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NEWS

01
12
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Peloton is Suing Lululemon in Clash Over the Parties’ “Lookalike” Apparel
https://www.thefashionlaw.com/peloton-is-suing-lululemon-in-clash-over-the-parties-lookalike-apparel/
  1. When the Secret Enables the Brand: The Long-Lasting Listerine License
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/23/secret-enables-brand-long-lasting-listerine-license/id=140353/
  1. Uber resolves trademark dispute with similarly named NYC ad agency
https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/uber-resolves-trademark-dispute-with-similarly-named-nyc-ad-agency-2021-11-29/
  1. Bayer v Teva: Drug formulation patent found "the result of standard and routine considerations"
https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/bayer-v-teva-drug-formulation-patent.html
  1. Cup as a 3D mark: appearance of the goods themselves

https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/cup-as-a-3d-mark-appearance-of-the-goods-themselves/ 

  1. Access Intelligence wins favourable copyright ruling

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/access-intelligence-wins-favourable-copyright-ruling-148853.htm

  1. Trademark Infringement Claim Survives in Comic Book Store Suit
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/trademark-infringement-claim-survives-in-comic-book-store-suit
  1. General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between SYNDICATE marks
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/enforcement-and-litigation/general-court-confirms-likelihood-of-confusion-between-syndicate-marks
  1. Micron and UMC settle semiconductor disputes
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/micron-and-umc-settle-semiconductor-disputes-21928
  1. What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening (around Article 17)? Tales from Hungary, Germany, Italy and Sweden
http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2021/11/29/whats-the-buzz-tell-me-whats-a-happening-around-article-17-tales-from-hungary-germany-italy-and-sweden/ 
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23
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Is Europe Running Out of Trademarks? Professor Beebe Talks EU Trade Mark Depletion: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/19/is-europe-running-out-of-trademarks-professor-beebe-talks-eu-trade-mark-depletion/id=140170/;
  2.  Position mark ‘red shoelaces’ refused: lack of distinctive character: https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/position-mark-red-shoelaces-refused-lack-of-distinctive-character/;
  3. BananaIP’s Masterclass on Intellectual Property For Business Value: https://www.bananaip.com/ip-news-center/masterclass-on-intellectual-property-for-business-value/;
  4. EPO and Saudi Arabia sign Reinforced Partnership agreement: https://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2021/20211118.html;
  5. Est “modus” in rebus – Italian Supreme Court says no automatic award of a reasonable royalty following trade mark infringement: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/guest-post-est-modus-in-rebus-italian.html;
  6. Tarantino Pulp Fiction Dispute Spotlights the Contentious Relationship between NFTs and IP Rights: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/18/tarantino-pulp-fiction-dispute-spotlights-contentious-relationship-nfts-ip-rights/id=140181/;
  7. Museums v business: the growing market for cultural digitisation: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/nov/15/museums-cash-in-market-cultural-digitisation-licensed-goods;
  8. Three arrested for posting 'fast movies' on YouTube: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/06/24/national/crime-legal/fast-movies/
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17
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Fitness co. sues Victoria’s Secret over “Sweat” TM

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/fitness-co-sues-victoria-s-secret-over-sweat-tm-21894

  1. Nike is preparing for the Metaverse with trademarks for virtual clothes and shoes

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/11/10/nike-is-preparing-for-the-metaverse-with-trademarks-for-virtual-clothes-and-shoes/

  1. Whittaker’s forced to gin and bear it as the UK IPO throws out its opposition for lack of relevant evidence

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/whittakers-forced-to-gin-and-bear-it-as.html

  1. Cloudflare Tests Limits of Contributory Copyright Infringement

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/11/cloudflare-tests-limits-contributory-copyright-infringement/id=139825/

  1. Quando un paio di scarpe fashion non basta ad evitare passi falsi

https://sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/45-angolo-del-professionista/22566-quando-un-paio-di-scarpe-fashion-non-basta-ad-evitare-passi-falsi.html

  1. Beeple’s New NFT Just Sold for $29 Million, and He’ll Update It for the Rest of His Life

https://singularityhub.com/2021/11/12/beeples-new-nft-just-sold-for-29-million-and-hell-update-it-for-the-rest-of-his-life/

