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NEWS

22
06
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. From Open Access to Open Science; as open as possible as closed as necessary?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/from-open-access-to-open-science-as.html

 

  1. CJEU: existence of earlier local right sufficient to fend off trade mark claims

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/cjeu-existence-of-earlier-local-right.html

 

  1. Amazon, Cartier File Suits Over Influencer-Led Scheme to Sell Fake Love Bracelets

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/amazon-cartier-file-suits-against-amazon-sellers-influencer-over-fake-love-bracelet/

 

  1. MSCHF Claims Commentary, Parody in Response to Vans Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/mschf-claims-commentary-parody-defenses-in-response-to-vans-suit/

 

  1. What Brands Should Take Away from the Latest Round of the MetaBirkins Battle

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-brands-should-take-away-from-the-latest-round-of-the-metabirkins-lawsuit/

 

  1. Top Gun copyright claim and “Think Different” case

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/top-gun-copyright-claim-and-think-different-case-2022-06-16_en

 

  1. EUIPO Publishes: Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/euipo-publishes-intellectual-property-and-youth-scoreboard-2022-06-15_en

 

  1. Distribuzione selettiva, l’Ue adegua le norme anche al web

https://www.pambianconews.com/2022/06/13/distribuzione-selettiva-lue-adegua-le-norme-anche-al-web-348776/

 

  1. Inability to patent AI creations could hit business investment

https://www.ft.com/content/eaff4b88-988c-409c-b0c6-86573dfcd253

 

  1. WTO Announces COVID Vaccine Waiver Deal That Virtually No One Wants

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/06/17/wto-announces-covid-vaccine-waiver-deal-virtually-no-one-wants/id=149670/

 

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14
06
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. After Michael Jordan: a new typical case on what is the right of likeness under the Civil Code of China

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/after-michael-jordan-new-typical-case.html  

 

  1. Change is afoot in the music industry as French record labels and performers agree landmark deal for streaming remuneration

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/change-is-afoot-in-music-industry-as.html

 

  1. Mariah Carey being sued for $20m over All I Want for Christmas Is You

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/04/mariah-carey-being-sued-over-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you   

 

  1. How Brands Like Nike and Prada Are Using NFTs – and What Could Go Wrong

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/how-brands-like-nike-and-prada-are-using-nfts-and-what-could-go-wrong/  

 

  1. StockX Says Nike Suit is an “Anticompetitive” Attempt to Stifle Resale Market

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/stockx-says-nike-suit-is-an-anticompetitive-attempt-to-stifle-resale-market/   

 

  1. A French Law Prohibits the Destruction of Unsold Goods, Now What?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-french-law-prohibits-the-destruction-of-unsold-goods-now-what/

 

  1. Artificial ‘inventors’ are pushing patent law to its limits

https://theconversation.com/artificial-inventors-are-pushing-patent-law-to-its-limits-184047

 

  1. Deichmann vs Munich case. The Opinion of the Advocate General in Louboutin-Amazon case

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/deichmann-vs-munich-case-opinion-advocate-general-louboutin-amazon-case-2022-06-03_en

 

  1. Maurizio Cattelan Sued Over Authorship of Works

https://www.artforum.com/news/maurizio-cattelan-sued-over-authorship-of-works-88519

 

  1. Cartier lawsuit accuses Tiffany of stealing luxury jewelry trade secrets

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/cartier-lawsuit-accuses-tiffany-stealing-luxury-jewelry-trade-secrets-2022-02-28/

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30
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Cattelan sued by Druet

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/cattelan-sued-druet-cartier-and-tiffany-co-trade-secret-dispute-2022-05-26_en

 

  1. Cartier and Tiffany & Co. trade secret dispute

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/cattelan-sued-druet-cartier-and-tiffany-co-trade-secret-dispute-2022-05-26_en

 

  1. Court Says Rogers Test Applies, But Refuses to Dismiss MetaBirkins Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/court-says-rogers-applies-but-refuses-to-dismiss-metabirkins-lawsuit/

 

  1. MSCHF Says Wavy Baby Injunction is Unconstitutional Restraint on Expression

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/mschf-says-wavy-baby-injunction-is-unconstitutional-restrain-on-expression/

 

  1. Disputes Over NFTs Raise Questions About Jurisdiction in the Metaverse

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/disputes-over-nfts-raise-questions-about-jurisdiction-in-the-metaverse/

 

