Buy Social trademark, advertising campaign launched: SEBI

Both as members of the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) incubator and the SEBI open network, thirty-five social enterprises have received their official Buy Social trademark, nurtured by the (SEBI) to assist prospective consumers in identifying their products, services and social missions. Launched at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel, Kingston, the Buy Social trademark […]

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Bank of America’s patent application for “Cryptocurrency Transformation System”

Among large corporations who have had filed recent blockchain technology patents including Mastercard (which has developed an instant blockchain payment system) and Goldman Sachs, the most recent one appears to be Bank of America Corporation (BAC), a multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to a notification released on December […]

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Patent war continues between AMEC and Veeco Shanghai

The patent war that began on July 13, 2017 between Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC)—China’s leading provider of advanced process technology to global manufacturers of semiconductors and solid-state lighting (SSL) products—and Veeco Instruments Shanghai Co. Ltd.—a market leader in MOCVD, MBE, Ion Beam, and other advanced thin-film-process technologies—has now gone to the next level. On […]

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Ericsson wins $75 million in patent infringement case against TCL

On December 7, Ericsson Inc, a multinational networking and telecommunications company, won a $75-million verdict in a patent infringement case it brought against Chinese multinational electronics company TCL Corp. According to a federal jury in Marshall, Texas, the infringement was willful, meaning that the judge could decide to increase damages. Therefore, the Texas jury ruled […]

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BlackBerry vs. Nokia: Contract dispute related to patent licenses

On December 1, BlackBerry agreed to pay Nokia $137 million to settle a contract dispute related to patent licenses. The settlement stems from a request for arbitration that Nokia filed in April 2016 with the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC’s) International Court of Arbitration, an institution for the resolution of international commercial disputes. Nokia allegedly […]

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Patent war: Qualcomm vs Apple

The patent war between Apple and Qualcomm appear to be never-ending. The battle between the two has raged since January. Now again, on November 30, Qualcomm filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego, asserting a total of 16 additional patents […]

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IP lawyer Brian Winterfeldt opens his own firm

IP lawyer Brian Winterfeldt has announced that he has opened his own firm after nearly 20 years of being a trademark attorney. Winterfeldt IP Group officially opened in Washington, DC and has a team of over 20 professionals including attorneys, paralegals and IP support staff. Sarah Deutsch, who joins as senior counsel, has worked for […]

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3D chocolate marks decision annulled: Germany SC

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) has annulled two decisions by the Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) that had blocked 3D trademarks for chocolate packaging. The decision remanded the case to the Patent Court. The marks were described as showing “the front and back of a neutral square package with a square packaging body, two […]

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Delaware-based co sued for pirating Microsoft software

Microsoft has sued a Delaware-based computer software company for allegedly pirating its software and distributing it without permission. The complaint was filed against Terason at the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. “Defendants distributed computer systems with unlicensed and pirated software to customers who are unaware they did not receive legal software they […]

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Trade mark infringement suit against Vijay’s Mersal rejected: Madras HC

Madras High Court recently disposed a trade mark infringement suit filed by the production house Film Factori against Vijay’s upcoming Film Mersal and vacated the interim injunction granted against the release of the Film. Film Factori contended that the mark Mersal is similar to its titles Merrasalaitan and Naan Merrasalaitan. In response, the counsels for […]

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Coachella wins preliminary injunction against film festival

The organisers of the Coachella music festival have obtained a preliminary injunction against a Californian resident running a film festival called ‘Filmchella’, despite it already taking place. As reported last month, Coachella filed a complaint at the US District Court for the Central District of California seeking injunctive relief, damages, transfer of profits and attorneys’ […]

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