  1. Ferrari FXX K design elements and a European Court decision

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/11/08/ferrari-fxx-k-design-elements-and-a-european-court-decision/

  1. Museums v business: the growing market for cultural digitisation

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/nov/15/museums-cash-in-market-cultural-digitisation-licensed-goods

  1. Decision Over Unauthorized Sales of iPhone Cases Has Takeaways for Fashion’s Gray Market Fight

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-case-over-the-unauthorized-sale-of-iphone-cases-has-significant-takeaways-for-fashions-gray-market-fight/

  1. Il marchio “MB45” e la tutela dei segni notori “civili”

https://www.iusinitinere.it/il-marchio-mb45-e-la-tutela-dei-segni-notori-civili-40264

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10
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Basmati rice’s EU trade mark application raises questions about Brexit and oppositions on the basis of UK law.

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/basmati-rices-eu-trade-mark-application.html

  1. To be or not to be (a pattern mark) – that is the question!

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/to-be-or-not-to-be-pattern-mark-that-is.html

  1. A Copyright Case that Pits H&M Against a Pattern Company Goes Before the Supreme Court

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/a-copyright-case-that-pits-hm-against-fabric-company-goes-before-the-supreme-court/

  1. Playboy, Fashion Nova Settle Trademark Suit Over Allegedly Infringing Bunny Costumes

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/playboy-fashion-nova-settle-trademark-suit-over-allegedly-infringing-bunny-costumes/

  1. Judge Upholds UK Power to Set FRAND Terms

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/09/judge-upholds-uk-power-set-frand-terms/id=139732/

  1. Patenting Trends in Emerging Technologies: Blockchain Patents Grow from Three to 2,660 in Less than Five Years

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/11/09/blockchain-patents-grow-three-2660-less-five-years/id=139668/

  1. France: Registration of sound trademarks

https://www.worldipreview.com/contributed-article/france-jurisdiction-report-registration-of-sound-trademarks

  1. UK Publisher Begins Appeal Over Meghan Privacy Lawsuit

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-11-09/uk-publisher-begins-appeal-over-meghan-privacy-lawsuit

  1. CJEU confirms that partial designs may be protected as unregistered designs (but conditions apply)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/cjeu-confirms-that-partial-designs-may.html

  1. Italy has transposed the DSM Directive

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/11/italy-has-transposed-dsm-directive.html

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02
11
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. It Looks Like Trump Is Trying To Trademark 'Truthing,' 'Retruth' And 'Follow The Truth'

The attorney who trademarked "Truth Social" before Trump announced his new social media venture is now trying to grab rights to other words and phrases.

https://www.huffingtonpost.it/entry/truth-social-media-donald-trump-trademark-truthing_n_6175d828e4b010d933128fdc?utm_hp_  

 

  1. True colours

Mondelēz is the latest confectionary brand to threaten a trademark battle over its packaging. JMW’s Philip Partington tucks in

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/true-colours-148973.htm

 

  1. Supreme Court Will Take on the Copyright Case Between Fabric Maker Unicolors and Fast Fashion Giant H&M

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/supreme-court-will-take-on-the-copyright-case-between-fabric-maker-unicolors-and-fast-fashion-giant-hm/

 

  1. Kanye West’s Yeezy Apparel Named in New Suit for Allegedly Violating California Law With Late Shipping

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/kanye-wests-yeezy-apparel-named-in-new-lawsuit-for-allegedly-violating-california-law-over-late-shipping/

 

  1. EUIPO Report Reveals More Than 90% of Online Counterfeit Sales are Sent to EU Through Postal Services

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/28/euipo-report-reveals-90-online-counterfeit-sales-sent-eu-postal-services/id=139312/

 

  1. Facebook agrees to pay French newspapers for content

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/facebook-agrees-to-pay-french-newspapers-for-content-148943.htm

 

  1. Artificial Intelligence and IP: Consultation on copyright and patents legislation

The government is today launching a consultation on how the copyright and patent system should deal with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/artificial-intelligenceand-ip-consultation-on-copyright-and-patents-legislation

 

