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NEWS

01
09
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Australian Federal Circuit finds literal interpretation of "first approval" in PTE legislation leads to “manifest absurdity”

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/australian-federal-circuit-finds.html

 

  1. SkyKick’s back with a bad faith shocker from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/guest-post-skykicks-back-with-bad-faith.html

 

  1. General Court considers ‘PANTA RHEI’ confusingly similar to ‘PANTA RHEI’ despite low similarity of goods

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/general-court-considers-panta-rhei.html

 

  1. Nuovo strumento per l’esame delle registrazioni internazionali di disegni e modelli

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news/-/action/view/8851510

 

  1. Second Circuit Rebukes District Court in Two-Decade Old Patsy’s Pizza Litigation

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/23/second-circuit-rebukes-district-court-two-decade-old-patsys-pizza-litigation/id=136962/

 

  1. The Federal Circuit Must Correct Texas Court’s Misapplication of Copyright Law in SAS Institute Appeal

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/22/federal-circuit-must-correct-texas-courts-misapplication-copyright-law-sas-institute-appeal/id=136899/

 

  1. Marc Jacobs, the Ohio State Settle Opposition Fight Over Their Respective “THE” Trademarks

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/marc-jacobs-the-ohio-state-settle-opposition-fight-over-their-respective-the-trademarks/

 

  1. Seed Beauty Settles Cases Against KKW, Kylie Jenner Amid Rise in Trade Secret Misappropriation by Acquisition Suits

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/seed-beauty-settles-cases-against-kkw-kylie-jenner-amid-rise-in-trade-secret-misappropriation-by-acquisition-lawsuits/

 

  1. Batman Found a New Enemy: Furniture Trademark Registrations

https://www.mandourlaw.com/blog/dark-knight-trademark-dispute/

 

  1. 1-800 Contacts Names Warby Parker in Keyword Search Suit, Accusing Brand of Also Copying Website Design

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/1-800-contacts-names-warby-parker-in-new-keyword-search-suit-accusing-brand-of-also-copying-website-design/

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19
08
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Infringing Influencers? Federal Judge Says Sponsored Blogger Can Face Trademark Infringement Liability: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/17/infringing-influencers-federal-judge-says-sponsored-blogger-can-face-trademark-infringement-liability/id=136816/;
  2. Brevetti+, Marchi+ e Disegni+: pubblicati i bandi per 38 milioni di euro di contributi: https://uibm.mise.gov.it/index.php/it/incentivi/brevetti-marchi-e-disegni-assegnati-38-milioni-di-euro-nel-2021/brevetti-marchi-e-disegni-pubblicati-i-bandi-per-38-milioni-di-euro-di-contributi;
  3. Trademark Infringement Claims Could Derail Google Nest: https://www.mandourlaw.com/blog/trademark-infringement-claims-could-derail-google-nest/;
  4. China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data: https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/china-issues-draft-rules-banning-unfair-competition-internet-sector-2021-08-17/;
  5. Do trade secrets matter? It is not at all clear if you ask the stock market: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/do-trade-secrets-matter-it-is-not-at.html;
  6.  GrubHub, DoorDash Services Take Off During Pandemic: A Look at the Patents on Food Delivery Inventions: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/16/grubhub-doordash-services-take-off-pandemic-look-patents-food-delivery-inventions/id=136790/;
  7. U.S. trade judge finds Google infringed five Sonos patents: https://www.reuters.com/technology/us-trade-agency-finds-google-infringed-five-sonos-patents-2021-08-13/;
  8. Artificial Intelligence system as inventor in South African patent application: The case of DABUS: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/artificial-intelligence-system-as.html;
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09
08
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Australian Federal Court says an AI can be the inventor
    https://patentlawyermagazine.com/the-australian-federal-court-says-an-ai-can-be-the-inventor/
  2. Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI
    https://www.adnkronos.com/ascend-wins-lithium-ion-battery-additive-patent-case-against-samsung-sdi_3mtcDDuU09VQnJiOjjboWA
  3. Ubisoft, Bungie team up against videogame cheat maker
    https://www.worldipreview.com/news/ubisoft-bungie-team-up-against-videogame-cheat-maker-21581
  4. Whether elements of Ferrari can be protected as a European design?
    https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/08/04/whether-elements-of-ferrari-can-be-protected-as-a-european-design/
    https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/ag-e-advises-that-partial-designs-may.html
  5. IOC won a dispute regarding the Olympic trademark in Germany
    https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/08/02/ioc-won-a-dispute-regarding-the-olympic-trademark-in-germany/
  6. General Motors sues Ford over ‘BlueCruise’ hands-free tech
    https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/general-motors-sues-ford-over-bluecruise-hands-free-tech-147864.htm
  7. Monster Energy Fends Off TM Suit Over Reign Drinks
    https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1409926/monster-energy-fends-off-tm-suit-over-reign-drinks
  8. Tussle Begins between “Jesus and Mary Chain” and “Warner Music Group” over Copyright Infringement
    https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/tussle-begins-between-jesus-and-mary-chain-and-warner-music-group-over-copyright-infringement/
  9. Elon Musk submits Trademark papers for Tesla Restaurant
    https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/elon-musk-submits-trademark-papers-for-tesla-restaurant/
  10. Altpass LLC Sues Apple with Patent Lawsuit for Security Features Like Passcodes, Password Creation, Face ID, and More
    https://www.techtimes.com/articles/263776/20210805/altpass-llc-sues-apple-with-patent-lawsuit-for-security-features-like-passcodes-password-creation-face-id-and-more.htm
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02
08
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Golden Globe statuette 2018 denied copyright protection in the US

