|Has the law taken all the fun|
out of retail branding?
note by Jonathan Band on infringement risk in copyright-intensive industries which raises the question whether the risk is not so bad or whether people merely underestimate it. JIPLP's February 2014 issue is trumpeted here on the jiplp weblog, along with Neil Wilkof's guest editorial on the econometrics of IP: the case of patents and innovation. On Class 46, Laetitia Lagarde explains what happens when figurative marks containing the words Sunparks Holiday Park and Sun Park Holiday Park get regrettably in one another's way, while Pedro Malaquias reports on the continued bout of hyperactivity concerning trade mark litigation in normally sleepy Portugal. Finally, the SinApSE blog (thanks to a prompt from Chris Torrero) contemplates a topic that appeals little to Kats who like to dry-clean their fur: swimming. There is however a more appealing to the watersport: is swimming patentable?
|Are we talking about IP here, or about|
European competition policy ...?
|Designed to keep patent examiners in|
... and cynical critics out?