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NEWS

10
02
20

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Stronger protection for figleaf trade marks in Italy

 

  1. INTA CEO responds to fears over coronavirus impact on 2020 Annual Meeting

 

  1. AG’s preliminary findings point to no Brompton bike infringement

 

  1. Corona beer or Coronavirus? How a brand should handle potentially damaging mix-ups

For a different perspective on the matter:

 

  1. RETRO READ: How Difficult is it to Claim a Color as Your Trademark?

 

  1. Sussex Royal trademark challenged: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face legal battle after receiving threat of opposition

 

  1. Huawei sues Verizon over comms patent infringements

 

  1. Keep calm and shake mayonnaise

 

  1. H&M triumphs in Adidas stripe dispute after 23 years

 

  1. Operation “Dioniso” – huge wine operation for the Italian Guardia di Finanza
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03
02
20

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

1. San Francisco artist sues Disney for copying her ‘tremendously cool’ painted van in Pixar film

2. Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU – EUTMs and RCDs: updated information

 

3. Brand owners breathe a sky of relief following SkyKick judgment

 

4. Pharma patent agreements ‘contrary’ to EU competition law

 

5. Italian “Garante della Privacy” has imposed on Tim S.p.A. a fine of 27.802.946 euros

 

6. Following a Flurry of Trademark Squabbles, Helly Hansen and Off-White to Settle Stripes Suit

 

7. Massive spike in Super Bowl counterfeit seizures

 

8.  GuestPost: Natural persons have a monopoly on inventiveness - fact or legal fiction?

 

9. Tate Modern’s Angry Neighbors Are Not Giving Up Their Fight Against Museum Visitors Peeping Into Their Apartments

 

10. Italian Guardia di Finanza’s Lapis Operation

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27
01
20

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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22
01
20

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Google v. Oracle: An Expansive Fair Use Defense Deters Investment in Original Content
  1. Disney is hunting down the most popular Baby Yoda toys on Etsy
  1. Ariana Grande Hit with Copyright Suit Over ‘7 Rings’
  1. How to Help Data Scientists Overcome Their Patent Doubts
  1. Who Owns the Copyright in an AI Invention?
  1. A Tool That Removes Copyrighted Works Is Not a Substitute for Fair Use
  1. Keeping digitised works in the public domain: how the copyright directive makes it a reality
  1. Copying By Competitors Is Evidence Of Nonobviousness Of An Invention
  1. Google not liable over ‘hotlinked’ image, rules English court
  1. Taking the measure of the prior art (T 1943/15)
  • http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/01/taking-measure-of-prior-art-t-194315.html;
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16
01
20

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Harry and Meghan seek global trademark for 'Sussex Royal' brand:

 

  1. Microsoft Wins a Patent for an Environmentally Friendly Ocean Floor Artificial Reef Datacenter:

 

  1. Fitbit and Garmin are under federal investigation for alleged patent violations:

 

 

  1. Porsche's Latest Patent Is Unlike Anything Else:

 

  1. Fashion Nova Responds to Versace Lawsuit with 32 Defenses, 2 Counterclaims and a Vow to Fight:

 

  1. Supreme Claims its Alleged Infringement of Another Company's Copyright-Protected Camo Print is "Fair Use":

 

  1. Tiffany & Co. and Costco's 7-Year Long Fight Over "Counterfeit" Rings Is One to Watch in 2020:

 

  1. Miley Cyrus settles $300 million ‘We Can’t Stop’ copyright infringement lawsuit:

 

  1. Can a corporation “own” a color?:

 

  1. Sega – Registrato il trademark “Persona 5 Strikers”:

 

