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Transparency Reports

The number of companies and organizations issuing transparency reports is increasing. In general, there are no official standards governing what these reports contain but companies’ reports often incorporate information on requests for information...

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UK SUPREME COURT DECISION IN ACTAVIS v. ELI LILLY – DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS RECOGNIZED

In its decision of July 12, 2017 in Actavis v. Eli Lilly, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom for the first time formally adopted the concept of a doctrine of equivalents when considering what constituted an infringement under UK patent law. The...

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Authors: Bharati Bakshani, Dennis S. Prahl, Matthew D. Asbell, Sebastian Lovera Riso | Co-Author: Dongfang “Maggie” Wang(王东芳) | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,

如何正确提交美国商标使用声明

Translation by Maggie Wang 基于“意向使用”(“Intent to use” ,简称“ITU”)的商标申请在完成注册之前必须声明已使用于所要注册的商品或服务。在收到“准予注册通知”(“Notice of...

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DATA PROTECTION IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Article 35 of the GDPR provides for Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA). According to Article 35(1) a DPIA is required when “the processing is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.” A DPIA should...

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Authors: Matthew D. Asbell, John Heinbockel, | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

USPTO PILOT PROGRAM FACILITATES THIRD PARTY NOTIFICATION OF TM SPECIMENS WHICH APPEAR TO BE FABRICATED

The USPTO has launched a new pilot program as a means for third parties to lodge informal protests about applications with specimens that appear to be improper. This pilot program is the latest in a series of steps taken by the USPTO to ensure the...

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