 

  1. Milkcrate Athletics Says adidas is Infringing its Trademarks Again, Following 2019 Settlement

 

  1. L'AS Roma firma un accordo di partnership da 36 milioni di euro con la società di blockchain DigitalBits

 

  1. The Counterfeit Landscape is Changing in the E-Commerce Era, and Marketplace Sites Are Coming Under the Microscope

 

  1. Searches for “Replicas” May Be Down, but Fashion and Luxury Brands Are Still Being Targeted

 

  1. Al via la procedura di infrazione contro l'Italia e altri 20 paesi sul copyright

 

  1. Choreographer JaQuel Knight, Logitech to Help Creators Copyright Viral TikTok Dances

 

  1. Diritto d’autore, cambiano le regole: multe in arrivo per le violazioni via Telegram & co

 

  1. Facebook teams up with French anti-piracy association on copyright

 

  1. Brazilian skateboarder Rayssa Leal returns home from Olympics to 'Little Fairy' trademark surprise

 

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29
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Yoruba trademark case sparks Nigerian cultural appropriation debate

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/yoruba-trademark-case-sparks-nigerian-cultural-appropriation-debate

  1. Leicester City FC scores UKIPO trademark win against Leeds club
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/leicester-city-fc-scores-ukipo-trademark-win-against-leeds-club-21548
  1. CRT and Heineken amicably end their dispute over the use of the word "Tequila" in Desperados beer

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/07/crt-and-heineken-amicably-end-their.html/

  1. Implications of Russia’s New Rules on Geographical Indications for Champagne and Cognac Producers
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/07/19/implications-russias-new-rules-geographical-indications-champagne-cognac-producers/id=135576/
  1. In New Lawsuit, Nike Says it Cannot Allow “Customizers” to Build Businesses Off of its Famous Trademarks

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/in-new-suit-nike-says-it-cannot-allow-customizers-to-build-businesses-off-of-its-famous-trademarks/

  1. A Third Option: Limited IP Waiver Could Solve Our Pandemic Vaccine Problems
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/07/21/third-option-limited-ip-waiver-solve-pandemic-vaccine-problems/id=135732/
  1. Cleveland’s MLB team change name from Indians to Guardians
https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/clevelands-mlb-team-change-name-from-indians-to-guardians-147858.htm/
  1. Britney Spears Photo on Billboard’s Website Draws Copyright Suit
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/britney-spears-photo-on-billboards-website-draws-copyright-suit?context=search&index=5/
  1. As Part of a $4.5 Billion Oxycontin Settlement, the Sackler Family Has Promised Not to Lend Its Name to Museums for Nine Years

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/sackler-settlement-museums-naming-right-1987409/

  1. German Constitutional Court rejects second challenge to UPC

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/07/breaking-news-german-constitutional.html/

