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NEWS

08
07
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Tribunale dei brevetti a Milano: un terzo delle domande Ue sono lombarde. «Obiettivo attrarre intelligenze ed esperti»

https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/24_luglio_02/tribunale-dei-brevetti-a-milano-un-terzo-delle-domande-ue-sono-lombarde-obiettivo-attrarre-intelligenze-ed-esperti-2e9fec51-c843-4d68-8407-0a409f375xlk.shtml

  1. Memelords unite! Eighth Circuit rejects fair use of meme in Griner v. King

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/memelords-unite-eighth-circuit-rejects.html

  1. The misadventures of Tintin in the land of parody and freedom of artistic expression

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/the-misadventures-of-tintin-in-land-of.html

  1. Small cars, big trouble reloaded

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/07/small-cars-big-trouble-reloaded.html

  1. How to Really Improve the U.S. Patent System: Support USPTO Employees

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/07/07/really-improve-us-patent-system-support-uspto-employees/id=178594/

  1. Adobe Gets E-Signature Patent Claims Erased as Ineligible at CAFC

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/07/03/adobe-gets-e-signature-patent-claims-erased-ineligible-cafc/id=178578/

  1. The Sound of Litigation: Major Labels Take on AI Music Generators

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/07/03/sound-litigation-major-labels-take-ai-music-generators/id=178539/

  1. WIPO Report: Global Intangible Assets Reach Nearly $7 Trillion in 2023 Investment Surge

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/07/02/wipo-global-intangible-assets-reach-nearly-7-trillion-2023-investment-surge/id=178501/

  1. EPR for Textiles: What is on the Horizon in the UK & EU

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/epr-for-textiles-what-is-on-the-horizon-in-the-uk-eu/

  1. Judge Garnett “Rolls” Through and Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Sales of Accused Foam Roller Products

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/judge-garnett-rolls-through-and-grants-2440805/

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24
06
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. 2004, 2007, 2014, 2024 – Four lives for the Crocs design?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/06/guest-post-2004-2007-2014-2024-four.html

 

  1. Time's Up! Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy and the Discovery Rule Saga

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/06/times-up-warner-chappell-music-inc-v.html

 

  1. Fresco removal might amount to moral rights infringement
    https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/06/fresco-removal-might-amount-to-moral.html

 

  1. Who is the queen of fruits?
    https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/06/who-is-queen-of-fruits.html

 

  1. Patents in China: Developments in 2024 and What’s to Come

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/06/19/patents-china-developments-2024-whats-come/id=178041/

 

  1. Biggest AI Developments of 2024 So Far and What’s Ahead

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/06/19/biggest-ai-developments-2024-far-whats-ahead/id=177950/  

 

  1. Valentino, Mario Valentino Settle U.S. Fight Over the Valentino Trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/valentino-mario-valentino-settle-u-s-fight-over-the-valentino-trademark/

 

  1. Nike Loses Latest Round in EU Fight Over FOOTWARE Trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-loses-latest-round-in-eu-fight-over-footware-trademark/

 

  1. TOMS Targets “Unauthorized” Resellers in New Trademark Battle 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/toms-targets-internet-resellers-in-new-trademark-battle/  

 

  1. Retail Woes: A Fashion & Retail Bankruptcy Tracker
    https://www.thefashionlaw.com/retail-woes-a-bankruptcy-timeline/
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18
06
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. From conceptual art to AI: On the Druet/Cattelan dispute and authorship of works made by someone other than the “author”
  1. Dior Handbags Unit Under Fire Amid Allegations of Labor Exploitation

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/dior-handbags-unit-under-fire-amid-allegations-of-labor-exploitation/

