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Promise of federal protection brings new hope for critical US IP law[premium]

The United States lacks a strong framework for protecting trade secrets at the federal level. However, proposed legislation could be about to shake things up and provide new protection in this area Full text

IPAB reiterates 'first to market' test

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board was recently asked to decide a case in which a multinational opposed registration of the JONES mark for apparel by an Indian company. The case demonstrates that in order to proceed against an Indian company using a similar mark, an international company must be able to adduce evidence of reputation acquired before the adoption of the mark by the Indian company. Full text

Patents, biosimilars and trademarks – another triangle?

Are patents and patent enforcement the only tools in the hands of innovator pharmaceutical companies? Perhaps not. The recent decision in Roche v DCGI suggests an interesting triangle of regulatory, patent and trademark law, stemming from Roche’s success in obtaining an interim injunction against a product on which it had abandoned its patent rights in India. Full text

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