Amazon heads back to district court in watch search results case

US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reverses earlier ‘likelihood of confusion’ District Court ruling

Trademark, US & Canada

Three’s Company copyright wrangle settled

Parties file a motion to settle infringement case that focused on the 1970s television comedy hit

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Converse loses ‘Classic Jazz Star’ trademark opposition battle

IPOS rules that while there is some visual similarity between competing ‘star’ marks, they are “aurally and conceptually different”

Trademark, Design, Middle East & Asia

China passes ‘ambiguous’ cyber security law

National Security Law passed and enforced this week but critics claim that it is too general and may require further guidance

Copyright, Patent, Design, China

General Court overturns OHIM’s Gambling Commission dismissal

Fourth Chamber holds that OHIM’s Board of Appeal would have reached a different conclusion if it had ‘favoured a broader interpretation of its powers’, in long-running case over hand sign.

Trademark, Copyright, Europe

Unicorns: the next troll bait?

What happens to the patents when a $1bn start-up dies? A familiar monster will appear, says Paul Hunter

Patent

The future of IP in the UK and EU, and its implications for the US

Mike Weatherley MP provides a candid view on the state of IP in the UK, highlighting issues of importance

Copyright, Licensing, UK, US & Canada, Europe

Be heard or be herded

Businesses need to voice their opinions on the proposed Unified Patent Court fee structure to ensure it delivers high-quality decisions at an acceptable cost, says Rebecca Baines

Patent, Europe

What’s new copycat?

After research by a consumer group revealed the extent of copycat packing in the UK, James Sweeting examines the challenge facing brand owners

Copyright, Design, Europe

The post AIA foreign filing flood

Patent filings rushed through in the run-up to the implementation of the America Invents Act will land on lawyers’ desks this September. Justin Simpson offers a guide to coping with the deluge

Patent, US & Canada

Healthy resistance

Medical device patents are largely immune to patent reform, argues Cooley’s Orion Armon and Angela Campbell

Patent, US & Canada

Is the EU close to harmonising copyright?

The European Commission’s Digital Single Market plan has been surprisingly effective at gaining traction. Akash Sachdeva and Annie Websper assess its progress towards EU-wide copyright integration

Copyright, Europe

Apple undressed

It may seem as if the US Court of Appeals dealt Apple a tremendous blow by reversing its victory on the trade dress claims, but is this really the case? Matthew J Faust explores

Trademark, Design, US & Canada

Back to the fuel-ture

With continuing levels of academic research and commercial deployment, activity in the fuel cell space could sustain a boost of interest. HGF’s Chris Moore explains

Patent

Samsung’s hangover pill? Welcome to the new normal…

Data from a major innovation report shows tech companies using the patent system to create
products for nearly every facet of our lives, says Bob Stembridge

Patent, Licensing

Issues to watch in US patent law

The past several years have brought an unprecedented level of general public interest in patent law and reform, accompanied by major changes to the fields of litigation. Christian Mammen explores

Patent, US & Canada

Licence to (3D) print money

It may present a threat to some industries but 3D printing also offers huge licensing opportunity, argue James Tumbridge and Robert Peake

Patent, Licensing