  1. Xiaomi’s voice-activation command prompt awarded protection in precedent-setting trademark dispute
  • https://www.iam-media.com/index.php/article/xiaomis-voice-activation-command-prompt-awarded-protection-in-precedent-setting-trademark-dispute
  1. Brazil grants Scotch whisky GI
  1. Council Agrees on New Anti-Greenwashing Rules for Companies in the EU
  1. SCOTUS Reverses CAFC’s ‘TRUMP TOO SMALL’ Ruling: Names Clause is Constitutional
  1. Microsoft Reaches Deal With Patent Biz After $242M Verdict
  1. Who is the queen of fruits?
  1. Foul play: millions of Europeans watch sporting events illegally and buy fake sports equipment costing manufacturers €850 million
  1. A Look at Key USPTO Director Review Decisions and their Significance
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10
06
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Is Balsamic Vinegar for all? Yes, says Italian Supreme Court

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/06/is-balsamic-vinegar-for-all-yes-says.html

  1. Will functional antibody inventions find new life in the US with mean-plus-function claims? (Ex parte Chamberlain, Appeal No. 2022-001944)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/06/will-us-functional-antibody-inventions.html

  1. Adidas v. Thom Browne: A Timeline of a Case Over Stripes, Sportswear

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/adidas-v-thom-browne-a-timeline-of-a-trademark-case-over-stripes-sportswear/

  1. Publishing Companies Say Google is Liable for Promoting Pirated Textbooks

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/06/06/publishing-companies-say-google-liable-promoting-pirated-textbooks/id=177551/

  1. Bejewelled Eagle Head not a 3D trade mark, says EUIPO

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/06/bejewelled-eagle-head-not-3d-trade-mark.html

  1. Big Mac v Supermac’s: McDonald’s loses EU trademark fight

https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/jun/05/big-mac-supermacs-mcdonalds-loses-eu-trademark-fight

  1. Samsung, Touchscreen Patent Owner Trade Blows in Validity Appeal

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/samsung-touchscreen-patent-owner-trade-blows-in-validity-appeal

  1. Sony Wipes Out Image-Display Patent After Federal Circuit Remand

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/

  1. “Happy First Birthday, Unitary Patent System!"

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/happy-first-birthday-unitary-patent-system-2024-06-03_en

  1. The Biotechnology Revolution: The Impact of the New WIPO Treaty on Genetic Resources

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/06/07/biotechnology-revolution-impact-new-wipo-treaty/id=177647/

 

 

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27
05
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. From Resale to Rentals: The Rise of Recommerce

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-resale-to-rentals-the-rise-of-recommerce/

  1. Louboutin Settles Trademark Lawsuit Over “Infringing” Shoes, Sneakers

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/louboutin-settles-trademark-lawsuit-over-copycat-shoes-sneakers/

  1. Federal Circuit Says Minority Ownership Interest Isn’t Enough for Standing to Seek Trademark Cancellation

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/05/24/federal-circuit-says-minority-ownership-interest-isnt-enough-standing-seek-trademark-cancellation/id=176887/

  1. Israeli Patent Attorneys Urge Vidal to Reassign Reddit Examiner’s Application

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/05/22/israeli-patent-attorneys-urge-vidal-reassign-reddit-examiners-application/id=176817/

  1. Tillis Tells Judiciary Committee That Hyper-Focus on Patents Has Led to Lack of Progress on Drug Pricing

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/05/21/tillis-tells-judiciary-committee-that-hyper-focus-on-patents-has-led-to-lack-of-progress-on-drug-pricing/id=176776/

  1. OpenAI, Microsoft defeat US consumer-privacy lawsuit for now

https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/openai-microsoft-defeat-us-consumer-privacy-lawsuit-now-2024-05-24/

  1. Warner Bros sued by voice of 'Harry Potter' Sorting Hat toy over copyrights

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/warner-bros-sued-by-voice-harry-potter-sorting-hat-toy-over-copyrights-2024-05-23/

  1. Christian Louboutin settles red sole lawsuit; Dolce & Gabbana sued over NFT project; MTN brand value declines – news digest

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/christian-louboutin-settles-red-sole-lawsuit-dolce-gabbana-sued-over-nft-project-mtn-brand-value-declines-news-digest

  1. Danger Ahead? Graham and KSR Now Apply to Design Patents

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/danger-ahead-graham-and-ksr-now-apply-5303847/

  1. Micron Owes Netlist $445 Million in Texas Memory Patent Suit

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/micron-owes-netlist-445-million-in-texas-memory-patent-suit