  1. Will Metaverse Platforms Establish IP Enforcement Protocols?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/will-metaverse-platforms-establish-intellectual-property-enforcement-protocols/

 

  1. Twitter to Pay $150 Million Civil Penalty to Settle Data Privacy Violations Alleged by DoJ, FTC

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/27/barks-bites-friday-may-27-cafc-nixes-arthrex-challenge-director-review-denial-uspto-interim-process-ptab-decisions-director-review-senate-commerce-committee-advances-blockchain-rd-bill/id=149309/

 

  1. An Inside Job: The $20 Million Counterfeit Bust that Put Hermès’ Own Employees Under the Microscope

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/an-inside-job-the-2012-counterfeit-bust-that-put-hermes-own-employees-under-the-microscope/

 

  1. Gucci inaugura un intero quartiere virtuale nel metaverso

https://www.pambianconews.com/2022/05/30/gucci-inaugura-un-intero-quartiere-virtuale-nel-metaverso-347798/

 

  1. Louis Vuitton Investigates Counterfeit Selling Allegations in China

https://wwd.com/business-news/legal/louis-vuitton-counterfeit-selling-allegation-china-changsha-1235186500/

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24
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Typosquatting: il caso di 

acquatetrapack.it https://brevettinews.it/internet-domini/typosquatting-il-caso-di-acquatetrapack-it/;

  1. The African Group’s Proposal on a Work Program on Limitations and Exceptions Moves Forward in WIPO’s Committee on Copyright 

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/guest-post-african-groups-proposal-on.html;

  1. Court Says Rogers Test Applies, But Refuses to Dismiss MetaBirkins Lawsuit 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/court-says-rogers-applies-but-refuses-to-dismiss-metabirkins-lawsuit/;

  1. Chinese Court Issues “Landmark” Ruling in Case Over Infringing NFTs 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/chinese-court-issues-landmark-ruling-in-case-over-infringing-nfts/;

  1. EU and India: IP cooperation at a glance 

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9375133&journalRelatedId=manual/;

  1. Affordable Covid drugs kept out of reach by sluggish WTO 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/may/09/affordable-covid-drugs-wto-pharma-giants-intellectual-property;

  1. Court Puts Sales Ban on Ford's Internet-Linked Cars in Germany in Patent Dispute 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-05-20/court-puts-sales-ban-on-fords-internet-linked-cars-in-germany-in-patent-dispute;

  1. AI-generated inventions: (A)I, inventor? 

https://www.iusinitinere.it/ai-generated-inventions-ai-inventor-42263;

  1. USTR Needs to Step Up Trade Enforcement 

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/22/ustr-needs-to-step-up-trade-enforcement/id=149215/

  1. AIG Finds Trademark Overlap Doesn’t Always Trigger Delay Defense 

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/aig-finds-trademark-overlap-doesnt-always-trigger-delay-defense.

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16
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Tiffany & Co. Urges Court to Dismiss "Doomed" Cartier Trade Secret Suit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/tiffany-co-urges-court-to-dismiss-doomed-cartier-trade-secret-suit/

 
  1. A decade later, and the Zara trade mark saga continues

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-decade-later-and-zara-trade-mark-saga.html

 

  1. L’amaretto Disaronno contro i cloni Lidl al discount: causa internazionale per difendere il liquore alla mandorla originale

https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/economia/22_maggio_09/amaretto-disaronno-contro-cloni-lidl-discount-causa-internazionale-difendere-liquore-mandorla-originale-ee5ae542-cef4-11ec-b21c-2cc92198dafc.shtml

 
  1. CAFC Clarifies Infringement Analysis and Vacates a Finding of Noninfringement for Hulu
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/13/cafc-clarifies-infringement-analysis-vacates-finding-noninfringement-hulu/id=148986/  
  1. Snapchat ‘refuses’ to pay musicians, claims Swiss licensor

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/snapchat-refuses-to-pay-musicians-claims-swiss-licensor-22361

 

  1. Patent licensing firm K.Mizra suing Pokémon GO maker Niantic (Google/Nintendo) over cloud architecture patent: Munich trial scheduled for July
http://www.fosspatents.com/2022/05/patent-licensing-firm-kmizra-suing.html  
  1. AMSTERDAM POPPERS: when a city’s notoriety renders a trademark descriptive
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/amsterdam-poppers-when-citys-notoriety-renders-trademark-descriptive   

 

