News Corner: Japan Rejects U.S. Polo Assn. Trademark; The Battle To Dominate the Polo Horse

The battle between Polo Ralph Lauren and U.S. Polo Assn. has been ongoing ever since Ralph Lauren first sued U.S Polo Association in 1984 on claims of trademark infringement. More recently, in July 2020, the Appeal Board of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) (see the full decision copy below) has confirmed the examiner’s decision to […]

News Corner: Google Faces Antitrust Law Suit, Department of Justice Initiates Proceedings

On October 20, the Trump administration sued Google. The Department of Justice (“DoJ”), along with eleven state Attorney Generals, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in United States. The participating state Attorneys General offices represent Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas. The Complaint made sweeping allegations relating to Google’s […]

News Corner: Unwavering Response of the CMA Against Anti-Competitive Behavior of Musical Instrument Manufacturers

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued this past 29th June, 2020, a letter to suppliers and resellers informing and warning the public about the illegality of resale price maintenance. This action comes from a series of ongoing investigations towards musical instrument manufacturers in the UK where it was determined that competitive conditions in the […]

News Corner: US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Decade-Long Google & Oracle Copyright Dispute

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Google v. Oracle as the decade-long dispute between tech giants finally reached the Apex Court after multiple trials and delay. At the heart of this copyright litigation which was initiated in 2010, is the copyrightability of application programming interfaces (APIs), which are intermediary software […]