Trademark and Copyright

By Désirée Fields and Sam Mitchell

Geographical Indications (GIs) are signs used on products in order to inform consumers about a product’s geographical origin and a quality, characteristic or reputation of the product linked to
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By: Sam Mitchell

BACKGROUND

This week, the UK Government released multiple technical notes detailing the intellectual property implications of a no-deal Brexit for exhaustion of rights, patents, trademarks and designs, and copyright
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By: John Nading, Ashley Joyce and Devika Persaud

In a 7-4 en banc decision last Friday, July 27, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that language in the Patent Act does not
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