  1. In Response to AirWair Lawsuit, Shein Owner Zoetop Claims Dr. Martens Trademarks are Generic

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/in-response-to-airwair-lawsuit-shein-owner-zoetop-claims-dr-martens-trademarks-are-generic/

 

  1. Beware of Gucci’s “G”: Italian Supreme Court reminds Florence courts that well-known trade marks enjoy enhanced protection

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/guest-post-beware-of-guccis-g-italian.html

 

  1. EU extends protection term for plant varieties

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/patent/eu-extends-protection-term-for-plant-varieties-149023.htm

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25
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. In an Attempt to Crack Down on Resale, Chanel is Putting a Quota System in Place for Some of its Bags

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/following-in-the-footsteps-of-hermes-chanel-is-putting-a-quota-system-in-place-for-some-of-its-bags/

 

  1. UGG boots – a descriptive term or a trademark in the US?

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/category/trademarks/

 

  1. Typical punitive damages in IP cases

https://www.worldipreview.com/contributed-article/typical-punitive-damages-in-ip-cases

 

  1. Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name

https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735612/facebook-change-company-name-metaverse

 

  1. Spike Lee, Nate Parker Sued by Indie Filmmakers Over Copyright Infringement

https://www.thewrap.com/spike-lee-nate-parker-copyright-lawsuit/

 

  1. Fujifilm Faces Renewed Suit for Infringing Mammogram Patent

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/fujifilm-faces-renewed-suit-for-infringing-mammogram-patent?context=search&index=2

 

  1. How Technology is Reshaping the IP Management Industry

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/23/technology-reshaping-ip-management-industry/id=139118/

 

  1. COVID IP Waiver Attempts are Becoming Harder to Justify

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/20/covid-ip-waiver-attempts-becoming-harder-justify/id=138993/

 

  1. Enlarged Board of Appeal to tackle the "Humpty Dumpty-ish" plausibility question (G2/21)

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/enlarged-board-of-appeal-to-tackle.html

 

  1. Africa Tries to End Vaccine Inequity by Replicating Its Own

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-10-24/african-effort-to-replicate-mrna-vaccine-targets-disparities

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21
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. La Cassazione sul caso Gucci: la tutela rafforzata del marchio notorio oltre il mero rischio di “confusione”

https://www.iusinitinere.it/la-cassazione-sul-caso-gucci-la-tutela-rafforzata-del-marchio-notorio-oltre-il-mero-rischio-di-confusione-40123

  1. H&M Prevails in Almost 25-Year-Long Fight With Adidas Over its Striped Workout Wear

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hm-prevails-in-25-year-long-fight-with-adidas-over-its-striped-workout-wear/

  1. From Bella and Gigi Hadid to Goop and Virgil Abloh: A Running List of Paparazzi Copyright Suits

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

  1. Hugo Boss lost a trademark dispute against Rakuten in Japan

https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/10/11/hugo-boss-lost-a-trademark-dispute-against-rakuten-in-japan/

  1. La CGUE si pronuncia sulla tutela giuridica dei programmi per elaboratore

https://sistemaproprietaintellettuale.it/29-diritto-di-autore/22328-la-cgue-sulla-tutela-giuridica-dei-programmi-per-elaboratore.html

  1. Italians froth over Croatia’s Prošek PDO

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/italians-froth-over-croatia-s-prosek-pdo-21817

  1. Battle of the spiritual and holistic therapists over ‘Archangel Alchemy’ trade mark

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/battle-of-spiritual-and-holistic.html

  1. Trademark Board Approves Registration for ‘Republic of London’

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/trademark-board-approves-registration-for-republic-of-london

  1. Cher Sues Sonny Bono’s Widow Over Rights to ‘I Got You Babe’

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/cher-sues-sonny-bonos-widow-over-rights-to-i-got-you-babe

  1. Chris Brown and Drake sued for copyright infringement

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/chris-brown-and-drake-sued-for-copyright-infringement-148768.htm

 

 

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12
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Thom Browne Wants “Vague and Ambiguous” Adidas Stripes Suit Tossed Out of Court: https://www.thefashionlaw.com/thom-browne-wants-vague-and-ambiguous-adidas-stripes-suit-tossed-out-of-court/

 

