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The Rainbow Flag, Trademarks and Commitment to Diversity

June 28 2019 June has been international pride month where rainbow flags are raised in unity, including at PCK Intellectual Property. The rainbow flag has been…

Just Sue It: Nike Takes Skechers to Court For Copying Design Patents

November 7 2019 It’s a footwear face-off! Popular sporting goods brand, Nike, recently filed a lawsuit against footwear rival, Skechers, alleging infringement of…

Patenting Blockchain Technologies

December 9 2019 With the increased interest in blockchain Technologies, questions about their patentability regularly surface as innovators seek to protect and…

U.S. Federal Circuit Deems Software Innovation is Patent-Eligible, But Not Infringed

October 17 2017 This rare decision bucks the current US trend of invalidating software patents as mere abstract theorems as started by the decision in Alice Corp Pty…

Allergan’s Glaucoma Patents Saved by “Wherein” Clauses

September 20 2019 The effect of “wherein” clauses in patent claims was central to a recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit…

How the Supreme Court’s New Standard of Review Will Impact IP

January 23 2020 In 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada did not consider a single case pertaining to patents or trademarks. However, a pair of decisions issued in…

Beat the Weeds: File Your Cannabis Trademarks in Canada

January 17 2020 On October 17, 2018, Canada’s Cannabis Act came into effect, making recreational marijuana consumption legal for Canadians 18 years of age and older…

How FUCT Overturned the US Ban on Immoral, Scandalous Trademarks

January 2 2020 In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a longstanding ban on trademarking “immoral” or “scandalous” words and symbols. The ruling was the result…

Fuel Tank Patents Limited by Patentee’s “Special Definition”

December 19 2019 When drafting patent, the applicant should be cautious of “acting as its own lexicographer.” [12] Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research…

Patenting Blockchain Technologies

December 9 2019 With the increased interest in blockchain Technologies, questions about their patentability regularly surface as innovators seek to protect and…