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Monday, 28 September 2015

Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

Not just Eiffel 65,
but also Never Too Late 65
If last week Jeremy took the opportunity to link our dear friend Alberto Bellan's invariably helpful Never Too Late feature to Beatles song When I'm Sixty-Four, this week the 65th edition of Never Too Late cannot but be linked to a great Italian group that is immediately associated with this number, ie Eiffel 65 [authors of unforgettable and thoughtful tunes like Blue (Da Ba Dee) and Voglia di Dance All Night, just to mention a couple].

As you Move Your Body, this is what happened last week on this very blog:

Former guest Kat, bonny Scottish lassie Kate Manning tells about a Scotch whisky battle in far-off China to preserve the palates of discerning dilettantes in distant Myanmar.

Thomas Farkas offers this highly positive interpretation of the words of the CJEU, arguing that the Nestlé application should now be allowed to succeed. He might be right. Really.

And another one who might be right is Roland Mallinson, who endorses Thomas on this Kit-Kat story and goes even further.

A patent attorney on the other side of the English Channel makes an observation on a recent decision of a European Patent Office Board of Appeal in Case T 0327/13 of 17.7.2015 Exchangeable continuous casting nozzle.

Annsley was at the Aldgate inauguration.

U.S. District Judge George H. King in the Central District of California has just established that Warner-Chappell do not hold any valid copyright in the Happy Birthday lyrics, Merpel recounts.

After Mark breaking post, here's our own Neil's insightful piece on that happy-ending story.

The word "end" in the Haribo v Lindt golden chocolate bear litigation (see IPKat posts herehereand here) has just been put by German Supreme Court. See what BGH decided in this post by Mark.

Copyright in tattoos is a subject that this weblog has touched on before [hereherehere and here, among other places], but this lovely post offers a completely fresh angle to it.  The story is told by film director Otto Bathurst, aided and abetted by Jenifer Swallow (Mind Candy).

A couple of weeks ago, our dear blogmeister Jeremy addressed the British Group of the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property in the convivial setting of The Royal Overseas League on this topic. Harking back to a time before fax, email, and before any of our intellectual property laws in the UK existed in their present form, when neither OHIM nor the EPO existed and WIPO was but a babe, he reminisced thus. Darren reports on what Jeremy said.  

One of those stories that lead people to hate animals. Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken legal action in the United States on the monkey’s behalf (apparently named Naruto), claiming that the animal owns the copyright in the successful photographs and should therefore reap the benefits financially. Lucy Harrold (Keystone Law) takes up this tale.

The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), which this blogger currently edits, is holding a special event to commemorate the passage of a decade since its launch, while Premier Cercle is organsing its IP Summit. There's a nice offer too, says Jeremy.

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PREVIOUSLY, ON NEVER TOO LATE 

* Never too late 64 [week ending on Sunday 20 September] – Adwords in Canada | EU Draft consultation on ISPs | "The UPC: A Panel Debate" | Prince and Mean Music Companies v That lovely baby dancing Prince  Lenz v Universal Music | CJEU in KitKat | Paul Burrell v Max Clifford [2015] EWHC 2001 (Ch) | Economics of Collecting Societies | Who is an 'intermediary' for the sake of Article 11 of the Enforcement Directive? | IP: When innovation is the answer to a spiritual funk

Never Too Late 63 [week ending on Sunday 13 September] - Fair compensation in reprography and private copying: the ECS’ version | Substitute sellers | Teva UK Ltd & Another v Leo Pharma | Evidence-based IP policy | KitKat case | UK IPO’s priorities | UK IPO’s website vs complete copyright legislation | Patent Attorney Qualifications | Mylan and Actavis v Warner-Lambert | Copyright and censorship | Suicide at the EPO | Private copy levies in Austria | Court fees in the UK.

Never too late 62 [week ending on Sunday 6 September] - Copyright and industrial design in Japan | Greek political slogans and trade marks | Moral rights in legal works | Economist v patents | CJEU in Iron & Smith Kft v Unilever NV | Copyright over criminals' works | IPEC in Minder Music & Another v Sharples | Apple’s European slide-to-unlock patent declared invalid in Germany.


Never too late 61 [week ending on Sunday 30 August] - Alpinestars Research Srl v OHIM, Kean Tung Cho and Ling-Yuan Wang Yu | PTAB declines Bass hedge fund IPR challenges in Ampyra dispute | Basic AG Lebensmittelhandel v OHIM),  Repsol YPF SA and a basic litigation | BGH on IP zombie through unfair competition law | Under Armor and Armor & Glory, a story of religious IP | Fashion law and debates | SatCab Directive and geoblocking | Again on KitKat and acquired distinctiveness | New IPKat policy on comments | Singapore GFIP. 

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