All articles in “International Intellectual Property”

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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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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7. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

The long-standing legal dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics has opened a new chapter. The U. S. Court of Appeals refused to allow Samsung's appeal for a ruling requiring a payment of approximately $120 million from Samsung to Apple.

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6. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has sued the smartphone manufacturer Apple in a Chinese court, in order to induce an import ban on some versions of the iPhone models in China. This is the latest highlight in the global dispute concerning patents and royalties on Qualcomm's products built into Apple's iPhones.

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