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NEWS

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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19
01
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Spotify Successfully Opposes Two Marijuana-Related Trademark Applications: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/01/17/spotify-successfully-opposes-two-marijuana-related-trademark-applications/id=142982/;
  2. From lab to market – two more case studies highlighting routes to success: https://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220111.html;
  3. Perfume N°5 v N°9: Chanel won an unfair competition case in China: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/perfume-n5-v-n9-chanel-won-unfair.html;
  4. Tackling the growing esports industry: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/article/tackling-the-growing-esports-industry;
  5. The LEGO Group wins final decisions in major intellectual property lawsuits against Lepin manufacturer in China: https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news/2020/january/lepin-case/;
  6. Ericsson sues Apple again over 5G patent licensing: https://www.reuters.com/technology/ericsson-sues-apple-again-over-5g-patent-licensing-2022-01-18/;
  7. The new German competition tool in action – Ensuring the effectiveness of the new press publisher’s neighbouring right against Google: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/guest-post-new-german-competition-tool.html;
  8. NFT-based metaverse company Animoca Brands raises $360 million: https://www.reuters.com/technology/nft-based-metaverse-company-animoca-brands-raises-360-million-2022-01-18/;
  9. EU Court: Complexity of the motif is relevant – originality is not: https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/eu-court-complexity-of-the-motif-is-relevant-originality-is-not/;
  10. Meghan Markle scores victory in a copyright infringement case: https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/meghan-markle-scores-victory-in-a-copyright-infringement-case-181745/;
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10
01
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Retromark Volume X: the last six months in trade marks

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/guest-post-retromark-volume-x-last-six.html

  1. Board of Appeal sweeps floor with Invalidity Division: vacuum cleaner bags do enjoy design right protection

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/board-of-appeal-sweeps-floor-with.html

  1. Changes to the Hague System in January 2022

https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99/

  1. In Dissent to CAFC Ruling for Novartis on Written Description, Chief Judge Argues ‘Silence is not Disclosure’

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/01/04/dissent-cafcs-ruling-novartis-written-description-chief-judge-argues-silence-not-disclosure/id=142424/

  1. A Case Over the Sale of Counterfeits on Amazon May Have Implications for Fashion

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-case-over-counterfeits-on-amazon-may-have-implications-for-fashion/

  1. Nike Claims Lululemon Mirror Infringes its Utility Patents in New Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-claims-lululemon-mirror-infringes-its-utility-patents-in-new-lawsuit/

  1. Influencers Are Driving Sales of Counterfeits, Per UKIPO Survey

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/influencers-are-an-important-channel-for-counterfeits-per-ukipo-study/

  1. Google loses Sonos smart speakers patent fight

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59912219

  1. France to push design, GI, UPC, and safe harbours reform as president of the Council of the EU

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/01/france-to-push-design-gi-upc-and-safe.html

  1. Lululemon Wants “Improper Anticipatory” Peloton Lawsuit Tossed Out

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/lululemon-claims-peloton-improper-action-should-be-tossed-out/

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07
01
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. How long is too long? The James Bond theme
  1. CNIPA issues stricter rules on trade mark use
  • https://www.marques.org/blogs/class46/?XID=BHA5056
  1. The Top 10 Patents of 2021: Improved Eye Contact in Video Calls, Targeted Ads Based on Conversation Samples, and Analyzing Toxicity in Social Media Content
  1. Apple in dispute with Ericsson over ‘strong arm’ tactics
  1. AI cannot be named as inventor on patent applications
  1. Eric Clapton to waive legal costs against woman who attempted to sell single bootlegged CD
  1. From the Meatball to the “Worm” Logo, the Branding & Re-Branding of NASA
  1. About artworks, pictures of artworks… and the possibility of copying them
  1. The U.S. Supreme Court Will Offer the Final Word in a Two-Decade Battle Over a Nazi-Looted Pissarro Painting
  1. COOKIE: dal Garante privacy nuove Linee guida a tutela degli utenti

 

 

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20
12
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. General Court: no absolute protection for symbols of particular public interest

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/12/general-court-no-absolute-protection.html

 

  1. T-254/20: who owns the Soviet brands?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/12/t-25420-who-owns-soviet-brands.html

 

