• Around the IP blogs!

    Around the IP blogs!

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/around-ip-blogs_18.html IPKat is once again here with your weekly tour of the IP blogs! Highlights this week include a decision on the Scottish-ness of the term “Glen”, a summary of the Apple v Samsung US design case and further adjustments to the 2018 pre-EQE answer script. PatentsEarlier this year, IPKat reported on this... Continue reading

     
  • Who should control the 1500-year old monastery manuscript of the Garima Gospels?

    Who should control the 1500-year old monastery manuscript of the Garima Gospels?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/who-should-control-1500-year-old.html Probably like most Kat readers, this Kat enjoys visiting a museum that displays a piece of art from an earlier place and time. True, advances in reproduction and digitization enable us to come closer and closer to the real thing, but ultimately there is no substitute to encountering the object... Continue reading

     
  • The Broad’s CRISPR patent: The curious case of the missing declaration

    The Broad’s CRISPR patent: The curious case of the missing declaration

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-broads-crispr-patent-curious-case.html An eagle-eyed Katfriend yesterday alerted IPKat to a curious declaration published on the EP register for The Broad’s European CRISPR patent (EP2771468). Earlier this year, the opposition board revoked the patent for invalid priority (IPKat post here). The Declaration, which has now disappeared from the register, purports to be in... Continue reading

     
  • Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/around-ip-blogs_13.html Despite the heatwave that has gripped most of Europe, it has been a busy week around the IP weblogs! The IPKat purrs with excitement as it its readers on a brief tour. Patents Kluwer Patent Blog reflects on an intriguing development of potential concern from the perspective of English... Continue reading

     
  • Mexican GIs and the registry of foreign GIs and AOs

    Mexican GIs and the registry of foreign GIs and AOs

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/mexican-gis-and-registry-of-foreign-gis.html Recently, the Mexican Industrial Property Law was significantly amended and on 27 April 2018, the first batch of amendments to the Law entered into force. These amendments modified provisions regarding patents, designs, utility models, trademarks and appellations of origin (AOs). Moreover, for the first time, geographical indications (GIs) are... Continue reading

     
  • BREAKING: UK Supreme Court rules that ISPs do NOT have to pay implementation costs in Cartier case

    BREAKING: UK Supreme Court rules that ISPs do NOT have to pay implementation costs in Cartier case

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/breaking-uk-supreme-court-rules-that.html Overturning the decisions at first instance [IPKat report here and here] and on appeal [IPKat report here], this morning the UK Supreme Court has ruled that the ISPs (internet access providers) do NOT have to bear the costs of implementation of the injunction (in this case, a blocking injunction) issued against them pursuant to... Continue reading

     
  • BREAKING: CJEU rules that Louboutin red sole mark does NOT fall within absolute ground for refusal

    BREAKING: CJEU rules that Louboutin red sole mark does NOT fall within absolute ground for refusal

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/breaking-cjeu-rules-that-louboutin-red.html The Louboutin mark Is the Louboutin red sole mark a valid trade mark or not? At last – the moment all IP aficionados were waiting for has come!  The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has just issued its much-awaited judgment in Louboutin C-163/16, ruling that a mark... Continue reading

     
  • The AmeriKat’s Top 3 upcoming IP summer events

    The AmeriKat’s Top 3 upcoming IP summer events

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-amerikats-top-3-upcoming-ip-summer.html The AmeriKat putting one paw into the summerIP Season We are well and truly in the thick of the Season.  For those that have not hailed from a PG Wodehouse novel, the Season is the period from April to August where a variety of social events take place in... Continue reading

     
  • Kymouse’s stay of execution

    Kymouse’s stay of execution

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/kymouses-stay-of-execution.html Earlier this year, this Kat reported on the UK Court of Appeal decision that Regeneron’s patent EP1360287, and its divisional EP2264163, were sufficient and infringed by Kymab (IPKat posts here and here). The Regeneron v Kymab dispute concerns highly valuable platform technologies for antibody therapeutics.Following continued disagreement between the parties, the Court of Appeal has now... Continue reading

     
  • Prison labor: a boon to greater patenting?

    Prison labor: a boon to greater patenting?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/prison-labor-boon-to-greater-patenting.html Few topics engage IP thinkers today more than looking for correlates to innovation. One rough way to do this is to identify factors that correlate in a greater (or lesser) fashion with patents. This Kat recognizes that patents are nor a complete surrogate for innovation. Still, most would agree that... Continue reading

     
 
 
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