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12
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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05
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Sky loses opposition in ‘Skyliners’ TM case

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Can the Champagne PDO protection cover services?

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

  1. Ocado settles litigation with former employees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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28
06
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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15
06
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

 

  1. Starbucks Files Application Allowing for Stadium Naming Rights

 

  1. Friends Reunion: The One with the Copyright Battle

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Maxi sequestro merce contraffatta "Euro 2020"

 

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

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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31
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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18
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Adidas successful in phishing case involving branded face masks

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

  1. Australian Leather loses UGG trademark battle

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

 

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Into Trademark Infringement

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

  1. Gucci, Facebook file joint lawsuit against alleged counterfeiter

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

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14
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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05
05
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

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27
04
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Russian court rules on internet liability

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

  1. Marshmello  won a copyright lawsuit against DJ Arty

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

  1. Luxury brands team up on blockchain platform

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

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19
04
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Satan Shoes: Trademark Blasphemy or Free Speech? https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/13/satan-shoes-trademark-blasphemy-free-speech/id=132184/;
  2. Bad faith, intent of parodic use and trademarks - Swatch successfully appeals 'ONE MORE THING' opposition by Apple: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/04/bad-faith-intent-of-parodic-use-and.html;
  3. TikTok sued for trademark infringement over editing tool: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/tiktok-sued-for-trademark-infringement-over-editing-tool-21272;
  4. Vietnam’s Luc Ngan lychee gets GI certification in Japan: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/vietnams-luc-ngan-lychee-gets-gi-certification-in-japan;
  5. 2022 WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP): https://iptango.blogspot.com/2021/04/2022-wto-young-professionals-programme.html;
  6. IP suit against Qatar Airways takes flight in UK court: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/ip-suit-against-qatar-airways-takes-off-in-london-court-21270;
  7. Countries Like the Philippines are Unable to Utilize IP Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/18/countries-like-philippines-unable-utilize-ip-flexibilities-covid-19/id=132310/;
  8. Caterpillars in court as M&S sues Aldi over Colin cake ‘lookalike’: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/15/ms-takes-aldi-to-court-over-colin-the-caterpillar-look-alike-cake;
  9. Tesla, ex-engineer settle lawsuit over Autopilot source code: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/tesla-ex-engineer-settle-lawsuit-over-autopilot-source-code-2021-04-16/;
  10. How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries – and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers: https://theconversation.com/how-to-get-covid-19-vaccines-to-poor-countries-and-still-keep-patent-benefits-for-drugmakers-158384;
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08
04
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. License to Copy: Your Software Code Isn’t Safe After Google v. Oracle

 

  1. The World’s First NFT House Sold for $500k and Then Prompted Claims of Copyright “Fraud”

 

  1. Second Circuit Delivers Blow for Fair Use in Warhol’s Prince Photograph Case

 

  1. EPO launches new Online Filing 2.0 service

 

  1. New EPO And EUIPO Study Highlights Significantly Improved Economic Performance For SME Companies That Own IP Rights

 

  1. Sequestrati oltre 15 milioni di prodotti recanti la falsa indicazione “made in italy” per un valore di 25 milioni di euro

 

  1. Arte o plagio? Nuovamente condannata l’arte “appropriativa” di Koons

 

  1. Patents on Transactions Using Cryptocurrency: Square versus PayPal
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02
04
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

IP news – 02.04.2021

  1. "No company wants to be associated with human blood" – Nike’s Satan Shoes lawsuit for trademark infringement should come as no surprise

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/29/business/satan-shoes-nike-lil-nas-x/index.html

  1. From the Climate Crisis to China, What Companies Need to Focus on When it Comes to Brand Protection

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/from-the-climate-crisis-to-china-what-companies-need-to-focus-on-when-it-comes-to-brand-protection/

  1. From acclimate to “hack-climate”

https://rouse.com/insights/news/2021/from-acclimate-to-hack-climate

  1. As Leather Alternatives Find Fans in Fashion, Companies are Clamoring for Protection

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/as-mushroom-apple-based-textiles-find-fans-in-fashion-companies-are-clamoring-for-protection/

  1. How to win the fight against “legitimate” infringers in China?

https://rouse.com/insights/news/2021/how-to-win-the-fight-against-legitimate-infringers-in-china

  1. Coty v Amazon continues: latest decision highlights the right to inspection under German Trademark Law

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/coty-v-amazon-continues-latest-decision-highlights-the-right-inspection-under-german-trademark-law

  1. Alibaba releases 2020 IP protection statistics as engagement with anti-counterfeiting alliance grows

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/anti-counterfeiting/alibaba-releases-2020-ip-protection-statistics-engagement-anti-counterfeiting-alliance-grows

  1. Protection of Jewellery: A Combination of Trademark, Design and Copyright Law?

https://spicyip.com/2021/03/protection-of-jewellery-a-combination-of-trademark-design-and-copyright-law-part-ii.html

