The German Constitutional Court delivered another blow to the hopes of those still wishing for an early start of the unitary patent system.
Germany plays a pivotal role in the future viability of the new harmonized system, with a decision of the constitutional challenge likely to be rendered before the end of Q1 this year.
A new decade is upon us, and its first two months have veered between ordinary and chaotic. What is sure is that 2020 is primed to feature a significant number of key IP law trends.
The dispute between Google and Oracle over the IP rights to Java code is finally nearing its end in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. government's decision to repeal the Paramount Consent Decrees could have significant repercussions for Intellectual Property rights associated with American films.
On the pitch, Inter Milan would be the heavy favorite in a match against Inter Miami, but in a current trademark dispute before the USPTO, the balance of power is not clear-cut.
Marchi Storici are historical Italian trademarks that can be registered in a dedicated registry before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) if they meet a particular definition.
While Wifi Internet connection, 4G mobile networking and MP3 music files are well-known standards, hundreds of thousands of lesser-known ones are affecting a wide variety of industries.
Geographical indications may not receive the most fanfare among different forms of Intellectual Property, but they are crucial to discerning consumers.
Continuing Dennemeyer's glocal approach, the De Simone brand will remain the face of the Italian market while serving as a gateway to Dennemeyer's international legal and administrative backbone.
In the U.S., a new rule regarding electronic trademark application submissions is coming up soon. Still, it has recently been delayed to provide applicants and the USPTO with more time to prepare.
Finding the right partner to navigate rule changes such as these is crucial for successfully registering and maintaining your patents in Canada and throughout the world.
The Trademark Modernization Act of December 11, 2018, which came into force on January 14, 2019, brings some interesting changes in the area of German trademark licensing law.