• Does ‘Delta’ really denote distinctiveness? The General Court gives its judgment in Case T-387/18

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/does-delta-really-denote.html Delta Sport’s logo The General Court of the EU (‘the Court’) recently (13 February 2020) issued its judgment in Case T-387/18 Delta-Sport Handelskontor GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Background The case concerned an application to register a figurative trade mark in relation to Classes 9, 10, 18, 20,... Continue reading

  • Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/never-too-late-if-you-missed-ipkat-last_18.html If you missed the IPKat posts from last week, here comes a recap! While you were sleeping Patents GuestKat Rose Hughes covers the latest instalment of the dispute over the CRISPR gene-editing patent (T 844/18). The Broad Institute, CRISPR patent owner, is apparently preparing to file a petition requesting... Continue reading

  • II International Congress on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: In search of a legal framework to foster innovation in Europe

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/ii-international-congress-on-artificial.html The Foundation for Research on Law and Business (FIDE, acronym in Spanish) is organizing the “II International Congress on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property”, under the coordination of Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, Professor Aurelio López-Tarruella and Professor Manuel Desantes Real.  The theme of this year’s international congress is “In Search of a... Continue reading

  • A copyright Snafu in the making?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-copyright-snafu-in-making.html Are A&R scouts in the music industry next in the growing list of humans whose jobs are shortly to be appropriated by machine learning? Snafu Records seems to think so. Snafu, which is backed by various music industry bigwigs, claims to have developed an algorithm that finds new music... Continue reading

  • [Guest post] New empirical research on Intellectual Property Litigation and Platform Regulation

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/guest-post-new-empirical-research-on.html The IPKat is happy to host this guest contribution by Prof Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow): New empirical research on Intellectual Property Litigation and Platform Regulation  by Martin Kretschmer CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Centre based at the University of Glasgow, is presenting new empirical research in... Continue reading

  • Call for WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/call-for-wipo-indigenous-fellowship.html The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is calling for Expression of Interest for its Indigenous Fellowship Program.  The program was launched in 2009. It is part of WIPO’s series initiatives seeking to involve indigenous people in the work carried out by the organization with the goal, inter alia, of... Continue reading

  • Around the IP Blogs

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/around-ip-blogs_17.html Will this Oracle offer such entrancing arguments? Welcome to this week’s summary of posts and news from around the IP blogs – including, but not limited to, quite a few posts with a red, white and blue tinge! Copyright Lots of IP enthusiasts reported and commented on the latest... Continue reading

  • INTA to relocate the 2020 Annual Meeting from Singapore to a venue in the United States

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/inta-to-relocate-2020-annual-meeting.html Etienne Sanz de Acedo, Chief Executive Officer of INTA, announced yesterday that, due to the coronavirus, it is taking steps to relocate forlate May or June the 2020 Annual Meeting from Singapore to a venue in the United States. The full text of the announcement is set out below.... Continue reading

  • Is the Broad Institute planning a last-ditch attempt to save their CRISPR patent?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/is-broad-institute-planning-last-ditch.html Last month the EPO dismissed the Broad Institute’s appeal (T 844/18) in the high profile dispute relating to one of the Broad Institute’s CRISPR patents (EP2771468). At the hearing, the Board of Appeal deemed it unnecessary to refer the issue of priority to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA).... Continue reading

  • Thursday Thingies

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/02/thursday-thingies.html Will you be this Kat’s valentine? It’s Thursday 13 February, which means it’s nearly Valentine’s Day! More importantly, it’s time to see what events and opportunities the world of IP has to offer. Conferences and lecturesPharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Conference, AmsterdamTo be held on 25-26 February 2020, this... Continue reading

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