February 2019 | ISSUE 25


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Conviction in Damages For USD 500.000 By Imitation of Trade Dress of Perfumes

By: Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados

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Digital Disruption: IP Practices for the 21st Century

March 13, 2019 | WebIPHour

Speakers from a virtual IP firm will present an in-depth webinar on how to build an IP practice that can create a competitive advantage through making use of more effective and efficient business practices and processes. The speakers will cover hot topics including: moving toward a virtual office, shifting away from the billable hour, keeping overhead low, and using technology to stay agile.

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Breakfast at INTA’s Annual Meeting

May 20, 2019 | Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA

Join the association for an opportunity to network with current and prospective members during breakfast!

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Save the Date: 2019 Annual Meeting

September 22-24, 2019 | Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria, VA

IP boutique firms must adapt to the ongoing changes in IP law, the continual influence of technology, price constraints from clients, and work/life requests from employees. The AIPF 2019 Annual Meeting will focus on practical techniques to address these often-competing concerns. We will also discuss timely legal issues pertinent to your practice.

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By: Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados


On June 12th, 2015, four formal stores of Montevideo were detected selling perfumes that used trademarks without authorization and imitating the packaging and general appearance of the products.

The referred stores were selling perfumes named: “HUGO BOOS, LOCASTE, SPORT HILFIGER, STORY OF FLOWER, POISON, CHANGL, ANGEL OU DEMON, J’ADOTE, J’ABEA” and inside the store, posters were exhibited indicating “COCO CHANEL PERFUMES AND FLOWER KENZO”. Cease and desist letters were sent to the stores requesting...

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Venezuela IPO New Resolution: Payment of Official Fees in a Challenged Cryptocurrency

On Friday, February 1, a year after announcing fee changes, the Venezuelan PTO (SAPI) finally published the new schedule of charges. Payment of official fees had been suspended since February 2018. For more information, please click here.

FB Rice Awarded Australian “Patent Attorney Firm of the Year”

AIPF congratulates member firm, FB Rice, for their recognition as Australian “Patent Attorney Firm of the Year” at the inaugural Global IP Awards. For more information, please click here.

Chad Kyle and Stephen Huggins Named Hovey Williams Partners

Hovey Williams LLP, a full-service intellectual property law firm, is proud to announce that Chad Kyle and Stephen Huggins will become its newest partners effective January 1, 2019. Both are registered patent attorneys and provide clients with legal assistance in a wide array of intellectual property matters. For more information, please click here.

Managing IP Features Jennifer Bailey on Pre-AIA On-Sale Bar Interpretation

On January 22, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously held Helsinn v. Teva maintains status quo of pre-America Invents Act precedent regarding secret sales. Erise IP shareholder and AIPF Annual Meeting Project Team Co-Chair, Jennifer Bailey, told Managing IP, “The patent office’s interpretation is more consistent with European practice, which requires ...” For more information, please click here.


What to Expect at a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Hearing?

iPelton Blog

February 6 by Erik M. Pelton

Mold-A-Rama Puts its Stamp on Trademark Infringement

Kansas City Intellectual Property Blog        

January 29 by Hovey Williams LLP

Jon Hines Provides Tips for USPTO’s Revised Section 101 Guidance for World IP Review

Erise IP Blog

February 1 by Erise IP


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