  1. Simply Wireless Secures Dismissal of T-Mobile TM Suit
https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/tech/simply-wireless-secures-dismissal-of-t-mobile-tm-suit/

 

  1. Is Jerry West’s Potential Lawsuit Against HBO Over His Portrayal in the Lakers Docudrama “Winning Time” a Jump Ball?

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-jerry-west-s-potential-lawsuit-4797801/

 

  1. Tech industry appeals the bad Texas social media law to the Supreme Court
https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/13/23072310/netchoice-texas-social-media-law-supreme-court-appeal
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09
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Impossible Foods clears legal battle over the ingredient that makes its meat ‘bleed’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/3/22418036/impossible-foods-legal-battle-key-ingredient-heme-fda

  1. Dutch Supreme Court confirms look-a-likes can constitute an image under image right law

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/dutch-supreme-court-confirms-look-likes.html

  1. The right to be forgotten – Advocate General’s opinion in a lawsuit against Google

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/05/04/the-right-to-be-forgotten-advocate-generals-opinion-in-a-lawsuit-against-google/

  1. Quel vuoto di regole che mette a rischio gli esport in Italia

https://www.wired.it/article/esport-sale-lan-sequestro-adm-legge-manca-politica-italia/

  1. Alcon and Kirkland invalidate two AMO eye surgery patents

https://www.juve-patent.com/news-and-stories/cases/alcon-and-kirkland-invalidate-two-amo-eye-surgery-patents/

  1. Even if your name is as famous as Ronaldinho, the UK IPO cannot raise ex officio bad faith objections

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/even-if-your-name-is-as-famous-as.html

  1. Hermès Advances Trademark Claims Against MetaBirkins NFT Artist

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/hermes-advances-trademark-claims-against-metabirkins-nft-artist

  1. NFTs Characterized as Property in “Landmark” Boss Beauties Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/boss-beauties-nfts-characterized-as-property-in-landmark-lawsuit/

  1. Vans Lands TRO, Preliminary Injunction in Case Over MCHF’s Wavy Baby Sneakers

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/vans-lands-tro-preliminary-injunction-in-case-over-mchfs-wavy-baby-sneakers/

  1. California Court Holds Pinterest’s Display of User-Uploaded Works Near Ads are Protected by DMCA Safe Harbor

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/05/california-court-holds-pinterests-display-user-uploaded-works-near-ads-protected-dmca-safe-harbor/id=148864/

 

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02
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Emperors’ New Codes: Understanding IP Community Ambivalence Toward Digital Assets: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/01/emperors-new-codes-understanding-ip-community-ambivalence-toward-digital-assets/id=148746/;
  2. Dunkin', Beyond Meat Face Trademark Lawsuit on Slogan for Plant-Based Sausage Sandwich: https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-04-29/dunkin-beyond-meat-face-trademark-lawsuit-on-slogan-for-plant-based-sausage-sandwich;
  3. Commercialisation of your intellectual property (IP) in South-East Asia: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/commercialisation-your-intellectual-property-ip-south-east-asia-2022-04-28_en;
  4. Government of Canada marks World IP Day through two IP-related initiatives: https://patentable.com/government-of-canada-marks-world-ip-day-through-two-ip-related-initiatives/;
  5. WIPO’s African Group hits the ground running with a Work Program on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/guest-post-wipos-african-group-hits.html;
  6. China, Russia, Five Others Make US Property Rights Blacklist: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-04-27/china-russia-five-others-make-us-property-rights-blacklist;
  7. Vans sues “Wavy Baby” shoes and Louboutin tries to protect its red sole in Japan: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/vans-sues-wavy-baby-shoes-and-louboutin-tries-protect-its-red-sole-japan-2022-04-28_en;
  8. Non-domestication of TRIPS Agreement and the Paris Convention means no protection yet for well-known marks in Nigeria: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/non-domestication-of-trips-agreement.html;
  9. After two years, 2022 INTA annual meeting is held in person (and virtual) for attendees: https://www.inta.org/events/2022-annual-meeting/
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27
04
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Rapporto sulle politiche anticontraffazione 2020-2021

https://uibm.mise.gov.it/images/Rapporto_Politiche_Anticontraffazione_20_21.pdf

 

  1. Judge Tosses Girl Scouts' Recruitment Suit Vs. Boy Scouts

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-04-07/judge-tosses-girl-scouts-recruitment-suit-vs-boy-scouts  

