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Monday, 27 March 2006

SUNGLASSES AND CITRUS


Shady shades

The IPKat was doing a trawl of the ECJ website (he has to amuse himself somehow) when he came across an Order in Case C-267/05 removing Oakley v Animal from the ECJ’s register following the withdrawal of the preliminary reference by the Patents Court. Oakley v Animal is the design case in which Peter Prescott QC’s decision that the UK design law was implemented ultra vires was overturned by the Court of Appeal.

Perhaps the IPKat is terribly backward, but he had no idea that this had happened. Can any of his readers shed any light on the subject (on or off the record – but please state if you want to go anonymous.





Oranges are the only fruit

Do any of the IPKat’s readers know what has happened to the Organon’s appeal against the USPTO’s refusal to register an olfactory mark for the taste of orange? The TTAB was meant to rule on the case on 7 December 2005 but neither the IPKat nor QMIPRI’s trusty librarian can find any trace of it. If the mark is registered it will be the US’s first taste mark.

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