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NEWS

01
02
23

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Can Someone’s Face Be a Trademark?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/12/can-someones-face-be-trade-mark.html

  1. Rolex Handed a Loss in Bid to Block EUIPO Trademark Registration of Crown Logo

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/rolex-handed-a-loss-in-bid-to-block-euipo-trademark-registration-of-crown-logo/

  1. Can AI generated art be protected by copyright?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/can-ai-generated-art-be-protected-by-copyright-one-case-is-testing-that/

  1. European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency: Pfizer and BioNtech countersue Moderna – Advocate General’s Opinion in case C-686/21

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/pfizer-and-biontech-countersue-moderna-advocate-generals-opinion-case-c-68621-2022-12-15_en

  1. Russian patents grab deemed ‘act of war’

https://www.ft.com/content/1ee7a359-8561-4679-bc84-59f55157e9bd

  1. The Adidas v. Thom Browne Saga: Stripes May Be ‘Earned’ But They Cannot Be Owned

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/01/18/the-adidas-v-thom-browne-saga-stripes-may-be-earned-but-they-cannot-be-owned/id=155471/

  1. Apple Loses ITC Battle to Masimo Over Pulse Oximeter Technology

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/01/12/apple-loses-itc-battle-masimo-pulse-oximeter-technology/id=155209/

  1. Clémentine Mercier, Libération, Francia : Il futuro incerto del diritto d’autore

https://www.internazionale.it/magazine/clementine-mercier/2023/01/26/il-futuro-incerto-del-diritto-d-autore

  1. Slogan automatically protected as a trade mark? A recent take of the Italian Supreme Court

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2023-01-16T19%3A50%3A00%2B00%3A00&max-results=10#PageNo=3

  1. Who Ultimately Owns Content Generated By ChatGPT And Other AI Platforms?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2022/12/21/who-ultimately-owns-content-generated-by-chatgpt-and-other-ai-platforms/?sh=41c994835423

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23
01
23

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Copyright, Computer-Generated Image Issues at Play in Yuga Labs v. Ryder Ripps

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/copyright-computer-generated-image-issues-come-up-in-yuga-labs-v-ryder-ripps/

  1. Rolex Handed a Loss in Bid to Block EUIPO Trademark Registration of Crown Logo

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/rolex-handed-a-loss-in-bid-to-block-euipo-trademark-registration-of-crown-logo/

  1. How do you cancel degenerated trade marks?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/01/how-do-you-cancel-degenerated-trade.html

  1. Can Charlie Chaplin’s character “Charlot” be registered as an EU trade mark?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/01/can-charlie-chaplins-character-charlot.html

  1. No small feat: Converse wins Dutch Supreme Court case on trade mark exhaustion

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/01/guest-post-no-small-feat-converse-wins.html

  1. Is SHAVETTE a trademark or a generic name for razors in the EU?

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/is-shavette-a-trademark-or-a-generic-name-for-razors-in-the-eu/

  1. Adidas’ Recent Trial Loss Unlikely to Deter Brand Enforcement

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/adidas-recent-trial-loss-unlikely-to-deter-brand-enforcement

  1. Adidas – Thom Browne. Trade mark registration of a person’s face.

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/adidas-thom-browne-trade-mark-registration-persons-face-2023-01-19_en

  1. IPOPHL to stop counterfeiting in marketplaces

https://asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/ipophl-to-stop-counterfeiting-in-marketplaces

