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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
The UK High Court has decided that Genentech’s patent relating to a composition of Herceptin with reduced acidic variant content is invalid. The patent was revoked for lacking novelty over Genentech’s own earlier patent publication and for lacking inventive step over a conference disclosure by one of its own employees.
The IP Bill recently received royal assent and became the IP Act 2014. Part of wider reforms intended to support innovation and add a headline-grabbing figure of up to £8 billion to the size of the UK economy by 2020, the act is intended to make the UK IP system clearer, more cost effective and more accessible, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce.
INTA was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers which saw a need for an organisation “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights”.
Today, 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in its global trademark research, policy development, and education and training.