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Domain names: Seven “dirty words” now acceptable in .US

USA - October 10 2018 The Registry operator of the .US domain and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have lifted a prohibition on the so…

Europe: Well-known brand owners learn from Puma - Evaluate your reputation right!

European Union - October 8 2018 In a case concerning completely dissimilar goods and different public, the General Court (GC) once again confirmed that the strength of brand’s…

EU Patent Office publishes preview of guidelines on patenting AI applications

European Union - October 5 2018 The preview-version of the EPO’s Guidelines for Examination is out now (link here), and, for the first time ever, there is specific guidance on…

Domain names: .DK - A safe zone

Denmark - October 2 2018 The Registry Dansk Internet Forum (DIFO), responsible for the management of the Top Level Domain (TLD) .DK, recently announced that it had reduced by…

US Patents and the potential global monopoly effect for software

USA - September 28 2018 Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court held that the Patent Act’s damages provision, 35 U.S.C. 284, allowed a patent holder to recover foreign lost…

No deal Brexit: Trade mark and design right protection planning

European Union, United Kingdom - September 26 2018 Following the UK government’s notice on trade marks and designs if there is no Brexit deal (the “Notice”) and the increasing likelihood of the UK…

Provider liability: First YouTube, now “uploaded” - next case before the CJEU

Germany - September 24 2018 Only two weeks ago, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) referred various questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning the…

German Court rules on Porsche design

Germany - September 19 2018 The silhouette and outer appearance of the first Porsche is world famous. Up until today, we see the charismatic shaping mirrored in the current model…

China IP litigation and prosecution statistics: taking a step back to see the bigger picture.

China - September 19 2018 According to several recent publications by Chinese governmental authorities, both IP litigation and IP prosecution numbers in China continue to…

US: Authorized automobile dealerships drive discussion on patent venue in the Eastern District of Texas

USA - September 17 2018 In May 2017, the Supreme Court tightened the rule for venue over domestic defendants in patent infringement cases finding that, under 28 U.S.C. §…