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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

Filing requirements for sound marks clarified

Sound marks are registrable in China pursuant to the new Trademark Law, which took effect on May 1 2014. The new Trademark Implementation Regulations have clarified the filing requirements. In order to register a sound mark, the applicant must fulfil certain requirements. Full text

“I want you to stay”: Court of Appeal agrees to await outcome of EPO central limitation

The European Patent Office's central limitation procedure has shown its potential to disrupt infringement and validity hearings in the UK courts after the UK Court of Appeal agreed to adjourn an appeal in the ongoing dispute between Apple and Samsung. Full text

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International Trademark Association (INTA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

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.

http://www.inta.org/

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