  1. Patenting Micro-Organisms in Australia ~ s41

https://www.baxterip.com.au/ip-news/patenting-micro-organisms-in-australia-s41

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16
01
23

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1.  Adidas loses four stripes court battle with designer Thom Browne: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2023/jan/13/adidas-loses-four-stripes-court-battle-designer-thom-browne;
  2. Puma vs Puma case – Streaming password sharing: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/puma-vs-puma-case-streaming-password-sharing-2023-01-12_en;
  3. U.S. judge rules Apple Watch infringed Masimo's pulse oximeter patent: https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-judge-rules-apple-watches-infringed-masimo-patent-medical-device-maker-2023-01-11/
  4. IP attorney says there’s a lot of copying, “inspiring” in fashion world: https://asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/ip-attorney-says-theres-a-lot-of-copying-inspiring-in-fashion-world;
  5. Belize joins the Madrid Protocol: https://www.baxterip.com.au/ip-news/belize-joins-the-madrid-protocol;
  6. Slogan automatically protected as a trade mark? A recent take of the Italian Supreme Court: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/01/slogan-automatically-protected-as-trade.html;
  7. Indonesia among the most IP applications, says WIPO: https://asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/indonesia-among-the-most-ip-applications-says-wipo;
  8. How To Avoid Jurisdictional Clashes On Standard Essential Patents – A Short Summary Of Some Proposals: https://patentblog.kluweriplaw.com/2023/01/16/how-to-avoid-jurisdictional-clashes-on-standard-essential-patents-a-short-summary-of-some-proposals/
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15
12
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Moçambique principle and challenging the validity of a foreign patent: GW Pharma v Otsuka [2022] EWCA Civ 1462

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/12/the-mocambique-principle-and.html 

 

  1. How artificial intelligence works in relation to copyright

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/12/how-artificial-intelligence-works-in.html 

 

  1. When foreign geographical names meet the domestic public – HMPTN WATER v CNIPA

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/11/when-foreign-geographical-names-meet.html

 

  1. The European Commission publishes the proposals for a revised Regulation and Directive on designs https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/11/the-european-commission-publishes.html

 

  1. Four Rings to Rule Them All – German Federal Court of Justice Finds Trademark Infringement in Radiator Grille with Audi-Logo-Shaped Mounting Fixture

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/08/four-rings-to-rule-them-all-german.html

 

  1. BMW wins appeal over use of trade mark to promote spare parts business

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2017/06/bmw-wins-appeal-over-use-of-trade-mark.html

 

  1. EPO President puts ViCo in opposition and examination on a permanent footing

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/11/epo-president-puts-vico-in-opposition.html

 

  1. Patent Owner Scores Partial Win Against Google at CAFC

https://ipwatchdog.com/2022/12/08/patent-owner-scores-partial-win-google-cafc/id=153952/

 

  1. Storming the Digital Gates – A Novelist Speaks Out on Copyright

https://ipwatchdog.com/2022/12/06/storming-digital-gates-novelist-speaks-copyright/id=153854/

 

  1. Taking UK Judge Delivers Mixed Ruling on Copyright Infringement in the Famous Love Story that Inspired Doctor Zhivago

https://ipwatchdog.com/2022/12/05/uk-judge-delivers-mixed-ruling-copyright-infringement-famous-love-story-inspired-doctor-zhivago/id=153747/

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05
12
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. How artificial intelligence works in relation to copyright

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/12/how-artificial-intelligence-works-in.html

 

  1. When foreign geographical names meet the domestic public – HMPTN WATER v CNIPA

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/11/when-foreign-geographical-names-meet.html

 

  1. The European Commission publishes the proposals for a revised Regulation and Directive on designs

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/11/the-european-commission-publishes.html

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/european-commission-aims-to-revamp-industrial-design-rules-22856

 

  1. As Climate Concerns Grow, Green Trademarks Are on the Rise

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/as-climate-concerns-grow-green-trademarks-are-on-the-rise/

 

  1. What is Really Driving Companies’ Metaverse-Focused Trademark Filings?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-is-really-driving-companies-metaverse-focused-trademark-filings/

 

  1. What Can Brands Learn from Coca-Cola’s Greenwashing Lawsuit Win?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-can-brands-learn-from-coca-colas-greenwashing-lawsuit-win/

 

  1. Proving ownership of intellectual property rights in case of infringements in the EU

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/11/28/proving-ownership-of-intellectual-property-rights-in-case-of-infringements-in-the-eu/

 