  1. From Baby Birkins to MetaBirkins, Brands Are Facing Issues in the Metaverse

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-baby-birkins-to-metabirkins-brands-are-being-plagued-in-the-metaverse/

 

  1. Hermès is Pushing for Color Trademark for its Product Packaging in Japan

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hermes-is-pushing-for-color-trademark-for-its-product-packaging-in-japan/

 

  1. And Just Like That and Peloton: from legal questions to genius marketing move

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/brand-management/and-just-and-peloton-legal-questions-genius-marketing-move

 

  1. Bruce Springsteen sells song catalogue to Sony for $500m

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/dec/16/bruce-springsteen-sells-entire-back-catalogue-of-music-to-sony-for-500m-report

 

  1. Collaborative Patenting: The Future of IP and Innovation

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/12/18/collaborative-patenting-future-ip-innovation/id=141243/

 

  1. The Year in Copyright: From Google v. Oracle to the Takings Clause

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/12/16/year-copyright-google-v-oracle-takings-clause/id=141200/

 

  1. Nike Has Filed Trademark Applications as it Prepares to Enter the Metaverse

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/269547/20211218/nike-filed-trademark-applications-prepares-enter-metaverse.htm

 

  1. Disney can’t throw ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ suit

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/disney-can-t-throw-looted-pirates-of-the-caribbean-suit-21980

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16
12
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

 

  1. With New Trademark Application, Chanel is Looking to Register the Number 5

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/with-new-trademark-application-chanel-is-looking-to-register-the-number-5/

 

  1. TikTok Seeks Trademark Registration For Cryptocurrency Services

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/tiktok-seeks-trademark-registration-for-cryptocurrency-services/

 

  1. Nike Tries to Ban Imports of Adidas Knit Shoes, Accusing It of Copying Designs

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-09/nike-claims-adidas-copied-knit-shoes-favored-by-lebron-ronaldo?utm_source=google&utm_medium=bd&cmpId=google

 

  1. Adele, Spotify and the right of integrity

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/12/adele-spotify-and-right-of-integrity.html

 

  1. Online Copyright Infringement in the European Union: Music, Films and TV (2017-2020), Trends and Drivers

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=9074272&journalRelatedId=manual/

 

  1. 2022: the year of green IP – and so much more than patents

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/brand-management/2022-the-year-of-green-ip-and-so-much-more-patents

 

  1. Warhol Foundation Tells SCOTUS Second Circuit’s Fair Use Ruling ‘Threatens a Sea-Change’ in Copyright Law

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/12/12/warhol-foundation-tells-scotus-second-circuits-fair-use-ruling-threatens-sea-change-copyright-law/id=141022/

 

  1. Duchess of Sussex wins copyright case against Associated Newspapers

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/duchess-of-sussex-wins-copyright-case-against-associated-newspapers-149616.htm

 

  1. Amazon, maxi-multa da oltre 1 mld dall’Antitrust

https://www.pambianconews.com/2021/12/09/amazon-maxi-multa-da-oltre-1-mld-dallantitrust-333687/

 

  1. Hermes Challenge to Register Packaging Colors

http://www.marks-iplaw.jp/hermes-color-mark/

 

 

 

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09
12
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Fate of the ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Is in Question After the Permit for Its Place at the New York Stock Exchange Expired 

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/fearless-girl-statue-permit-expired-2043707

  1. L’Officiel USA Hit With Lawsuit by New York City for Allegedly Failing to Pay Freelancers 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/l-officiel-usa-hit-with-lawsuit-by-new-york-city-for-allegedly-failing-to-pay-freelancers/

  1. The Gucci Family Hints at Litigation Again as House of Gucci Hits Theaters 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/the-gucci-family-hints-as-litigation-again-as-house-of-gucci-hits-theaters/

  1. Startup Seeks $20 Million to Let Facebook Use ‘Meta’ Trademark 

https://www.mandourlaw.com/blog/facebook-meta-trademark-dispute/

  1. La strategia di Moderna alla base della decisione di non azionare i brevetti sui vaccini anti COVID-19 

https://www.corradini.it/la-strategia-di-moderna-alla-base-della-decisione-di-non-azionare-i-brevetti-sui-vaccini-anti-covid-19/