 

 

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20
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Arte e diritto. Fedez, Schifano e la Coca-Cola
  • https://www.artribune.com/professioni-e-professionisti/diritto/2021/07/arte-diritto-fedez-schifano-coca-cola/
  1. EDPB adopts urgent binding decision: Irish SA not to take final measures but to carry out statutory investigation
  1. The North Face Will Phase Out a Logo That the Street Artist Futura Said It Lifted Illegally From His Work
  • https://news.artnet.com/art-world/claims-infringement-north-face-says-will-phase-logo-1986720
  1. GDPR e certificazione dei trattamenti di dati. Le Faq con i primi chiarimenti messe a punto da Garante privacy e Accredia
  1. Whistler’s portrait and copyright in artistic works
  1. Guerlain Lands a Win in Fight to Register the “Distinctive” Shape of its Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick
  1. Crocs is Doubling Down on ITC Proceeding With New Lawsuits Over Allegedly Infringing Footwear
  1. Conceptual comparison and famous names in trade mark applications - Miley Cyrus opposition overturned by General Court
  1. Emoji Company tops 2021 US trademark litigation plaintiff list as small filings rebound predicted
  1. Malta is the first EU country to join the IP Register in Blockchain

 

 

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12
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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05
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Sky loses opposition in ‘Skyliners’ TM case

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/sky-loses-opposition-in-skyliners-tm-case-21497

  1. Adidas sues Thom Browne for ‘infringing’ stripe TM

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/adidas-sues-thom-browne-for-infringing-stripe-tm-21496

  1. Olivia Rodrigo accused of plagiarism by Courtney Love and others

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jun/28/olivia-rodrigo-accused-of-plagiarism-by-courtney-love-and-others

  1. Can the Champagne PDO protection cover services?

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/06/30/can-the-champagne-pdo-protection-covers-services/

  1. Ocado settles litigation with former employees

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/ocado-settles-litigation-with-former-employees-147618.htm

  1. Ronald Reagan Foundation Sues Over ‘Trump-Reagan Club’ Donor Ads

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/ronald-reagan-foundation-sues-over-trump-reagan-club-donor-ads

  1. Kanye West is suing Walmart over 'virtually indistinguishable' knockoffs of his foam Yeezy shoe

https://www.businessinsider.com/kanye-west-sues-walmart-lawsuit-selling-yeezy-foam-runner-dupe-2021-6?r=US&IR=T

  1. Dior Nabs Win in Case Over Book Tote Bag, as Court Says 5-Stripe Design is a Trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/dior-nabs-win-in-case-over-book-tote-bag-as-court-says-5-stripe-design-is-a-trademark/

  1. Undergarments Startup Adore Me is Suing Savage X Fenty for Allegedly Co-Opting its Trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/undergarments-startup-adore-me-is-suing-savage-x-fenty-for-allegedly-co-opting-its-trademark/

  1. Satoshi Nakamoto over the copyright for the bitcoin white paper

https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/bitcoin-creator-satoshi-nakamoto-uk-court-cobra-copyright-craig-wright-2021-6

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28
06
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1.  Davis v. Pinterest: Pinterest Pins Victory in Contributory Copyright Infringement Claim – But Decision May Open a Door for Future Suits: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/06/24/davis-v-pinterest-pinterest-pins-victory-contributory-copyright-infringement-claim-decision-may-open-door-future-suits/id=134848/;
  2. Banksy trademarks two of his best known artworks in Australia: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jun/23/banksy-trademarks-two-of-his-best-known-artworks-in-australia;
  3. EPO Data Hub: explore patent filing trends with new free mobile app: https://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2021/20210624.html;
  4. [GuestPost] Lord Justice Birss deals with the kitchen sink and the Formstein defence in Facebook v Voxer: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/06/guestpost-lord-justice-birss-deals-with.html;
  5. The EPO decides that double-patenting is a ground for refusal in G4/19: https://www.reddie.co.uk/2021/06/24/the-epo-decides-that-double-patenting-is-a-ground-for-refusal-in-g4-19/;
  6. Mercado Libre published its first Transparency Report: https://iptango.blogspot.com/2021/06/mercado-libre-published-its-first.html;
  7. Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 – Proposed Amendments (2021): https://www.bananaip.com/ip-news-center/consumer-protection-e-commerce-rules-2020-proposed-amendments-2021/;
  8. Apple replacement screens for iPhones: sustainability in trademark law: https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/apple-replacement-screens-for-iphones-sustainability-in-trademark-law/;
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21
06
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. “This is a case about intention”: Banksy’s trademark troubles continue as EUIPO invalidates four more marks

