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Five Federal Circuit rulings you can’t ignore from the first half of 2023

Chief IP officers must study new US precedent on enablement, IPR estoppel, design patent obviousness, third-party finance disclosure and attorney fee recovery

14 June 2023

Article on well-known trademarks raises questions about unregistered well-known and defensive marks

Although the draft amendment was introduced to strengthen China’s Trademark Law, it contradicts itself when it comes to well-known trademarks and their reputation and fails to address key problems, such as damages pertaining to unregistered marks.

14 June 2023

Three major changes to Taiwan’s Trademark Act that applicants need to know

Taiwan’s recently amended Trademark Act now includes: an accelerated review mechanism, regulations on trademark agents and a new indicative fair use defence against infringement – all key updates for rights holders.

07 June 2023

New bad-faith invalidation clause to strengthen Trademark Law against malicious registration

While the inclusion of bad faith as a separate condition for refusal in the examination, opposition and invalidation procedures is a major step toward strengthening China’s Trademark Law, critical areas of the 2023 draft amendment could be improved before it enters into force.

07 June 2023

Northern District of Texas judge cautions against ChatGPT-generated legal briefs

US District Judge Brantley Starr may oversee only small numbers of patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright cases, but what if other judges follow suit?

01 June 2023

Use requirements in the context of the fifth amendment to the Trademark Law

In China, the exclusive right to use a trademark is based on registration, not use. However, the obligation to use a trademark once it is registered has been strengthened by successive amendments to the Trademark Law.

31 May 2023

INTA's CEO speaks about broadening annual meeting to patents and trade secrets

Etienne Sanz de Acedo also discusses this year's convention in Singapore and his candidacy for the EUIPO executive director role

24 May 2023

INTA 2023 Annual Meeting highlights from the ground in Singapore

More than 8,000 attendees - including patent professionals - flocked to the world's biggest IP event last week

24 May 2023

Report urges companies to hunt for more value from their patents

PatSnap’s “State of IP” report reveals intelligence about patent value, monetisation strategies, IP department budgets and more

11 May 2023

This apportionment strategy can help protect your IP damages award

Relying on too few apportionment parameters can be risky while using multiple methods can help safeguard a potential payout

03 May 2023

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