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Intellectual Property in North America

With more than 85 Intellectual Property professionals in North America, Baker & McKenzie provides premium legal counsel in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, global portfolio management, transactions, litigation, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, unfair competition and copyrights.

Working with our more than 300 IP lawyers around the world, the North America Intellectual Property Group delivers consistently high quality service to clients across the globe. With an international mindset and local knowledge, our IP lawyers seamlessly represent clients both locally and internationally.

Our IP lawyers have won numerous awards for their work, making Baker & McKenzie a law firm of choice for IP matters.

This issue discusses the European Parliament's revisions to the European Commission's proposed changes to the Trade Marks Directive, which have made substantive amendments to a number of the Commission's original proposals, particularly in relation to the origin function and scope of infringement in double identity cases, the issue of counterfeit goods in transit and absolute grounds for refusal of a trade mark. We also look at OHIM's proposed common practice on the scope of protection given to black and white marks, recent CJEU case law concerning trade mark dilution and the latest word on government policy around plain packaging of tobacco products in the UK.
The Russian government has passed a resolution that introduces changes to fee payment process and patent fees at Rospatent (the Russian Patent Office) effective 29 November 2013.
As part of the launch of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), trademark owners have the opportunity to register their trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) to protect their marks and to prepare for the use of their marks in the new gTLDs. On this newsletter, we help trademark owners to take necessary steps in this new and challenging market to avoid legal disputes in the future.
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