Authors: Dennis S. Prahl, Jerry Jakubovic, Edward Baxter | Practices: , , | Tags: , , , , , ,

Fourth Circuit Confirms That ‘Gruyere’ is Generic for Cheese

Background  The appellants, Interprofession du Gruyère and Syndicat Interprofessionnel du Gruyère, are two consortiums, Swiss and French, that regulate use of the term ‘gruyere’ to refer only to cheeses produced in the Gruyère district of...

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Change in Practice on Address for Service for International Trademarks and Designs Designating the United Kingdom

A recent ruling has resulted in an immediate change in the address for service requirements for inter partes matters in the United Kingdom, which will mostly affect such proceedings involving UK designations of international trademarks filed under...

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Ladas & Parry LLP considers diversity and inclusion as core values and principles that provide access to opportunity, consolidation of expertise and range of perspectives and ensures excellence, particularly in the IP field. We salute those who...

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On February 17, 2023 Germany has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Unified Patent Agreement making it definite that the agreement will come into effect on June 1, 2023 and that the sunrise period will commence on March 1, 2023 ....

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Decisions to be Made Regarding the EU Unitary Patent and Potentially Opting out of the Unified Patent Court

The Administrative Council of the new European Unified Patent Court stated that the target date for the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court to come into effect will be on April 1, 2023. However, there is still a possibility that this may be...

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EU Unitary Patent and Patent Court

Introduction In 1973, in response to concerns about the costs of securing patent protection in Europe, the European Patent Convention was signed to set up a common patent office to examine patent applications for any European country that wished to...

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