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

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

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/never-too-late-if-you-missed-ipkat-last.html Catch-up with IPKat this week! Highlights include more on the DSM Directive, an event report on IPO’s 2018 European Practice Committee Conference and, of course, IPKat’s GDPR update.  Copyright Last week, the Council’s permanent representatives committee (Coreper) finally agreed a common position on the text of the draft Directive on Copyright... Continue reading

     
  • Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/around-ip-blogs.html Follow IPKat on a Sunday afternoon tour of the IP blogs! We have an update on the impact of Brexit on designs and trade mark legislation, further developments on the infighting at Nigeria’s main copyright collecting society and a scathing attack on the US Supreme’s court attitude to patents.  Patents... Continue reading

     
  • Friday Fantasies

    Friday Fantasies

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/friday-fantasies.html Enjoy a weekly roundup of IP happenings! Events  The European Patent Office (Munich) will be hosting a Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Conference on 3 July. The main topics will include latest developments within the Committees (Select Committee, Preparatory Committee, Practical Implementation Group) dealing with the preparation of... Continue reading

     
  • Book Review: Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings

    Book Review: Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/book-review-contentious-trade-mark.html Calling all trade mark practitioners; The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) have published a practical guide just for you! Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings, is currently one of kind, in that it is the only text to provide to the practice and procedure of contentious matters before... Continue reading

     
  • Yes Virginia, there is IP practice outside of London: a special interview

    Yes Virginia, there is IP practice outside of London: a special interview

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/yes-virginia-there-is-ip-practice.html To an outsider, London seems to play an unusually oversized role in all that takes place within the UK. Regarding IP, one tend to think only of greater London. (I recall only once being in an office on an IP matter outside of the London conurbation.) I can already... Continue reading

     
  • Paparazzi & copyright: where are we and where should we be?

    Paparazzi & copyright: where are we and where should we be?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/05/paparazzi-copyright-where-are-we-and.html The world-famous fashion house Balanciaga surprised the industry with a publicity campaign that imitates paparazzi photography to showcase their 2018 Spring/Summer collection entitled ‘Balanciaga SS18’ (hereand here) and (here). The fashion house is reported to have collaborated for the shoot with Bestimage, a photography agency, and with the best... Continue reading

     
  • When Norway’s oil giant Statoil announced a rebranding, it was not “horsing” around

    When Norway’s oil giant Statoil announced a rebranding, it was not “horsing” around

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/05/when-norways-oil-giant-statoil.html Kat friend Ingrid Omli of Carpmaels & Ransford describes for us the particularly interesting story of what has happened in Norway in connection with the rebranding of Statoil. Statoil, Norway’s most profitable company, has changed its name in an attempt to create a ‘greener’image and attract young talent. This... Continue reading

     
  • Report on IPO’s 2018 European Practice Committee Conference (2/2)

    Report on IPO’s 2018 European Practice Committee Conference (2/2)

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/05/report-on-ipos-2018-european-practice_30.html Hereby this Kat gladly present you the second half report of the IPO’s 2018 European Practice Committee Conference, i.e. the Afternoon Session on the topics of UPC and IP/Legal Tech. You can find the report on the Morning Session here.  Afternoon Session — “Traummaschine” – What future does the... Continue reading

     
  • Book review: Conceptualizing Copyright Exceptions in China and South Africa

    Book review: Conceptualizing Copyright Exceptions in China and South Africa

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/05/book-review-conceptualizing-copyright.html In her latest book, ‘Conceptualizing Copyright Exceptions in China and South Africa’,Jia Wangprovides a detailed comparative study of copyright exceptions in the context of research and education specifically. The book starts with a discussion of the international framework for copyright exceptions, and then compares it with the laws of... Continue reading

     
  • European Commission proposes Regulation to limit SPC protection with “export manufacturing waiver”

    European Commission proposes Regulation to limit SPC protection with “export manufacturing waiver”

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/05/european-commission-proposes-limits-to.html How the AmeriKat wanted to spend her weekend…. You may have missed it.  You may have been flinging a slab of meat on a BBQ.  You may have been gulping down your third aperol spritz.  You may have been immersed in a Netflix marathon.  Or you may have just... Continue reading

     
 
 
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