Their design cannot be protected according to the US Patent and Trade Office.
French invention to protect your IP by means of Blockchain!
Enter your work, let the software elaborate a code for it and you get a certificate of IP-ownership.
A Dutch producer is trying to copyright the taste of its cheese. Is it even allowed? Lancome managed, some years ago, to have a scent copyrighted (thanks also to a weak defense of the opposant).
The matter is now forwarded to the ECJ, in particular regarding these questiosn:
- can a taste be copyrighted?
- what are the requirements for the applicabilit of copyright protection?
- would such protection apply to taste fair-and-square or to the recipe by which these were produced?
Fintech are filing more patents, although this could be due to an increasing number of companies entering the market.
Yet, an additional resort of such entities is a Trade Secret, since the Alice v CLS Bank poses additional requirements on abstract ideas in order to be patentable inventions.
Waymo (read Google) states that the proprietary information is clear within Uber’s project.
Uber admitted that when Lewandowsky started its new role at Uber, he had 5 disks of information from Google.
Uber admitted its CEO knew about Lewandowsky bringing proprietary information to Uber, but still denies responsibility and alleges that Uber asked the engineer to desist from bringing such proprietary information.
Lesson of the day: however you are doing in a lawsuit, always deny.
Nice slides well structured (UK, EU Law), on breaches of photos, damages, ISPs blockage, licenses, linking to copyrighted content and more.
Is google only now a verb to indicate internet research?
A webinar on the protection of design, product configuration and packaging for retail companies seeking legal shelters
The U.S. Supreme court established that patent trolls can be fought only in the disctirct wheer the targeted company is registered.
Positive news for Silicon Valley.
Review from DLA Piper, treating:
Issues facing generic names and marks
The dangers of unused trademarks
Tips for navigating native advertising
Demonstrating reputation: a long and winding road for trademark owners
Hong kong retailers and 6 approaches to lowering the cost of rent
Brand intangibles getting it right for tax purposes
Unregistered designs and the fashion industry after brexit
Facing the legal challenges of open innovation in the fashion sector