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The USPTO dismisses key argument of Inter Miami in their trademark match versus Inter Milan

On the pitch, Inter Milan would be the heavy favorite in a match against Inter Miami, but in a current trademark dispute before the USPTO, the balance of power is not clear-cut.

Patent law's approach to AI: finding the way forward

Let us consider how authorship of AI-driven inventions is protected and whether the technology itself should be credited as a creator.

Who gets to set global FRAND rates for SEPs?

While Wifi Internet connection, 4G mobile networking and MP3 music files are well-known standards, hundreds of thousands of lesser-known ones are affecting a wide variety of industries.

French wine and Chinese peaches benefit from geographical indication agreement

Geographical indications may not receive the most fanfare among different forms of Intellectual Property, but they are crucial to discerning consumers.

Dennemeyer Group acquires the Italian IP law firm De Simone & Partners

Continuing Dennemeyer's glocal approach, the De Simone brand will remain the face of the Italian market while serving as a gateway to Dennemeyer's international legal and administrative backbone. 

USPTO pushes back the effective date of electronic trademark filing rule

In the U.S., a new rule regarding electronic trademark application submissions is coming up soon. Still, it has recently been delayed to provide applicants and the USPTO with more time to prepare.

Canadian patent practice: major changes to take effect on October 30, 2019

Finding the right partner to navigate rule changes such as these is crucial for successfully registering and maintaining your patents in Canada and throughout the world.

Novelties in the license area of the German Trademark Law

The Trademark Modernization Act of December 11, 2018, which came into force on January 14, 2019, brings some interesting changes in the area of German trademark licensing law.

New USPTO rule for foreign trademark applicants

Under the new rule, foreign-domiciled applicants are now required to use an attorney licensed in the U.S. to file all submissions, including those made through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).

IP awareness does not necessarily equal IP understanding

A report on IP Awareness and Attitudes issued this April by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) shows that many consumers are willing to circumvent IP rights despite recognizing their importance.

WIPO releases 2019 Global Innovation Index

The 12th edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to assist decision-makers in understanding the innovative activity that propels economic and human development.

EU certification and collective marks

Product quality is a growing concern for consumers due to trade globalization and easier access to international goods and services.