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NEWS

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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24
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Typosquatting: il caso di 

acquatetrapack.it https://brevettinews.it/internet-domini/typosquatting-il-caso-di-acquatetrapack-it/;

  1. The African Group’s Proposal on a Work Program on Limitations and Exceptions Moves Forward in WIPO’s Committee on Copyright 

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/guest-post-african-groups-proposal-on.html;

  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. Chinese Court Issues “Landmark” Ruling in Case Over Infringing NFTs 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/chinese-court-issues-landmark-ruling-in-case-over-infringing-nfts/;

  1. EU and India: IP cooperation at a glance 

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9375133&journalRelatedId=manual/;

  1. Affordable Covid drugs kept out of reach by sluggish WTO 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/may/09/affordable-covid-drugs-wto-pharma-giants-intellectual-property;

  1. Court Puts Sales Ban on Ford's Internet-Linked Cars in Germany in Patent Dispute 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-05-20/court-puts-sales-ban-on-fords-internet-linked-cars-in-germany-in-patent-dispute;

  1. AI-generated inventions: (A)I, inventor? 

https://www.iusinitinere.it/ai-generated-inventions-ai-inventor-42263;

  1. USTR Needs to Step Up Trade Enforcement 

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/22/ustr-needs-to-step-up-trade-enforcement/id=149215/

  1. AIG Finds Trademark Overlap Doesn’t Always Trigger Delay Defense 

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/aig-finds-trademark-overlap-doesnt-always-trigger-delay-defense.

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16
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Tiffany & Co. Urges Court to Dismiss "Doomed" Cartier Trade Secret Suit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/tiffany-co-urges-court-to-dismiss-doomed-cartier-trade-secret-suit/

 
  1. A decade later, and the Zara trade mark saga continues

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-decade-later-and-zara-trade-mark-saga.html

 

  1. L’amaretto Disaronno contro i cloni Lidl al discount: causa internazionale per difendere il liquore alla mandorla originale

https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/economia/22_maggio_09/amaretto-disaronno-contro-cloni-lidl-discount-causa-internazionale-difendere-liquore-mandorla-originale-ee5ae542-cef4-11ec-b21c-2cc92198dafc.shtml

 
  1. CAFC Clarifies Infringement Analysis and Vacates a Finding of Noninfringement for Hulu
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/13/cafc-clarifies-infringement-analysis-vacates-finding-noninfringement-hulu/id=148986/  
  1. Snapchat ‘refuses’ to pay musicians, claims Swiss licensor

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/snapchat-refuses-to-pay-musicians-claims-swiss-licensor-22361

 

  1. Patent licensing firm K.Mizra suing Pokémon GO maker Niantic (Google/Nintendo) over cloud architecture patent: Munich trial scheduled for July
http://www.fosspatents.com/2022/05/patent-licensing-firm-kmizra-suing.html  
  1. AMSTERDAM POPPERS: when a city’s notoriety renders a trademark descriptive
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/article/amsterdam-poppers-when-citys-notoriety-renders-trademark-descriptive   

 

  1. Simply Wireless Secures Dismissal of T-Mobile TM Suit
https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/tech/simply-wireless-secures-dismissal-of-t-mobile-tm-suit/

 

  1. Is Jerry West’s Potential Lawsuit Against HBO Over His Portrayal in the Lakers Docudrama “Winning Time” a Jump Ball?

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-jerry-west-s-potential-lawsuit-4797801/

 

  1. Tech industry appeals the bad Texas social media law to the Supreme Court
https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/13/23072310/netchoice-texas-social-media-law-supreme-court-appeal
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09
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Impossible Foods clears legal battle over the ingredient that makes its meat ‘bleed’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/3/22418036/impossible-foods-legal-battle-key-ingredient-heme-fda

  1. Dutch Supreme Court confirms look-a-likes can constitute an image under image right law

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/dutch-supreme-court-confirms-look-likes.html

