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Platform to Business Regulation - Now in Force

European Union, United Kingdom - October 26 2020 Since 12 July 2020, the Platform to Business Regulation has been directly applicable in the UK and all EU member states. However, with Brexit worries…

Ongoing Challenges for Fashion Brands in Germany - Legal Issues with Style Names Revisited

Germany - October 20 2020 Using first names as style names to assist consumers in distinguishing between certain items, styles or washes within a collection is a widespread…

Are APJs Constitutional? The Supreme Court Will Review Arthrex

USA - October 14 2020 On October 13, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up the question of the constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) under…

Actual Definitions Can Help Avoid Erroneous Constructions of Patent Claims

USA - September 28 2020 On August 27, 2020, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Baxalta Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. overturning the District Court’s ruling that Genentech…

Changes to VAT and Early Termination Payments

United Kingdom - September 24 2020 Following the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Meo (C-295/17) and a related case, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has…

USPTO and DOJ Promoting Innovation and Collaboration in Life Sciences

USA - September 22 2020 Beginning September 23, a free two-day workshop will address issues relating to innovation by life sciences companies, including IP and antitrust…

At 40 Years Old, the Orange Book Gets a Fresh Look as FDA Seeks Comments on Patent Listability

USA - September 18 2020 Back in June, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “as part of an Agency-wide effort to modernize the Orange Book,” published a…

Who will reign Supreme in the battle for the trade marks?

European Union, Global - September 18 2020 The internet age means that brands can develop a substantial following in jurisdictions where they have no physical presence. This can lead to…

USPTO to Defer Fees on COVID-19-related Provisional Patent Applications

USA - September 17 2020 On September 16, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a new pilot program for COVID-19 related inventions. The new…

Italian Competition Agency Investigates Major Cloud Computing Service Providers for Allegedly Unfair T&Cs

Italy - September 16 2020 The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has recently launched investigations against global leading providers of cloud computing services. AGCM is…