This week in Other Barks & Bites: the European General Court reverses part of a ruling by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, restoring some trademark rights for the “BALLON D’OR” mark; Senator Chuck Grassley urges the U.S. Department of Justice to enforce against counterfeit drug sellers; the European Patent Office publishes its decision rejecting patent applications filed for an artificial intelligence inventor; the Eleventh Circuit rules that a successful defense against infringement claims does not lead to costs recovery under Rule 54; SawStop files a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the judicially-created doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting; Volkswagen breaks ground on its first of six planned factory construction projects in Europe that will produce electric vehicle batteries; and China’s National Intellectual Property Administration publishes the results of an administrative ruling to serve as guidance on the nation’s trademark exhaustion doctrine.

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