Bud Light used an actor dressed as a medieval town crier last week to ask a Minnesota brewery to stop using the company’s trademarks, becoming the latest brand to transform a cease-and-desist into a marketing stunt.
GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $175 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company had violated U.S. antitrust law by blocking generic versions of its Relafen arthritis medicine.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss Multi-Tech’s patent infringement lawsuit against internet telephony provider Net2Phone.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has revised its data standards for patent, trademark and industrial design information in order to facilitate database searches, the United Nations agency said Thursday.
The Supreme Court of India has issued a ruling that will help copyright, patent and trademark owners obtain faster preliminary injunctions against alleged infringers.
A South Korea court has ruled that the contents of a database is protected by copyright, resolving a long-standing legal controversy.
A Chinese court has started hearing arguments in a Taiwanese chip maker’s lawsuit against Motorola over copyrights for a printed circuit board used in cellular phones.
AstraZeneca has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Andrx for patent infringement over the generic drug maker’s plans to make a generic version of hypertension drug Troprol-XL.
Indonesia’s government has finalized a draft governmental regulation to bolster intellectual property rights in a country rife with optical-disk piracy.
International law firm Shaw Pittman has hired Steven E. Adkins, a seasoned patent attorney with broad experience at the International Trade Commission, as a partner in its litigation and intellectual property practice.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the courts do not have original jurisdiction in cases involving concurrent trademarks, and can only become involved after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues a decision.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. has promoted associates Neil Ferraro, Robert E. Hunt and John R. Van Amsterdam to shareholders, the equivalent of partner, the Boston-based intellectual property boutique said Wednesday.
China’s top battery maker and rival Energizer Holdings have signed a cross-licensing agreement, ending a dispute at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Hundreds of Ralph Lauren outlets in Mauritius have been shut down after a court granted the fashion label an injunction against a flourishing cottage industry that had been using the trademark for years thanks to a government blunder.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled that scientists from agricultural biotech company Monsanto Co. were the first to invent a technology for protection of plants against insect damage, ending an eight-year dispute with a unit of Dow Chemical.
Two years after a judge overturned Guidant Corp.’s $140 million jury award from rival St. Jude Medical Inc. after a witness lied on the stand, the medical device maker has filed yet another patent infringement lawsuit against its Canadian competitor.
Former Pennie & Edmonds intellectual property attorney Henry Lebowitz has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property group.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has dismissed Miami-based Bacardi U.S.A.'s long-running claim to the Havana Club rum label.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal will hear a landmark case Tuesday that will likely shape the entertainment industry’s legal strategy in its campaign against illegal file sharing on the internet.
Location solution provider TruePosition settled its patent infringement litigation against rival Andrew Corporation, the companies said Monday.
In a move that could streamline European patent and trademark litigation, the European Commission has formally proposed establishing a new Europe-wide intellectual property court in Luxembourg.