|English- and Slovak-speaking kittens|
are no longer in suspense over the
outcome of Case C-449/09
‘L’article 5 de la première directive 89/104 ..., doit être interprété en ce sens que le titulaire d’une marque peut s’opposer à la première mise dans le commerce dans l’Espace économique européen, sans son consentement, de produits d’origine portant cette marque [Article 5 of First Directive 89/104... must be interpreted as meaning that proprietor of a trade mark can oppose the first putting on the market in the EEA of original goods bearing this mark without his consent'].
|Chinese zodiac cat: will it|
be protected folkore?
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Try inventing a new crop ...
Here's more good news from Dave Sant (on whom see "Chestnuts, hyperlinks and a happy ending", here). Dave writes to tell the IPKat that he has developed a simple search box, which allows users to search the European Union's Official Journal website by title for Directives and Regulations, using their reference coordinates or even a free text search facility. It's only a beta site, so don't be upset if it doesn't like searching for geographical indication words like "cheese", but the IPKat played around with it yesterday and found that it either found things very quickly or not at all. You can try it for yourself here. More significantly, Dave adds:
"The legal web is awash with open data, Crown copyright data and liberally licensed data, but without many useful links between data sources to tie it all together. That's where I think this kind of tool can help with research and productivity.Please, please contact Dave if you have any suggestions or are good at doing things with code and want to help him. Dave can be emailed here.
[hear, hear says Merpel]. I would like to be able to easily move between the judgment of a national court making an ECJ referral and the ECJ documents. Perhaps there are other more urgent needs out there? Enriching IPO data? Linking national legislation to the EU legislation it implements? Any input, guidance, wish-lists, demands, [and beer] is welcome from you or your readers".
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