Latest news about Intellectual Property

21. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

Strike back? Apple was sued by Isreali Corephonotics for patent infringement. In focus is the excellent camera technology, proceeding in the dual cameras of several iPhones. Corephonotics holds U. S. patents on this technology, they claim. Apple was sued by Corephonotics two weeks ago - with connection of the plaintiff to Samsung.

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20. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

Reselling of products affects patent and trademark law as well, and royalty is focussed in several law suits. Violating a company’s sales condition not to resell a patented item does not constitute a patent law infringement - under U.S. law. The U. S. Supreme Court and its universal judgement in case Lexmark and ink cartridges.

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14. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

The ECJ has taken a preliminary decision in the case of trademark infringement Schweppes SA versus Red Paralela and Tonic Water in Spain. Can the principle of exhaustion of rights under a trade mark be applied? Yes, under precise conditions.

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13. November 2017
Patent Law

China continues to catch up in the global race for innovation. With another explosive increase in international patent applications in 2016, it is possible to push the US out of first place in a few years. The statistics confirm China's trend of changing from copiers to innovators.

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10. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

In a few days' time, "Black Friday" will start again in many countries. Under this term, retailers offer strongly reduced products for a few days or even just one day, especially in online sales. However, in Germany, this term has been registered as a registered trademark since December 2013. Is there a cancellation of the trademark or do we have to expect a wave of law suits being served on merchants?

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