  1. Chanel Accuses Houston-Area Boutique of Selling Counterfeits

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/chanel-accuses-houston-area-boutique-of-selling-counterfeits

 

  1. Nike Accuses Kiy of Ripping Off Air Jordans in Trademark Suit

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/nike-accuses-kiy-of-ripping-off-air-jordans-in-trademark-suit?context=search&index=20

 

  1. USPTO, Copyright Office Joint Study on NFTs Could Help Dispel Confusion About IP Ownership in Media Content Underlying Digital Assets

https://ipwatchdog.com/2022/11/28/uspto-copyright-office-joint-study-nfts-help-dispel-confusion-ip-ownership-media-content-underlying-digital-assets/id=153598/

 

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28
11
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Off-White Argues for Registration of “Ironic” Trademark “FOR WALKING”

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/off-white-argues-for-registration-of-ironic-trademark-for-walking/

  1. Chanel Settles Upcycling Suit Over Jewelry Made From Logo-Bearing Buttons

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/chanel-settles-upcycling-suit-over-jewelry-made-from-logo-bearing-buttons/

  1. Italian Supreme Court admits possibility of global delisting/removal orders … at least under Italian law

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/11/italian-supreme-court-global-delisting.html

  1. Proving ownership of intellectual property rights in case of infringements in the EU

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/11/28/proving-ownership-of-intellectual-property-rights-in-case-of-infringements-in-the-eu/

  1. WIPO Report: China Sees Massive Surge in IP Filings Across the Board

https://ipwatchdog.com/2022/11/26/wipo-report-china-sees-massive-surge-ip-filings-across-board/id=153536/

  1. Il nuovo perimetro di liceità per la pubblicazione di immagini di un atleta senza il suo consenso

https://www.medialaws.eu/il-nuovo-perimetro-di-liceita-per-la-pubblicazione-di-immagini-di-un-atleta-senza-il-suo-consenso/

  1. Born to be authors: the copyright of the child

http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2022/11/24/born-to-be-authors-the-copyright-of-the-child/

  1. Cookies Vape Trademarks Survive Counterclaims in Partial Victory

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/cookies-vape-trademarks-survive-counterclaims-in-partial-victory

  1. Parsons Xtreme Golf Tees Off on Texas Clubmaker in Patent Suit

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/parsons-xtreme-golf-tees-off-on-texas-clubmaker-in-patent-suit

  1. Banksy – "K K WATER" case

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/banksy-k-k-water-case-2022-11-25_en

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21
11
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. A Court Has Ruled That Banksy Can Keep His Trademarks—and Anonymity—in His Battle With a U.K. Greeting Card Company
  1. Videosorveglianza: stop del Garante privacy a riconoscimento facciale e occhiali smart. L’Autorità apre istruttorie nei confronti di due Comuni
  1. Mariah Carey: US singer's application to trademark 'Queen of Christmas' denied
  1. Can the owner of an artistic work convert it into an NFT for its use in the Metaverse?
  1. Is use of a sign in commerce in a different form from how it was registered genuine use of that trade mark?
  1. Austrian Patent Office implements e-filing for trademarks:
  1. Descendant of Doctor Zhivago author loses copyright court case
  1. New Lawsuit Hits FTX Endorsers, Amid Evolving Dynamics of Celeb Promotions
  1. Safety of property can be a legitimate interest for GPS tracking, but the measure must be appropriate and necessary
  1. DesignEuropa Talks: The Aftermovie
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14
11
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Can an NFT infringe one's own trade mark rights? Yes, says Rome Court of First Instance

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/11/can-nft-infringe-ones-own-trade-mark.html

  1. Artificial intelligence at the EUIPO

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/web/guest/-/news/artificial-intelligence-at-the-euipo-1

  1. In Defense of Patentability of Mathematical Formulas and Relationships

https://ipwatchdog.com/2022/11/10/defense-patentability-mathematical-formulas-relationships/id=152875/