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08
05
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Louis Vuitton Prevails in Pooey Puitton Trademark Case in France
  1. Should the EU unify copyright laws?
  1. Four Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Use Trade Secrets 
  1. Looks are not everything… even in design matters. 
  1. AI Is Gathering a Growing Amount of Training Data Inside Virtual Worlds
  1. WIPO Report Highlights Importance of Patenting to Improve Tech Capabilities
  1. EU General Court rules on Coinbase trade mark dispute - Apple removes Game Boy emulator app over copyright concerns
  1. ICLE/ITIF Amicus Brief Urges Court to Set Aside FCC’s Digital-Discrimination Rules
  1. EPO promotes patent validation system in Central America and the Caribbean
  1. Burberry Beats Out Copycat Brand in Chinese Trademark Case
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29
04
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Simple combination of clothing styles does not confer originality

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/04/simple-combination-of-clothing-styles.html

  1. World IP Day 2024: A Global Celebration of IP, Innovation and Creativity!

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/04/world-ip-day-2024-global-celebration-of.html

  1. Italian Supreme Court finds plant breeder's contractual terms were contrary to public interest

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/04/guest-post-italian-supreme-court-finds.html

  1. Hermès Case in Japan Sheds Light on the High Bar for Color Trademarks

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-hermes-case-in-japan-sheds-light-on-the-high-bar-for-color-trademarks/

  1. Regulating Artificial Intelligence: A Running Tracker of AI Legislation

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/regulating-artificial-intelligence-a-running-tracker-of-ai-focused-legislation/

  1. The Rise of IP Lawsuits When Posting Images: How to Navigate and Avoid Copyright Infringement Issues

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/04/25/rise-ip-lawsuits-posting-images-navigate-avoid-copyright-infringement-issues/id=175810/#

  1. Pandabuy: police raid ‘20 football stadiums’ worth of alleged fake goods warehouses

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/26/pandabuy-police-raid-20-football-stadiums-worth-of-alleged-fake-goods-warehouses

  1. Pfizer Vs Moderna Battle Over COVID Vaccine Patents Begins in UK

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2024-04-23/pfizer-vs-moderna-battle-over-covid-vaccine-patents-begins-in-uk

  1. The case of Fruity Pebbles: 'Stone-age' use does not guarantee trademark protection in colors

https://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/case-fruity-pebbles-stone-age-use-does-not-guarantee-trademark-protection-colors-2024-04-26/

  1. Rising sustainability awareness drives interest in green EU trade mark applications

https://www.euipo.europa.eu/it/news/rising-sustainability-awareness-drives-interest-in-green-eu-trade-mark-applications

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15
04
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Ferragamo did not infringe Audrey Hepburn’s image/personality rights by stating that its shoes were originally designed for her

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/04/ferragamo-did-not-infringe-audrey.html

  1. Did Rihanna reveal enough?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/04/did-rihanna-reveal-enough.html

  1. Lidl v. Tesco: Supermarket Wars in Court

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/04/12/lidl-v-tesco-supermarket-wars-court/id=175272/

  1. USPTO AI Guidance Highlights Risks for Practitioners and Public

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/04/10/uspto-ai-guidance-highlights-risks-practitioners-public/id=175209/

  1. Jury sides with Urban Outfitters in Le Tote trade secrets

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/jury-sides-with-urban-outfitters-in-le-tote-trade-secret-case/

  1. CNIPA highlights critical aspects of trademark assignment in published guidelines

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/cnipa-highlights-critical-aspects-of-trademark-assignment-in-published-guidelines

  1. KISS sells its music catalogue and IP rights - CJEU rules against Italian legislation excluding independent copyright collective management societies

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/kiss-sells-its-music-catalogue-and-ip-rights-cjeu-rules-against-italian-legislation-excluding-2024-04-12_en

  1. Reduced Fees for European Patent Applications for Small and Medium-Sized Entities

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/reduced-fees-european-patent-applications-small-and-medium-sized-entities-2024-04-11_en