  1. From Off-White Stripes to Red Zip Ties: Virgil Abloh’s Approach to Branding 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-off-white-stripes-to-red-zip-ties-virgil-ablohs-approach-to-branding/

  1. China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases English Language Guidelines on Trademark Protection and Enforcement 

https://www.chinaiplawupdate.com/2021/12/chinas-national-intellectual-property-administration-releases-english-language-guidelines-on-trademark-protection-and-enforcement/

  1. The PTAB Desperately Needs Reform, Not Preservation 

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/12/05/ptab-desperately-needs-reform-not-preservation/id=140805/

  1. Level of attention – for advertising services 

https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/level-of-attention-for-advertising-services/

  1. U.S. President Biden Calls for Intellectual Property Protection Waivers After Omicron Discovery 

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2021-11-26/u-s-president-biden-calls-for-intellectual-property-protection-waivers-on-covid-19-vaccines

 

https://www.mandourlaw.com/blog/facebook-meta-trademark-dispute/

La strategia di Moderna alla base della decisione di non azionare i brevetti sui vaccini anti COVID-19 

https://www.corradini.it/la-strategia-di-moderna-alla-base-della-decisione-di-non-azionare-i-brevetti-sui-vaccini-anti-covid-19/

From Off-White Stripes to Red Zip Ties: Virgil Abloh’s Approach to Branding 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-off-white-stripes-to-red-zip-ties-virgil-ablohs-approach-to-branding/

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases English Language Guidelines on Trademark Protection and Enforcement 

https://www.chinaiplawupdate.com/2021/12/chinas-national-intellectual-property-administration-releases-english-language-guidelines-on-trademark-protection-and-enforcement/

The PTAB Desperately Needs Reform, Not Preservation 

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/12/05/ptab-desperately-needs-reform-not-preservation/id=140805/

Level of attention – for advertising services 

https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/level-of-attention-for-advertising-services/

U.S. President Biden Calls for Intellectual Property Protection Waivers After Omicron Discovery 

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2021-11-26/u-s-president-biden-calls-for-intellectual-property-protection-waivers-on-covid-19-vaccines

 

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01
12
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Peloton is Suing Lululemon in Clash Over the Parties’ “Lookalike” Apparel
https://www.thefashionlaw.com/peloton-is-suing-lululemon-in-clash-over-the-parties-lookalike-apparel/
  1. When the Secret Enables the Brand: The Long-Lasting Listerine License
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/23/secret-enables-brand-long-lasting-listerine-license/id=140353/
  1. Uber resolves trademark dispute with similarly named NYC ad agency
https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/uber-resolves-trademark-dispute-with-similarly-named-nyc-ad-agency-2021-11-29/
  1. Bayer v Teva: Drug formulation patent found "the result of standard and routine considerations"
https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/bayer-v-teva-drug-formulation-patent.html
  1. Cup as a 3D mark: appearance of the goods themselves

https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/cup-as-a-3d-mark-appearance-of-the-goods-themselves/ 

  1. Access Intelligence wins favourable copyright ruling

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/access-intelligence-wins-favourable-copyright-ruling-148853.htm

  1. Trademark Infringement Claim Survives in Comic Book Store Suit
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/trademark-infringement-claim-survives-in-comic-book-store-suit
  1. General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between SYNDICATE marks
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/enforcement-and-litigation/general-court-confirms-likelihood-of-confusion-between-syndicate-marks
  1. Micron and UMC settle semiconductor disputes
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/micron-and-umc-settle-semiconductor-disputes-21928
  1. What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening (around Article 17)? Tales from Hungary, Germany, Italy and Sweden
http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2021/11/29/whats-the-buzz-tell-me-whats-a-happening-around-article-17-tales-from-hungary-germany-italy-and-sweden/ 
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23
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Is Europe Running Out of Trademarks? Professor Beebe Talks EU Trade Mark Depletion: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/19/is-europe-running-out-of-trademarks-professor-beebe-talks-eu-trade-mark-depletion/id=140170/;
  2.  Position mark ‘red shoelaces’ refused: lack of distinctive character: https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/position-mark-red-shoelaces-refused-lack-of-distinctive-character/;
  3. BananaIP’s Masterclass on Intellectual Property For Business Value: https://www.bananaip.com/ip-news-center/masterclass-on-intellectual-property-for-business-value/;
  4. EPO and Saudi Arabia sign Reinforced Partnership agreement: https://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2021/20211118.html;
  5. Est “modus” in rebus – Italian Supreme Court says no automatic award of a reasonable royalty following trade mark infringement: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/guest-post-est-modus-in-rebus-italian.html;
  6. Tarantino Pulp Fiction Dispute Spotlights the Contentious Relationship between NFTs and IP Rights: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/18/tarantino-pulp-fiction-dispute-spotlights-contentious-relationship-nfts-ip-rights/id=140181/;
  7. Museums v business: the growing market for cultural digitisation: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/nov/15/museums-cash-in-market-cultural-digitisation-licensed-goods;
  8. Three arrested for posting 'fast movies' on YouTube: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/06/24/national/crime-legal/fast-movies/
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17
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Fitness co. sues Victoria’s Secret over “Sweat” TM