  1. H&M Facing New Lawsuit Over “Misleading” Marketing of “Conscious” Collection

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hm-facing-new-lawsuit-over-misleading-marketing-of-conscious-collection/

  1. Court Sides With Condé Nast, Orders Drake, 21 Savage to Pull Vogue Cover Promo

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/court-sides-with-conde-nast-orders-drake-21-savage-to-pull-vogue-cover-promo/

  1. Louis Vuitton, Sandra Ling Wind Down Trademark Suit Amid Rise in Upcycling Cases

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/louis-vuitton-sandra-ling-settle-trademark-suit-amid-rise-in-upcycling-cases/

  1. Naming Inventors on a Patent Application May Be More Important than You Think

https://ipwatchdog.com/2022/11/12/naming-inventors-on-a-patent-application-may-be-more-important-than-you-think/id=152903/

  1. U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bristol Myers Cancer-Drug Patent Fight With Gilead

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-11-07/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-bristol-myers-cancer-drug-patent-fight-with-gilead

  1. Adobe Just Held a Bunch of Colors Hostage

https://www.wired.com/story/adobe-pantone-color-subscription-fee/

  1. Metaverse And NFTs Provide Improved Intellectual Property Protections For Brands

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zengernews/2022/11/10/metaverse-and-nfts-provide-improved-intellectual-property-protections-for-brands/?sh=64534a925d5f

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26
09
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. IP as a political instrument in Russia

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/ip-as-political-instrument-in-russia.html

 

  1. Another shot for Rango (but, incidentally, the “fair use” defence in Italy has been shot too): Rome Appeal Court confirms there is no misappropriation nor infringement of the “Man With No Name” character

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/another-shot-for-rango-but-incidentally.html

 

  1. “TAKE FIVE” – the EUIPO Board of Appeal maintains that the slogan is not sufficiently distinctive for registration

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/take-five-euipo-board-of-appeal.html

 

  1. Advertising Regulatory Board NPC & others v Bliss Brands (Pty) Ltd: Advertising regulatory code's constitutional dimensions clarified

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/advertising-regulatory-board-npc-others.html

 

  1. Everybody is (finally) kung fu fighting - Bruce Lee related trade mark dispute in China

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/everybody-is-finally-kung-fu-fighting.html

 

  1. First preliminary injunction issued by a court in Turkey regarding NFTs https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/08/first-preliminary-injunction-issued-by.html  

 

  1. Advocating for Ethics-Driven Regulation for Blockchain Technologies

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/09/24/advocating-ethics-driven-regulation-blockchain-technologies/id=151572/  

 

  1. IP Leaders Join Forces to Counter Anti-IP Narratives

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/09/22/ip-leaders-join-forces-counter-anti-ip-narratives/id=151508/

 

  1. Latest Developments in U.S. Trademark Registrations for Cannabis Products

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/09/20/latest-developments-us-trademark-registrations-cannabis-products/id=151465/  

 

  1. Taking Control of the Game: How Sports Rights Owners are Fighting Piracy

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/09/19/taking-control-game-sports-rights-owners-fighting-piracy/id=151413/

