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Federal Circuit ruling may trigger new wave of TM applications

In the wake of the Tam and Brunetti decisions, this article looks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's gatekeeper function.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Trademarks

Protect my app: five more IP and data privacy considerations for aspiring developers

In this, the second of a two-part series, Nabarro sets out five more important intellectual property and data privacy considerations for aspiring app developers. Subjects covered include photos, domain names, open source software and privacy policies.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 17 June 2015 | Practice Area: Databases

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Govt responds to proposals for reform of regime governing groundless IP infringement threats

The UK Government has published its response to the Law Commission's 2014 report on reforming the regime governing groundless threats of intellectual property infringement proceedings, and has largely agreed with the proposals. In this briefing, Nabarro sets out the key conclusions.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 05 March 2015 | Practice Area: Life science

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Is a domain name a property right?

Internet domain names are now so intrinsically linked to the operation of companies that they have the potential to be of substantial value to the registrant companies. It follows then that such a valuable asset should form ideal security for lenders. So is a domain name a property right?

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 February 2015 | Practice Area: Commercial Property

Five simple steps startups can take to protect their intellectual property

Despite the centrality of intellectual property (IP) to a company's value and potential, many companies fail to take basic steps to preserve such important assets. In this article, Latham describes a few steps in five key areas that any company can take to protect, preserve and enhance its IP.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 11 February 2015 | Practice Area: Restraint of Trade

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How Asia-Pacific IP markets have changed since the 1960s

In this video, Baker & McKenzie executive committee member and intellectual property (IP) partner Jim Holloway discusses how the IP market in the Asia-Pacific region has changed and developed since the firm first opened there in 1963.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 28 May 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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IP issues in employment and consultancy contracts: protecting your rights

In practical terms, businesses do not normally create intellectual property (IP) - individuals do, such as employees or consultants. But it is crucial for businesses either to own or to have the right to use that IP. Do your contracts give your business all the rights it needs?

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 17 March 2014 | Practice Area: Patents

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What's in a name? Government publishes response to consultation on simplifying company name regulations

Earlier this year, the UK Government launched a consultation on the future of the company and business name regulations, with the aim of identifying opportunities to improve and simplify the current system. The government has now published its response to the consultation, as Wragges reports.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 December 2013 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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The launch of the .clothing domain - how retailers should dress for success

The launch of the .clothing generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) is just one numerous retail-related gTLDs set to be rolled out over the next two years as the internet undergoes massive expansion. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at what steps retailers need to take to protect their brands online.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 27 November 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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The new gTLDs and The Trademark Clearinghouse - implications for education institutions

The launch of the new Generic Top Level Domains is set to transform the domain name space with the introduction of new generic domain extensions to rival the traditional .sch and .ac. This Eversheds briefing looks at the Trademark Clearinghouse, which aims to address concerns around cyber-squatting.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 22 November 2013 | Practice Area: Patents

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