While we are changing from the “All I want for Christmas is you” to the “Happy New Year” playlist, check what has been going on around the IP blogs before 2021 is over.


A Kat experiencing a Christmas hangover

The Kluwer Patent Blog brought a summary of the recent UK and US calls for views regarding their SEP and FRAND policies, to understand the opinions of stakeholders, including inter alia patent owners, implementers, and consumers.

Lexology covered the most recent patent prosecution highway (PPH) project signed between the Brazilian and the Portuguese Patent and Trade Mark Office as well as recent updates on the Unified Patent Court.

Trade mark

The Fashion Law published an article regarding the uncertain scenario of trade mark exhaustion in the UK considering this country’s departure from the EU.

The TTABlog summarised a recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision that found no risk of confusion between the marks “Sky News” (for news reporting services) and “Sky Cinemas” (for… cinemas).

The Kluwer Trademark Blog posted an article questioning the understanding of reputation for trade marks based on the standards of reputation or renown of personal names and reputation of corporate names.


The Technollama blog published an article about the growing discussion of what an NFT is from a copyright perspective and whether they are actually being used to free works up.

IPDraughts prepared a compilation of posts involving relevant points to consider when drafting a licence agreement – from recitals to law and jurisdiction.

IPWatchDog listed the most iconic toys and games protected by patents and trade marks for this Christmas.

Lexology also published an article covering virtual IP disputes involving domain names as well as other IP rights infringement. 

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