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/brand-management/case-about-intention-banksys-trademark-troubles-continue-euipo-invalidates-four-more-marks

 

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola snub is a reminder of the power of personality and how sponsor-player relationships are changing for good

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/brand-management/cristiano-ronaldos-coca-cola-snub-reminder-of-the-power-of-personality-and-how-sponsor-player-relationships-are-changing-good

 

  1. CJEU rules on seeding, trolls, and interplay between copyright enforcement and data protection rules

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/06/cjeu-rules-on-seeding-trolls-and.html

 

  1. Starz takes action over Disney’s Star+ launch

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/starz-takes-action-over-disneys-star-launch-147411.htm

 

  1. Warner sued for infringement by The Jesus and Mary Chain

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/warner-sued-for-infringement-by-the-jesus-and-mary-chain-147403.htm

 

  1. Leading authors sound alarm over post-Brexit changes to copyright

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/10/leading-authors-sound-alarm-over-post-brexit-changes-to-copyright

 

  1. PURPLE RAIN TRADEMARK OPPOSITION HAS PRINCE BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/purple-rain-trademark-opposition-has-prince-back-in-the-limelight/

 

  1. Fashion Brand’s Use of Bella Hadid Photo on Instagram is Not Fair Use, Says SDNY

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/fashion-brands-use-of-bella-hadid-photo-on-instagram-is-not-fair-use-says-sdny/

 

  1. From Dr Martens to Ralph Lauren, Lawsuits Are Starting to Build for $15 Billion Ultra-Fast Fashion Brand Shein

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-dr-martens-to-ralph-lauren-lawsuits-are-starting-to-build-up-against-15-billion-ultra-fast-fashion-brand-shein/

 

  1. Copyright Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: A Fistful of Dollars vs Rango before the Court of Rome

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/06/guest-post-copyright-gunfight-at-ok.html

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15
06
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The EU General Court on relative grounds for refusal: the Chanel judgment

 

  1. Starbucks Files Application Allowing for Stadium Naming Rights

 

  1. Friends Reunion: The One with the Copyright Battle

 

  1. EU Offers Alternative to COVID-19 IP Waiver That Supports Innovation and Addresses Supply Chain Problems

 

  1. From Skechers to Loeffler Randall, Crocs is Looking to Block Infringing Imports of its Wildly Popular Clogs

 

  1. Khloe Kardashian, Good American Settle D.bleu.dazzled Suit Over Allegedly Infringing Bodysuits

 

  1. Nike Nabs a Number of New Trademark Registrations, While it Sets its Sights on More

 

  1. “National exhaustion is off the agenda” – reaction as UK government opens consultation on post-Brexit regime

 

  1. Maxi sequestro merce contraffatta "Euro 2020"

 

  1. Nearly 1 in 10 EU Consumers Have Mistakenly Purchased a Counterfeit Product Over the Past Year, Per Report
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11
06
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Twitch ‘disappointed’ in record labels’ DMCA takedowns
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/twitch-disappointed-in-record-labels-dmca-takedowns-21408 https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/twitch-amazon-unlicensed-music-riaa-recording-academy-1234815503/
  1. After Hyatt v. Hirshfeld, it Might Be Time to Pay Attention to Prosecution Laches
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/06/06/hyatt-v-hirshfeld-might-time-pay-attention-prosecution-laches/id=134279/
  1. Supreme Court Will Take on the Copyright Case Between Fabric Maker Unicolors and Fast Fashion Giant H&M
https://www.thefashionlaw.com/supreme-court-will-take-on-the-copyright-case-between-fabric-maker-unicolors-and-fast-fashion-giant-hm/
  1. The Bi flag controversy and when IP becomes personal
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/the-bi-flag-controversy-and-when-ip-becomes-personal-19622  
  1. JPO upholds Charpentier CRISPR patent
https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/patent/jpo-upholds-charpentier-crispr-patent-147220.htm 
  1. Commission unveils Article 17 Guidance: 3 highlights

