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Alibaba’s DOUBLE 11 trademark: JD.com sues China’s IP authority

Singles’ Day falls on 11 November in China. Since 2009, it has become a 24-hour shopping extravaganza, with international

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Amended Canadian Patent Rules Effective

On October 30, 2019, amendments to the Rules Respecting the Patent Act (Rules) and the Patent Act (Act) became

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Hong Kong Launches New Patent System

The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (HKIPD) launches a new patent system on December 19, 2019. The system becomes

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German decision on UPC expected in early 2020

In an interview with IP industry publication Managing IP, Justice Huber of the German Federal Constitutional Court stated that

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AMS Neve vs. Heritage Audio: What does the CJEU ruling mean for online infringement cases?

EU-trademark owners receive much needed clarity on jurisdiction in online infringement cases The internet’s boundless nature provides EU-trademark owners

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The Crispr-Cas9 patent tussle continues: The case of UC Berkeley at the EPO

In Europe, we don’t do things the way the Americans do… Oral proceedings in the opposition against UC Berkeley’s

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Chanel loses Chinese trademark infringement case involving ‘double C’ logo

Background Chanel owns the registered trademark (the ‘double C’ logo) in Class 14 in China. In June 2016 the

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Denmark champions patents as fundamental to preventing climate change

Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Simon Kollerup stated that protecting the intellectual property rights of innovative

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Draft regulations cement China’s emerging position on tackling infringement

Draft regulations from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) formalise China’s changing stance on asserting punitive damages for

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Protection services available for top-level adult domains

ICM Registry, operator of sponsored top-level domains (sTLDs) such as .XXX, .PORN, .ADULT and .SEX, has launched a blocking

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