Domain name piracy is as common as trademark squatting in China. The key to striking down domain name piracy is to determine that the domain name is registered in bad faith which either infringes a … [Read more...] about What are the legal grounds for domain name disputes in China?
China has introduced both PTE (Patent term extension) and PTA (Patent term adjustment), so it is possible to extend the terms of a granted Chinese patent. PTE (Patent term extension) is … [Read more...] about Can patent terms be extended in China?
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The Trade Secret Act (GeschGehG) covers information that has a certain economic value, such as profit and sales figures, but also technical know-how. According to Sec. 2 No. 1 GeschGehG, this … [Read more...] about Practicable tips for trade secret protection during litigation in Germany
The impact of the UPC on existing and future commercial arrangements As the commencement of the Unified Patents Court looms larger, we are turning our thoughts to some of the really practical … [Read more...] about Who controls your opt-out?