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COVID-19 IP update: Intellectual Property Office developments

The Hogan Lovells IP & Media Technology teamis tracking the changes being made by intellectual property offices around the world in response to the coronavirus so we can keep you...

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District Court invokes utility patent obviousness doctrine in finding design patent invalid
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District Court uses utility patent “common sense” doctrine in finding a design patent invalid for obviousness, possibly signalling a shift in design patent obviousness analysis.

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CJEU on role of public's perception in relation to marks' technical function and substantial value
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The CJEU issued a preliminary ruling that had been referred by the Kúria (Supreme Court in Hungary) concerning the 'Gömböc', a sphere-like object with special...

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State of play: Unconventional forms of trademark in Germany and the EU following EU reform package
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This article provides an overview for the EU and Germany on unconventional trademarks, i.e. sound, motion and multimedia trademarks. After a brief overview of the formal requirements for...

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Federal Circuit: District Court erred in determining primary reference in design patent infringement row
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Federal Circuit holds that district court erred in granting summary judgment of invalidity where primary reference might not be “basically the same,” perhaps signaling a trend...

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Luxury & Fashion 2020: our guides for Italy, Spain, UK and USA,
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Luxury & Fashion 2020, a publication in partnership with Lexology, Getting the Deal Throughprovides a detailed overview of the laws, regulations and common procedure governing...

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Global Intellectual Property Outlook 2020 – Two steps forward and a look back
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Our fourth annual Global Intellectual Property Outlook reflects on some of the biggest developments from 2019, and provides valuable insights on upcoming changes in 2020. From key decisions ...

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COVID-19 and emergency inventions

As the spread of COVID-19 accelerates across the globe, everyone wants to find a way to tackle the pandemic, from Governments asking manufacturers to urgently make vital equipment to...

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COVID-19 IP update: Italy and the EUIPO

The Italian Patent and Trademark Office issued a Decree providing for a stay of all official deadlines falling within 9 March and 3 April 2020. Many of the officers of the Italian Patent...

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