• Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/around-ip-blogs_21.html The long Easter weekend provides a perfect opportunity to review what is happening around the IP world in this edition of Around the IP Blogs. CoprightKluwer Copyright Blog has a number of posts this week, looking at a couple of interesting cases. Firstly, BBC v Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd looking at... Continue reading

     
  • Thursday Thingies

    Thursday Thingies

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/thursday-thingies.html Take note of these events, call for papers, summer school and vacancies and don’t forget that you can always find a list of IP events on the IPKat’s Forthcoming Events page! IP developmentsThe 7th International IP Congress: “Recent IP developments in Europe” will be held on 7 June 2019... Continue reading

     
  • DSM Directive Series #4: Article 17 obligations … in a chart

    DSM Directive Series #4: Article 17 obligations … in a chart

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/dsm-directive-series-4-article-17.html As reported by The IPKat, earlier this week, like the European Parliament, also the Council adopted the latest version of the the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive). One of the seemingly most complex -if nothing else, due to its length – provisions is what... Continue reading

     
  • Where is Haar and how did it get there? Observations on Geography while Waiting for G2/19

    Where is Haar and how did it get there? Observations on Geography while Waiting for G2/19

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/where-is-haar-and-how-did-it-get-there.html Is Haar Munich or is it Haar? A few weeks after one of the most unusual referrals to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the EPO, this Kat tries to take a step back to answer both: (1) why the highest judicial instance of the organization has to... Continue reading

     
  • AIPPI Event Report:  Actavis v ICOS Supreme Court Rapid Response

    AIPPI Event Report: Actavis v ICOS Supreme Court Rapid Response

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/aippi-event-report-actavis-v-icos.html “Nope, nothing to see here…” A couple of weeks ago, AIPPI UK held their latest Rapid Response seminar addressing the UK’s Supreme Court decision in Actavis v ICOS [2019] UKSC 15.  Yet another seminar had to pass the AmeriKat by, but she had to hand a perky Kat friend,... Continue reading

     
  • Paul Rawlinson (1962-2019)

    Paul Rawlinson (1962-2019)

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/paul-rawlinson-1962-2019.html Paul Rawlinson It is with great sadness that the IPKat team has learnt of the unexpected passing on Friday of IP lawyer, Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, husband, father and friend – Paul Rawlinson. After studying law at Kent University and University of Paris XI, Paul joined Baker McKenzie... Continue reading

     
  • Retromark Volume V: the last six months in trade marks

    Retromark Volume V: the last six months in trade marks

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/retromark-volume-v-last-six-months-in.html Hot on the heels of last month’s 2019 edition of the Retromark conference, reviewed here, comes the fifth (how times flies) edition of Darren Meale of Simmons & Simmons’ Retromark rundown of notable trade mark cases over the past six months. Links to the four previous editions are at... Continue reading

     
  • BREAKING: Council adopts DSM Directive

    BREAKING: Council adopts DSM Directive

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/breaking-council-adopts-dsm-directive.html After the vote in the European Parliament, this morning the Council also voted in favour of the latest version of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive). Here‘s how individual countries have voted: What happens now? Following publication on the EU Official Journal, the DSM Directive... Continue reading

     
  • USPTO find two male torso-shaped perfume bottles confusingly similar

    USPTO find two male torso-shaped perfume bottles confusingly similar

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/uspto-find-two-male-torso-shaped.html The USPTO recently refused registration of the 3D mark filed by Coscentra B.V. shown below left (colour is not claimed as a feature of the mark) for goods ultimately identified as “Perfumery, essential oils, articles for body- and beauty-care, namely, perfumes” in Class 3, based on the existence of... Continue reading

     
  • Sunday Surprises

    Sunday Surprises

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/04/sunday-surprises.html The miscellany this week includes a PhD opportunity, a number of calls for papers and some summer courses. Events Top US and UK intellectual property judges, USPTO and UKIPO officials and leading IP litigators will discuss the impact of Brexit on IP – and other hot topics – in... Continue reading

     
 
 
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