• Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/around-ip-blogs_11.html IPKat is here with your latest round up of the IP blogs! Highlights this week include Afro-IP’s take on the Hakuna Matata trade mark debate, commentary on the political dimensions of the recent decision by the EPO boards of appeal on plant products produced by essentially biological processes, and a... Continue reading

     
  • EPLAW Congress Report:  Who has the better patent litigation tools in Europe?

    EPLAW Congress Report: Who has the better patent litigation tools in Europe?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/eplaw-congress-report-who-has-better.html The AmeriKat, unfortunately, has yet to attend an EPLAW Congress, coming, as they often do, during an intensely busy court term.  But for those who manage to escape to attend the annual congress in Brussels are treated to an engaging debate on the latest issues and developments in European... Continue reading

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

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

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/never-too-late-if-you-missed-ipkat-last.html Meet and greet the 206th edition of Never Too Late! Copyright Definitely no copyright in taste Do you smell copyright protection? You must be wrong, because in BREAKING: CJEU says NO to copyright in the taste of a cheese  and in The Levola Hengelo CJEU decision: ambiguities, uncertainties … and more questions,... Continue reading

     
  • Book Review: The Modern Law of Copyright AKA Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria

    Book Review: The Modern Law of Copyright AKA Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/book-review-modern-law-of-copyright-aka.html The latest Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria is available to buy in time for Christmas. Best left under the tree as it will weigh down any stockings! Spread over two bumper volumes this deep dive into copyright law is essential reading for the serious copyright practitioner. At first glance, the... Continue reading

     
  • Polish Constitutional Tribunal declares provision transposing right of information partly unconstitutional

    Polish Constitutional Tribunal declares provision transposing right of information partly unconstitutional

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/polish-constitutional-tribunal-declares.html Right of information from alleged infringers … Article 8(1) of the Enforcement Directive mandates upon Member States to ensure that, in the context of proceedings concerning an infringement of an IP right and in response to a justified and proportionate request of the claimant, the competent judicial authorities may... Continue reading

     
  • Trade marks: the limits to a MONSTER’s reach in Singapore

    Trade marks: the limits to a MONSTER’s reach in Singapore

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/trade-marks-limits-to-monsters-reach-in.html One of the most challenging issues that confronts trademark practitioners is how to treat a word that is arguably the dominant portion of a mark. This is especially so when that word is the subject of a registration by another party. The most recent decision involving the “Monster” mark... Continue reading

     
  • Whole visible surface or predominant colour? Cadbury’s plays spot the series mark

    Whole visible surface or predominant colour? Cadbury’s plays spot the series mark

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/whole-visible-surface-or-predominant.html The mark (AKA Pantone 2685C) Cadbury UK Ltd v The Comptroller General of Patents Designs And Trade Marks [2018] EWCA Civ 2715. This appeal concerned Cadbury’s attempt to amend the description of the mark: The mark consists of the colour purple, as shown on the form of application, applied... Continue reading

     
  • Building a Long Term Brand Protection solution – the Lego story [Part 3]

    Building a Long Term Brand Protection solution – the Lego story [Part 3]

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/building-long-term-brand-protection.html No caption necessary This is the third and final post in the series on the Second Brand Protection Conference in Frankfurt.  This post is all about Mette Andersen’s insights into the LEGO Group. For me, this was one of the most fascinating and informative talks. Whilst it was focused on the LEGO... Continue reading

     
  • First blocking orders issued in Greece … but how effective are they?

    First blocking orders issued in Greece … but how effective are they?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/first-blocking-orders-issued-in-greece.html Access blocked … or not? Fifteen months after the law introducing the Greek “Commission for the notification of online copyright and related rights infringement”was passed and eight months after the start of its operations, the Commission has finally issued its first blocking orders. Katfriend Yannos Paramythiotis(Paramythiotis & Partners Law Firm)... Continue reading

     
  • Brand Protection Conference [Part 2]

    Brand Protection Conference [Part 2]

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/12/brand-protection-conference-part-2.html This is the second in a series of blogs following the Second Brand Protection Conference in Frankfurt. The first is available here.The first blog looked at some of the issues faced by major brands. This blog looks at some of the solutions. The law enforcement perspectiveDavid Hunt from Camden Trading... Continue reading

     
 
 
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