Digital Shoreditch, a festival for start-ups, has been taking place in East London’s 'Tech City' this week. Sessions yesterday were dedicated to the topics of capital and growth, and intellectual property was among the key issues up for debate. It was encouraging to see IP as a key ...
Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine | 24 May 2013
In the next issue of IAM we have articles which feature observations that should be seared into the consciousness of all those US lawmakers currently vying with each other to introduce laws designed to curb so-called patent abuse and to tackle the “scourge” of patent trolls.
Joff Wild, IAM Magazine | 24 May 2013
Nestlé’s announcement of a $4.3 million dollar investment in a Singapore-based research facility this week is just one example of a recent trend that has seen global companies shift their R&D centres to the city-state. Although companies may be moving these businesses to ...
Seher Hussain, IAM Magazine | 24 May 2013
Trade secrets have always been
valuable, but the America Invents
Act means they are now worth more
than ever – potentially even more
than patents. What is the best way
to take advantage of this type of
protection for your inventions – and
what are the pitfalls?
A recently published Athens Court of Appeal judgment provides an interesting example of the interplay between the areas of trademark, unfair competition and consumer protection law. Japanese watch manufacturing company Seiko initiated proceedings against a Greek company that imported Seiko watches into Greece without Seiko’s consent to the import of its products into the European Economic Area.
No government institutions outside the court
system are authorised to enforce patent rights.
This means that the holder of a European patent
must turn to the courts to enforce its rights if it
cannot resolve the situation amicably.
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