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Plain packaging - the silent (trade mark) killer?
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • June 28 2017

A topic which has been much debated and legally contested the world over is the call for the use of plain packaging in respect of tobacco products


New Trade Cases Filed
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

On March 23, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, an ad hoc association composed of the National Biodiesel Board and 15 confidential


Positioning a finger flap between cans in a carton is non-obvious
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

Addressing obviousness in the context of inter partes reexamination, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S


Divided Fed. Circuit affirms patentability of claims to a 12-can dispenser carton
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

The Fed. Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the ruling by the PTO’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, following an inter partes


Documentation of the creative process is key to overcoming an inference of copying
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2011

In Albert Packaging Ltd and others v Nampak Cartons and Healthcare ltd 2011 EWPCC 15, although there was an inference that the Claimants’ unregistered design had been a consideration in the Defendant’s creative process, the Defendant was able to produce documentation that showed the design as a work in progress


UK unregistered design right "unwrapped"
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2011

England’s low cost, fast-track IP court, the Patents County Court, has analyzed the requirements for infringement of UK unregistered design rights (UK-UDR) in relation to packaging designs for tortilla-style wraps


Is proving a designer copied your article sufficient to prove unregistered design right infringement?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2011

In determining infringement of an unregistered design right (UDR), it is necessary to determine both whether the allegedly infringing article is "exactly or substantially" the same as the UDR; and whether it is so because it was copied from the UDR


Prosecutions for machine trap injuries
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

Glossop Carton and Print Limited, a packaging manufacturer, was ordered to pay over £125,000 in fines and costs following a guilty plea to health and safety breaches that led to the death of a worker


FDA reveals graphic proposed warning labels for cigarettes
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2010

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packs, pursuant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, that gives the agency the power to regulate tobacco products for the first time and to promulgate warning labels


FDA unveils proposed graphic warnings
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

The New York Times and several other media outlets reported earlier this month that the FDA is proposing new graphic warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements