Tag Archives: Intellectual Property and Technology

Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada (Updated August 2, 2017)

By: Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Thomas Kurys  (Toronto) The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a landmark decision in which a broad worldwide injunction was upheld restraining Google from including certain websites in its search results anywhere in the world. Intellectual property rights-holders seeking to enforce intellectual property rights in an online world where infringers are … Continue Reading


By Giulio Coraggio and Kate Lucente In its February 2015 Report on the Internet of Things (IoT), the FTC estimated that there are now 25 billion connected devices worldwide. Another more conservative report by Gartner estimates there will be 2.9 billion connected devices in the consumer sector this year and 5 billion total, and that … Continue Reading


By Dr. Erica Pascal ­The use of inter partes review (IPR) to challenge patents has grown significantly since its initiation in September 2012. In the first four months of IPRs, the USPTO received 97 petitions. In the parallel months of 2014, 578 new petitions were filed. Not surprising: as statistics go for invalidating patents, the … Continue Reading

Trade Dress Watch

Repost from Intellectual Property and Technology News (US) – Q1, 2013 By Darius C. Gambino  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 … Continue Reading

DLA Piper Gathers in Schaumburg for IPT Retreat

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 networking across offices, celebrating the achievements of the IPT practice, and committing to goals to expand and improve the IPT … Continue Reading

Beijing Friendship Hotel & Renmin University of China Host US-China IP Adjudication Conference

Beijing Friendship Hotel, along with Beijing’s Renmin University of China, hosted the United States-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference. Ann Ford (Washington, DC), along with other DLA Piper partners including Yan Zhao (Shanghai), Ed Chatterton (Hong Kong), and Beni Surpin (San Diego) attended the Conference. DLA Piper Partner and IPT leader John Allcock moderated a key … Continue Reading

DLA Piper attends the United States-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference

  A group of us from our DLA Piper IPT group around the world, including those from Hong Kong, San Diego and Washington, DC are in Beijing, China attending the United States-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference. Yesterday, several top Chinese judicial and government leaders joined Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the PRC, Judge Randall Rader, … Continue Reading


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY ALERT The “dot-xxx” (.XXX) top-level domain is just days from its launch as the new home for adult content on the Internet. As part of the launch, ICM Registry, the registry selected to maintain the .XXX top-level domain, is providing an opportunity for companies that do not want their brands associated … Continue Reading

EMEA’s June/July Trademarks and Design Newsletter

NEWS Costa Rica: Ratification of Hague Apostille Convention Greece: New Draft Trademark Law to Be Submitted to Parliament New Zealand: Changes to New Zealand Designs Practice Portugal: Creation of a Specialized Court of Intellectual Property, The IP Court CASE LAW CA Paris, Pôle 5 ch. 2, April 1st, 2011, Sté Elytel v/ Sté Univers Poche … Continue Reading

EVENT in Amsterdam: Trademark use in the online market place: L’Oreal v. eBay

Date:               Thursday 14 July 2011 Time:              14:00-16:15 Location:        Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Gebouw Initium, De Boelelaan 1077. Language:      English Admission:      Free Information On 14 July 2011 the Trademark Law Institute organizes a seminar on the ruling L’Oreal v. eBay (case C-324/09). This ruling of the European Court of Justice is expected on 12 July 2011. This … Continue Reading


At a special meeting in Singapore, the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a plan that will bring wide-reaching changes to the Internet’s generic top-level domain structure.  The measure, which allows private companies and other organizations to create new website domain name suffixes (such as dot-movie, dot-insurance, … Continue Reading


Posted by Simon Levine, John Wilks and Rebecca Kay There was an audible buzz in the IP community on Wednesday morning, as the findings of the latest UK IP policy review, led by Ian Hargreaves, were published in the report: “Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth.” (Click here) The exam question The review was first announced … Continue Reading

Yourname.XXX: protect your trademark from becoming an adult-content domain name

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY ALERT By Ann K. Ford & Ryan Compton  After many years of debate and consideration, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a new top-level domain, “dot-xxx” (.XXX), for the purpose of hosting adult content.     As part of the launch, ICM Registry, the registry selected to maintain the .XXX top-level domain, is providing an opportunity for companies that … Continue Reading

Emotional intelligence: Driving Success in Today’s Business Environment

Reposted from the latest version of our Intellectual Property and Technology newsletter (Q1, 2011) (PDF here).  Also available at DLA Piper’s website. The legal profession has long revered individuals who demonstrate high intelligence and strong technical competence. In recent years, however, there has been growing recognition that another critical part of professional success is emotional intelligence, … Continue Reading

Winter/Spring Q1, 2011 IPT Newsletter

  Our team just released the latest version of our Intellectual Property and Technology newsletter (Q1, 2011) (PDF here). Download our latest edition of this newsletter for articles on these topics and more: Reprocessing and resale of single use medical devices: a multinational view Current developments in the trilateral patent offices Your own dot com: ICANN … Continue Reading