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Trademark enforcement lessons: ZANA, Zara and PR

Stop the Press! 'HOUSE OF ZANA' has been found to be different from 'ZARA'.  To many, this will not have come as a surprise.  When trademark applications are opposed, applicants (and/or their representatives) are familiar with the argument “the marks only differ by one letter”.  Increasingly, that argument does not bear much weight at the UK IPO Tribunal Section.

By Luke Portnow,
Trademark enforcement lessons: ZANA, Zara and PR
News & opinion

Artificial intelligence and patents: Are AI innovations eligible for protection in the EU?

Patents to protect innovation are applied for and owned only by their ‘human’ inventor, so what happens if a product is produced entirely and autonomously by a highly advanced computer? This question has been at the heart of a number of proceedings before patent offices around the world, including the EPO, as Volha Parfenchyk explains.

Artificial intelligence and patents: Are AI innovations eligible for protection in the EU?

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