  1. The right to be forgotten – Advocate General’s opinion in a lawsuit against Google

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/05/04/the-right-to-be-forgotten-advocate-generals-opinion-in-a-lawsuit-against-google/

  1. Quel vuoto di regole che mette a rischio gli esport in Italia

https://www.wired.it/article/esport-sale-lan-sequestro-adm-legge-manca-politica-italia/

  1. Alcon and Kirkland invalidate two AMO eye surgery patents

https://www.juve-patent.com/news-and-stories/cases/alcon-and-kirkland-invalidate-two-amo-eye-surgery-patents/

  1. Even if your name is as famous as Ronaldinho, the UK IPO cannot raise ex officio bad faith objections

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/even-if-your-name-is-as-famous-as.html

  1. Hermès Advances Trademark Claims Against MetaBirkins NFT Artist

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/hermes-advances-trademark-claims-against-metabirkins-nft-artist

  1. NFTs Characterized as Property in “Landmark” Boss Beauties Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/boss-beauties-nfts-characterized-as-property-in-landmark-lawsuit/

  1. Vans Lands TRO, Preliminary Injunction in Case Over MCHF’s Wavy Baby Sneakers

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/vans-lands-tro-preliminary-injunction-in-case-over-mchfs-wavy-baby-sneakers/

  1. California Court Holds Pinterest’s Display of User-Uploaded Works Near Ads are Protected by DMCA Safe Harbor

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/05/california-court-holds-pinterests-display-user-uploaded-works-near-ads-protected-dmca-safe-harbor/id=148864/

 

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02
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Emperors’ New Codes: Understanding IP Community Ambivalence Toward Digital Assets: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/01/emperors-new-codes-understanding-ip-community-ambivalence-toward-digital-assets/id=148746/;
  2. Dunkin', Beyond Meat Face Trademark Lawsuit on Slogan for Plant-Based Sausage Sandwich: https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-04-29/dunkin-beyond-meat-face-trademark-lawsuit-on-slogan-for-plant-based-sausage-sandwich;
  3. Commercialisation of your intellectual property (IP) in South-East Asia: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/commercialisation-your-intellectual-property-ip-south-east-asia-2022-04-28_en;
  4. Government of Canada marks World IP Day through two IP-related initiatives: https://patentable.com/government-of-canada-marks-world-ip-day-through-two-ip-related-initiatives/;
  5. WIPO’s African Group hits the ground running with a Work Program on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/guest-post-wipos-african-group-hits.html;
  6. China, Russia, Five Others Make US Property Rights Blacklist: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-04-27/china-russia-five-others-make-us-property-rights-blacklist;
  7. Vans sues “Wavy Baby” shoes and Louboutin tries to protect its red sole in Japan: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/vans-sues-wavy-baby-shoes-and-louboutin-tries-protect-its-red-sole-japan-2022-04-28_en;
  8. Non-domestication of TRIPS Agreement and the Paris Convention means no protection yet for well-known marks in Nigeria: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/non-domestication-of-trips-agreement.html;
  9. After two years, 2022 INTA annual meeting is held in person (and virtual) for attendees: https://www.inta.org/events/2022-annual-meeting/
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27
04
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Rapporto sulle politiche anticontraffazione 2020-2021

https://uibm.mise.gov.it/images/Rapporto_Politiche_Anticontraffazione_20_21.pdf

 

  1. Judge Tosses Girl Scouts' Recruitment Suit Vs. Boy Scouts

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-04-07/judge-tosses-girl-scouts-recruitment-suit-vs-boy-scouts  

 

  1. German Decision Could Provide an Answer to AI Inventorship

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/04/20/german-decision-provide-answer-ai-inventorship/id=148555/  

 

  1. Removing songs from Spotify could breach label’s duty to exploit: Four Tet v Domino

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/removing-songs-from-spotify-could.html

 