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/fitness-co-sues-victoria-s-secret-over-sweat-tm-21894

  1. Nike is preparing for the Metaverse with trademarks for virtual clothes and shoes

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/11/10/nike-is-preparing-for-the-metaverse-with-trademarks-for-virtual-clothes-and-shoes/

  1. Whittaker’s forced to gin and bear it as the UK IPO throws out its opposition for lack of relevant evidence

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/whittakers-forced-to-gin-and-bear-it-as.html

  1. Cloudflare Tests Limits of Contributory Copyright Infringement

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/11/cloudflare-tests-limits-contributory-copyright-infringement/id=139825/

  1. Quando un paio di scarpe fashion non basta ad evitare passi falsi

https://sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/45-angolo-del-professionista/22566-quando-un-paio-di-scarpe-fashion-non-basta-ad-evitare-passi-falsi.html

  1. Beeple’s New NFT Just Sold for $29 Million, and He’ll Update It for the Rest of His Life

https://singularityhub.com/2021/11/12/beeples-new-nft-just-sold-for-29-million-and-hell-update-it-for-the-rest-of-his-life/

  1. Ferrari FXX K design elements and a European Court decision

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/11/08/ferrari-fxx-k-design-elements-and-a-european-court-decision/

  1. Museums v business: the growing market for cultural digitisation

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/nov/15/museums-cash-in-market-cultural-digitisation-licensed-goods

  1. Decision Over Unauthorized Sales of iPhone Cases Has Takeaways for Fashion’s Gray Market Fight

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-case-over-the-unauthorized-sale-of-iphone-cases-has-significant-takeaways-for-fashions-gray-market-fight/

  1. Il marchio “MB45” e la tutela dei segni notori “civili”

https://www.iusinitinere.it/il-marchio-mb45-e-la-tutela-dei-segni-notori-civili-40264

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10
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Basmati rice’s EU trade mark application raises questions about Brexit and oppositions on the basis of UK law.

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/basmati-rices-eu-trade-mark-application.html

  1. To be or not to be (a pattern mark) – that is the question!

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/to-be-or-not-to-be-pattern-mark-that-is.html

  1. A Copyright Case that Pits H&M Against a Pattern Company Goes Before the Supreme Court

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-copyright-case-that-pits-hm-against-fabric-company-goes-before-the-supreme-court/

  1. Playboy, Fashion Nova Settle Trademark Suit Over Allegedly Infringing Bunny Costumes

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/playboy-fashion-nova-settle-trademark-suit-over-allegedly-infringing-bunny-costumes/

  1. Judge Upholds UK Power to Set FRAND Terms

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/09/judge-upholds-uk-power-set-frand-terms/id=139732/

  1. Patenting Trends in Emerging Technologies: Blockchain Patents Grow from Three to 2,660 in Less than Five Years

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/09/blockchain-patents-grow-three-2660-less-five-years/id=139668/

  1. France: Registration of sound trademarks

https://www.worldipreview.com/contributed-article/france-jurisdiction-report-registration-of-sound-trademarks

  1. UK Publisher Begins Appeal Over Meghan Privacy Lawsuit

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-11-09/uk-publisher-begins-appeal-over-meghan-privacy-lawsuit

  1. CJEU confirms that partial designs may be protected as unregistered designs (but conditions apply)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/cjeu-confirms-that-partial-designs-may.html

