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  1. Legal news
    02 September 2020
    Fifth Update on Myanmar New Trade Mark Laws – Soft Opening to commence on 1 October 2020

    The commencement of Soft Opening was meant to take place earlier this year. Further delays were caused by the establishment of the Department of Intellectual Property and the COVID-19 pandemic, which hampered efforts to ...

  2. Legal news
    23 April 2019
    Second Update on Newly Enacted Myanmar Trade Mark Laws

    Newly enacted Myanmar trademark laws provide some clarity on impending laws although the unreleased rules and regulations will likely shed further light on transitional provisions for existing registered mark holders.

  3. Legal news
    06 August 2019
    Artificial creativity—is the IP system ready for robot inventors?

    According to current UK patent law, if AI was to invent something, would the creator of the AI be able to patent it? Who would be the inventor and to whom would the invention belong?

  4. Legal news
    15 May 2018
    Making your Markle: Royal emblems and souvenirs

    There is no better way to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle though there are several legal obstacles for souvenir manufacturers and retailers to circumnavigate.

  5. Legal news
    15 June 2017
    Substantial fine imposed on two entities for using unlicensed software

    The most striking aspect of this case has undoubtedly been the large fine imposed on both sued companies, which amounted to 453,480 euros. Moreover, the defendants accrued legal interests from the date that the lawsuit ...

  6. Legal news
    07 July 2017
    UP/UPC Munich Summit Positive on Ratification

    Five Bird & Bird lawyers from four offices joined around 300 others who attended the UP/UPC Conference by Premier Cercle hosted by the EPO on 5th July.

  7. Legal news
    05 August 2020
    Implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive – Some comments from the Czech Republic

    This is the 9th in a series of articles written by members of International Trade Secrets Group highlighting specific aspects of protection of Trade Secrets in various jurisdictions. In this article we will take a look ...

  8. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19: Major IP related conferences and their current status

    We provide an update of international conferences to help you plan your attendance. Each conference has a link directly to the conference page so you will have live updates at all times. We will continue to monitor ...

  9. Legal news
    07 November 2019
    Trade marks: online infringement of EUTM based on targeting

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a defendant who infringes an EU trade mark (EUTM) by advertising or offering counterfeit goods for sale online may be sued in the country targeted by the website.

  10. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts

    On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”) – one of Bird & Bird’s key clients – is entitled to a preliminary injunction against ...