  1. The Un-Real Estate Boom: Buying Property in the Metaverse

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/the-un-real-estate-boom-buying-property-in-the-metaverse/  

 

  1. Tutela NFTs and Birkin Bags You Kind of Just Look At (Virtually)

https://fashionindustrylaw.com/

 

  1. Zion Williamson Seeks to Stop Use of “ZION” in New Trademarks

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/

 

  1. The Real Slim Shady® Trademark

https://www.marksgray.com/the-real-slim-shady-trademark/  

 

  1. Breaking Bad Contests Trademark of BAKING BAD Cooking Show

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/breaking-bad-contests-trademark-of-baking-bad-cooking-show/

 

  1. TikTok Seeks Trademark Registration For Cryptocurrency Services

              https://www.mandourlaw.com/tiktok-cryptocurrency-trademark-registration/

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19
04
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Removing songs from Spotify could breach label’s duty to exploit: Four Tet v Domino

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/removing-songs-from-spotify-could.html

 

  1. Event announcement - The DSM Directive 3 years on: The Polish challenge to Article 17 and the national transposition maze

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/event-announcement-dsm-directive-3.html

 

  1. Vans Sues MSCHF Over ‘Wavy Baby’ Sneaker

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/vans-sues-mschf-wavy-baby-sneaker-1235160171/

 

  1. Another Louboutin v. Amazon Case Raises Questions About Marketplace Liability

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/another-louboutin-v-amazon-case-raises-questions-about-marketplace-liability/

 

  1. Emily Ratajkowski Settles Suit Over “Mood Forever” Instagram Post

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/emily-ratajkoswki-settles-lawsuit-over-mood-forever-instagram-post/

 

  1. Tutela del marchio nel settore vinicolo: il caso della DOP Bolgheri vs. Bolgaré

https://www.sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/25-indicazioni-geografiche/23754-tutela-del-marchio-collettivo-il-caso-della-dop-bolgheri-vs-bolgare.html

 

  1. Louis Vuitton copyright infringement claim – Andy Warhol and Prince

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/louis-vuitton-copyright-infringement-claim-andy-warhol-and-prince-2022-04-13_en

 

  1. How Meme Culture and a Landmark Legal Case Against an Artist in Germany May Loosen Europe’s Tight Copyright Regulations

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/martin-eder-lawsuit-2091647

 

  1. EU proposes crafts GI for Murano glass, Donegal tweed

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/eu-proposes-crafts-gi-for-murano-glass-donegal-tweed-22278

 

  1. Companies seeking Gen Z appeal makes legal-marketing dynamic more important than ever

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/companies-seeking-gen-z-appeal-makes-legal-marketing-dynamic-more-important-ever

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04
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Il marchio "Wonder Woman" può essere confuso con il marchio "Wonder Mum"?

https://www.sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/21-marchi/23733-il-marchio-wonder-woman-puo-essere-confuso-con-il-marchio-wonder-mum.html

 

  1. Christian Louboutin Handed a Loss in Red Sole Trademark Lawsuit in Japan

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/louboutin-handed-a-loss-in-red-sole-trademark-lawsuit-in-japan/

 

  1. Robots and IP: Protecting Faces, Expressions and Vocalizations

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/04/12/robots-ip-protecting-faces-expressions-vocalizations/id=148248/

 

  1. Women making and shaping IP: creators, inventors, designers, advocates… and more

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9309089&journalRelatedId=manual/

 

  1. CJEU: law of Member State where Community design infringement took place determines applicable law to supplementary claims as well

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/cjeu-law-of-member-state-where.html

 

  1. Vans wins preliminary injunction in copycat case against Walmart

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/vans-wins-preliminary-injunction-in-copycat-case-against-walmart/

 

  1. When a vampire not called Dracula bested the copyright system, and what it tells us about derivative works

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/04/when-vampire-not-called-dracula-bested.html

 