  1. Hermès successfully invalidates Birkin lookalike design

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/hermes-successfully-invalidates-birkin-lookalike-design

  1. EU trademarks and reputation attaching to formerly well-known marks - how far does protection extend?

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/eu-trademarks-and-reputation-attaching-formerly-well-known-marks-how-far-does-protection-exten

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02
04
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Can a geometric sign on eyewear be distinctive? No, says EUIPO

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/04/can-geometric-sign-on-eyewear-be.html

 

  1. Veuve Clicquot colour trade mark about to be cancelled?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/04/veuve-clicquot-colour-trade-mark-about.html

 

  1. E&W Court of Appeal upholds TM/passing-off judgment in Lidl v Tesco

    https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/03/e-court-of-appeal-upholds-tmpassing-off.html

 

  1. No Presents for Gift Card Patent Owner from Federal Circuit
    https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/04/01/no-presents-gift-card-patent-owner-federal-circuit/id=174823/

 

  1. Patent Suit Over Gemstone Authentication Blockchain Fizzles Out at CAFC Under Section 101

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/03/29/patent-suit-gemstone-authentication-blockchain-fizzles-cafc-section-101/id=174739/

 

  1. Understanding the 2024 Amendment to India’s Patents Rules in Light of U.S. Patent Rules
    https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/03/28/understanding-2024-amendment-indias-patents-rules-light-u-s-patent-rules/id=174638/

 

  1. Nike Beats Lawsuit Accusing it of “Greenwashing” its Wares

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-beats-lawsuit-accusing-it-of-greenwashing-its-wares/

 

  1. An Ongoing Case Asks Whether adidas Failed to Disclose Yeezy-Related Risk

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/an-ongoing-case-asks-whether-adidas-failed-to-disclose-yeezy-related-risks/

 

  1. Why It’s Hard for Brands to Stay True to Their Activist Roots Post-Buyout

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/why-its-hard-for-activist-brands-to-stay-true-to-their-roots-post-buyout/

 

  1. BAPE Claims “Naked Licenses” Cost Nike its Air Force 1, Jordan Marks
    https://www.thefashionlaw.com/bape-claims-naked-licenses-cost-nike-its-air-force-1-trademarks/
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18
03
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Nike, Jacquemus and the Trademark, “it” Bag Equation

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-jacquemus-and-the-trademark-it-bag-equation/

  1. Parliament Backs Anti-Greenwashing Legislation in the EU

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/parliament-backs-anti-greenwashing-legislation-in-the-eu/

  1. EU Votes on Extended Producer Responsibility for Fashion Waste

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/eu-aims-to-address-fashion-waste-with-extended-producer-responsibility-scheme/

  1. Complexities of audiovisual copyright claims in Nigeria: Ini Edo and Chinenye Nworah’s dispute over Shanty Town (Neflix)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/03/guest-post-complexities-of-audiovisual.html

  1. Weekend read: The (many) copyright questions in Kate Middleton’s Mother’s Day manipulated image

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/03/weekend-reading-many-copyright.html

  1. European Parliament Approves Regulation on Geographical Indications for Wines, Spirit Drinks and Agricultural Products

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/european-parliament-approves-regulation-geographical-indications-wines-spirit-drinks-and-2024-03-13_en

  1. Amid Approval of EU AI Act, Creators Demand Stronger Protections for Rightsholders

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/03/17/eu-ai-act-creators-demand-stronger-protection-rightsholders/id=174378/

  1. “badgalriri” Renders Puma’s Design Patent Invalid

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/badgalriri-renders-puma-s-design-patent-2243783/

  1. Latest in New Zealand divorced couple copyright case: Artist gets exclusive rights

https://asiaiplaw.com/article/latest-in-new-zealand-divorced-couple-copyright-case-artist-gets-exclusive-rights

  1. Weak copyright compliance hounds India’s music publishing industry, according to report

https://asiaiplaw.com/section/cover-story/weak-copyright-compliance-hounds-indias-music-publishing-industry-according-to-report

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04
03
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. UKIPO teams up with influencers on new anti-counterfeiting campaign