  1. An alternate dimension: Deepfakes

https://rouse.com/insights/news/2021/an-alternate-dimension-deepfakes

  1. Customs Union: First phase of new EU import control system – ICS2

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1134

 

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IP news – 22.03.2021

  1. Magnum Photos Is Threatening to Sue a Streetwear Company That Used Its Inflammatory Images of Historical Conflicts for a New Clothing Line
  • https://news.artnet.com/art-world/richardson-magnum-photos-1953356
  1. The rise of fake luxury goods and misuse of the "Corona" trademark
  1. Italy Can Evict Steve Bannon’s School for Far-Right ‘Gladiators’ From an 800-Year-Old Monastery, the Country’s Top Court Rules
  • https://news.artnet.com/art-world/italy-can-evict-steve-bannon-from-monastery-1952704
  1. Dior is Facing Pushback in Quest to Register the Design of its Saddle Bag as a Trademark
  1. EUIPO and Eurojust step up cooperation to tackle IP crime
  1. OECD-EUIPO report on sea transport
  • https://www.marques.org/blogs/class46/?XID=BHA4972
  1. Tiffany & Co. Says Costco Wants to “Relitigate” Punitive Damages, Jury Issues in Ongoing Case
  1. Tiger King’s Carole Baskins Faces New Trademark Infringement Battle
  • https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/tiger-kings-carole-baskins-faces-new-trademark-infringement-battle/
  1. Vodafone Spain fined over €8m for GDPR breaches
  1. Apple to pay $308m over digital rights management infringement

 

 

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  1. Virgin sues US rail company over alleged licensing breach
  2. British Advertising Watchdog is Cracking Down on Use of “Misleading” Instagram Filters
  3. USOPC sues Puma for trademark infringement
  4. Securing the secrets of sports data
  5. Nintendo’s Dog Simulator Infringes Speech Patent, New Suit Says
  6. Second medical use dosage regimen claim successfully traverses both insufficiency and "obvious-to-try" attacks (T 0799/16)
  7. Computer simulations may be patentable, EPO’s BoA says
See the full decision at:
  • https://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/99f4b971c9e3eb2fc125869400340179/$FILE/G_1_19_decision_of_the_Enlarged_Board_of_Appeal_of_10_March_2021_en.pdf
  1. Senators unveil bill to close 'patent gap' faced by women
  2. China must protect seed IP to spur investment, warns Sinochem
  3. Is Litigation Threatening to Burst the [Red]bubble? Courts Weigh in On IP Implications of Redbubble’s Unique Online Marketplace
    • https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/03/09/litigation-threatening-burst-redbubble-courts-weigh-ip-implications-redbubbles-unique-online-marketplace/id=130712/
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09
03
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. A clash between AB InBev and Constellation Brands over CORONA
  2. “This article was automatically written by Tencent Dreamwriter robot”
  3. Artificial inventors – the EPO President requested to comment on the Dabus case
  4. Chanel Named in New Lawsuit After Allegedly Copying Patent-Protected Paper Designs for Store Displays
  5. “Chiara Ferragni ha copiato i Moon Boot: dovrà risarcire il gruppo Tecnica”: la sentenza del Tribunale di Milano
  6. Hands off my database!
  7. Peak Design congratulates Amazon for copying its signature sling bag so well
  8. INTA files two amicus briefs in Orwell trademark cases
  9. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in bitter Archewell trademark dispute in Philippines
  10. Designer Hayley Paige Loses Instagram Account in JLM Legal Fight
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03
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Kat Von D Sued for Copyright Infringement over Miles Davis Tattoo: https://www.iprhelpdesk.eu/blog/ip-news-36;
  2. Intellectual property and COVID-19 medicines: why a WTO waiver may not be enough: https://theconversation.com/intellectual-property-and-covid-19-medicines-why-a-wto-waiver-may-not-be-enough-155920;
  3. Olympic Committee sues Puma over ‘war’ on TMs: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/olympic-committee-sues-puma-over-war-on-tms-21078;
  4. U.S. Copyright Office Issues New Final Rule on Group Registration for Albums: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/02/25/u-s-copyright-office-issues-new-final-rule-group-registration-albums/id=130321/;
  5. Taylor Swift countersues Evermore theme park over use of her music: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/feb/25/taylor-swift-countersues-evermore-theme-park-utah-over-use-of-her-music;
  6. Stephen King scores victory in ‘Dark Tower’ copyright case: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/stephen-king-scores-victory-in-dark-tower-copyright-case-21077;
  7. Patent term extension in China: https://ficpi.org/ip-news/patent-term-extension-china;
  8. IP waiver on Covid-19 vaccine, AI lacks ‘legal personality’ says USPTO to Court and more: https://www.bananaip.com/ip-news-center/ip-waiver-on-covid-19-vaccine-ai-lacks-legal-personality-says-uspto-to-court-and-more/;
  9. Supreme uses image of a revered Thai abbot in its latest collection without permission: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/supreme-uses-image-of-a-revered-thai-abbot-in-its-latest-collection-without-permission;
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