- Amendments to Key IP Laws
On 23 April 2019 China passed amendments to two major IP laws -the Trademark Law and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (
The American Bar Association has published The Intellectual Property Handbook: A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business, and IP Counsel (Second Edition) which provides an overview of intellectual property (IP) law and practices around the world. Ann Ford, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of DLA Piper and chair of DLA Piper LLP (US)’s U.S. Trademark, Copyright, and Media Group (as well as its global co-chair of Trademarks and Copyrights), authored the chapter on International Trademarks.…
The DLA Piper Fashion, Retail and Design group distributed the 11th edition of “Law à la Mode” to over 1000 clients. Special thanks to all who contributed to this edition, especially the U.S. Editorial Team,
By John Wilks and Charles Harvey
UK IP legislation is changing.
First, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013), has just been published, and modifies UK copyright law (though not as drastically as some would have liked).
Secondly, the Government announced in the Queen’s Speech that it will be introducing an Intellectual Property Bill to make changes to the law of design and patents.
Trade dress protection has existed for more than a hundred years in the United States, but for a long time took a back seat to patents, trademarks and copyrights in the intellectual property pantheon. Then came the US Supreme Court decisions in Two Pesos, Wal-Mart and Traffix Devices, raising the profile of trade dress and altering the public’s perceptions. In the 15 years since then, the number of applications filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office seeking trade dress protection has increased dramatically, and so has litigation over trade dress claims. Because trade dress litigation is, in most cases, significantly cheaper than patent litigation, it may soon become a major competitor to patent litigation as a means of resolving disputes.
This past weekend, over 200 DLA Piper attorneys traveled to Schaumburg, Illinois for the Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT) Practice Group Conference (“Conference”). The Conference’s theme was “Celebration and Commitment.” This three-day event focused on