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/06/commission-unveils-article-17-guidance.html

 

  1. Vaccine IP Waiver Plan Redo ‘Has Legs’ but Devil’s in the Detail

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/vaccine-ip-waiver-plan-redo-has-legs-but-devils-in-the-detail?context=search&index=5

  1. Nike Beats Puma in Latest Round of Trademark Fight Over “Footware”
https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-beats-puma-is-latest-round-of-uk-fight-over-footware-trademark/
  1. Melbourne Orlando airport name change gets rerouted
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/anti-counterfeiting/tesla-overtakes-apple-in-trademark-furore-madrid-protocol-passed-in-jamaica-good-year-well-known-in-india-news-digest
  1. German competition authority launches probe into Google's news showcase

https://www.reuters.com/technology/german-competition-authority-launches-probe-into-googles-news-showcase-2021-06-04/

 

 

 

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31
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Amazon and EBay Would Face Counterfeit Liability Under New Bill
  1. NBA Star Embiid Can’t Register ‘Trust the Process’ Shoe Mark
  1. Lidl to drop ‘lookalike’ Hendrick’s gin after TM loss
  1. Amazon buys MGM’s ‘IP treasure trove’ for $8bn
  1. Puma prevailed over Ruma in a trademark dispute
  1. Fight against video game cloning – is it possible?
  1. Peaky Blinders producers lose drinks IP battle
  1. Instagram is Encouraging “Widespread Copyright Infringement” via its Embed Tool, Per New Lawsuit
  1. Rothy’s Files Suit Against Birdies, Claiming Rival “Blatantly Copied Nearly Every Aspect” of its Shoe Designs
  1. As E-Commerce Continues to Rise, Online Platforms & Luxury Brands Take a New Collaborative Approach to Fighting Fakes
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24
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. How playlists are changing the nature of musical works
  1. Can a trade mark become misleading because it is transferred to a new owner? It’s all a matter of tradition
  1. Putting COVID IP Waiver and IP Piracy in Context: Consumers and Producers, Pirates and Police Officers
  1. Chile to join WIPO’s Madrid System
  1. Let not the Cancellation Division see your black and deep desires: (another) Banksy mark cancelled by EUIPO due to bad faith
  1. Paper Published Analyzing the History and Development of the Concept of Building Respect for IP
  1. European cooperation: TMview visual search extended to all EU IP offices with the integration of Latvia
  1. After Recent Filings, Jay-Z is Ready for a Trademark Fight
  1. Nike and Puma are Fighting Over “Footware” Trademark in the U.S. and the UK
  1. Vaccine row shows why we need to rethink intellectual property
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19
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. A Louboutin Lawsuit Asks Whether Amazon May Be Directly Liable for Trademark Infringement:

 

  1. Mashing Up Two Highly Coveted Watches, Is This “Genius” Timepiece the Next Luxury Lawsuit in the Making?:

 

  1. Walmart, Tesla Added to S&P ESG Index, While Victoria's Secret-Owner and Facebook Get the Boot | The Fashion Law:

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/walmart-tesla-added-to-sp-esg-index-while-victorias-secret-owner-and-facebook-get-the-boot/;   

 

  1. PRS and Qatar Airways global music copyright infringement case takes off:

 

  1. Board of Appeal upholds the principle of "any person" opposition in view of the broader public good (T 1839/18):

 

  1. Can Amazon be directly liable for trade mark infringement? A new CJEU referral:

 

  1. Nirvana Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Use of Dante’s ‘Inferno’ Illustration:

 

  1. Childish Gambino sued for alleged This Is America copyright infringement:

 

  1. CAFC Clears L’Oréal of Trade Secret Misappropriation, Orders New Trial on Patent Infringement:

 

  1. Samsung in patent infringement suit for LG tech sold to patent troll;

 

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18
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Adidas successful in phishing case involving branded face masks

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/enforcement-and-litigation/adidas-successful-in-phishing-case-involving-branded-face-masks

 

  1. Eleven Million Patents: Milestones in the History of Invention

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/05/11/eleven-million-patents-milestones-history-invention/id=133432/