 

  1. German Decision Could Provide an Answer to AI Inventorship

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/04/20/german-decision-provide-answer-ai-inventorship/id=148555/  

 

  1. Removing songs from Spotify could breach label’s duty to exploit: Four Tet v Domino

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/removing-songs-from-spotify-could.html

 

  1. The Un-Real Estate Boom: Buying Property in the Metaverse

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/the-un-real-estate-boom-buying-property-in-the-metaverse/  

 

  1. Tutela NFTs and Birkin Bags You Kind of Just Look At (Virtually)

https://fashionindustrylaw.com/

 

  1. Zion Williamson Seeks to Stop Use of “ZION” in New Trademarks

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/

 

  1. The Real Slim Shady® Trademark

https://www.marksgray.com/the-real-slim-shady-trademark/  

 

  1. Breaking Bad Contests Trademark of BAKING BAD Cooking Show

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/breaking-bad-contests-trademark-of-baking-bad-cooking-show/

 

  1. TikTok Seeks Trademark Registration For Cryptocurrency Services

              https://www.mandourlaw.com/tiktok-cryptocurrency-trademark-registration/

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19
04
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Removing songs from Spotify could breach label’s duty to exploit: Four Tet v Domino

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/removing-songs-from-spotify-could.html

 

  1. Event announcement - The DSM Directive 3 years on: The Polish challenge to Article 17 and the national transposition maze

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/event-announcement-dsm-directive-3.html

 

  1. Vans Sues MSCHF Over ‘Wavy Baby’ Sneaker

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/vans-sues-mschf-wavy-baby-sneaker-1235160171/

 

  1. Another Louboutin v. Amazon Case Raises Questions About Marketplace Liability

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/another-louboutin-v-amazon-case-raises-questions-about-marketplace-liability/

 

  1. Emily Ratajkowski Settles Suit Over “Mood Forever” Instagram Post

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/emily-ratajkoswki-settles-lawsuit-over-mood-forever-instagram-post/

 

  1. Tutela del marchio nel settore vinicolo: il caso della DOP Bolgheri vs. Bolgaré

https://www.sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/25-indicazioni-geografiche/23754-tutela-del-marchio-collettivo-il-caso-della-dop-bolgheri-vs-bolgare.html

 

  1. Louis Vuitton copyright infringement claim – Andy Warhol and Prince

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/louis-vuitton-copyright-infringement-claim-andy-warhol-and-prince-2022-04-13_en

 

  1. How Meme Culture and a Landmark Legal Case Against an Artist in Germany May Loosen Europe’s Tight Copyright Regulations

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/martin-eder-lawsuit-2091647

 

  1. EU proposes crafts GI for Murano glass, Donegal tweed

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/eu-proposes-crafts-gi-for-murano-glass-donegal-tweed-22278

 

  1. Companies seeking Gen Z appeal makes legal-marketing dynamic more important than ever

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/companies-seeking-gen-z-appeal-makes-legal-marketing-dynamic-more-important-ever

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11
04
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Il marchio "Wonder Woman" può essere confuso con il marchio "Wonder Mum"?

https://www.sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/21-marchi/23733-il-marchio-wonder-woman-puo-essere-confuso-con-il-marchio-wonder-mum.html

 

  1. Christian Louboutin Handed a Loss in Red Sole Trademark Lawsuit in Japan

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/louboutin-handed-a-loss-in-red-sole-trademark-lawsuit-in-japan/

 

  1. Robots and IP: Protecting Faces, Expressions and Vocalizations

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/04/12/robots-ip-protecting-faces-expressions-vocalizations/id=148248/

 

  1. Women making and shaping IP: creators, inventors, designers, advocates… and more

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9309089&journalRelatedId=manual/

 

  1. CJEU: law of Member State where Community design infringement took place determines applicable law to supplementary claims as well

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/cjeu-law-of-member-state-where.html

 

  1. Vans wins preliminary injunction in copycat case against Walmart

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/vans-wins-preliminary-injunction-in-copycat-case-against-walmart/

 

  1. When a vampire not called Dracula bested the copyright system, and what it tells us about derivative works

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/when-vampire-not-called-dracula-bested.html

 

  1. Off-White granted registration for red zip tie trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/after-4-year-fight-off-white-granted-registration-for-red-zip-tie-trademark/

 