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30
12
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Paris Court of Appeal confirms that Koons’s 'Naked' sculpture infringes copyright in 'Enfants' photograph, rejecting freedom of the arts and parody defences
  1. The Family of Thomas Hart Benton Is Suing a Missouri Bank for Allegedly Losing Track of 100 of His Artworks
  1. New EUIPO report shows the value of licensing EUTMs for SMEs
  1. The Most Iconic (and Patented) Toys and Games of All Time
  1. Tesla Files Patent for Lasers on Vehicles
  1. Everybody was kung fu fighting: trade mark vs image rights - who will be the last one standing?
  1. What Makes a Fake a Fake? A Dive Into Rolex’s Definition of a “Counterfeit” Watch
  1. American Airlines takes Delta to court over TM
  1. Trademarks in space: how to future-proof off-world brands
  1. Fireworks for sale on social networks
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23
12
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. How to Deal with the Counterfeit-Goods Problem
  1. Russian Federation: FTO Assessments: What Rights Holders Need to Consider
  1. Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle,Liam Hemsworth Sued for Copyright Infringement,Diego Maradona Cries Foul Against Dolce and Gabbana and more
  1. Resale of E-Books Requires Copyright Authorization, Rules CJEU
  1. Diego Maradona gets £59k Dolce and Gabbana court settlement after suing them over model wearing shirt with his name on
  1. Italian Supreme Court Holds that Rights ‘On Patents’ and ‘To Patents’ are Different Legal Concepts
  1. How Vietnamese hackers are following China’s lead to steal intellectual property
  1. EPO refuses "AI inventor" applications in short order - AI Inventor team intend to appeal
  1. EU General Court considers sign referring to cannabis contrary to public policy
  1. How the UK leaving the EU will Affect EU Trademarks
  • https://www.lotempiolaw.com/2019/12/blog2/how-uk-leaving-the-eu-will-affect-eu-trademarks/
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16
12
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. A sign referring to marijuana may not, as the law currently stands, be registered as an EU trade mark

 

  1. Frozen 2 versus Christian Louboutin: could Anna’s red-soled shoes lead to a trademark dispute?

 

  1. UK General Election 2019 - possible copyright infringement, actually

 

  1. CJEU rules on genuine use of collective trade marks

 

  1. On Amazon, T-Shirts With Slogans Expose Frivolous-Trademark Feud

 

  1. Patagonia Jackets and Patagonia Beer: A Legal Fight Over a "Famous" Trademark

 

  1. Nike receives patent to tokenize shoes on Ethereum

 

  1. “Brands Can Do Better With a Conglomerate” Behind Them: A Look at the Consolidation of the Luxury Industry

 

  1. Le "6000 sardine" ora sono un marchio registrato in Ue

 

  1. Uber’s loss of its London license a reminder of the importance of brand reputation: data analysis
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03
12
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Copyright protection of fictional characters: is it possible? How far can it go?
  1. Companies Like Amazon Cannot Escape Trademark Infringement Liability Simply Because They're Not the Seller, Says CJEU Advisor
  1. Marc Jacobs Denies Infringement, argues that Nirvana Case is Barred by Courtney Love's Involvement
  1. The implementation in France of the EU Directive relating to trade marks
  1. ‘Day day up’ trade mark case and two English systems in China
  1. Facebook removes controversial Tory advert on copyright grounds
  1. AG Bobek suggests broadening possibility to submit new arguments and evidence before General Court in trade mark opposition proceedings
  1. Paris Court Grants Anti-Anti-Suit Injunction in IPCom v. Lenovo
  1. Clarivate acquires IP case law data company Darts-ip
  1. In UK, more than half of fake good purchases are deliberate
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26
11
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Versace is Suing Fashion Nova for "Brazenly" Copying its Designs, Infringing its Trademarks
  1. Glossier Filed 2 Trademark Applications This Spring That Say a Lot About Modern Branding
  1. Two Celebrity Stylists and a Project Runway Alum Are Facing Off Over the Name "The Kit" for Their Respective Brands
  1. Baby Yoda GIFs back online after copyright confusion
  1. China vows to lower threshold for IP infringement
  1. Japan Tobacco loses ‘House of Silk’ TM opposition at UKIPO
  1. Kylie Minogue decor brand loses copyright claim
  1. Polish Constitutional Tribunal rules that rightholders can claim damages amounting to twice a hypothetical licence fee in copyright infringement cases
  1. Hold Your Colour – Cancellation Action against Nivea Blue withdrawn after 11-Year Saga in Germany
  1. Common sense prevails in trade mark specification interpretation
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20
11
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The global digital enforcement of intellectual property

 

  1. Supreme is Being Sued for Allegedly Hijacking Another Brand's Camo Print

 

  1. Intellectual property and e-commerce: Alibaba’s perspective

 

  1. In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different: Chanel in trade mark dispute over GABRIELLE mark

 

  1.  Foreo Wins Counterfeit Case for Design Infringement in Shanghai

 

  1. Ferrero succeeds in enforcing its rights in the Tic Tac container before Italian court

 

  1. Marc Jacobs fails to dismiss Nirvana smiley face case

 

