• On August 11, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision of Judge Koh sitting in the Northern District of California that certain of Qualcomm’s business practices relating to its standards essential patents (SEPs) breached the...

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  • A new trademark law was enacted in Myanmar on January 30, 2019. On August 28, 2020, the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce issued Order 63/2020 announcing that trademark filings will be implemented as indicted below: Stage 1: The Soft Opening Period:...

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  • The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UKIPO) has announced that it will reopen on July 29th with interrupted days deadlines taking effect on July 30th. For more information, please visit:...

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  • On Tuesday, March 31st the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released an announcement that certain patents and trademarks may qualify for an extended time to file as per the Coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES...

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  • Because of the world-wide disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus, patent and trademark offices around the world have been reacting in a variety of ways such as extending deadlines, waiving fees or ceasing operations all together.  Here are some...

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  • On June 6, 2020 The Hague Agreement went into force in Mexico. This agreement provides the means of protection for Mexican industrial designs within the Hague System. Under the Hague Treaty, parties from participating countries may file a single...

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