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/ukipo-teams-influencers-new-anti-counterfeiting-campaign

  1. European Parliament approves Regulation on Geographical Indications for wines, spirit drinks and agricultural products

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/02/european-parliament-approves-regulation.html

For the text of the Regulation: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/agri/lcag/2023/12-04/AGRI_LA(2023)012101_EN.pdf

  1. GC rules on bad faith and abuse of right in trade marks filing

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/02/gc-rules-on-bad-faith-and-abuse-of.html

  1. US PTO Releases Guidelines on AI Assisted Inventions

http://www.ip.finance/

  1. Brazilian Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Allow AI as Inventor

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/02/29/brazilian-lawmaker-introduces-bill-allow-ai-inventor/id=173809/  

  1. EU General Court Upholds L’Oréal’s trade mark - EPO Extend Definition of "Substance or Composition" in Medical Use Claims

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/eu-general-court-upholds-loreals-trade-mark-epo-extend-definition-substance-or-composition-medical-2024-03-01_en

  1. Louis Vuitton Malletier loses trademark dispute over ‘LV’ monogram

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/louis-vuitton-malletier-loses-trademark-dispute-over-lv-monogram

  1. Court Enforces Arbitration Award in Valentino Case Against Former Supplier

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/court-enforces-arbitration-award-in-valentino-case-against-former-supplier/

  1. Why brand owners should have an eye on Latin America

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/why-brand-owners-should-have-eye-latin-america

  1. What Can You Do if You Buy Stolen or Forged Art and Antiquities?

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/02/26/can-buy-stolen-forged-art-antiquities/id=173623/

 

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19
02
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Cloudflare liable for copyright infringement by providing CDN services but not for DNS resolver services

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/02/cloudflare-liable-for-copyright.html

  1. Inventorship guidance for AI-assisted inventions published by the USPTO

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/02/inventorship-guidance-for-ai-assisted.html

  1. Marc Jacobs Urges Court to Dismiss TOTE BAG Trademark Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/marc-jacobs-urges-court-to-dismiss-tote-bag-trademark-lawsuit/

  1. Nike fails to beat opposition to FOOTWARE trademark registration

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-fails-to-beat-opposition-to-footware-trademark-registration/

  1. From Gigi Hadid to Goop: A Running List of Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuits

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

  1. Mango Prevails: Court Supports NFT Art Exhibition in Metaverse - General Court Upholds Yannick Noah's TM Against Non-Use Cancellation Action

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/mango-prevails-court-supports-nft-art-exhibition-metaverse-general-court-upholds-yannick-noahs-tm-2024-02-15_en

  1. Kat von D in copyright clash over a Miles Davis tattoo

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/kat-von-d-in-copyright-clash-over-a-miles-davis-tattoo/

  1. UK Government prevails in trademark dispute against Windrush Foundation

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/uk-government-prevails-in-trademark-dispute-against-windrush-foundation/

  1. Meta’s Escape of Search Patent Lawsuit Undone by Federal Circuit

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/metas-escape-of-search-patent-lawsuit-undone-by-federal-circuit

  1. Since 2020, Patent Errors Have Decreased by 11.24%

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/02/16/since-2020-patent-errors-decreased-11-24/id=173460/

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05
02
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Four rings on a car grille infringe Audi’s trade mark

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/02/four-rings-on-car-grille-infringe-audis.html ù

  1. Is Mickey Mouse in the Public Domain?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/is-mickey-mouse-in-public-domain.html

  1. To be protected a t-shirt design must be original and/or have individual character, recalls French Court

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/to-be-protected-t-shirt-design-must-be.html

  1. Stanley Cup-Maker Named in False Advertising, Fraud Lawsuit Over Lead

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/stanley-cup-maker-named-in-false-advertising-fraud-lawsuit-over-lead/

  1. Chanel vs. What Goes Around Comes around: Timeline of a Resale Case

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/chanel-v-what-goes-around-comes-around-timeline-of-a-resale-lawsuit/

  1. Milan: Where Life Sciences Patents Are Now in Fashion

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/milan-where-life-sciences-patents-are-5655090/

