The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has run a pair of Roving Seminars in Israel to bring to IP owners and practitioners a greater understanding of what services WIPO provides and how those services can facilitate users' commercial plans. Jeremy tells how it went the one that took place in the lovely old centre of Be'er Sheva.
Valentina writes on Foster v Svenson, an Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court decision regarding people taking pictures of their neighbours.
Valentina reflects on the registrability of hashtag-led trade marks.
"The new public criterion developed in recent years in the case law of the CJEU, construing the exclusive right of communication to the public, is in conflict with international treaties and EU directives", says Prof Jan Rosen in a piece hosted by Eleonora.A post from the European Commission and tweeted by the European Patent Office on the new EU patent package has ignited Darren's fuse.
Parisian fashion house Christian Dior is taking action against Mr Sirous Dior, a New Zealand photographer looking to register his personal and business names as trade marks for his photography company. Guest blogger Kevin Winters tells how it went.
E.Y. Harburg’s story underscores the precarious place of the lyricist in the music-making progress, says Neil.
Eleonora reports on AG's Villalon's Opinion in Coty Germany, C-580/13, a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) addressing the balance between banking secrecy and IP enforcement.
Merpel comments on an article published on Le Monde, reporting on the industrial unrest and social tensions within the European Patent Office (EPO).
Birgit tells us about the decision of the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) to remit a dispute before it on the legality of using short musical sequences as background loop for a rap song.
Valentina discusses the General Court's decision in Case T-258/13, regarding main principles lying at the heart of genuine use of Community trade marks.
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