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Black-and-white logos do not cover every type of colour use any more

The trademark protection extended to the trademark owners of black-and-white logos that only use the logo in question in colour may be at risk. Continue reading

US limits possibilities of patent protection for software inventions

In the Alice Corp. v CLS ruling, the American Supreme Court has made it clear that the development and sale of computer systems and programs cannot be protected by a patent if it only involves a general implementation of an inventive abstract concept.

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Dutch supreme court allows claim construction to exclude embodiments that do not solve the stated problem

In its decision Medinol vs Abbot, the Dutch supreme court has clarified the law on use of claim construction to import limitations that are not present in the literal meaning of a patent claim.

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