  1. In Copyright Win for Ed Sheeran, UK High Court Says Differences Between ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Oh Why’ Outweigh Similarities

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/04/08/in-copyright-win-for-ed-sheeran-uk-high-court-says-differences-between-shape-of-you-and-oh-why-outweigh-similarities/id=148233/ 

 

  1. Fortnite sued for copyright infringement

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/nike-vs-stockx-lawsuit-fortnite-sued-copyright-infringement-2022-04-07_en

 

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28
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Estonian Supreme Court rules on the communication to the public of phonograms by a (non-profit) dance school

http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2022/03/24/estonian-supreme-court-rules-on-the-communication-to-the-public-of-phonograms-by-a-non-profit-dance-school/

 

  1. VLSI/Fortress IP Patents Likely Invalid Despite OpenSky’s Bad Behavior

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/23/vlsi-fortress-ip-patents-likely-invalid-despite-openskys-bad-behavior/id=147825/

 

  1. This .SUCKS: Trademark Applications for Identical Characters Is a No-Go

https://www.ipupdate.com/2022/02/this-sucks-trademark-applications-for-identical-characters-is-a-no-go/

 

  1. New masters: painter’s win clarifies ‘pastiche’

https://www.worldipreview.com/article/new-masters-painter-s-win-clarifies-pastiche

 

  1. 'Wonder Woman' versus 'Wonder Mum' - DC Comics’ appeal against UKIPO decision is dismissed in England and Wales High Court

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/wonder-woman-versus-wonder-mum-dc.html

 

  1. Only the trade mark proprietor has burden of proving genuine use, CJEU confirms

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/only-trade-mark-proprietor-has-burden.html

 

  1. Love at First Swipe Decision: Match fail to effectively monopolise the term SWIPE for dating apps and services

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/love-at-first-swipe-decision-match-fail-to-effectively-monopolise-the-term-swipe-for-dating-apps-and-services/

 

  1. Film Studios Spar with PrimeWire Off the Record in Illegal Online Streaming Case

https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/tech/film-studios-spar-with-primewire-off-the-record-in-illegal-online-streaming-case/

 

  1. Dua Lipa faces second copyright lawsuit over hit song Levitating

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/mar/07/dua-lipa-faces-second-copyright-lawsuit-over-hit-song-levitating

 

  1. Vizio Suit Over Optical Illusion Patents Revived on Appeal

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/vizio-suit-over-optical-illusion-patents-revived-on-appeal

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22
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. McDonald's, Starbucks Already Facing Russian TM Copycats 

https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1474611/mcdonald-s-starbucks-already-facing-russian-tm-copycats;

  1. Russian War Affects Tech and IP 

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/russian-war-affects-tech-and-ip;

  1. Nigeria's quest for its own statute for the protection of Geographical Indications gains momentum 

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/guest-post-nigerias-quest-for-its-own.html;

  1. ‘Music is so different now’: Copyright laws need to change, says legal expert 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/mar/13/music-is-so-different-now-copyright-laws-need-to-change-says-legal-expert;

  1. “Rare” Pepe NFT Buyer Claims Issuers Misrepresented Terms in New Lawsuit 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/pepe-nft-buyer-claims-issuers-misrepresented-terms-in-new-lawsuit/;

  1. Alnylam Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Pfizer, Moderna 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-03-17/alnylam-files-patent-infringement-lawsuits-against-pfizer-moderna;

  1. Dangerous fakes are increasingly sold online, new OECD-EUIPO report finds 

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9257949&journalRelatedId=manual/;

  1. Past meets present: how AI is helping shape the future of IP (and vice versa) 

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9253518&journalRelatedId=manual/;

  1. SHEIN Lands on Receiving End of Counterfeiting Lawsuit from Stussy 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/stussy-is-the-latest-brand-to-name-shein-in-trademark-lawsuit/;

  1. Il marchio “La Mafia se sienta a la mesa” e la contrarietà all’ordine pubblico 

https://www.iusinitinere.it/il-marchio-la-mafia-se-sienta-a-la-mesa-e-la-contrarieta-allordine-pubblico-41656.