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13
09
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1.  U.S. Trade Body Probes Allegations Sonos Violated Google Patents: https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-09-09/u-s-trade-body-probes-allegations-sonos-violated-google-patents;
  2. “TAKE FIVE” – the EUIPO Board of Appeal maintains that the slogan is not sufficiently distinctive for registration: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/take-five-euipo-board-of-appeal.html;
  3. Apple Patent Victories Upheld by Tribunal After Arthrex Remand: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/apple-patent-victories-upheld-by-tribunal-after-arthrex-remand;
  4. Enterprising Ideas, A Guide to Intellectual Property for Startups: https://www.wipo.int/publications/en/details.jsp?id=4545;
  5. Position mark consisting of grey tread and outer portion of a tyre devoid of distinctive character for tyres, says EUIPO Board of Appeal: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/position-mark-consisting-of-grey-tread.html;
  6. Pulp Fiction NFT: accordo tra Miramax e Tarantino: https://www.punto-informatico.it/pulp-fiction-nft-accordo-miramax-tarantino/;
  7. Intellectual Property Software Market is Expected to Reach US$ 14.9 Bn by 2032: https://techbullion.com/intellectual-property-software-market-is-expected-to-reach-us-14-9-bn-by-2032-fmi/
  8. Lakers' LeBron James, rapper Drake sued for $10M over rights to 'Black Ice' hockey documentary, per report: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/lakers-lebron-james-rapper-drake-sued-for-10m-over-rights-to-black-ice-hockey-documentary-per-report/;  
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05
09
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. 'Can't Be Evil' NFT license - A tentative NFT worldwide license standard
  1. The $250 Million Guelph Treasure Will Not Be Returned to the Heirs of Jewish Collectors, a U.S. Court Has Ruled
  1. NFTs as ‘property’ – in art and law
  • https://ial.uk.com/nfts-as-property-in-art-and-law/
  1. The Bridgerton – Gibson guitars
  1. No Metaverse Registration? No Problem, USPTO Shuts Down Gucci, Prada Squatters
  1. Are cats and tigers alike? EU General Court considers that there is a likelihood of confusion between ‘Tigercat’ and ‘Cat’
  1. Montenegro on its way to become 39th EPC Contracting State on 1 October 2022
  1. Barbara Kruger, Robert Storr, and the U.S. Copyright Office Have Filed Briefs in the Supreme Court’s Historic Andy Warhol Copyright Case
  1. Counterfeiting Complaints Drops in the Philippines
  1. Usain Bolt moves to trademark signature victory pose
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01
08
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Federal Circuit Delivers Amazon a Win, Vacating Jury Verdict that Echo Induced Infringement

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/07/30/federal-circuit-delivers-amazon-win-vacating-jury-verdict-echo-induced-infringement/id=150483/

 

  1. Hailey Bieber’s Rhode Lands Win in First Round of Lawsuit Over Brand Name

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hailey-biebers-rhode-wins-first-round-in-lawsuit-over-brand-name/

 

  1. Diritto d’autore e internet: il Tribunale di Milano inibisce il servizio di DNS di Cloudflare

https://sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/45-angolo-del-professionista/24647-diritto-d-autore-e-internet-il-tribunale-di-milano-inibisce-il-servizio-di-dns-di-cloudflare.html

 

  1. H&M is Being Sued Over “Misleading” Sustainability Marketing

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hm-is-being-sued-over-misleading-sustainability-marketing-product-scorecards/

 

  1. Mexico joins Beijing treaty on Audiovisual Performances

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/mexico-joins-beijing-treaty-audiovisual-performances-2022-07-26_en

 

  1. Report Reveals Danger of Proposed Price Fixing to U.S. Biopharma Innovation

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/07/31/report-reveals-danger-proposed-price-fixing-us-biopharma-innovation/id=150481/

 

  1. Second Circuit Says RISE Mark is on Weak End of Suggestive Spectrum, Reversing Preliminary Injunction Against Pepsi

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/07/26/second-circuit-says-rise-mark-weak-end-suggestive-spectrum-reversing-preliminary-injunction-pepsi/id=150398/

 

  1. What Does California’s New Plastic & Packaging Law Mean for Brands, Retailers?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-does-californias-new-plastic-packaging-law-mean-for-brands-retailers/

 

  1. Court Reviews “Novel” Issue of Social Media Account Ownership in Hayley Paige Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/court-reviews-novel-issue-of-social-media-account-ownership-in-hayley-paige-lawsuit/

 

  1. F.T.C. Sues to Block Meta’s Virtual Reality Deal as It Confronts Big Tech

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/27/technology/meta-facebook-vr-ftc.html

