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Week of April 8th: Top intellectual property rights articles

post Tuesday April 16, 2013



JC Penny Faces Lawsuit from Macy's

J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) may be subject to damages if it’s selling Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.’s plastic partyware in violation of a court order obtained by Macy’s (M) Inc., a New York state judge said yesterday.


New Draft Traditional Knowledge Bill Published In South Africa

An alternative South African bill on the protection of traditional knowledge has been published in the official Government Gazette, and it would create a new system of intellectual property right specific to TK, according to South Africa experts.


Samsung's 3G patent ruled invalid in Germany

A patent that Samsung considers essential to the 3G standard was invalidated by the German Federal Patent Court that ruled in favor of Apple.


Apple, Ford, Chilling Effects: Intellectual Property

Apple Inc. (AAPL), the maker of the iPhone and iPad, is seeking a patent on a technology that will make it possible to present street-level imaging in a mobile device. Ford Motor Co. (F), the 110-year-old U.S. automaker, has filed an application to register the term “inflatable light urban vehicle (iLuv)” as a trademark, according to the database of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Paulson, Macy’s, Samsung, Apple: Intellectual Property

Paulson & Co. executives were sued for alleged conflicts in the handling of intellectual property assets in the bankruptcy of a group of resorts including Miami’s Doral golf course, where Tiger Woods won his 76th PGA Tour event last month.


WIPO Hails India’s Accession To Trademark System; India Advocates Balance

A full room of country delegates and ambassadors gathered yesterday to celebrate the accession of India to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks at the World Intellectual Property Organization. However, beyond the joy of accession, the recent decision of the Indian Supreme Court on a Novartis drug patent loomed in the room.

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