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US Trademark Amendment Act Will Provide New Procedures for Challenging Use Claims
The Trademark Modernisation Act 2020 has the focus of improving the accuracy and integrity of the register and seeks to achieve this through new procedures for challenging inaccurate claims of use in applications and registrations.
From Riled to Filed – Sporting Inventor Makes Call on No-Ball Determinations
Former cricketer Peter George was spurred into finding a more instantaneous technological solution for bowler’s front foot no-ball determinations after feeling that reliance upon TV replays detracted from enjoyment of the game for both players and spectators.
Location of First Disclosure Crucial for Unregistered Design Rights
While the end of the Brexit transition period has seen the creation of UK equivalents for registered EU IP rights, going forward the location of first disclosure of a product will determine whether UK or EU unregistered design rights can be obtained.