Potter Clarkson forge powerful partnership with Westerberg to provide ‘market-leading’ UPC litigation support

Leading European IP firm, Potter Clarkson have formed a strategic partnership with Swedish patent litigators, Westerberg & Partners, to provide dedicated litigation support under the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) regime. Together, Potter Clarkson and Westerberg & Partners will assemble specialist joint teams to run cases in the UPC, combining the significant experience of both […]

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Closing in on the Unitary Patent and opt-out strategies

Are you developing an international patenting strategy that involves the European market? Then it is time to think about the advent of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) later in 2022 or early 2023. After many years of effort, the project of a patent with unitary effect across the European Union […]

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Trademarking a slogan – the why and how

The right slogan can be of tremendous value to your brand identity, and so learning how to trademark one is a vital Intellectual Property (IP) lesson. Let us take a detailed look at the surprisingly complex status of catchphrases in IP law. What exactly is a slogan? The definition provided by the United States Patent and Trademark […]

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Playing trademark hardball: Supreme Court of Appeal decision in POLO dispute

A decades-long saga about the POLO brand and what it means to consumers in South Africa saw its most recent play on February 23, 2022, when South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal handed down an important trademark judgment in LA Group (Pty) Ltd v Stable Brands (Pty) Ltd and Another (Case no 650/2020). The origin of the […]

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Different IP protections, and why you might need them

he realm of Intellectual Property (IP) holds a far greater diversity of protections than most of us realize. There is a way to safeguard your intangible assets for just about every scenario. The majority of your Intellectual Property portfolio can be covered by the three most common seals of IP authorship – patents, trademarks and […]

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Everyday IP: The iconic elegance of Italian cars

If you wanted to make a list of the most creative talents in Italian history, you would gather a host of names ranging from Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to Federico Fellini and Sophia Loren. But you would be remiss in your efforts if you did not mention the greats of Italy’s automotive industry: Enzo […]

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Berman v. Freedom Financial Network, Browse-Wrap May Be Dead

Most companies used browse-wrap (terms and conditions which require no customer consent) to present their terms of service to the consumers, usually via hyperlinks. Due to Berman v. Freedom Financial Network, browse-wrap may be dead. The classic use of browse-wrap is to steer any dispute with the user either into arbitration or at least choosing the […]

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Five key takeaways from IP Trend Monitor 2022

The Intellectual Property (IP) sector is dynamic and complex, unlike any other. That is why those best placed to keep their finger on its pulse are seasoned IP professionals living the day-to-day business realities of their trade. It is exactly these experts that Dennemeyer surveys for the annual IP Trend Monitor study in collaboration with […]

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Why the devil is in the detail in patent applications

A recent case involving Bristol Myers Squibb, which resulted in the revocation of a patent filed by the pharmaceutical giant, serves as a salutary warning on the risks of failing to include detailed supporting data when an application is first filed. Sandoz and Teva separately sought revocation of Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMS’s) European Patent (UK) […]

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Ecommerce and International Letters of Credit

In order to enrich EmergeCounsel’s ability to counsel its ecommerce and other business and IP clients in the international marketplace, I am studying International Trade at the World Trade Center, Denver. In this article, I focus on the nuances of international finance law. U.S. Congressional findings accent that over 90% of ecommerce goods are imported into the […]

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IR Global Press Release with Steven Weigler- The Rise Of Influencer Marketing: How To Protect Your Company’s Liability

Unless you have a flip phone, you are exposed to influencer marketing every day. Influencing started as something only pro-athletes and celebrities could accomplish by having their face associated with cereal (think Michael Jordan) and shoes (think Michael Jordan). Not anymore. According to mediakix.com, there are between 3.2 million and 27.8 million influencers on Instagram, YouTube, […]

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