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Broken lines Australian design registrations
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 22 2015

As it is customary in other jurisdictions, especially the United States, to illustrate "claimed" parts of a design in solid lines and other


“‘Say it ain’t so, bro!’” (Episode 14)
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2015

Previously we've discussed Hooli's reverse engineering of Pied Piper's technology and the threatened lawsuit for ownership of the technology. In


Is it time to switch gears? Enforceability of automotive company employee confidentiality restrictions
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

Given the large workforces and importance of intellectual property and trade secrets in the automotive industry, automotive companies rely heavily on


Scintilla TV: Australia's registered designs may see grace period, longer term
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • May 21 2015

There is potential good news for designers who intentionally or inadvertently disclose their design before seeking a monopoly right: ACIP has


High end imitation high praise or harmful piracy?
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

If you read my post on trade dress, you are familiar with my lament on the absence of statutory protection from design piracy. United States fashion


Hague weighed: should I change my design filing strategy?
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • Global, USA
  • May 21 2015

On May 13, 2015, the United States and Japan became contracting parties to The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs


Apple-Samsung trade dress case demonstrates potential value of design patents
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

A jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages after finding that smartphones sold by Samsung diluted Apple's trade dress and infringed Apple's


ACIP releases final review of the Australian designs system
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 15 2015

The current Australian Designs system has been in operation since the commencement of the Designs Act 2003("the Act") in June 2004. Since its


Trade secret plaintiff avoids dismissal, gets discovery
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

One of the most interesting Business Court decisions of last year was Judge Bledsoe's opinion in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2014 NCBC 50, in which


Protecting your trade secrets in the US
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

Remember earlier posts about non-disclosure agreements, and the role they play in defining and protecting trade secrets? Of course you dobut in case