 

  1. Biden Administration's Support of the So-Called WTO Waiver of COVID-19 Related IP

http://www.ip.finance/2021/05/biden-administrations-support-of-so.html

 

  1. Australian Leather loses UGG trademark battle

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/australian-leather-loses-ugg-trademark-battle-146897.htm

 

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Into Trademark Infringement

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-into-trademark-infringement/

 

  1. Kat Von D Sued for Copyright Infringement over Miles Davis Tattoo

https://www.asmp.org/current-news/kat-von-d-sued-for-copyright-infringement-over-miles-davis-tattoo/

 

  1. Revocation of TM Black-Friday TM in GER – for the time being

https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/revocation-of-tm-black-friday-tm-in-ger-for-the-time-being/

 

  1. Lvmh, Prada e Cartier creano la prima blockchain globale dedicata all’industria del lusso

https://forbes.it/2021/04/21/lvmh-prada-e-cartier-creano-la-prima-blockchain-globale-dedicata-allindustria-del-lusso/

 

  1. Gucci, Facebook file joint lawsuit against alleged counterfeiter

https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/gucci-facebook-file-joint-lawsuit-against-alleged-counterfeiter-2021-04-27/

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14
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. A Louboutin Lawsuit Asks Whether Amazon May Be Directly Liable for Trademark Infringement:

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-louboutin-lawsuit-asks-whether-amazon-be-directly-liable-for-trademark-infringement/;

 

  1. Mashing Up Two Highly Coveted Watches, Is This “Genius” Timepiece the Next Luxury Lawsuit in the Making?:

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/mashing-up-two-highly-coveted-watches-is-this-genius-timepiece-the-next-luxury-lawsuit-in-the-making/;

 

  1. Walmart, Tesla Added to S&P ESG Index, While Victoria's Secret-Owner and Facebook Get the Boot | The Fashion Lawhttps://www.thefashionlaw.com/walmart-tesla-added-to-sp-esg-index-while-victorias-secret-owner-and-facebook-get-the-boot/;   

 

  1. PRS and Qatar Airways global music copyright infringement case takes off:

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/05/prs-and-qatar-airways-music-copyright.html;

 

  1. Board of Appeal upholds the principle of "any person" opposition in view of the broader public good (T 1839/18):

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/05/board-of-appeal-upholds-principle-of.html;

 

  1. Can Amazon be directly liable for trade mark infringement? A new CJEU referral:

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/05/can-amazon-be-directly-liable-for-trade.html;

 

  1. Nirvana Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Use of Dante’s ‘Inferno’ Illustration:
  • https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/nirvana-copyright-lawsuit-dante-inferno-1164820/;

 

  1. Childish Gambino sued for alleged This Is America copyright infringement:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/may/06/childish-gambino-sued-alleged-this-is-america-copyright-infringement;

 

  1. CAFC Clears L’Oréal of Trade Secret Misappropriation, Orders New Trial on Patent Infringement:

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/05/11/cafc-clears-loreal-trade-secret-misappropriation-orders-new-trial-patent-infringement/id=133391/;

 

  1. Samsung in patent infringement suit for LG tech sold to patent troll;

https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/samsung-in-patent-infringement-suit-for-lg-tech-sold-to-patent-troll-121050600326_1.html.

 

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05
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Facebook, Gucci Partner to File Counterfeit Suit Against Facebook, Instagram User
https://www.thefashionlaw.com/facebook-gucci-partner-to-file-counterfeit-suit-against-facebook-instagram-user/
  1. Columbia cites design patent in winter jacket suit
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/columbia-cites-design-patent-in-winter-jacket-suit-21309
  1. EU General Court says that ‘heartfulness’ for meditation cannot be registered as an EU trade mark
https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/04/eu-general-court-says-that-heartfulness.html
  1. Fueled by BTS and K-pop, South Korea’s IP Economy is Thriving
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/16/fueled-bts-k-pop-south-koreas-ip-economy-thriving/id=132236/
  1. Bribery, impersonation, abuse: shocking details revealed in Pakistan fraud case that targeted USPTO users
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/enforcement-and-litigation/bribery-impersonation-abuse-shocking-details-revealed-in-pakistan-fraud-case-targeted-uspto-users
  1. Walmart, Kanye West’s Yeezy LLC Clash Over Lookalike Logos
https://www.thefashionlaw.com/walmart-yeezy-llc-clash-over-lookalike-logos/
  1. Jeff Bezos loses trade mark battle at the EU General Court
https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/04/jeff-bezos-loses-trade-mark-battle-at.html
  1. TikTok faces £1bn legal data claim
https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/tiktok-faces-1bn-legal-data-claim-146677.htm
  1. Pharma innovators commit to use IP differently in poorer nations

