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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 trademark

The U.S Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a bid by a federal agency to prevent the popular hotel reservation website 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.

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