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25
07
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Feta cheese case – Manolo Blahnik: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/feta-cheese-case-manolo-blahnik-2022-07-22_en;
  2. As COVID Patent War Rages On, Pharma Group Seeks Fairer Future Access: https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-07-19/as-covid-patent-war-rages-on-pharma-group-seeks-fairer-future-access;
  3. PepsiCo Beats ‘MTN Dew Rise’ Trademark Ban at Second Circuit: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/pepsico-beats-injunction-over-rise-branded-drinks-on-appeal;
  4. WIPO Member States Approve Diplomatic Conferences for Two Proposed Accords: http://www.ag-ip-news.com/news.aspx?id=69258&lang=en;
  5. EPO: "EPO practice confirmed on adaptation of description": https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/07/epo-epo-practice-confirmed-on.html;
  6. EPO introduces systematic top-up search for earlier national rights: https://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220725.html;
  7. Privacy: sanzionata Intesa Sanpaolo per comunicazione di dati personali a terzi non autorizzati: https://www.altalex.com/documents/2022/07/22/privacy-sanzionata-intesa-sanpaolo-comunicazione-dati-personali-terzi-non-autorizzati;
  8. Changes to Singapore patent practice with effect from 26 May 2022: https://ficpi.org/ip-news/changes-singapore-patent-practice-effect-26-may-2022;
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18
07
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. What is an NFT? A comment to the EUIPO Guidance on NFTs

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/07/guest-post-what-is-nft-comment-to-euipo.html

 

  1. Is it bad faith to “pay homage” to a fashion brand of the past? Not necessarily, says the EU General Court

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/07/is-it-bad-faith-to-pay-homage-to.html

 

  1. EUIPO sets out guidelines for trade marks relating to virtual goods and NFTs

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/07/euipo-sets-out-guidelines-for-trade.html

 

  1. Unconventional Fashion Trademarks Remain (Very) Difficult to Register in the EU

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/unconventional-fashion-trademarks-remain-very-difficult-to-register-in-the-eu/

 

  1. Models Settle Claims Against Condé Nast in Lawsuit Over Runway Photos

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/models-drop-claims-against-conde-nast-in-lawsuit-over-runway-photos/

 

  1. The Case for Patenting AI: U.S. Patent Laws Better Get Smart or Get Left Behind

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/07/14/case-patenting-ai-u-s-patent-laws-better-get-smart-get-left-behind/id=150204/

 

  1. Canadian Federal Court Sets a New Subject-Matter Eligibility Test for Computer-Implemented Inventions

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/07/15/canadian-federal-court-sets-new-subject-matter-eligibility-test-computer-implemented-inventions/id=150229/

 

  1. Peru to deposit its accession to 5 WIPO treaties

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/peru-deposit-its-accession-5-wipo-treaties-2022-07-18_en

 

  1. Levi’s Points to “Trademark Family” in New Lawsuit Over “Green Tab” Denim Brand

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/levis-points-to-trademark-family-in-new-lawsuit-over-green-tab-denim-brand/

 

  1. Copyright office recommends no new copyright protections for news publishers in the United States

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9ae27311-129a-4135-acd0-3bfcbc3b594c

 

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14
07
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. EUIPO Fifth Board of Appeal considers Absolut’s vodka bottle distinctive enough to be a trade mark

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/07/euipo-fifth-board-of-appeal-considers.html

 

  1. Unconventional fashion trademarks: how easy is it to register them? [Spoiler: not so much]

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/07/unconventional-fashion-trade-marks-how.html

 

  1. BAYC sues Ryder Ripps over unauthorized minting of NFTs

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/guest-post-bayc-sues-ryder-ripps-over.html

 

  1. Could ‘COVIDIOT’ be a trademark in the EU?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/could-covidiot-be-trade-mark-in-eu.html

 

  1. The Artificial intelligence is not breaking patent law: EPO publishes DABUS decision

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/07/artificial-intelligence-is-not-breaking.html

 

  1. EU General Court dismisses Apple’s appeal against revocation of ‘THINK DIFFERENT’ EU trademark https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/eu-general-court-dismisses-apples.html

 

