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Moving to trademarks, MARQUES Class 46 blog announced the publication by Sweet & Maxwell of the monthly European Trade Mark Reports (ETMR). The November 2016 issue includes reports of recent decisions from IP offices, national and EU courts. MARQUES members are encouraged to provide European full decisions (in English) of disputes of significant interest to be consider for publication in the following issues.
Staying with trademarks, Michal Havlík commented on Kluwer Trademark Blog the Czech Supreme Court decision finding the company Czech Trade Internet s.r.o. liable for submitting an incomplete take-down notice to Facebook requesting deactivation of the government agency Czech Trade profile based on alleged trademark infringement.
Moving to the political arena, Michael Geist blogged about the impact of US presidential election on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and how the re-negotiation of NAFTA might insert the TPP IP provisions into Canadian law.
And finally, the IPKat is delighted to learn of a recently started IP blog TrustinIP, launched by four authors from the MIPLC, Hirotaka Nonaka, Marco Lo Bue, Vilhelm Schröder and Yangjin Li. The blog has an interesting international lineup and covers topical issues in IP and antitrust law. Hirotaka Nonaka recently shared some strategies regarding the invalidity of a patent asserted within an infringement proceeding started before the courts (double track system) in Japan. More details of the double track system as compared with the bifurcation system can be read, here.