  1. Off-White granted registration for red zip tie trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/after-4-year-fight-off-white-granted-registration-for-red-zip-tie-trademark/

 

  1. In Copyright Win for Ed Sheeran, UK High Court Says Differences Between ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Oh Why’ Outweigh Similarities

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/04/08/in-copyright-win-for-ed-sheeran-uk-high-court-says-differences-between-shape-of-you-and-oh-why-outweigh-similarities/id=148233/ 

 

  1. Fortnite sued for copyright infringement

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/nike-vs-stockx-lawsuit-fortnite-sued-copyright-infringement-2022-04-07_en

 

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28
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Estonian Supreme Court rules on the communication to the public of phonograms by a (non-profit) dance school

http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2022/03/24/estonian-supreme-court-rules-on-the-communication-to-the-public-of-phonograms-by-a-non-profit-dance-school/

 

  1. VLSI/Fortress IP Patents Likely Invalid Despite OpenSky’s Bad Behavior

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/23/vlsi-fortress-ip-patents-likely-invalid-despite-openskys-bad-behavior/id=147825/

 

  1. This .SUCKS: Trademark Applications for Identical Characters Is a No-Go

https://www.ipupdate.com/2022/02/this-sucks-trademark-applications-for-identical-characters-is-a-no-go/

 

  1. New masters: painter’s win clarifies ‘pastiche’

https://www.worldipreview.com/article/new-masters-painter-s-win-clarifies-pastiche

 

  1. 'Wonder Woman' versus 'Wonder Mum' - DC Comics’ appeal against UKIPO decision is dismissed in England and Wales High Court

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/wonder-woman-versus-wonder-mum-dc.html

 

  1. Only the trade mark proprietor has burden of proving genuine use, CJEU confirms

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/only-trade-mark-proprietor-has-burden.html

 

  1. Love at First Swipe Decision: Match fail to effectively monopolise the term SWIPE for dating apps and services

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/love-at-first-swipe-decision-match-fail-to-effectively-monopolise-the-term-swipe-for-dating-apps-and-services/

 

  1. Film Studios Spar with PrimeWire Off the Record in Illegal Online Streaming Case

https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/tech/film-studios-spar-with-primewire-off-the-record-in-illegal-online-streaming-case/

 

  1. Dua Lipa faces second copyright lawsuit over hit song Levitating

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/mar/07/dua-lipa-faces-second-copyright-lawsuit-over-hit-song-levitating

 

  1. Vizio Suit Over Optical Illusion Patents Revived on Appeal

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/vizio-suit-over-optical-illusion-patents-revived-on-appeal

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22
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. McDonald's, Starbucks Already Facing Russian TM Copycats 

https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1474611/mcdonald-s-starbucks-already-facing-russian-tm-copycats;

  1. Russian War Affects Tech and IP 

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/russian-war-affects-tech-and-ip;

  1. Nigeria's quest for its own statute for the protection of Geographical Indications gains momentum 

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/guest-post-nigerias-quest-for-its-own.html;

  1. ‘Music is so different now’: Copyright laws need to change, says legal expert 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/mar/13/music-is-so-different-now-copyright-laws-need-to-change-says-legal-expert;

  1. “Rare” Pepe NFT Buyer Claims Issuers Misrepresented Terms in New Lawsuit 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/pepe-nft-buyer-claims-issuers-misrepresented-terms-in-new-lawsuit/;

  1. Alnylam Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Pfizer, Moderna 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-03-17/alnylam-files-patent-infringement-lawsuits-against-pfizer-moderna;

  1. Dangerous fakes are increasingly sold online, new OECD-EUIPO report finds 

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9257949&journalRelatedId=manual/;

  1. Past meets present: how AI is helping shape the future of IP (and vice versa) 

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=2&journalId=9253518&journalRelatedId=manual/;

  1. SHEIN Lands on Receiving End of Counterfeiting Lawsuit from Stussy 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/stussy-is-the-latest-brand-to-name-shein-in-trademark-lawsuit/;

  1. Il marchio “La Mafia se sienta a la mesa” e la contrarietà all’ordine pubblico 

https://www.iusinitinere.it/il-marchio-la-mafia-se-sienta-a-la-mesa-e-la-contrarieta-allordine-pubblico-41656.