  1. India Amends Patent Rules and Reduces Fees by 80% for Educational Institutions: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/10/09/india-amends-patent-rules-reduces-fees-80-educational-institutions/id=138593/

 

  1. Florida Court Dismisses the Legal Dispute Over Frida Kahlo’s Trademark: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/frida-kahlo-trademark-dispute-dismissed-florida-court-1234605342/

 

  1. South Korean startup beats Apple for a patent fight in the United States: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/south-korean-startup-beats-apple-for-a-patent-fight-in-the-united-states

 

  1. Over 220,000 industrial designs from IP Australia now part of EUIPO platform: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/over-220000-industrial-designs-from-ip-australia-now-part-of-euipo-platform

 

  1. PORTWO GIN – Reputation of PDO “Porto” exploited: https://legal-patent.com/trademark-law/portwo-gin-reputation-of-pdo-porto-exploited/

 

 

  1. “Red Bull” Opposes the Trademark of English Gin Firm “Bullards”: https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/red-bull-opposes-the-trademark-of-english-gin-firm-bullards-177895/

 

  1. Elon Musk Has Landed In A Trademark Dispute Over Snacks Foods: https://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/trademark-news/elon-musk-has-landed-in-a-trademark-dispute-over-snacks-foods/

 

  1. Beethoven’s 10th AI Symphony: https://legal-patent.com/international-intellectual-property/beethovens-10th-ai-symphony/

 

  1. China’s SPC deters bad faith infringement claims: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class46/

 

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08
10
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Celeb v. Paparazzi Battle Over Emily Ratajkowski’s “Mood Forever” Instagram Post Must Go to a Jury

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/celeb-v-paparazzi-battle-over-emily-ratajkowskis-mood-forever-instagram-post-will-go-to-a-jury/

 
  1. Swiss Supreme Court invalidates the Nespresso Capsule 3D Mark
https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/10/swiss-supreme-court-invalidates.html  
  1. Roblox is Latest Online Platform to Settle NMPA Copyright Claims with Collaborative Music Licensing Agreement
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/30/roblox-latest-online-platform-settle-nmpa-copyright-claims-collaborative-music-licensing-agreement/id=138238/  
  1. Ericsson sues Apple to clear proposed 5G patent licensing rates
https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/ericsson-sues-apple-clear-proposed-5g-patent-licensing-rates-2021-10-05/  
  1. Macy’s Is Suing to Block Amazon from Taking Over Billboard on its 34th St. Store, Citing “Immeasurable” Damage

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/macys-is-suing-to-block-amazon-from-taking-over-billboard-on-its-34th-st-store-citing-immeasurable-damage/

 
  1. Divorce, art and copyright

https://www.asiaiplaw.com/sector/copyright/divorce-art-and-copyright

 

  1. Third Circuit: Facebook Not Immune to Right of Publicity Claims Under IP Carve-Out of Section 230
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/28/third-circuit-facebook-not-immune-right-publicity-claims-ip-carve-section-230/id=138140/

 

  1. Amazon reaches settlement with influencers, will donate payments to INTA
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/anti-counterfeiting/amazon-reaches-settlement-influencers-will-donate-payments-inta

 

  1. Dynamic Blocking Injunctions – Lessons for the Egyptian Copyright Legislator
http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2021/09/16/dynamic-blocking-injunctions-lessons-for-the-egyptian-copyright-legislator/

 

  1. Cookie company targeted in Hershey trademark suit
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/cookie-company-targeted-in-hershey-trademark-suit-21789  

 

 

 