 

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14
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Russia OKs Use Of Peppa Pig TM As Sanctions Retaliation: https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1473286/russia-oks-use-of-peppa-pig-tm-as-sanctions-retaliation;
  2. IP in the Crosshairs: Government Agencies Terminate Relationships with Russian IP Entities as Kremlin Sanctions IP Theft: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/13/ip-crosshairs-government-agencies-terminate-relationships-russian-ip-entities-kremlin-sanctions-ip-theft/id=147454/;
  3. Italian Supreme Court says that the quotation exception in copyright law only applies to partial reproductions of works, never to works in their entirety: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/italian-supreme-court-says-that.html;
  4. Katy Perry wins in Dark Horse copyright appeal: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-60705977;
  5. Class Action filed against Google for deceptive online ordering practices harming restaurant owners: https://mobilemarketingmagazine.com/class-action-filed-against-google-for-deceptive-online-ordering-practices-harming-restaurant-owners;
  6. AutoStore to Appeal in U.S. Court Over Patent Row With Ocado: https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2022-03-10/autostore-to-appeal-in-u-s-court-over-patent-row-with-ocado;
  7. How do you protect an iconic handbag? Milan court considers IP rights vesting in Longchamp’s Le Pliage: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/how-do-you-protect-iconic-handbag-milan.html;
  8. Rapper Lil Yachty drags Opulus to court over trademark infringement: https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/rapper-lil-yachty-drags-opulus-to-court-over-trademark-infringement-183499/;
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07
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Cartier Claims Tiffany Stole Confidential Info in New Trade Secret Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/cartier-claims-tiffany-stole-confidential-info-in-new-trade-secret-lawsuit/

  1. OpenSea faces $1 million lawsuit over stolen Bored Ape NFTs

https://www.engadget.com/open-sea-facing-1-million-lawsuit-over-stolen-bored-app-nft-133044623.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMaG7kX_p67h0z2vykhVMezywZ_tNFCQvqMd1iBk4qWaw5ettJOmc79CyfAmw1F_CeWIZwwEBBdTSDDDQ-qEMIXwG6S1WvPZ_ds_A1SE7PjEqXSP866D_abSLlk3BOFPCXfvSdTYtpH6Q9bVg-ho-ODmtIy-4ZypdCWwZtri_tnM

  1. To be Apple or not to be – a trademark dispute in Japan

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/02/28/to-be-apple-or-not-to-be-a-trademark-dispute-in-japan/

  1. Intelligenza artificiale: violazioni della PI e applicazioni nella tutela del copyright e del design

https://sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/27-proprieta-intellettuale/23463-intelligenza-artificiale-violazioni-della-pi-e-applicazioni-nella-tutela-del-copyright-e-del-design.html

  1. Craftsman vs visionary – the Kippenberger authorship dilemma in copyright

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/guest-post-craftsman-vs-visionary.html

  1. Banksy’s Dilemma: IP or Art?

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/05/banksys-dilemma-ip-art/id=147117/

  1. Adidas Alleges Fashion Nova Copied ‘Iconic’ Stan Smith Shoes

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/adidas-alleges-fashion-nova-copied-iconic-stan-smith-shoes

  1. When lip balm package can be a European trademark?

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/03/07/when-lip-balm-package-can-be-a-european-trademark/

  1. Brand Battles: Nike Aims Shot At 'Just Sue It' TM

https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1470936/brand-battles-nike-aims-shot-at-just-sue-it-tm

  1. Here is the glen, and here the door: German whisky manufacturer must drop 'Glen' name

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/here-is-glen-and-here-door-german.html

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28
02
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Shanghai court: the doctrine of exhaustion does not protect all unauthorized repackaging from trade mark infringement claims

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/guest-post-shanghai-court-doctrine-of.html

 

  1. Eos fails to register the shape of its lip balm as EUTM (case C-672/21 P)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/eos-fails-to-register-shape-of-its-lip.html

 

  1. A Few Trademark Registrations Shed Light on Branding in the Metaverse

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-few-trademark-registrations-shed-light-on-branding-in-the-metaverse/

 

  1. Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Legal Developments in Retail & E-Commerce

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/privacy-in-the-age-of-big-data-legal-developments-in-retail-e-commerce/

 

  1. The impact of Brexit for EU trade mark injunctions

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-impact-of-brexit-for-eu-trade-mark.html

 

  1. Can A.I.-Generated Art Receive Copyright Protection? U.S. Authorities Say No, Citing a Lack of ‘Human Authorship’

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/us-copyright-office-rejects-artificial-intelligence-art-2076830

 

  1. Intellectual Property in the Metaverse. Episode 1.

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/intellectual-property-metaverse-episode-1-2022-02-25_en

 

