authorial creative conference to be 19 to 21 November 2014, held in Zagreb. Partners of the conference this year will be the associations of authors and creators, as well as those that protect copyrights and […]
STOP PIRACY destroys fakes

STOP PIRACY destroys fakes

The STOP PIRACY Association held a spectacular ‘destruction derby’ in Berne on 21 October. Using a road roller, it scrapped 15,000 tons of counterfeited watches and disposed of 2 tons of counterfeited medicines. The impressive images are to motivate consumers into actively thinking about the risks involved in buying counterfeited products. The action ties in […]

The STOP PIRACY Association held a spectacular ‘destruction derby’ in Berne on 21 October. Using a road roller, it scrapped 15,000 tons of counterfeited watches and disposed of 2 tons of counterfeited medicines. The impressive images are to motivate consumers into actively thinking about the risks involved in buying counterfeited products. The action ties in […]
China and Europe step up co-operation on patents as EPO-SIPO anniversary approaches

China and Europe step up co-operation on patents as EPO-SIPO anniversary approaches

The heads of the European Patent Office (EPO) and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) met in Brussels to discuss how to further improve and align their patent systems in order to better support innovation in both regions. At the meeting future joint activities were defined, and shared with stakeholders of the patent system at […]

LA COOPERAZIONE TRA L’UAMI E L’UIBM: TRA PRASSI CONVERGENTI E DESIDERATA DEGLI UTENTI

LA COOPERAZIONE TRA L’UAMI E L’UIBM: TRA PRASSI CONVERGENTI E DESIDERATA DEGLI UTENTI

Giunto quasi al termine della quarta edizione, il Progetto “Marchi e Disegni Comunitari” vuole fare il punto su uno dei principi cardine della materia: la coesistenza tra marchi e disegni nazionali e marchi e disegni comunitari. L’applicazione concreta di tale principio passa anche per il tramite della cooperazione tra l’UAMI (l’Agenzia della Unione Europea che […]

Giunto quasi al termine della quarta edizione, il Progetto “Marchi e Disegni Comunitari” vuole fare il punto su uno dei principi cardine della materia: la coesistenza tra marchi e disegni nazionali e marchi e disegni comunitari. L’applicazione concreta di tale principio passa anche per il tramite della cooperazione tra l’UAMI (l’Agenzia della Unione Europea che […]
Federal Circuit Upholds District Court Finding of Inequitable Conduct

Federal Circuit Upholds District Court Finding of Inequitable Conduct

In a split decision, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court finding in American Calcar, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co. 13-1061 (9/29/2014) that Calcar’s patents were unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.  The case had previously been remanded by the Federal Circuit to apply the inequitable conduct test established in Therasense.  The test in Therasense […]

The EPO and India enhance co-operation on patents

The EPO and India enhance co-operation on patents

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of India (IPO India) have agreed to renew their co-operation on patents in an effort to support innovation in both regions. The EPO and the Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation establishing a framework for structured work relations between the […]

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of India (IPO India) have agreed to renew their co-operation on patents in an effort to support innovation in both regions. The EPO and the Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation establishing a framework for structured work relations between the […]
New Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties

New Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties

In early 2015 the new Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties, which ratifies the Act 1991 of the UPOV Convention, will enter into force. Source: UPOV

In early 2015 the new Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties, which ratifies the Act 1991 of the UPOV Convention, will enter into force. Source: UPOV
Community trade mark applications will now only be examined after they are paid for

Community trade mark applications will now only be examined after they are paid for

From November 24, OHIM will only examine trade mark applications and process any mail related to them after they are paid for. This means the Office can be more efficient, as it will no longer examine applications that ultimately will never be paid for. OHIM is a European Union agency that serves businesses across the […]

From November 24, OHIM will only examine trade mark applications and process any mail related to them after they are paid for. This means the Office can be more efficient, as it will no longer examine applications that ultimately will never be paid for. OHIM is a European Union agency that serves businesses across the […]
Односите меѓу Европскиот патентен завод и САД

Односите меѓу Европскиот патентен завод и САД

Benoît Battistelli- Претседател на Европскиот патентен завод (EPO) во својот  блог изјави дека е особено задоволен од односите со американските подносители кои активно ги користат услугите на EPO од 1970 година, наваму. Секоја година тие ја предводат листата во однос на европски пријави за патент , достигнувајќи 25% од вкупниот број во 2013 година, што претставува […]

OHIM clarifies its practice regarding the proof of applicable law in Article 8(4) cases

OHIM clarifies its practice regarding the proof of applicable law in Article 8(4) cases

In addition to the earlier trademarks specified in Article 8(2) CTMR, non-registered trademarks and other signs protected at Member State level used in the course of trade as ‘business identifiers’ of more than mere local significance can be invoked in an opposition provided that such rights confer on their proprietors the right to prohibit the […]

In addition to the earlier trademarks specified in Article 8(2) CTMR, non-registered trademarks and other signs protected at Member State level used in the course of trade as ‘business identifiers’ of more than mere local significance can be invoked in an opposition provided that such rights confer on their proprietors the right to prohibit the […]
Federal Circuit Upheld Court Stay Pending USPTO PTAB Review

Federal Circuit Upheld Court Stay Pending USPTO PTAB Review

The district court issued a stay order in Benefit Funding Systems LLC v. Advance America Cash Advance Centers Inc. 14-1122 (9/26/2014) to allow the PTAB to conclude a Covered Business Method Review before resuming litigation.  The covered business method review was petitioned for all of the claims at issue by one of the appellees.  Benefit’s […]