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27
09
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Noncompete Agreements: Finding the Balance Between Reasonable Restraints and Free Range Talent: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/26/noncompete-agreements-finding-balance-reasonable-restraints-free-range-talent/id=138067/;
  2. According to a New Study, Malaysian Companies Likely to Experience Data Breach: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/according-to-a-new-study-malaysian-companies-likely-to-experience-data-breach;
  3. Authorship of photographs and ownership of image rights in Nigeria: Banire v NTA-Star TV Network Ltd: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/09/authorship-of-photographs-and-ownership.html;
  4. A Brexit reminder, Stag trademarks and the Global Innovation Index: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/news/brexit-reminder-stag-trade-marks-and-global-innovation-index-2021-09-23_en;
  5. Russia boosts online monitoring tools in clampdown on banned content: https://www.reuters.com/technology/russia-boosts-online-monitoring-tools-clampdown-banned-content-2021-09-24/;
  6. Seven Veteran Inventors Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/24/seven-veteran-inventors-named-national-inventors-hall-fame/id=138056/;
  7. Divorce, art and copyright: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/divorce-art-and-copyright;
  8. China's top regulators ban crypto trading and mining, sending bitcoin tumbling: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-central-bank-vows-crackdown-cryptocurrency-trading-2021-09-24/;
  9. Changes to the Australian Designs Act: https://www.asiaiplaw.com/section/news-analysis/changes-to-the-australian-designs-act;
  10. New Zealand gold kiwifruit “returns” to China: when plant breeders’ rights meet geopolitical realities meet territorial considerations: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/09/new-zealand-gold-kiwifruit-returns-to.html;
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21
09
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Complex IP Challenges in Autonomous Vehicles

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/15/complex-ip-challenges-autonomous-vehicle-technology/id=137579/

 

  1. Importance of Accurate Translation of Non-English Priority Patent Applications

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/09/14/importance-accurate-translation-non-english-priority-patent-applications/id=137477/

 

  1. From Bella and Gigi Hadid to Goop and Virgil Abloh: A Running List of Paparazzi Copyright Suits

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

 

  1. Appeals Court Says Modified Watches Do Not Infringe Swatch Subsidiary’s Trademark

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/appeals-court-says-modified-watches-do-not-infringe-swatch-subsidiarys-trademark-in-closely-watched-case/

 

  1. Fendi Case Provides Insight into the Challenging Fight Against Parallel Importers in China

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/fendi-case-provides-insight-into-the-fight-against-parallel-importers-in-china/

 

  1. Disney lost “Mary Poppins” To Japan’s Mary Poppins Inc.

https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/disney-lost-mary-poppins-to-japan-s-mary-poppins-inc-176858/

 

  1. IP enforcement during the pandemic

https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/ip-enforcement-during-the-pandemic-148337.htm

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1017790/ip-crime-2021.pdf

 

  1. Red Bull in trademark dispute with English gin firm Bullards

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-58607923

 

  1. Wizards and demons: does a copyright claim spell trouble for card gamers?

https://www.worldipreview.com/article/wizards-and-demons-does-a-copyright-claim-spell-trouble-for-card-gamers

 

  1. New Balance is Running Afoul of “Made in U.S.” Labeling Law, According to a Newly-Filed Watchdog Complaint

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/new-balance-is-running-afoul-of-made-in-us-labeling-law-according-to-a-newly-filed-watchdog-complaint/

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01
09
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Australian Federal Circuit finds literal interpretation of "first approval" in PTE legislation leads to “manifest absurdity”

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/australian-federal-circuit-finds.html

 

  1. SkyKick’s back with a bad faith shocker from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/guest-post-skykicks-back-with-bad-faith.html

 

  1. General Court considers ‘PANTA RHEI’ confusingly similar to ‘PANTA RHEI’ despite low similarity of goods

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/general-court-considers-panta-rhei.html

 

  1. Nuovo strumento per l’esame delle registrazioni internazionali di disegni e modelli

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/it/news/-/action/view/8851510

 

  1. Second Circuit Rebukes District Court in Two-Decade Old Patsy’s Pizza Litigation

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/23/second-circuit-rebukes-district-court-two-decade-old-patsys-pizza-litigation/id=136962/

 

  1. The Federal Circuit Must Correct Texas Court’s Misapplication of Copyright Law in SAS Institute Appeal

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/22/federal-circuit-must-correct-texas-courts-misapplication-copyright-law-sas-institute-appeal/id=136899/

 

  1. Marc Jacobs, the Ohio State Settle Opposition Fight Over Their Respective “THE” Trademarks

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/marc-jacobs-the-ohio-state-settle-opposition-fight-over-their-respective-the-trademarks/

 

  1. Seed Beauty Settles Cases Against KKW, Kylie Jenner Amid Rise in Trade Secret Misappropriation by Acquisition Suits

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/seed-beauty-settles-cases-against-kkw-kylie-jenner-amid-rise-in-trade-secret-misappropriation-by-acquisition-lawsuits/

