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EUIPO: Repeat trademark applications for the same classes can equate to bad faith

European Union - September 10 2019 In July, the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO declared the MONOPOLY trade mark invalid to the extent that the underlying application covered goods and…

New USPTO rule: Applicants and registrants to provide email address

USA - August 29 2019 The USPTO’s new all-electronic processing initiative has imposed a new requirement on all applicants and registrants to update their application and…

Patent Litigation: Dutch Court of Appeal guidance on formal entitlement to priority

European Union, Netherlands - August 16 2019 On 30 July, the Court of Appeal of The Hague ruled on the formal entitlement to priority following from a US provisional patent application (judgment…

Investing in China’s TMT sector: What you need to know

China, Hong Kong - August 16 2019 China is a market that represents a paradox for many telecoms, media and technology (“TMT“) companies. On the one hand it offers the promise of almost…

Russia: Draft law on foreign ownership restrictions in significant Internet/information resources

Russia - August 13 2019 Russia is facing potential restrictions of foreign ownership in digital companies. This follows on similar restrictions over Russian mass media…

Invalidation of Chinese patent based on a finding of lack of domestic priority

China - August 8 2019 Recently, the Chinese Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) published a written decision where patentee Chen He’s Electric Unicycle patent (CN102275621B)…

Hogan Lovells standard essential patent update - August 2019

Global - August 8 2019 Hogan Lovells' Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Update reports on recent news and case decisions from jurisdictions including China, France, Germany…

20-year legal dispute over two seconds of music: CJEU on the never-ending sampling story

European Union - August 5 2019 German courts have been dealing with the Metall auf Metall [song by the German band Kraftwerk] case for two decades. Recently, the CJEU, too, has had…

Dutch court of appeal sets up confidentiality club in IP proceedings

European Union, Netherlands - August 1 2019 In a recent trademark case, the Court of Appeal of The Hague set up a confidentiality club in order to create a possibility for the alleged infringer…

Broadcasting of television programs: French court clarifications on “must carry” and framing

European Union, France - July 29 2019 On July 4, 2019, the Cour de Cassation specified the criteria of the “must carry” obligation (diffusion of broadcasted public channels, governed by…