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Monday, 19 June 2006

SUPREME COURT CIGARS; EUROPEAN HEARINGS


Smokin'

BusinessWire reports that the Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by Cubatabaco against the Second Circuit’s decision that General Cigars is entitled to own the COHIBA trade mark in the United States. The suit has been rumbling on since 1997.

View the evidence here.

The IPKat is going to refrain from making any comments about there being no smoke without fire.



Patent open hearing

If you find yourself in Brussels on 12 July, you’re in for a treat. The EU is holding a public hearing on the patent system, as step 2 of its public consultation on the future of European patent policy. Or at least, you would be in for a treat – despite the fact that the press release bears today’s date, registration closed on 5 June.

1 comment:

Filemot said...

Is this the same consultation that was originally supposed to be on 13 June 2006 according to the CIPA journal

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