H. Dickson Burton from TraskBritt in Salt Lake City gave a presentation at the IPI’s winter conference explaining how to obtain a preliminary injunction in a patent case. Here is my summary of his presentation with links to some of the cases he mentioned.Read more
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by Andrew BergerPublished Friday, February 20th, 2015
by Andrew BergerPublished Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Introduction by Andrew Berger
I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest.
Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees, a 32-person firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys. With a litigation background and qualifications as an English solicitor, Registered UK and European trade mark attorney and Trade Mark Litigator, Robert is just as happy advising on contentious matters as prosecution, strategy and licensing. He has written and presented on keyword advertising and is working with INTA on a global report analysing the use of survey evidence in trade mark litigation.
by Andrew BergerPublished Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM in the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better known as ONEL) recently decided by The Court of Justice of the European Community (CJEU).
Again because ONEL might not be well known to practitioners outside the EU I decided to summarize it and the guidance it provides.
by Andrew BergerPublished Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys v. The Registrar of Trademarks known as IP Translator (decision here). The case continues to cause problems for Community trademark filers seeking a community trademark (CTM) in the European Union (EU).Read more