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Thursday, 19 July 2018

19 July 2018

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

Toy Manufacturer Sues Online Marketplace in China for Sale of Counterfeit Dolls

Today the Los Angeles Times reported on MGA Entertainment’s suit against Chinese online marketplace TomTop.com concerning the sale of counterfeit versions of MGA’s popular L.O.L Surprise! Dolls.

2nd Circuit Declines to Hear Copyright Case on Embedded Links

Yesterday Reuters reported that the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals declined to hear Time Inc. and other online publishers’ appeal of a district court decision that they can be held liable for copyright infringement for linking to infringing content in their stories.

Kim Kardashian West’s Company Sued for Trademark Infringement

Today People reported that KIM KARDASHIAN WEST’s company KKW Beauty was sued for trademark infringement by Vibes Media, which claims that the logo for KKW’s new “Vibes” fragrance is confusingly similar to its registered logo.

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TODAY ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™: AN UPDATE ON THE ON-SALE BAR: HELSINN AT THE SUPREME COURT

Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ today 2:00p.m. ET to hear our panelists discuss the on-sale and public use bars in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Helsinn v. Teva in late June. Our panel includes Supreme Court advocate JOHN DUFFY (University of Virginia), named one of the 25 most-influential people in IP law in the U.S. by The American Lawyer; in-house counsel JENNIFER JOHNSON (DuPont); and life science lawyer CHRISTOPHER LOH (Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto).

IP Chat Channel™ webinars are recorded and available on our website after the live webinars. CLE granted in many states.


Law & Advocacy

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 USPTO BUDGET WILL ALLOW HIRING, SATELLITE OFFICES

During the quarterly meeting of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), Chief Financial Officer TONY SCARDINO reported that the 2014 appropriations bill signed in January funds the USPTO at $3.024 billion – $90.8 million above the fiscal 2013 enacted level and $238.3 million above the fiscal 2013 sequestration level. The budget will allow the USPTO to hire 1,000 patent examiners and 63 administrative patent judges and provides funding related to opening satellite offices in San Jose, Denver, and Dallas. Projected 2014 spending is estimated at $2.948 billion. The White House will release its fiscal 2015 budget on March 4.


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