If anyone is looking for entertainment tomorrow, there would be worse places for an IP lawyer to go to than the Royal Courts of Justice:
*In Court 75, judges (including Lord Justice Jacob) will be delivering the Court of Appeal’s judgment in William Hill v British Horseracing Board, a database decision that has been to the ECJ.The IPKat will use best endeavours to report these judgments to you, as and when they become available to him.
*Also in Court 75, Lord Justice Jacob will be hearing the next stage of Hormel Foods Corporation v Antilles Landscape Investments N.V. (the Spam infringement/invalidity case). This time the parties are seeking permission to amend the appellant’s notice and for the defendant to cross-appeal.
*In Court 70, the Court of Appeal (including Lord Justice Neuberger) will be delivering its final decision in La Mer v Goemar, a case on what counts as genuine use as a trade mark that was given short shrift by the ECJ.