  1. Italy has transposed the DSM Directive

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/italy-has-transposed-dsm-directive.html

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02
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. It Looks Like Trump Is Trying To Trademark 'Truthing,' 'Retruth' And 'Follow The Truth'

The attorney who trademarked "Truth Social" before Trump announced his new social media venture is now trying to grab rights to other words and phrases.

https://www.huffingtonpost.it/entry/truth-social-media-donald-trump-trademark-truthing_n_6175d828e4b010d933128fdc?utm_hp_  

 

  1. True colours

Mondelēz is the latest confectionary brand to threaten a trademark battle over its packaging. JMW’s Philip Partington tucks in

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/true-colours-148973.htm

 

  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. Kanye West’s Yeezy Apparel Named in New Suit for Allegedly Violating California Law With Late Shipping

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/kanye-wests-yeezy-apparel-named-in-new-lawsuit-for-allegedly-violating-california-law-over-late-shipping/

 

  1. EUIPO Report Reveals More Than 90% of Online Counterfeit Sales are Sent to EU Through Postal Services

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/28/euipo-report-reveals-90-online-counterfeit-sales-sent-eu-postal-services/id=139312/

 

  1. Facebook agrees to pay French newspapers for content

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/facebook-agrees-to-pay-french-newspapers-for-content-148943.htm

 

  1. Artificial Intelligence and IP: Consultation on copyright and patents legislation

The government is today launching a consultation on how the copyright and patent system should deal with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/artificial-intelligenceand-ip-consultation-on-copyright-and-patents-legislation

 

  1. In Response to AirWair Lawsuit, Shein Owner Zoetop Claims Dr. Martens Trademarks are Generic

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/in-response-to-airwair-lawsuit-shein-owner-zoetop-claims-dr-martens-trademarks-are-generic/

 

  1. Beware of Gucci’s “G”: Italian Supreme Court reminds Florence courts that well-known trade marks enjoy enhanced protection

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/guest-post-beware-of-guccis-g-italian.html

 

  1. EU extends protection term for plant varieties

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/patent/eu-extends-protection-term-for-plant-varieties-149023.htm

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25
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. In an Attempt to Crack Down on Resale, Chanel is Putting a Quota System in Place for Some of its Bags

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/following-in-the-footsteps-of-hermes-chanel-is-putting-a-quota-system-in-place-for-some-of-its-bags/

 

  1. UGG boots – a descriptive term or a trademark in the US?

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/category/trademarks/

 

  1. Typical punitive damages in IP cases

https://www.worldipreview.com/contributed-article/typical-punitive-damages-in-ip-cases

 

  1. Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name

https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735612/facebook-change-company-name-metaverse

 

  1. Spike Lee, Nate Parker Sued by Indie Filmmakers Over Copyright Infringement

https://www.thewrap.com/spike-lee-nate-parker-copyright-lawsuit/

 

  1. Fujifilm Faces Renewed Suit for Infringing Mammogram Patent

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/fujifilm-faces-renewed-suit-for-infringing-mammogram-patent?context=search&index=2

 

  1. How Technology is Reshaping the IP Management Industry

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/23/technology-reshaping-ip-management-industry/id=139118/

 

  1. COVID IP Waiver Attempts are Becoming Harder to Justify

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/20/covid-ip-waiver-attempts-becoming-harder-justify/id=138993/

 

  1. Enlarged Board of Appeal to tackle the "Humpty Dumpty-ish" plausibility question (G2/21)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/enlarged-board-of-appeal-to-tackle.html

 

  1. Africa Tries to End Vaccine Inequity by Replicating Its Own

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-10-24/african-effort-to-replicate-mrna-vaccine-targets-disparities

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21
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. La Cassazione sul caso Gucci: la tutela rafforzata del marchio notorio oltre il mero rischio di “confusione”

https://www.iusinitinere.it/la-cassazione-sul-caso-gucci-la-tutela-rafforzata-del-marchio-notorio-oltre-il-mero-rischio-di-confusione-40123

  1. H&M Prevails in Almost 25-Year-Long Fight With Adidas Over its Striped Workout Wear

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hm-prevails-in-25-year-long-fight-with-adidas-over-its-striped-workout-wear/