 

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14
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Russia OKs Use Of Peppa Pig TM As Sanctions Retaliation: https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1473286/russia-oks-use-of-peppa-pig-tm-as-sanctions-retaliation;
  2. IP in the Crosshairs: Government Agencies Terminate Relationships with Russian IP Entities as Kremlin Sanctions IP Theft: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/13/ip-crosshairs-government-agencies-terminate-relationships-russian-ip-entities-kremlin-sanctions-ip-theft/id=147454/;
  3. Italian Supreme Court says that the quotation exception in copyright law only applies to partial reproductions of works, never to works in their entirety: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/italian-supreme-court-says-that.html;
  4. Katy Perry wins in Dark Horse copyright appeal: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-60705977;
  5. Class Action filed against Google for deceptive online ordering practices harming restaurant owners: https://mobilemarketingmagazine.com/class-action-filed-against-google-for-deceptive-online-ordering-practices-harming-restaurant-owners;
  6. AutoStore to Appeal in U.S. Court Over Patent Row With Ocado: https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2022-03-10/autostore-to-appeal-in-u-s-court-over-patent-row-with-ocado;
  7. How do you protect an iconic handbag? Milan court considers IP rights vesting in Longchamp’s Le Pliage: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/how-do-you-protect-iconic-handbag-milan.html;
  8. Rapper Lil Yachty drags Opulus to court over trademark infringement: https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/rapper-lil-yachty-drags-opulus-to-court-over-trademark-infringement-183499/;
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07
03
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Cartier Claims Tiffany Stole Confidential Info in New Trade Secret Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/cartier-claims-tiffany-stole-confidential-info-in-new-trade-secret-lawsuit/

  1. OpenSea faces $1 million lawsuit over stolen Bored Ape NFTs

https://www.engadget.com/open-sea-facing-1-million-lawsuit-over-stolen-bored-app-nft-133044623.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMaG7kX_p67h0z2vykhVMezywZ_tNFCQvqMd1iBk4qWaw5ettJOmc79CyfAmw1F_CeWIZwwEBBdTSDDDQ-qEMIXwG6S1WvPZ_ds_A1SE7PjEqXSP866D_abSLlk3BOFPCXfvSdTYtpH6Q9bVg-ho-ODmtIy-4ZypdCWwZtri_tnM

  1. To be Apple or not to be – a trademark dispute in Japan

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/02/28/to-be-apple-or-not-to-be-a-trademark-dispute-in-japan/

  1. Intelligenza artificiale: violazioni della PI e applicazioni nella tutela del copyright e del design

https://sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/27-proprieta-intellettuale/23463-intelligenza-artificiale-violazioni-della-pi-e-applicazioni-nella-tutela-del-copyright-e-del-design.html

  1. Craftsman vs visionary – the Kippenberger authorship dilemma in copyright

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/03/guest-post-craftsman-vs-visionary.html

  1. Banksy’s Dilemma: IP or Art?

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/05/banksys-dilemma-ip-art/id=147117/

  1. Adidas Alleges Fashion Nova Copied ‘Iconic’ Stan Smith Shoes

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/adidas-alleges-fashion-nova-copied-iconic-stan-smith-shoes

  1. When lip balm package can be a European trademark?

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2022/03/07/when-lip-balm-package-can-be-a-european-trademark/

  1. Brand Battles: Nike Aims Shot At 'Just Sue It' TM

https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1470936/brand-battles-nike-aims-shot-at-just-sue-it-tm

