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US Court Awards Bob Marley’s Estate $2.4 Million in Trade Mark Decision

In a case concerning a co-promotion agreement and the winding down of use of third party content before that agreement terminates, a US court recently ruled against Jammin Java (a California-based coffee company founded by one of Bob Marley’s sons)… Continue Reading →

Huawei Considers Next Step Following Receipt of UK Court’s First Ever ‘FRAND’ Injunction

The Chinese networking and telecommunications equipment company Huawei technologies (ranked second in a list of the top 10 PCT patent applicants for 2016) was recently subject to the UK’s first ever patent infringement fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) injunction.  A… Continue Reading →

Company Chief Executives Now More Aware of Trade Marks Value for Businesses

There are over 55 million active worldwide trade marks with 6 million trade mark applications filed in 2015.  The volume of trade marks applications continues to rise with an average annual growth rate of 7% over the last two years. … Continue Reading →

The Broad Institute Wins Ownership Battle with the University of California on CRISPR Patents

The revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR case started in January 2016, when the US patent office granted the University California’s an “interference” proceeding to investigate whether the CRISPR-Cas9 patent application the University California filed, but not issued, in May 2012 claimed… Continue Reading →

PayPal Makes Trade Mark Complaint Against Paytm

The global online payments company PayPal (launched in 1999) has made a trade mark infringement complaint in the Indian Trademark office against Indian e-commerce website Paytm (launched in 2010) because of the similar colours used in its logo. Paypal’s complaint states that… Continue Reading →

Michael Jordan Won Rights to his Chinese Name in a Long Run Trade Mark Battle

Michael Jordan asked Chinese authorities in 2012 to revoke Qiaodan Sports Co’s trade marks, which featured a similar name and logo to Jordan’s Nike-produced brand and he claimed mislead consumers about its ties to him. In a recent ruling by… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Instagram Trade Mark Dispute with Microsoft Over Use of ‘gram’

Instagram has launched a trade mark dispute against Microsoft over the use of the suffix ‘gram’ in the trade mark ‘Actiongram’ which Microsoft had registered. In the dispute Instagram opposes ‘Actiongram’ on two counts: 1) The goods and services related… Continue Reading →

Qualcomm Instigated Patent Disputes Against Meizu in China, US, France and Germany

Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies.  The company has a really strong patent portfolio and currents ranks no. 1 for this technology in China. Qualcomm who make mobile phone chips has filed complaints against… Continue Reading →

Apple v Samsung Design Infringement Case at Supreme Court

In 2012 Samsung was found to have infringed three of Apple’s iPhone design patents in the sale of some of their smartphones.  These related to the round-cornered front face, the bezel of the iPhone and the coloured grid of 16… Continue Reading →

Benefits of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

You can use the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) if you are involved in a dispute about intellectual property covering copyright, patents, registered designs and registered trade marks. The IPEC provides a cost effective arena for intellectual property claims, as… Continue Reading →

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