  1. China Joins Hague System – Here’s Why You Should Care

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/02/26/china-joins-hague-system-heres-care/id=146328/

 

  1. Textile Design Copyrights Remain Tricky After High Court Ruling

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/textile-design-copyrights-remain-tricky-after-high-court-ruling

 

  1. ‘As Seen on TV’ Creator Wins Hand Sanitizer Trademark Lawsuit

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/as-seen-on-tv-creator-wins-hand-sanitizer-trademark-lawsuit

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25
02
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Apple prevails in lawsuit alleging racially diverse emojis were copied

https://designtaxi.com/news/417828/Apple-Prevails-In-Lawsuit-Alleging-Racially-Diverse-Emojis-Were-Copied/#:~:text=Apple%20Prevails%20In%20Lawsuit%20Alleging%20Racially%20Diverse%20Emojis%20Were%20Copied,-By%20Mikelle%20Leow&text=Back%20in%20September%202020%2C%20a,the%20world's%20first%20diverse%20emoji.%E2%80%9D

 

  1. US Copyright Office refuses to register AI-generated work, finding that "human authorship is a prerequisite to copyright protection"

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/us-copyright-office-refuses-to-register.html

 

  1. A French Law Prohibits the Destruction of Unsold Goods, Now What?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-french-law-prohibits-the-destruction-of-unsold-goods-now-what/

 

  1. Bugatti And Heritage Luxury Goods Maker Asprey Announce Invite-Only Access To Auction Of Inaugural NFT

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexlevin/2022/02/16/bugatti-and-heritage-luxury-goods-maker-asprey-announce-invite-only-access-to-auction-of-inaugural-nft/?sh=1a181a481d42

 

  1. Breaking Bad Contests Trademark of BAKING BAD Cooking Show

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/breaking-bad-contests-trademark-of-baking-bad-cooking-show/

 

  1. Il mondo si prepara alla prima Meta fashion week

https://www.pambianconews.com/2022/02/11/il-mondo-si-prepara-alla-prima-meta-fashion-week-338532/

 

  1. SPOTIFY v POTIFY – a ‘pot’ app

https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/spotify-v-potify-a-pot-app/

 

  1. Allegro Natura, la cosmesi bio entra nel metaverso

https://beauty.pambianconews.com/2022/02/allegro-natura-la-cosmesi-bio-entra-nel-metaverso/46235

 

  1. Miss Dior si trasforma in moneta e va all’asta da Sotheby’s

https://beauty.pambianconews.com/2022/02/miss-dior-si-trasforma-in-moneta-e-va-allasta-da-sothebys/46057

 

  1. Chanel e Saint Laurent firmano uno statement per la couture

https://www.mffashion.com/news/livestage/chanel-e-saint-laurent-firmano-uno-statement-per-la-couture-202202111046358990

 

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16
02
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. EUIPO, firmato un accordo di collaborazione con l’EFIC
  1. Dutch court rejects copyright infringement claim on Anne Frank’s works due to geoblocking
  1. China joins Hague System - WIPO announcement
  1. Vans Says Injunction is “Necessary” in Walmart Trademark Lawsuit
  1. Hermès Is Suing a Digital Artist for Selling Unauthorized Birkin Bag NFTs in the Metaverse for as Much as Six Figures
  1. Il dipinto di Pissarro requisito dai nazisti. Una complessa vicenda legale
  1.  “Maimai Made in Italy” and Google vs Sonos
  1. New EU Toolbox against counterfeiting: EC opens call for evidence
  1. Aggressive telemarketing: Italian SA fines Enel Energia eur 26.5 million
  1. Indagine sull’utilizzo del cloud nella PA. Azione coordinata dei Garanti privacy europei
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09
02
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Rolex Wins Bid to Block Modified Watch Seller in Trademark Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/rolex-prevails-in-trademark-lawsuit-over-modified-watches/

  1. CAFC Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against Myco Industries, Finding No Clear Error or Abuse of Discretion

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/02/05/preliminary-injunction-affirmed-myco-industries/id=145333/

  1. Who owns your wedding photos? Changes to first ownership rights highlight Singapore’s amended Copyright Act

https://www.asiaiplaw.com/article/who-owns-your-wedding-photos-changes-to-first-ownership-rights-highlight-singapores-amended-copyright-act

  1. Fed Circuit rejects domain registry’s sucks appeal

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/fed-circuit-rejects-domain-registry-s-sucks-appeal-22085