  1. “COPYRIGHT IS FOR LOSERS”; MA IL MARCHIO NO

 

  1. Halewood faces opposition from Vera Lynn over gin trademark

 

  1. Journalist group files trademark for “fake news” so Trump can’t use it
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12
11
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

1. An Italian Court Rules Once and for All to Allow Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ to Travel to the Louvre, Ending Years of Legal Wrangling

2. From Ikea Signage to "Product Bags," a Look at Off-White's Quest to Claim Rights in Quotation Marks

 

3. General Court: Board of Appeal incorrectly interpreted specification of earlier trademarks

 

4. EU-China agreement on geographical indications

 

5. Monopolizing and Monetizing a Color: What is the Value of Tiffany & Co.'s Trademark Blue Hue?

 

6. Instagram to Test Hiding "Likes" in the U.S. What Does that Mean for Influencers, Brands?

 

7. Sharon Stone is Suing Rapper Chanel West Coast Over "Sharon Stoned" Song and Video

 

8.  EUROPOL-EUIPO: strengthening cooperation in the fight against IP crime

 

9. EU – EP Paper: CJEU case law does not expressly exclude the possibility to allow a non -EU Member State to form part of the UPCA

 

10. Italian Guardia di Finanza seized 4.500 household and school goods.

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05
11
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The REAL Bentley! Luxury car giant is banned from using the name on clothes after losing trademark battle with a family firm in Manchester:

 

  1. Apple recently filed a new patent for an iPhone with a wraparound glass screen that forms 'a continuous loop':

 

  1. European patents help SMEs commercialise high-potential inventions, new study shows:

 

  1. Kim Kardashian is Suing an App Developer for $10 Million for Using Her Image in its Ad Campaign:

 

  1. Benelux Court of Justice rules on use of a well-known trade mark in a work of art:

 

  1. Efforts to Trademark Manuka Honey Lead to Diplomatic Dispute:

 

  1. Conor McGregor’s lawyers hit back over attempt to block trademark:

 

  1. Why Kylie Jenner's 'rise and shine' trademark try may not see the light of day:

 

  1. Kawhi Leonard Files Trademark Application for "What It Do Baby":

 

  1. LG Electronics sues Chinese TV maker Hisense over patent violation:

 

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29
10
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. WIPO celebrates 20 years of UDRP; votes against reform: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/wipo-celebrates-20-years-of-udrp-votes-against-reform-18821;
  2. Taylor Swift returns to US court after appeal over copyright lawsuit: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/29/taylor-swift-copyright-lawsuit-shake-it-off-players-gon-plat-3lw;
  3. Why Kylie Jenner's 'rise and shine' trademark try may not see the light of day: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-kylie-jenner-might-face-hurdles-with-rise-and-shine-trademark-filing-120039211.html;
  4. Record labels share fears over counterfeit vinyl - reports: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/record-labels-share-fears-over-counterfeit-vinyls-reports-18819;
  5. South Korean TMs involved in more than 1,000 infringement cases - KIPO: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/south-korean-tms-involved-in-more-than-1-000-infringement-cases-kipo-18818;
  6. Is China’s Invasive New Cybersecurity Law Another Backdoor to American Intellectual Property? https://www.theepochtimes.com/is-chinas-invasive-new-cybersecurity-law-another-backdoor-to-american-intellectual-property_3126335.html;
  7. INSIGHT: Intellectual Property Challenges During an AI Boom: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/insight-intellectual-property-challenges-during-an-ai-boom;
  8. Nike Files Fourth Lawsuit Against Skechers Alleging Knockoff Sneakers, Denies 'Bullying' Claim: https://www.newsweek.com/nike-files-fourth-lawsuit-against-skechers-alleging-knockoff-sneakers-denies-bullying-claim-1468264
  9. Record labels share fears over counterfeit vinyls – reports: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/record-labels-share-fears-over-counterfeit-vinyls-reports-18819;
  10. Fortnite Maker Epic Games Sues Alleged Online Counterfeiters: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/fortnite-maker-epic-games-sues-alleged-online-counterfeiters-1;
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22
10
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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15
10
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Adidas Prevails in Japanese Trademark Fight Over "adidog"
  1. Jennifer Lopez is Being Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Instagram Post of Herself
  1. Twitter removes Trump campaign video after Queen complain
  1. From Gigi Hadid and Nicki Minaj to Virgil Abloh and Marc Jacobs: A Running List of Paparazzi Copyright Suits
  1. The U.S. Trademark Office is Not Making it Easy for Off-White to Register its Red Zip Tie
  1. Chile vs Peru: the battle over ‘Pisco’ continues
  1. Google seeks non-infringement declaration over Android keyboard app
  1. Online bank sues Facebook’s Calibra over ‘identical’ logo
  1. One World Trade Center copyright claims are time-barred: judge
  1. When it's time to pay for copyright infringement: the new "fork in the road" under Colombian law
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08
10
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

