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Dawn Ellmore: Weekly Patent and Trade Mark Law Roundup

Trade Mark reforms take Effect in China New Balance have been awarded more than 10 million yuan (£1.2m) following a number of ongoing trade mark disputes in China. Only last year a Chinese Court ruled against the brand in favour… Continue Reading →

Ivanka Trump to Testify In Trade Mark Infringement Lawsuit by Shoemaker Aquazzura Italia

In 2016 Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL took steps to sue Ivanka Trump’s company, the IT Collection LLC (operating since 2010), over its “Hettie” shoe design alleging that it was too similar to its own bestselling “Wild Thing” shoe design… Continue Reading →

Spotify to set up $43.45 Million Fund to Settle to Copyright Lawsuits

Swedish based music, podcast and video streaming service, Spotify which launched in 2008 recently announced it has agreed to set up a $43.45 million fund to settle a pair of US copyright lawsuits against the company from two indie songwritng… Continue Reading →

Intel Found Innocent of $2bn Infringement in Recent US Patent Trial

The case started in 2010 when AVM Technologies sued Intel on the basis that its Intel Pentium 4 and Core 2 designs infringed its intellectual property (of on US patent 5,859,547 for a dynamic logic circuit patent owned by AVM… Continue Reading →

House Music DJ Deadmau5 vs Cat Clothing & Accessories Retailer in Trade Mark Lawsuit over Meowington Name

Cat themed clothing and accessories online retailer Meowingtons LLC  recently filed a trade mark complaint at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida against well-known House DJ Deadmau5 (Canadian music producer Joel Zimmerman) who is trying to… Continue Reading →

Patent Lawsuits Increase by a Third in China

The total number of patents issued in 2016 in China increased 24% to over 1.2 million.  Patent lawsuits in China were recently reported to have increased by 37% to 28,916 in 2016 when compared with 2015 figures.  Patent lawsuits related… Continue Reading →

Ancestry.com Settles Patent Lawsuit for $12.5 Million

DNA Genotek (provider of biological sample collection products) sued Ancestry.com (genealogy research website) for patent infringement.  The lawsuit centred on Ancestry.com’s use of technology in their saliva collecting kits which was protected by a couple of DNA Genotek’s DNA testing… Continue Reading →

Samsung’s Attempt to Invalidate Huawei Patents Rejected

A US Judge recently rejected Samsung Electronics’ attempt to invalidate two of the 11 patents asserted by Huawei Technologies for claiming ineligible subject matter. The patents claim improvements on procedures for reducing signal interference when a mobile device connects to… Continue Reading →

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