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NEWS

13
09
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

  1. Mexico joins Beijing treaty on Audiovisual Performances

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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25
07
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

  1. Peru to deposit its accession to 5 WIPO treaties

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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14
07
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

 

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

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

 

  1. BAYC sues Ryder Ripps over unauthorized minting of NFTs

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

  1. How Wimbledon Tennis Trademarked its Signature Colors

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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04
07
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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

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

2. NUXE vs Hanuxe. Tequila Revolución vs Revolution Vodka

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

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

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

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

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

5. Can love to be a trademark?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Informativa privacy poco chiara: maxi sanzione a Uber

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

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

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

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28
06
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The missing link: How blockchain technology can help protect IP owners and consumers
  1. A Photographer Is Suing Tattoo Artist Kat Von D After She Inked His Portrait of Miles Davis on a Friend’s Body
  1. Brief Analysis on Revision of PRC Anti-Monopoly Law and its Implication
  1. BAYC sues Ryder Ripps over unauthorized minting of NFTs
  1. Court Says Reseller Must Produce Additional Info in Lawsuit Waged by Chanel
  1. Google: Garante privacy stop all’uso degli Analytics. Dati trasferiti negli Usa senza adeguate garanzie
  1. Data breach: the Italian SA fines INAIL EUR 50,000
  1. Su-suit-io: Alamo experts sue authors of a book suggesting they sold phoney artefacts from the battle to British pop star Phil Collins
  1. This Week in Washington IP: Potential Impacts of the Copyright Claims Board, Developments in AI Tech and the USPTO’s Inaugural AI/ET Partnership Meeting
  1. SUPERMAN vs SB SUPER BERNARD – SWATCH vs SAMSUNG
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22
06
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. From Open Access to Open Science; as open as possible as closed as necessary?

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/from-open-access-to-open-science-as.html

 

  1. CJEU: existence of earlier local right sufficient to fend off trade mark claims

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/cjeu-existence-of-earlier-local-right.html

 

  1. Amazon, Cartier File Suits Over Influencer-Led Scheme to Sell Fake Love Bracelets

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/amazon-cartier-file-suits-against-amazon-sellers-influencer-over-fake-love-bracelet/

 

  1. MSCHF Claims Commentary, Parody in Response to Vans Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/mschf-claims-commentary-parody-defenses-in-response-to-vans-suit/

 

  1. What Brands Should Take Away from the Latest Round of the MetaBirkins Battle

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/what-brands-should-take-away-from-the-latest-round-of-the-metabirkins-lawsuit/

 

  1. Top Gun copyright claim and “Think Different” case

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/top-gun-copyright-claim-and-think-different-case-2022-06-16_en

 

  1. EUIPO Publishes: Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/euipo-publishes-intellectual-property-and-youth-scoreboard-2022-06-15_en

 

  1. Distribuzione selettiva, l’Ue adegua le norme anche al web

https://www.pambianconews.com/2022/06/13/distribuzione-selettiva-lue-adegua-le-norme-anche-al-web-348776/

 

  1. Inability to patent AI creations could hit business investment

https://www.ft.com/content/eaff4b88-988c-409c-b0c6-86573dfcd253

 

  1. WTO Announces COVID Vaccine Waiver Deal That Virtually No One Wants

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/06/17/wto-announces-covid-vaccine-waiver-deal-virtually-no-one-wants/id=149670/

 

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14
06
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. After Michael Jordan: a new typical case on what is the right of likeness under the Civil Code of China

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/06/after-michael-jordan-new-typical-case.html  

 

  1. Change is afoot in the music industry as French record labels and performers agree landmark deal for streaming remuneration

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/05/change-is-afoot-in-music-industry-as.html

 

  1. Mariah Carey being sued for $20m over All I Want for Christmas Is You

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/04/mariah-carey-being-sued-over-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you   

 

  1. How Brands Like Nike and Prada Are Using NFTs – and What Could Go Wrong

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/how-brands-like-nike-and-prada-are-using-nfts-and-what-could-go-wrong/  

 

  1. StockX Says Nike Suit is an “Anticompetitive” Attempt to Stifle Resale Market

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/stockx-says-nike-suit-is-an-anticompetitive-attempt-to-stifle-resale-market/   

 

  1. A French Law Prohibits the Destruction of Unsold Goods, Now What?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-french-law-prohibits-the-destruction-of-unsold-goods-now-what/

 

  1. Artificial ‘inventors’ are pushing patent law to its limits

https://theconversation.com/artificial-inventors-are-pushing-patent-law-to-its-limits-184047

 

  1. Deichmann vs Munich case. The Opinion of the Advocate General in Louboutin-Amazon case

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/deichmann-vs-munich-case-opinion-advocate-general-louboutin-amazon-case-2022-06-03_en

 

  1. Maurizio Cattelan Sued Over Authorship of Works

https://www.artforum.com/news/maurizio-cattelan-sued-over-authorship-of-works-88519

 

  1. Cartier lawsuit accuses Tiffany of stealing luxury jewelry trade secrets

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/cartier-lawsuit-accuses-tiffany-stealing-luxury-jewelry-trade-secrets-2022-02-28/

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30
05
22

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

 

  1. Cattelan sued by Druet

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/cattelan-sued-druet-cartier-and-tiffany-co-trade-secret-dispute-2022-05-26_en

 

  1. Cartier and Tiffany & Co. trade secret dispute

https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/cattelan-sued-druet-cartier-and-tiffany-co-trade-secret-dispute-2022-05-26_en

 

  1. Court Says Rogers Test Applies, But Refuses to Dismiss MetaBirkins Lawsuit

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/court-says-rogers-applies-but-refuses-to-dismiss-metabirkins-lawsuit/

 

  1. MSCHF Says Wavy Baby Injunction is Unconstitutional Restraint on Expression

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/mschf-says-wavy-baby-injunction-is-unconstitutional-restrain-on-expression/

 

  1. Disputes Over NFTs Raise Questions About Jurisdiction in the Metaverse

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/disputes-over-nfts-raise-questions-about-jurisdiction-in-the-metaverse/

 

  1. Will Metaverse Platforms Establish IP Enforcement Protocols?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/will-metaverse-platforms-establish-intellectual-property-enforcement-protocols/

 

  1. Twitter to Pay $150 Million Civil Penalty to Settle Data Privacy Violations Alleged by DoJ, FTC

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/05/27/barks-bites-friday-may-27-cafc-nixes-arthrex-challenge-director-review-denial-uspto-interim-process-ptab-decisions-director-review-senate-commerce-committee-advances-blockchain-rd-bill/id=149309/

 

  1. An Inside Job: The $20 Million Counterfeit Bust that Put Hermès’ Own Employees Under the Microscope

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/an-inside-job-the-2012-counterfeit-bust-that-put-hermes-own-employees-under-the-microscope/

 

  1. Gucci inaugura un intero quartiere virtuale nel metaverso

https://www.pambianconews.com/2022/05/30/gucci-inaugura-un-intero-quartiere-virtuale-nel-metaverso-347798/

 

  1. Louis Vuitton Investigates Counterfeit Selling Allegations in China

https://wwd.com/business-news/legal/louis-vuitton-counterfeit-selling-allegation-china-changsha-1235186500/

 

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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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11
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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