https://www.managingip.com/article/b1rlsr5jcnnm2n/pharma-innovators-commit-to-use-ip-differently-in-poorer-nations

  1. EPO adopts new environmental policy, aims for carbon neutrality

https://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2021/20210427a.html

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27
04
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Paul McCartney and Kate Bush lead call for change to music streaming payments.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/20/paul-mccartney-kate-bush-law-change-music-streaming-payment

  1. Robinhood Faces New Legal Troubles As Ice Cube Files a Lawsuit

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/robinhood-faces-new-legal-troubles-as-ice-cube-files-a-lawsuit/

  1. Chinese Tech Titan Huawei Prevails in the Trademark Case Waged Against it By Chanel

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/chinese-tech-titan-prevails-in-the-trademark-case-waged-against-it-by-chanel/

  1. ‘Peppa Pig’ has for the first time been recognized as a well-known trade mark in China

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/04/peppa-pig-has-for-first-time-been.html?m=1

  1. European Super League: a competition based on brand, not on-field success

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/brand-management/european-super-league-competition-based-brand-value-not-field-success

  1. Hasbro loses EU ‘Monopoly’ TM after bad faith finding

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/hasbro-loses-eu-monopoly-tm-after-bad-faith-finding-21292

  1. Resale Site Says Chanel Lacks Basis in Case Over Use of the Chanel Name, Logo in Connection with Chanel Goods

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/resale-site-claims-chanel-lacks-basis-in-trademark-case-over-sale-of-authentic-luxury-goods/

  1. Russian court rules on internet liability

https://www.marques.org/blogs/class46/?XID=BHA4983

  1. Marshmello  won a copyright lawsuit against DJ Arty

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/marshmello-won-a-copyright-lawsuit-against-dj-arty/

  1. Luxury brands team up on blockchain platform

https://www.securingindustry.com/clothing-and-accessories/luxury-brands-team-up-on-blockchain-authentication-platform/s107/a13337/#.YIWYG5AzZPY

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19
04
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Satan Shoes: Trademark Blasphemy or Free Speech? https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/13/satan-shoes-trademark-blasphemy-free-speech/id=132184/;
  2. Bad faith, intent of parodic use and trademarks - Swatch successfully appeals 'ONE MORE THING' opposition by Apple: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/04/bad-faith-intent-of-parodic-use-and.html;
  3. TikTok sued for trademark infringement over editing tool: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/tiktok-sued-for-trademark-infringement-over-editing-tool-21272;
  4. Vietnam’s Luc Ngan lychee gets GI certification in Japan: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/vietnams-luc-ngan-lychee-gets-gi-certification-in-japan;
  5. 2022 WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP): https://iptango.blogspot.com/2021/04/2022-wto-young-professionals-programme.html;
  6. IP suit against Qatar Airways takes flight in UK court: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/ip-suit-against-qatar-airways-takes-off-in-london-court-21270;
  7. Countries Like the Philippines are Unable to Utilize IP Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/18/countries-like-philippines-unable-utilize-ip-flexibilities-covid-19/id=132310/;
  8. Caterpillars in court as M&S sues Aldi over Colin cake ‘lookalike’: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/15/ms-takes-aldi-to-court-over-colin-the-caterpillar-look-alike-cake;
  9. Tesla, ex-engineer settle lawsuit over Autopilot source code: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/tesla-ex-engineer-settle-lawsuit-over-autopilot-source-code-2021-04-16/;
  10. How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries – and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers: https://theconversation.com/how-to-get-covid-19-vaccines-to-poor-countries-and-still-keep-patent-benefits-for-drugmakers-158384;
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