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Early design disclosure costs Puma a model registration

Early design disclosure costs Puma a model registration

An Instagram post by Rihanna cost Puma the registration of a shoe model. The affair originated in 2014, when Rihanna was appointed as creative director of Puma and, to celebrate this success, the singer posted three photos on her Instagram profile showing herself...

EPO Report on Cancer Patents

EPO Report on Cancer Patents

Cancer, accountable for approximately 19.3 million new cases and nearly 10 million estimated deaths in 2020, poses a global threat to health. The fight against this devastating disease is ongoing, aiming to reduce therapy side effects, enhance patients’ quality of...

The USPTO establishes a Design Patent Bar

The USPTO establishes a Design Patent Bar

In the landscape of intellectual property practice in the United States, a significant transformation was introduced on January 2nd, 2024 with the introduction by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of a bar dedicated to design patents. The origins...

Copyright for AI generated content recognized in China

Copyright for AI generated content recognized in China

The Beijing Internet Court has recently issued a historic decision, recognizing the copyright of the human author behind content generated by artificial intelligence. This ruling, among the first of its kind in mainland China, has sparked intense debates on the legal...