  1. From Bella and Gigi Hadid to Goop and Virgil Abloh: A Running List of Paparazzi Copyright Suits

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-bella-and-gigi-hadid-and-goop-to-virgil-abloh-and-marc-jacobs-a-running-list-of-paparazzi-copyright-suits/

  1. Hugo Boss lost a trademark dispute against Rakuten in Japan

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/10/11/hugo-boss-lost-a-trademark-dispute-against-rakuten-in-japan/

  1. La CGUE si pronuncia sulla tutela giuridica dei programmi per elaboratore

https://sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/29-diritto-di-autore/22328-la-cgue-sulla-tutela-giuridica-dei-programmi-per-elaboratore.html

  1. Italians froth over Croatia’s Prošek PDO

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/italians-froth-over-croatia-s-prosek-pdo-21817

  1. Battle of the spiritual and holistic therapists over ‘Archangel Alchemy’ trade mark

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/battle-of-spiritual-and-holistic.html

  1. Trademark Board Approves Registration for ‘Republic of London’

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/trademark-board-approves-registration-for-republic-of-london

  1. Cher Sues Sonny Bono’s Widow Over Rights to ‘I Got You Babe’

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/cher-sues-sonny-bonos-widow-over-rights-to-i-got-you-babe

  1. Chris Brown and Drake sued for copyright infringement

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/chris-brown-and-drake-sued-for-copyright-infringement-148768.htm

 

 

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12
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Thom Browne Wants “Vague and Ambiguous” Adidas Stripes Suit Tossed Out of Court: https://www.thefashionlaw.com/thom-browne-wants-vague-and-ambiguous-adidas-stripes-suit-tossed-out-of-court/

 

  1. India Amends Patent Rules and Reduces Fees by 80% for Educational Institutions: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/09/india-amends-patent-rules-reduces-fees-80-educational-institutions/id=138593/

 

  1. Florida Court Dismisses the Legal Dispute Over Frida Kahlo’s Trademark: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/frida-kahlo-trademark-dispute-dismissed-florida-court-1234605342/

 

  1. South Korean startup beats Apple for a patent fight in the United States: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/south-korean-startup-beats-apple-for-a-patent-fight-in-the-united-states

 

  1. Over 220,000 industrial designs from IP Australia now part of EUIPO platform: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/over-220000-industrial-designs-from-ip-australia-now-part-of-euipo-platform

 

  1. PORTWO GIN – Reputation of PDO “Porto” exploited: https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/portwo-gin-reputation-of-pdo-porto-exploited/

 

 

  1. “Red Bull” Opposes the Trademark of English Gin Firm “Bullards”: https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/red-bull-opposes-the-trademark-of-english-gin-firm-bullards-177895/

 

  1. Elon Musk Has Landed In A Trademark Dispute Over Snacks Foods: https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/elon-musk-has-landed-in-a-trademark-dispute-over-snacks-foods/

 

  1. Beethoven’s 10th AI Symphony: https://legal-patent.com/international-intellectual-property/beethovens-10th-ai-symphony/

 

  1. China’s SPC deters bad faith infringement claims: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class46/

 

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08
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Celeb v. Paparazzi Battle Over Emily Ratajkowski’s “Mood Forever” Instagram Post Must Go to a Jury

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/celeb-v-paparazzi-battle-over-emily-ratajkowskis-mood-forever-instagram-post-will-go-to-a-jury/

 
  1. Swiss Supreme Court invalidates the Nespresso Capsule 3D Mark
https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/swiss-supreme-court-invalidates.html  
  1. Roblox is Latest Online Platform to Settle NMPA Copyright Claims with Collaborative Music Licensing Agreement
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/30/roblox-latest-online-platform-settle-nmpa-copyright-claims-collaborative-music-licensing-agreement/id=138238/  
  1. Ericsson sues Apple to clear proposed 5G patent licensing rates
https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/ericsson-sues-apple-clear-proposed-5g-patent-licensing-rates-2021-10-05/  
  1. Macy’s Is Suing to Block Amazon from Taking Over Billboard on its 34th St. Store, Citing “Immeasurable” Damage

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/macys-is-suing-to-block-amazon-from-taking-over-billboard-on-its-34th-st-store-citing-immeasurable-damage/

 
  1. Divorce, art and copyright

https://www.asiaiplaw.com/sector/copyright/divorce-art-and-copyright

 

