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The Adversarial Nature of AIA Proceedings Isn’t Always Enough

USA - April 11 2022 On March 24, 2022, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Hunting Titan, Inc. v. Dynaenergetics Europe GMBH…

Regulator Advises UK Government on Possible Changes to Consumer and Competition Law to Support UK Green Goals

United Kingdom - April 4 2022 The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA“) has published advice for the UK Government on changes that could be made to consumer and competition law…

Ready or Not: Your Trademark Portfolio in the Metaverse

European Union, USA - March 23 2022 More and more companies are entering the Metaverse leading to a trend towards increased filings of trademarks in the “virtual” classes. This blog has…

First Time Ever! China Adopts Fast-Track Examination for Trademark Applications

China - March 21 2022 On January 14, 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the Measures for Fast-Track Examination of Trademark…

New Procedural Developments in the Field Of Industrial Law in Spain

European Union, USA - February 28 2022 The Spanish government has approved a draft bill to reform the three main industrial property laws: the Trademark Law, the Industrial Design Law and…

Consumer Law Focus: Subscription Auto-Renewals, New CMA Guidance

United Kingdom - February 22 2022 Subscription-based contracts are common. They provide certain benefits to businesses, such as offering predictable revenue. These types of agreement…

ALJ Cheney Orders First Interim ID Proceeding under the ITC’s Pilot Program

USA - February 15 2022 As I wrote last May (here), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has begun a pilot program that will allow Administrative Law Judges (ALJs)…

China Accedes to the Hague Convention and Now Allows for International Design Filings

China, Global - February 9 2022 On February 5, 2022, China acceded to Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. The Hague provisions will become…

UK Regulator Ramps Up Action Against Greenwashing

United Kingdom - February 8 2022 Following the Competition and Markets Authority’s (“CMA“) publication of the Green Claims Code (as discussed in our earlier blog), the UK regulator is…

Product Piracy? Zero Tolerance!

China, Global - January 26 2022 The global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods in 2019 amounted to nearly USD 464 billion. Trade in counterfeit goods is not only a threat to…