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September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675197
On July 7, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI published his third encyclical letter titled "Caritas in veritate" (Charity in Truth) which, among other things, states that "On the part of rich countries there ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675198
The latest issue of The Trademark Reporter includes Sandra Edelman's timely and informative article on bona fide intent, entitled "Proving Your Bona Fides - Establishing Bona Fide Intent to Use Under the U.S. Trademark (Lanham) Act


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675199
In Ex parte Catlin, __ Westlaw __ (U.S. PTO Bd. App. & Int. February 3, 2009)(precedential), the Board held that a method claim for implementing an on-line incentive system that recited "providing, at a merchant's web site, means for a consumer to ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675200
The UK Intellectual Property Office has initiated a "Green Channel" where applicants will be able to request accelerated processing of their application if the invention relates to a 'green' or environmentally-friendly ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675196
The Federal Trade Commission has issued revisions to its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials, which will take effect on December 1, 2009 under16 C.F.R. Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising: Notice Announcing Adoption of Revised Guides


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675195
Effective October 1, 2009, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is expanding and "enhancing" the original First Action Interview Pilot Program which ended ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675192
Authors rights under copyright law are subject to certain limitations, including the doctrine of “fair use” that was developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of the ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675193
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office expects to complete by March 2, 2010, the software modification necessary to comply with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's recent decision in Wyeth v. Kappos regarding the overlapping delay provision of 35 USC ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675194
In a Federal Register notice published and effective on December 8, 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced rules for implementing its previously-announced pilot program in which an applicant may petition to ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675191

In Crown Packaging Technology, Inc. v.  Reexam Beverage Can Co. (March 17, 2009) the Federal Circuit reiterated that the notice ...