• [Guest post] Harmonized technical standards under EU copyright: the Public.Resource.Org judgment

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/harmonized-technical-standards-under-eu.html The IPKat has received and is pleased to host the following guest contribution by Sunimal Mendis (Tilburg University) and Olia Kanevskaia (Utrecht University) on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in C-588/21 P Public.Resource.Org, concerning copyright protection of technical standards and access to public... Continue reading

  • Is a car key housing a component part of a car?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/is-car-key-housing-component-part-of-car.html The repair clause in Art. 110(1) Community Design Regulation (‘CDR’) provides that the protection as a Community design shall not exist for a design which constitutes a component part of a complex product for the purpose of the repair of that complex product so as to restore its original... Continue reading

  • [Guest post] BASMATI trade mark refused registration in New Zealand

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/guest-post-basmati-trade-mark-refused.html The IPKat has received and is pleased to host the following guest contribution by Kimberley Evans (Pearce IP) regarding another instalment, this time in New Zealand, of the long-running BASMATI IP saga. Here’s what Kimberley writes: BASMATI trade mark refused registration in New Zealand by Kimberley Evans Basmati rice is a... Continue reading

  • UPC takes strong stance on therapeutic antibody inventions (Sanofi v Amgen, UPC_CFI_1/202)

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/upc-takes-strong-stance-on-therapeutic.html The Central Division of the UPC has issued its first revocation order (Sanofi v Amgen, UPC_CFI_1/202). The decision is not just remarkable for being the first decision of its kind. The UPC Central Division also takes a strong stance on the patentability of therapeutic antibody inventions in Europe. The Central... Continue reading

  • The EleonORe Song

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/the-eleonore-song.html The Single’s cover Over the last month, this Kat had to relocate from Stockholm to Brussels. Amidst the hustle and bustle of moving, a wave of nostalgia hit, bringing back memories of his dear mentor and Italian friend, Eleonora. In that moment of longing, the desire to write a... Continue reading

  • The nutritional benefits of baby formula is not a therapeutic use (T 0815/22)

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/the-nutritional-benefits-of-baby.html Second-medical use patents can be exceedingly valuable, given that they can provide significant additional exclusivity for an existing commercial product. Accordingly, there are strict requirements for what innovations qualify for the additional protection provided by second medical use claims. In T 0815/22, the Board of Appeal considered whether the nutritional benefits... Continue reading

  • [Guest Post] Who owns the copyright to Nigeria’s “new” national anthem?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/guest-post-who-owns-copyright-to.html The IPKat has received and is pleased to host the following guest contribution by Katfriend Seun Lari-Williams, PhD researcher in the fields of copyright and dispute system design at the University of Antwerp, regarding copyright ownership of Nigeria’s re-adopted national anthem. Recently, the Nigerian government decided to do away... Continue reading

  • The IPKat Team: Arrivals, farewell, and news

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/the-ipkat-team-arrivals-farewell-and.html Every now and then, The IPKat team welcomes new contributors, says thanks and goodbye to existing contributors, and shares some news concerning the Kats. Let’s find out more! InternKats The IPKat is delighted to welcome the following as new InternKats for the next six months. Asude Sena Moya Asude... Continue reading

  • Book review: Terrell on the Law of Patents

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/book-review-terrell-on-law-of-patents.html This is a review of the twentieth edition of Terrell on the Law of Patents, which was released at the end of June 2024. This tome was first published in 1884 by Thomas Terrell, and in the 140 years since, has become a well-established authority for patent practitioners and judges, providing... Continue reading

  • Tuesday Tiddlywinks

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/tuesday-tiddlywinks.html Not sleeping obviously:Thinking about IP instead During summer, most things (rightly) slow down to give room for sunshine, sunbathing, and outdoor activities. However, money is not the only thing that never sleeps … Unlike Kats, IP never sleeps either!  Take a look at current and future IP-related activities below,... Continue reading