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EPO and Chinese IP office enhance their comprehensive strategic partnership

At their annual meeting, EPO President and the Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration agreed to enhance their bilateral co-operation in the framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

U.S Supreme Court to consider blocking Booking.com trademark

The U.S Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a bid by a federal agency to prevent the popular hotel reservation website Booking.com from trademarking the site’s name, contending that it is too generic to deserve legal protection.

McKinsey accuses ex-partner of IP theft

US management consulting firm McKinsey has sued an ex-partner over claims that he took trade secrets to rival Accenture.

Daniel Jones files trademark request for ‘Danny Dimes’

The New York Giants rookie quarterback reportedly filed a trademark request in October for “Danny Dimes”, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Justin Bieber is looking to trademark ‘R&Bieber’

According to the trademark document, Justin Bieber is looking to trademark the term for entertainment services in the nature of live musical performances and production of sound recordings.

Discretionary denials at patent court thwart generic drugmakers

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has increasingly been using its discretion to deny patent challenge requests in recent years, frustrating generic drugmakers’ efforts to bring low-cost medications to the market.

Irish whiskey gains certification trademark in Taiwan

Irish whiskey has been granted a certification trademark in both English and Chinese with the aim of giving consumers in Taiwan more confidence in the quality and authenticity of Irish whiskey.

Katy Perry sued for copyright infringement over Hillary Clinton costume photo

Celebrity photo agency Backgrid USA has sued the pop star for copyright infringement over an October 29th 2016 Instagram post that features a photo of Perry in a Hillary Clinton Halloween costume.

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