It's back to work for the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance and here's the agenda for the next fortnight. Big events for IP enthusiasts include

* Tomorrow, Tuesday 7 September: Opinions C-207/03 Novartis and Others and C-252/03 Millenium Pharmaceuticals (Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer advises the ECJ on applications for a preliminary ruling on the term of supplementary protection certificates for medicinal products which are first marketed in Switzerland before they hit the market in the EEA).

* Thursday, 16 September: Judgment C-329/02 P SAT.1 SatellitenFernsehen v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (the result of an appeal against the CFI's "salami-slicing" approach, when refusing to allow the registration of the word mark SAT.2 for satellite services on the ground that it was not distinctive).

* Also on Thursday, 16 September: Judgment C-404/02 Nichols (ruling on a preliminary reference on the registrability of common surnames as trade marks).

* Tuesday, 14 September: Judgment T-183/03 of the Court of First Instance in Applied Molecular Evolution v OHIM (an appeal against the refusal to register as a Community trade mark the words APPLIED MOLECULAR EVOLUTION).
The IPKat notes that there are plenty of hearings on IP-related cases too, thus guaranteeing that the current flood of IP Euro-litigation through the courts of Luxembourg is unlikely to dry up in the near future.
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