Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc., 2019 SCC 43
Section 12 of Canada’s Copyright Act (“Where copyright belongs to Her Majesty”) addresses Crown copyrights owned by the government. It provides that “where any work is,More
We recently discussed amendments to the Argentinean trademark law here. Subsequently, on October 8, 2019, the Argentine National Institute of Industrial Property (INAP) issued Resolution No. 279/2019 and corresponding annexes, which introduce new procedures for invalidation and non-use cancellation actions,More
David Donahue and Jason Jones contributed the United States chapter to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2020. The U.S. chapter provides an overview of U.S. copyright law, including eligibility requirements for — and duration of — copyright protection, rules of ownership of copyright and the benefits flowing therefrom,More
Certain changes to the Polish Intellectual Property Law came into force on March 16, 2019. The most significant changes were in response to EU Directive 2015/2463 of the European Parliament and of the Counsel of December 16, 2015.
Among the changes is the simplification of the renewal process.More
Viridis Pharmaceutical v. EUIPO, Case No. C-668/17 (July 3, 2019)
Viridis Pharmaceutical Ltd.’s (Viridis) use of BOSWELAN in connection with clinical trials for a drug to treat multiple sclerosis was held to be insufficient evidence of genuine use to defeat a non-use cancellation action against its EUTM registration for pharmaceutical and healthcare products.More
Christian Louboutin in May 2019 walked away unscathed from another challenge to his famous Red Sole trademark, this one before the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”). Competitor Van Haren Schoenen (“Van Haren”) lodged a cancellation action against the iconic designer in an attempt to boot the Red Sole off the EU trademark registry.More
Earlier this year the Chinese legislature announced that it had approved amendments to the country’s trademark law, effective November 1, 2019. This round of amendments focuses on bad-faith trademark applications and those who file them.
Pursuant to the amendments, for the first time,More