• Brands and ecommerce platforms: a tainted relationship?

    Brands and ecommerce platforms: a tainted relationship?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/brands-and-online-ecommerce-platforms.html What has happened to online ecommerce platforms? Over the past few months news reports have multiplied – or, perhaps, their underlying issues have acquired greater visibility – that brand owners have been increasingly voicing criticisms against, sued, or discontinued sales on ecommerce sites. In particular, after the criticisms made against... Continue reading

     
  • “Stars” on the football field; less so in the Trademark Office?

    “Stars” on the football field; less so in the Trademark Office?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/stars-on-football-field-less-so-in.html While football teams compete vigorously on the pitch, they tend to stay away from each other over disputes regarding their marks and names. Au contraire, however, when it comes to the design of a star, at least in the context of football in Romania. Kat friend Florica Rus describes... Continue reading

     
  • German ‘hate-speech’ law tries to regulate Facebook and others – will it work?

    German ‘hate-speech’ law tries to regulate Facebook and others – will it work?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/german-hate-speech-law-tries-to.html Caught in the net(work) In September 2017, a law with the euphonious name ‘Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz’ (‘network enforcement law’) was adopted in Germany. Its goal is to force social networks to remove hate speech and certain other unlawful content within 24 hours in obvious cases, otherwise within 7 days upon being... Continue reading

     
  • The IPKat team: arrivals, farewells, and news

    The IPKat team: arrivals, farewells, and news

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-ipkat-team-arrivals-farewells-and.html As it has become customary for our blog, every few months the IPKat team adds new members for the next 6 months, and says goodbye to some contributors. Goodbyes First, we say a BIG thanks and wish all the best to longstanding IPKat contributor Mark Schweizer who, as readers know, has been... 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/2018/01/never-too-late-if-you-missed-ipkat-last.html Happy New Year dear IPKat readers! May 2018 be prosperous, strong and filled with many achievements. If you have missed the IP latest with all the eating and partying of the last week (well, so have the Kats!), do not worry, the 176th edition of Never Too Late is... Continue reading

     
  • The ethics of Artificial Intelligence – the next step?

    The ethics of Artificial Intelligence – the next step?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-ethics-of-artificial-intelligence.html You don’t need any intelligence – artificialor otherwise – to guess the AmeriKat’sfavorite activity Two weeks ago, techUK hosted the Digital Ethics Summit 2017, with a specific focus on Artificial Intelligence – an emerging hot topic for IP lawyers as we start wrangling with increasingly interesting IP issues in this... Continue reading

     
  • AIPPI Event Report: Unjustified threats – are you threatening me?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/aippi-event-report-unjustified-threats.html One of the final events of the IP calendar this year was AIPPI’s panel session on unjustified threats and the new changes brought by the Intellectual Property Unjustified Threats Act 2017.  George Khouri (Bird & Bird) reports on sold out event for the IPKat’s readers: “Michael Hicks, of Hogarth... Continue reading

     
  • Supreme Court of India in Prius trade mark battle declare that evidence of reputation spillover must be explosive

    Supreme Court of India in Prius trade mark battle declare that evidence of reputation spillover must be explosive

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/supreme-court-of-india-in-prius-trade.html Reputation.  Something that trade mark owners and Taylor Swift spend their days contemplating.  For both, reputation – be it good or bad – can cross borders, but once it does its treatment is dependent on that jurisdiction.  Ashutosh Kumar (Associate Partner at Singh & Singh LLP) reports on the... Continue reading

     
  • Supersize this! Unwired Planet American style in TCL v Ericsson

    Supersize this! Unwired Planet American style in TCL v Ericsson

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/01/supersize-this-unwired-planet-american.html Bigger judgment, smaller royalty rate –the US courts make their mark onthe FRAND setting arms-race Having digested the Unwired Planet judgment one too many times, the AmeriKat was relieved that longtime Kat friend Richard Vary (Bird & Bird) volunteered to devour the epic FRAND judgment from California that was... Continue reading

     
  • Congratulations to Sean Dennehey!

    Congratulations to Sean Dennehey!

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2017/12/congratulations-to-sean-dennehey.html Sean Dennehey Readers who are recovering from copious amounts of holiday engorgement and spending much of their days blankly scrolling through news items on their smartphones may have already read about the exciting news from this year’s New Year’s Honours list.  The UK Intellectual Property Office’s very own Sean... Continue reading

     
 
 
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