1. “Manuka Madness” in China Leads to Billion Dollar Bi-National Trademark War

2. Meghan Markle Files Copyright, UK Data Protection Act Lawsuit Against Media Co. Over Publication of Letter

 

3. Michael Kors targets eBay user over counterfeit sales

 

4. Lebron James’ Trademark Application for Taco Tuesday Denied

 

5. OAPI joins TMview

 

6. Whose Dish Is It Anyway?

 

7. Apple countersuit quashes ‘patent troll’ keyboard claims

 

8.  Premier League hails conviction of beoutQ streaming box retailer

 

9. Five counterfeit hotspots in Ecuador that you should be aware of

 

10. “T-SHIRT” Italian Guardia di Finanza Operation

               

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24
09
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Clash serve Wilson with TM suit over tennis rackets: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/the-clash-serves-wilson-with-tm-suit-over-tennis-rackets-18660;
  2. EU report: Increase in small parcels but decrease in number of fake goods: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/eu-report-increase-in-small-parcels-but-decrease-in-number-of-fake-goods-18654;
  3. University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce Launches Innovative Hybrid JD Program: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/09/23/unh-franklin-pierce-launches-innovative-hybrid-jd-program/id=113712/;
  4. Turkish kiwis from Black Sea Region awarded GI patent: https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9146145/turkish-kiwis-from-black-sea-region-awarded-gi-patent/;
  5. Driver's License: Copyright Infringement in the World of Street Art: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/driver-s-license-copyright-infringement-10603/;
  6. Getting Creative with Video Games: DMCA Takedowns and You: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/getting-creative-with-video-games-dmca-44513/;
  7. Apple Lawsuit 2019: Tim Cook’s Firm Faces Lawsuit Over AirPods Patents: https://www.ibtimes.com/apple-lawsuit-2019-tim-cooks-firm-faces-lawsuit-over-airpods-patents-2831311;
  8. India: Faking It In Fashion: http://www.mondaq.com/india/x/845644/Trademark/Faking+It+In+Fashion;
  9. Plagiarism, Copyright and Toxic Fandoms: https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2019/09/23/plagiarism-copyright-and-toxic-fandoms/;
  10. Italian police investigate newspaper piracy on Telegram: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/italian-police-investigate-newspaper-piracy-on-telegram-18670
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09
09
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Curbing cultural appropriation in the fashion industry with intellectual property
  1. Patagonia Does Not Want its Products - Even Authentic Ones - Sold on Amazon
  1. Teqball: the challenges associated with developing this new sport, the role played by intellectual property (IP) in furthering the company’s ambitions to promote the sport globally and, ultimately, for it to become an Olympic sport.
  1. The issue of fake replica football kits is growing in the UK and Ireland
  1. Drake sued for copyright infringement of a beat
  1. The Katy Perry decision demonstrates that American copyright law is "out of tune in several ways".
  1. How to Protect Your Trademarks on the Top 6 Social Media Platforms
  1. YouTube takes copyright law into their own hands with new policy on music infringement
  1. Some of the reasons why there is now a growing trend for applicants to submit their Chinese trademark through the CNIPA rather than the WIPO.
  1. The facepalm trademark case in China
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29
08
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

1. Parmigiano Reggiano sues Kraft food

 

2. Supermac revoked another McDonald’s trademark in the EU

 

3. Global Innovation Index 2019 published

 

4. Yosemite Gets its Trademarks back in Settlement Agreement

 

5. New Balance Wants to Shut Down Nautica's Use of a "Block Letter 'N'" in New Lawsuit

 

6. Australia mulls ‘offensive marks’ to protect indigenous knowledge

 

7. Canada signed the Patent Law Treaty

 

8.  Apple chip supplier to ‘vigorously defend’ lawsuits

 

9. Book publishers sue Audible over new ‘Captions’ feature

 

10.  “BLACK FRIDAY” Italian Guardia di Finanza Operation

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