 

  1. Batman Found a New Enemy: Furniture Trademark Registrations

https://www.mandourlaw.com/blog/dark-knight-trademark-dispute/

 

  1. 1-800 Contacts Names Warby Parker in Keyword Search Suit, Accusing Brand of Also Copying Website Design

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/1-800-contacts-names-warby-parker-in-new-keyword-search-suit-accusing-brand-of-also-copying-website-design/

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08
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Infringing Influencers? Federal Judge Says Sponsored Blogger Can Face Trademark Infringement Liability: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/17/infringing-influencers-federal-judge-says-sponsored-blogger-can-face-trademark-infringement-liability/id=136816/;
  2. Brevetti+, Marchi+ e Disegni+: pubblicati i bandi per 38 milioni di euro di contributi: https://uibm.mise.gov.it/index.php/it/incentivi/brevetti-marchi-e-disegni-assegnati-38-milioni-di-euro-nel-2021/brevetti-marchi-e-disegni-pubblicati-i-bandi-per-38-milioni-di-euro-di-contributi;
  3. Trademark Infringement Claims Could Derail Google Nest: https://www.mandourlaw.com/blog/trademark-infringement-claims-could-derail-google-nest/;
  4. China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data: https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/china-issues-draft-rules-banning-unfair-competition-internet-sector-2021-08-17/;
  5. Do trade secrets matter? It is not at all clear if you ask the stock market: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/do-trade-secrets-matter-it-is-not-at.html;
  6.  GrubHub, DoorDash Services Take Off During Pandemic: A Look at the Patents on Food Delivery Inventions: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/08/16/grubhub-doordash-services-take-off-pandemic-look-patents-food-delivery-inventions/id=136790/;
  7. U.S. trade judge finds Google infringed five Sonos patents: https://www.reuters.com/technology/us-trade-agency-finds-google-infringed-five-sonos-patents-2021-08-13/;
  8. Artificial Intelligence system as inventor in South African patent application: The case of DABUS: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/artificial-intelligence-system-as.html;
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09
08
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Australian Federal Court says an AI can be the inventor
    https://patentlawyermagazine.com/the-australian-federal-court-says-an-ai-can-be-the-inventor/
  2. Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI
    https://www.adnkronos.com/ascend-wins-lithium-ion-battery-additive-patent-case-against-samsung-sdi_3mtcDDuU09VQnJiOjjboWA
  3. Ubisoft, Bungie team up against videogame cheat maker
    https://www.worldipreview.com/news/ubisoft-bungie-team-up-against-videogame-cheat-maker-21581
  4. Whether elements of Ferrari can be protected as a European design?
    https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/08/04/whether-elements-of-ferrari-can-be-protected-as-a-european-design/
    https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/08/ag-e-advises-that-partial-designs-may.html
  5. IOC won a dispute regarding the Olympic trademark in Germany
    https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2021/08/02/ioc-won-a-dispute-regarding-the-olympic-trademark-in-germany/
  6. General Motors sues Ford over ‘BlueCruise’ hands-free tech
    https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/general-motors-sues-ford-over-bluecruise-hands-free-tech-147864.htm
  7. Monster Energy Fends Off TM Suit Over Reign Drinks
    https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1409926/monster-energy-fends-off-tm-suit-over-reign-drinks
  8. Tussle Begins between “Jesus and Mary Chain” and “Warner Music Group” over Copyright Infringement
    https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/tussle-begins-between-jesus-and-mary-chain-and-warner-music-group-over-copyright-infringement/
  9. Elon Musk submits Trademark papers for Tesla Restaurant
    https://www.latestlaws.com/intellectual-property-news/elon-musk-submits-trademark-papers-for-tesla-restaurant/
  10. Altpass LLC Sues Apple with Patent Lawsuit for Security Features Like Passcodes, Password Creation, Face ID, and More
    https://www.techtimes.com/articles/263776/20210805/altpass-llc-sues-apple-with-patent-lawsuit-for-security-features-like-passcodes-password-creation-face-id-and-more.htm
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02
08
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Golden Globe statuette 2018 denied copyright protection in the US

 