  1. Swedish court applies C-762/19 CV-Online Latvia in parking app battle

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/swedish-court-applies-c76219-cv-online.html

  1. The Duchess and the tabloid: copyright, fair dealing and freedom of expression in personal letters

http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2022/02/03/the-duchess-and-the-tabloid-copyright-fair-dealing-and-freedom-of-expression-in-personal-letters/

  1. An International Drama Over the Maradona Heir’s Right to Use Their Dad’s Name

https://www.iptechblog.com/2022/01/an-international-drama-over-the-maradona-heirs-right-to-use-their-dads-name/

  1. Lenovo Opposes ‘Manovo’ Trademark Registration

https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/tech/lenovo-opposes-manovo-trademark-registration/

  1. Powerful Remedies Against Trade Secret Misappropriation Abroad Appear Here to Stay

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/powerful-remedies-against-trade-secret-4803824/

  1. ‘Atwell Suites’ Trademark Rejection Cites Agent Carter Actress

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/atwell-suites-trademark-rejection-cites-agent-carter-actress

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04
02
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. CFI: Intel rebate system – Intel successfull in legal dispute 

https://legal-patent.com/international-intellectual-property/cfi-intel-rebate-system-intel-successfull-in-legal-dispute/

  1. Government pauses plans to rewrite UK copyright laws after authors protest 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jan/19/government-pauses-plans-to-rewrite-uk-copyright-laws-after-authors-protest

  1. General Court to decide whether consumables are component parts of complex products (T-617/21) 

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/general-court-to-decide-whether.html

  1. No IP, no right to information? CJEU to clarify scope of article 8 Enforcement Directive 

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/no-ip-no-right-to-information-cjeu-to.html

  1. ALO is Suing Italic Over “False, Misleading” Comparative Ad Campaign 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/alo-is-suing-italic-over-false-misleading-comparative-ad-campaign/

  1. 2d Circuit – JLM v Hailey Paige Gutman – Who owns a social media account? We don’t know yet 

https://www.schwimmerlegal.com/2022/01/2d-circuit-jlm-v-hailey-paige-gutman-who-owns-a-social-media-account-we-dont-know-yet.html

  1. Delaying Grant of a European Patent to obtain a Unitary Patent 

https://www.reddie.co.uk/2022/01/28/delaying-grant-of-a-european-patent-to-obtain-a-unitary-patent/

  1. IP protection mechanisms in place for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Paralympics 

https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/ip-protection-mechanisms-in-place-for-2022-beijing-winter-olympics-paralympics

  1. Sixth Circuit Endorses Sealing of Filings to Protect Confidentiality of Alleged Trade Secrets 

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/sixth-circuit-endorses-sealing-of-4409453/

  1. Fashion in the Metaverse: How NFTs Are Changing the Fashion Industry  

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fashion-in-the-metaverse-how-nfts-are-5557360/

 

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25
01
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

EU Trademark Body Hands Louis Vuitton a Loss in Fight Over Lookalike Mark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/eu-trademark-body-hands-louis-vuitton-a-loss-in-fight-over-lookalike-mark/

Hermès Names MetaBirkins NFT Creator in Trademark Infringement, Dilution Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hermes-names-metabirkins-creator-in-trademark-lawsuit/

Off we go! The Unified Patent Court is officially born.

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/off-we-go-unified-patent-court-is.html

Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court asks CJEU regarding the role of alternative designs in establishing functionality

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/dusseldorf-higher-regional-court-asks.html

Apple Fires Back At Ericsson In IP War, Seeks ITC Import Ban

https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1457127/apple-fires-back-at-ericsson-in-ip-war-seeks-itc-import-ban

GAP lost a trademark dispute in Japan

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/01/17/gap-lost-a-trademark-dispute-in-japan/

Lidl won a dispute over lidl-de.website

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/01/24/lidl-won-a-dispute-over-lidl-de-website/

Muted Vietnamese national anthem in football match raises copyright issues

https://www.asiaiplaw.com/sector/copyright/muted-vietnamese-national-anthem-in-football-match-raises-copyright-issues

Climate change: is open sharing green tech part of the solution?

https://www.worldipreview.com/article/climate-change-is-open-sharing-of-green-tech-part-of-the-solution

Hendrix estate sues band members heirs over royalties

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/hendrix-estate-sues-band-members-heirs-over-royalties-22046

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