  1. Third Circuit: Facebook Not Immune to Right of Publicity Claims Under IP Carve-Out of Section 230
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/28/third-circuit-facebook-not-immune-right-publicity-claims-ip-carve-section-230/id=138140/

 

  1. Amazon reaches settlement with influencers, will donate payments to INTA
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/anti-counterfeiting/amazon-reaches-settlement-influencers-will-donate-payments-inta

 

  1. Dynamic Blocking Injunctions – Lessons for the Egyptian Copyright Legislator
http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2021/09/16/dynamic-blocking-injunctions-lessons-for-the-egyptian-copyright-legislator/

 

  1. Cookie company targeted in Hershey trademark suit
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/cookie-company-targeted-in-hershey-trademark-suit-21789  

 

 

 

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27
09
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Noncompete Agreements: Finding the Balance Between Reasonable Restraints and Free Range Talent: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/26/noncompete-agreements-finding-balance-reasonable-restraints-free-range-talent/id=138067/;
  2. According to a New Study, Malaysian Companies Likely to Experience Data Breach: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/according-to-a-new-study-malaysian-companies-likely-to-experience-data-breach;
  3. Authorship of photographs and ownership of image rights in Nigeria: Banire v NTA-Star TV Network Ltd: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/09/authorship-of-photographs-and-ownership.html;
  4. A Brexit reminder, Stag trademarks and the Global Innovation Index: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/brexit-reminder-stag-trade-marks-and-global-innovation-index-2021-09-23_en;
  5. Russia boosts online monitoring tools in clampdown on banned content: https://www.reuters.com/technology/russia-boosts-online-monitoring-tools-clampdown-banned-content-2021-09-24/;
  6. Seven Veteran Inventors Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/24/seven-veteran-inventors-named-national-inventors-hall-fame/id=138056/;
  7. Divorce, art and copyright: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/divorce-art-and-copyright;
  8. China's top regulators ban crypto trading and mining, sending bitcoin tumbling: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-central-bank-vows-crackdown-cryptocurrency-trading-2021-09-24/;
  9. Changes to the Australian Designs Act: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/changes-to-the-australian-designs-act;
  10. New Zealand gold kiwifruit “returns” to China: when plant breeders’ rights meet geopolitical realities meet territorial considerations: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/09/new-zealand-gold-kiwifruit-returns-to.html;
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21
09
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Complex IP Challenges in Autonomous Vehicles

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/15/complex-ip-challenges-autonomous-vehicle-technology/id=137579/

 

  1. Importance of Accurate Translation of Non-English Priority Patent Applications

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/14/importance-accurate-translation-non-english-priority-patent-applications/id=137477/

 

  1. From Bella and Gigi Hadid to Goop and Virgil Abloh: A Running List of Paparazzi Copyright Suits

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-bella-and-gigi-hadid-and-goop-to-virgil-abloh-and-marc-jacobs-a-running-list-of-paparazzi-copyright-suits/

 

  1. Appeals Court Says Modified Watches Do Not Infringe Swatch Subsidiary’s Trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/appeals-court-says-modified-watches-do-not-infringe-swatch-subsidiarys-trademark-in-closely-watched-case/

 

  1. Fendi Case Provides Insight into the Challenging Fight Against Parallel Importers in China

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/fendi-case-provides-insight-into-the-fight-against-parallel-importers-in-china/

 

  1. Disney lost “Mary Poppins” To Japan’s Mary Poppins Inc.

https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/disney-lost-mary-poppins-to-japan-s-mary-poppins-inc-176858/

 

  1. IP enforcement during the pandemic

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/ip-enforcement-during-the-pandemic-148337.htm

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1017790/ip-crime-2021.pdf

 

  1. Red Bull in trademark dispute with English gin firm Bullards

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-58607923

 

  1. Wizards and demons: does a copyright claim spell trouble for card gamers?

https://www.worldipreview.com/article/wizards-and-demons-does-a-copyright-claim-spell-trouble-for-card-gamers

 

  1. New Balance is Running Afoul of “Made in U.S.” Labeling Law, According to a Newly-Filed Watchdog Complaint

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/new-balance-is-running-afoul-of-made-in-us-labeling-law-according-to-a-newly-filed-watchdog-complaint/

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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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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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