  1. Gaming Showdown: Pokémon vs. Palworld - EU General Court Upholds Protection of the LEGO Brick's Design

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/gaming-showdown-pokemon-vs-palworld-eu-general-court-upholds-protection-lego-bricks-design-2024-02-02_en

  1. Cosmetici, in Europa la contraffazione brucia 3 miliardi di euro di vendite all’anno

https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/cosmetici-europa-contraffazione-brucia-3-miliardi-euro-vendite-all-anno-AFEl2RWC

  1. Amazon: indagini Europa e USA per pratiche monopolistiche

https://www.diritto.it/amazon-indagini-antitrust-in-europa-e-usa/

  1. When life gives you lemons, make cloudy lemon cider! The E&W High Court hands down judgment in Thatchers v Aldi trademark case

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/when-life-gives-you-lemons-make-cloudy.html

 

 

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29
01
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Position Trademarks: Protecting Distinctive Designs in a Visual World

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/position-trademarks-protecting-distinctive-designs-in-a-visual-world/

  1. Levi’s is Suing Quiet Luxury Leader Brunello Cucinelli Over “Infringing” Tabs

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/levis-is-suing-quiet-luxury-leader-brunello-cucinelli-over-infringing-tabs/

  1. Chanel v. WGACA: A Case About Trademarks But Also Who Can Sell Chanel

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/chanel-v-wgaca-a-case-about-trademarks-but-also-who-can-sell-chanel/

  1. Delhi High Court stops trademark infringement of PUMA

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/delhi-high-court-stops-trademark-infringement-of-puma/

  1. The Cambridge name battle: David v. Goliath

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/the-cambridge-name-battle-david-v-goliath/

  1. Another “brick” in Lego’s modular systems design protection

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/another-brick-in-legos-modular-systems.html

  1. EU Court of Justice clarifies scope of TM referential use exception in ZARA case (C-361/22)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/eu-court-of-justice-clarifies-scope-of.html

  1. Samsung Must Pay $67 Million For Infringing 5G Smartphone Tech

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/samsung-must-pay-67-million-for-infringing-5g-smartphone-tech?context=search&index=3

  1. New Infographic & Animated Clip on Brand Monitoring

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/new-infographic-animated-clip-brand-monitoring-2024-01-23_en

  1. To improve IP regime, Pakistan needs robust infrastructure, competent manpower

https://asiaiplaw.com/article/to-improve-ip-regime-pakistan-needs-robust-infrastructure-competent-manpower

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01
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Nike, BAPE Continue to Clash Over Sneaker Trade Dress

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-bape-continue-to-clash-over-sneaker-trade-dress/

 

  1. Uniqlo is Suing Shein in Japan Over “Copycat” Bag Design

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/uniqlo-is-suing-shein-in-japan-over-copycat-bag-design/

 

  1. What Can Be Learned from Australia’s Plans to Regulate “High-Risk” AI?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-can-be-learned-from-australias-plans-to-regulate-high-risk-ai/

 

  1. EU Regulation on geographical indication protection for craft and industrial products: Italy takes first step

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/eu-regulation-on-geographical.html

 

  1. When is a derivative work original and thus protectable by copyright? Classicist’s critical edition makes its way to Luxembourg in fresh Romanian CJEU referral

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/when-is-derivative-work-original-and.html

 

  1. Patent Litigation Funding and Insurance: What to Know and How to Succeed

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/01/18/patent-litigation-funding-insurance-know-succeed/id=172084/   

 

  1. Copyright Office Issues Final Rule on Several Aspects of Smaller Claim CCB Proceeding

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/01/17/copyright-office-issues-final-rule-several-aspects-smaller-claim-ccb-proceeding/id=172117/

 

  1. Apple to Sell Some Watches Without Blood Oxygen Feature After US Court Ruling

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2024-01-17/court-bars-us-apple-watch-imports-during-appeal-over-ban

 

  1. ChatGPT-Maker Braces for Fight With New York Times and Authors on 'Fair Use' of Copyrighted Works

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2024-01-09/chatgpt-maker-braces-for-fight-with-new-york-times-and-authors-on-fair-use-of-copyrighted-works