  1. Milkcrate Athletics Says adidas is Infringing its Trademarks Again, Following 2019 Settlement

 

  1. L'AS Roma firma un accordo di partnership da 36 milioni di euro con la società di blockchain DigitalBits

 

  1. The Counterfeit Landscape is Changing in the E-Commerce Era, and Marketplace Sites Are Coming Under the Microscope

 

  1. Searches for “Replicas” May Be Down, but Fashion and Luxury Brands Are Still Being Targeted

 

  1. Al via la procedura di infrazione contro l'Italia e altri 20 paesi sul copyright

 

  1. Choreographer JaQuel Knight, Logitech to Help Creators Copyright Viral TikTok Dances

 

  1. Diritto d’autore, cambiano le regole: multe in arrivo per le violazioni via Telegram & co

 

  1. Facebook teams up with French anti-piracy association on copyright

 

  1. Brazilian skateboarder Rayssa Leal returns home from Olympics to 'Little Fairy' trademark surprise

 

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07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Yoruba trademark case sparks Nigerian cultural appropriation debate

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/yoruba-trademark-case-sparks-nigerian-cultural-appropriation-debate

  1. Leicester City FC scores UKIPO trademark win against Leeds club
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/leicester-city-fc-scores-ukipo-trademark-win-against-leeds-club-21548
  1. CRT and Heineken amicably end their dispute over the use of the word "Tequila" in Desperados beer

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/07/crt-and-heineken-amicably-end-their.html/

  1. Implications of Russia’s New Rules on Geographical Indications for Champagne and Cognac Producers
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/07/19/implications-russias-new-rules-geographical-indications-champagne-cognac-producers/id=135576/
  1. In New Lawsuit, Nike Says it Cannot Allow “Customizers” to Build Businesses Off of its Famous Trademarks

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/in-new-suit-nike-says-it-cannot-allow-customizers-to-build-businesses-off-of-its-famous-trademarks/

  1. A Third Option: Limited IP Waiver Could Solve Our Pandemic Vaccine Problems
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/07/21/third-option-limited-ip-waiver-solve-pandemic-vaccine-problems/id=135732/
  1. Cleveland’s MLB team change name from Indians to Guardians
https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/trademark/clevelands-mlb-team-change-name-from-indians-to-guardians-147858.htm/
  1. Britney Spears Photo on Billboard’s Website Draws Copyright Suit
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/britney-spears-photo-on-billboards-website-draws-copyright-suit?context=search&index=5/
  1. As Part of a $4.5 Billion Oxycontin Settlement, the Sackler Family Has Promised Not to Lend Its Name to Museums for Nine Years

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/sackler-settlement-museums-naming-right-1987409/

  1. German Constitutional Court rejects second challenge to UPC

https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2021/07/breaking-news-german-constitutional.html/

 

 

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20
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Arte e diritto. Fedez, Schifano e la Coca-Cola
  • https://www.artribune.com/professioni-e-professionisti/diritto/2021/07/arte-diritto-fedez-schifano-coca-cola/
  1. EDPB adopts urgent binding decision: Irish SA not to take final measures but to carry out statutory investigation
  1. The North Face Will Phase Out a Logo That the Street Artist Futura Said It Lifted Illegally From His Work
  • https://news.artnet.com/art-world/claims-infringement-north-face-says-will-phase-logo-1986720
  1. GDPR e certificazione dei trattamenti di dati. Le Faq con i primi chiarimenti messe a punto da Garante privacy e Accredia
  1. Whistler’s portrait and copyright in artistic works
  1. Guerlain Lands a Win in Fight to Register the “Distinctive” Shape of its Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick
  1. Crocs is Doubling Down on ITC Proceeding With New Lawsuits Over Allegedly Infringing Footwear
  1. Conceptual comparison and famous names in trade mark applications - Miley Cyrus opposition overturned by General Court
  1. Emoji Company tops 2021 US trademark litigation plaintiff list as small filings rebound predicted
  1. Malta is the first EU country to join the IP Register in Blockchain

 

 

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07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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05
07
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Sky loses opposition in ‘Skyliners’ TM case

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Can the Champagne PDO protection cover services?

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

  1. Ocado settles litigation with former employees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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28
06
21

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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