  1. How Wimbledon Tennis Trademarked its Signature Colors

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/07/10/wimbledon-tennis-trademarked-signature-colors/id=150076/

 

  1. INTA Asks Second Circuit to Limit Rogers’ Definition of ‘Expressive Work’ to Prevent Application of Test on Ordinary Consumer Products

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/06/30/inta-asks-second-circuit-limit-rogers-definition-expressive-work-prevent-application-test-ordinary-consumer-products/id=149930/

 

  1. Coca-Cola Win Reversed at CAFC in Case Over Indian Soda Trademarks

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/06/29/coca-cola-win-reversed-cafc-case-indian-soda-trademarks/id=149907/

 

  1. Amazon Brand Protection Report Details Major Anticounterfeiting Investments But Small Businesses Want Stronger Policing Against Knock-Offs

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/06/28/amazon-brand-protection-report-details-major-anticounterfeiting-investments-small-businesses-want-stronger-policing-knock-offs/id=149837/

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04
07
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

1. UK Government will introduce a new text and data mining copyright exception in response to AI and IP consultation

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/uk-government-will-introduce-new-text.html

2. NUXE vs Hanuxe. Tequila Revolución vs Revolution Vodka

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/nuxe-vs-hanuxe-tequila-revolucion-vs-revolution-vodka-2022-06-30_en

3. Tesla filed a trademark lawsuit against similar trade signs in China

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/07/01/tesla-filed-a-trademark-lawsuit-against-similar-trade-signs-in-china/

4. Еlectronic cigarette liquids oils are not similar to donuts – DONUT KING lost a dispute in the UK

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/06/27/%d0%b5lectronic-cigarette-liquids-oils-are-not-similar-to-donuts-donut-king-lost-a-dispute-in-the-uk/

5. Can love to be a trademark?

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/07/04/can-love-to-be-a-trademark/

6. Bayer withdraws second PI in Nexavar battle against generic drug manufacturers

https://www.juve-patent.com/news-and-stories/cases/bayer-withdraws-second-pi-in-nexavar-battle-against-generic-drug-manufacturers/

7. SCOTUS Kicks Patent Eligibility Cases to the Curb in Last Move of the Term

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/06/30/scotus-kicks-patent-eligibility-cases-curb-last-move-term/id=149928/

8. Il marchio “Diego Maradona” conteso sul filo del rasoio delle trascrizioni

https://brevettinews.it/marchi-design/il-marchio-diego-maradona-conteso-sul-filo-del-rasoio-delle-trascrizioni/

9. Informativa privacy poco chiara: maxi sanzione a Uber

https://brevettinews.it/privacy-e-tutela/informativa-privacy-poco-chiara-maxi-sanzione-a-uber/

10. Kim Kardashian Hit With Trademark Lawsuit Over SKKN By Similarly-Named Co.

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/kim-kardashian-hit-with-trademark-lawsuit-over-skkn-by-similarly-named-co/

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28
06
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The missing link: How blockchain technology can help protect IP owners and consumers
  1. A Photographer Is Suing Tattoo Artist Kat Von D After She Inked His Portrait of Miles Davis on a Friend’s Body
  1. Brief Analysis on Revision of PRC Anti-Monopoly Law and its Implication
  1. BAYC sues Ryder Ripps over unauthorized minting of NFTs
  1. Court Says Reseller Must Produce Additional Info in Lawsuit Waged by Chanel
  1. Google: Garante privacy stop all’uso degli Analytics. Dati trasferiti negli Usa senza adeguate garanzie
  1. Data breach: the Italian SA fines INAIL EUR 50,000
  1. Su-suit-io: Alamo experts sue authors of a book suggesting they sold phoney artefacts from the battle to British pop star Phil Collins
  1. This Week in Washington IP: Potential Impacts of the Copyright Claims Board, Developments in AI Tech and the USPTO’s Inaugural AI/ET Partnership Meeting
  1. SUPERMAN vs SB SUPER BERNARD – SWATCH vs SAMSUNG

 

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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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