 

  1. Google Faces $1.67 Billion Damages Demand at AI-Related Patent Trial

    https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2024-01-09/google-faces-multibillion-dollar-us-patent-trial-over-ai- technology
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15
01
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Estèe Lauder Beats BIPA Lawsuit Over Virtual Try-On Tools

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/estee-lauder-beats-bipa-lawsuit-over-virtual-try-on-tools/

  1. Masimo tells CAFC that CBP Ruling for Apple Removes Danger of Irreparable Harm

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/01/16/masimo-tells-cafc-cbp-ruling-apple-removes-danger-irreparable-harm/id=172074/   

  1. A butterfly is not conceptually similar to a bird, says EUIPO

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/a-butterfly-is-not-conceptually-similar.html

  1. Key takeaways from IPOS trademark case involving Monster Energy Company, YG Entertainment

https://asiaiplaw.com/section/cover-story/key-takeaways-from-ipos-trademark-case-involving-monster-energy-company-yg-entertainment

  1. Historic Tours of America Says Turtle Bus Infringed Trademark

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/historic-tours-of-america-says-turtle-bus-infringed-trademark?context=search&index=46

  1. Google v. MakeMyTrip: does use of a trademark as a keyword constitute infringement?

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/google-v-makemytrip-does-use-of-a-trademark-as-a-keyword-constitute-infringement/

  1. Defending Against Employee Defection: The Intersectionality of Cybersecurity and Trade Secret Protections in the Digital Age

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/defending-against-employee-defection-1198658/

  1. What Price the “Holy Grail” of Shipwrecks?

https://ial.uk.com/what-price-holy-grail-shipwrecks/

  1. Retired Glasgow cop is unlikely album cover star

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-67917348

  1. ‘Frugal’ Princess Anne inspires latest Fendi menswear collection

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/jan/14/princess-anne-inspires-latest-fendi-menswear-collection  

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08
01
24

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The trade mark adventures of Lara Croft

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/the-trade-mark-adventures-of-lara-croft.html

  1. Can AI Prompts Be Patented? Don’t Be Too Quick to Dismiss this Question

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/01/02/can-ai-prompts-patented-dont-quick-dismiss-question/id=171338/

  1. New York Times Takes on OpenAI, Microsoft

https://ipwatchdog.com/2024/01/02/new-york-times-takes-openai-microsoft/id=171355/

  1. A Running List of U.S. Copyright Office Decisions on AI Artworks

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-running-list-of-u-s-copyright-office-decisions-on-ai-artworks-post/

  1. How Companies Use Trademarks to Influence Consumers & What They Buy

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/how-companies-use-trademarks-to-condition-consumers-what-they-buy/

  1. This Was the Year of Generative AI, What Expect in 2024

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/2023-was-the-year-of-generative-ai-what-expect-in-2024/

  1. Chanel v EasyCash: Distribution of sample cosmetics does not trigger trade mark exhaustion

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/12/chanel-v-easycash-distribution-of.html

  1. Recording a license agreement in the EU requires consent of the currently registered trade mark owner

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/12/recording-license-agreement-in-eu.html

  1. Prada’s Triangle pattern (mostly) not inherently distinctive to be a trade mark, says EUIPO Board of Appeal

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/pradas-triangle-pattern-mostly-not.html

  1. UPC Munich Local Division takes a novel approach to claim interpretation (SES vs Hanshow, UPC-CFI-292/2023)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2024/01/upc-munich-local-division-takes-novel.html