  1. Here is the glen, and here the door: German whisky manufacturer must drop 'Glen' name

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/here-is-glen-and-here-door-german.html

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28
02
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Shanghai court: the doctrine of exhaustion does not protect all unauthorized repackaging from trade mark infringement claims

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/guest-post-shanghai-court-doctrine-of.html

 

  1. Eos fails to register the shape of its lip balm as EUTM (case C-672/21 P)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/eos-fails-to-register-shape-of-its-lip.html

 

  1. A Few Trademark Registrations Shed Light on Branding in the Metaverse

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-few-trademark-registrations-shed-light-on-branding-in-the-metaverse/

 

  1. Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Legal Developments in Retail & E-Commerce

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/privacy-in-the-age-of-big-data-legal-developments-in-retail-e-commerce/

 

  1. The impact of Brexit for EU trade mark injunctions

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-impact-of-brexit-for-eu-trade-mark.html

 

  1. Can A.I.-Generated Art Receive Copyright Protection? U.S. Authorities Say No, Citing a Lack of ‘Human Authorship’

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/us-copyright-office-rejects-artificial-intelligence-art-2076830

 

  1. Intellectual Property in the Metaverse. Episode 1.

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/intellectual-property-metaverse-episode-1-2022-02-25_en

 

  1. China Joins Hague System – Here’s Why You Should Care

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/02/26/china-joins-hague-system-heres-care/id=146328/

 

  1. Textile Design Copyrights Remain Tricky After High Court Ruling

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/textile-design-copyrights-remain-tricky-after-high-court-ruling

 

  1. ‘As Seen on TV’ Creator Wins Hand Sanitizer Trademark Lawsuit

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/as-seen-on-tv-creator-wins-hand-sanitizer-trademark-lawsuit

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25
02
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Apple prevails in lawsuit alleging racially diverse emojis were copied

https://designtaxi.com/news/417828/Apple-Prevails-In-Lawsuit-Alleging-Racially-Diverse-Emojis-Were-Copied/#:~:text=Apple%20Prevails%20In%20Lawsuit%20Alleging%20Racially%20Diverse%20Emojis%20Were%20Copied,-By%20Mikelle%20Leow&text=Back%20in%20September%202020%2C%20a,the%20world's%20first%20diverse%20emoji.%E2%80%9D

 

  1. US Copyright Office refuses to register AI-generated work, finding that "human authorship is a prerequisite to copyright protection"

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/02/us-copyright-office-refuses-to-register.html

 

  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. Bugatti And Heritage Luxury Goods Maker Asprey Announce Invite-Only Access To Auction Of Inaugural NFT

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexlevin/2022/02/16/bugatti-and-heritage-luxury-goods-maker-asprey-announce-invite-only-access-to-auction-of-inaugural-nft/?sh=1a181a481d42

 

  1. Breaking Bad Contests Trademark of BAKING BAD Cooking Show

https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/breaking-bad-contests-trademark-of-baking-bad-cooking-show/

 

  1. Il mondo si prepara alla prima Meta fashion week

https://www.pambianconews.com/2022/02/11/il-mondo-si-prepara-alla-prima-meta-fashion-week-338532/

 

  1. SPOTIFY v POTIFY – a ‘pot’ app

https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/spotify-v-potify-a-pot-app/

 

  1. Allegro Natura, la cosmesi bio entra nel metaverso

https://beauty.pambianconews.com/2022/02/allegro-natura-la-cosmesi-bio-entra-nel-metaverso/46235

 

  1. Miss Dior si trasforma in moneta e va all’asta da Sotheby’s

https://beauty.pambianconews.com/2022/02/miss-dior-si-trasforma-in-moneta-e-va-allasta-da-sothebys/46057

 

  1. Chanel e Saint Laurent firmano uno statement per la couture

https://www.mffashion.com/news/livestage/chanel-e-saint-laurent-firmano-uno-statement-per-la-couture-202202111046358990

 

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