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06
12
23

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. A Class Action Lawsuit Brought by Artists Against A.I. Companies Adds New Plaintiffs
  1. India-Pakistan Basmati Dispute Dismissed by Delhi High Court
  1. A Lawsuit Aimed at Halting the Brauer Museum’s Controversial Deaccessioning Plan Is Dismissed
  1. 86 million fake items with a value of more than EUR 2 billion detained in the EU in 2022
  1. The Vespa appearance: Italian Supreme Court considers that its artistic value may preclude trade mark protection (due to substantial value absolute ground)
  1. U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Injunction for Vans in Case Against MSCHF
  1. Prosecco: a plant variety or geographical indication? Singapore Court says "both"!
  1. Pharmaceuticals Eagles Get Blindsided by New Brotherly Shove Trademarks
  1. Adidas v. Thom Browne: A Timeline of a Trademark Case Over Stripes, Sportswear
  1. Sequestro di circa 24 mila addobbi natalizi
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11
23

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The USPTO and the USCO Must Resolve Their Disparate Approaches to AI Inventorship and Copyrightability

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/11/12/uspto-usco-must-resolve-disparate-approaches-ai-inventorship-copyrightability/id=169540/

 

  1. The Goose, The Golden Eggs, and AI: An Executive’s Guide to Choosing When—and When Not—to Patent

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/11/10/goose-golden-eggs-ai-executives-guide-choosing-patent/id=169560/

 

  1. Brussels event announcement - Technological governance at the crossroads: The present and future of EU copyright law

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/11/brussels-event-announcement.html

 

  1. A plea for EU copyright unification coming from … the EUIPO?

    https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/11/a-plea-for-eu-copyright-unification.html

 

  1. Can authors waive their right of attribution?
    https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/11/can-authors-waive-their-right-of.html

 

  1. Vans, Walmart Settle Trademark Lawsuit Over “Infringing” Sneakers

    https://www.thefashionlaw.com/vans-walmart-settle-trademark-lawsuit-over-infringing-sneakers/

 

  1. What a Trademark Case Over “Eco” Water Means for Other Consumer Brands

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-a-trademark-case-over-eco-branded-water-means-for-other-consumer-brands/

 

  1. Nike Names New Balance, Skechers in Patent Lawsuits Over Flyknit Tech

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/nike-names-new-balance-skechers-in-new-flyknit-patent-lawsuits/

 

  1. Brands Face Issues as They Aim to Bank on the Big Business of Taylor Swift

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/brands-face-issues-as-they-look-to-bank-on-the-big-business-of-taylor-swift/

 

  1. The ‘Lead Compound’ Rule: Problems and More Problems

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/11/08/the-lead-compound-rule-problems-and-more-problems/id=169388/

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06
11
23

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Easy Life band change name after easyGroup trade mark infringement threat

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/11/easy-life-band-change-name-after.html

  1. Cheddar luck next time for Cyprus as it loses appeal against GRILLOUMI

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/10/cheddar-luck-next-time-for-cyprus-as-it.html

  1. G 2/21 does not permit armchair inventing (T 0258/21)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2023/10/g-221-does-not-permit-armchair.html

  1. HTC Hit With $9 Million Damages Award After Losing Out on FRAND Rates as an Unwilling Licensee

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/11/03/htc-hit-9-million-damages-award-losing-frand-rates-unwilling-licensee/id=169184/

  1. Patent Filings Roundup: Nokia Takes on Amazon, New Fintiv Denial, Semiconductor Settlement

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/11/03/patent-filings-roundup-nokia-takes-amazon-new-fintiv-denial-semiconductor-settlement/id=169157/

  1. Sonos v. Google: A Decision Based on Ignorance of Patent Law That Must Be Overturned

https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/11/02/sonos-v-google-decision-based-ignorance-patent-law-must-overturned/id=169114/

  1. Sony Says Beauty Brand is on the Hook for Influencer Ad Infringement

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/sony-claims-beauty-brand-is-on-the-hook-for-influencer-ad-infringement/

  1. Court Refuses to Dismiss Artist’s Copyright Claim Against Stability AI

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/court-refuses-to-dismiss-artists-copyright-claim-against-stability-ai/

  1. Mariah Carey sued for copyright infringement over All I Want for Christmas Is You

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/nov/02/mariah-carey-sued-for-copyright-infringement-over-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you

  1. Board Games’ Revival and Its Intellectual Property challenge (Pt. 1)

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/board-games-revival-and-its-intellectual-property-challenge-pt-1-2023-11-06_en

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