From October 2016 to March 2017 the team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Tian Lu and Hayleigh Bosher.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

Been away and want to catch up on last week's IP news? No problem! As always, the IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary -- the 132th edition of Never Too Late.

Keep calm and help the Kat out... 

Senior Kat Neil’s thought travels far far away back to the dawn of modern commercial trade mark use, trying to find an appreciation of how it came out. The inspirational questions he poses have received helpful feedbacks in the comment area, it seems that the picture is getting more and more clear. Would you also like to help out? 


Ever-productive Kat Neil brings readers’ attention back to the history again, this time to the “Mazzei letter” affair which shows what can happen when the separation between the private and public was breached. As the Kohelet/Ecclesiastes once said, “there is nothing new under the sun” -- just like today’s public discourse, social media, wikileaks and false news.


The AmeriKat, this time as a messenger, brings a tender invitation – to conduct an evidence-based analysis of the impact of the EU’s pharmaceutical incentives, including the SPC and the “Bolar” exemption, on innovation and access to medicines. 


Former Guest Kat Valentina Torelli, now associated with FJF Legal in Madrid, has graciously continued her coverage and commentary on EU developments in the area of privacy, this time in connection with the ePrivacy Regulation.


Mark Schweizer would like to bring the attention of the German Readers a recent decision (published 13 January 2017) of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) with far-reaching implications for practitioners. In essence, the BGH held that any prohibition to distribute a product entails an obligation to actively recall any products already on the shelves, endorsing the view expressed by the Oberlandesgericht Munich in 2013. 

Last but not least, the weekly routines that bring round-ups for the latest IP happenings including events, book release and highlighted blog posts: Never too Late (x2) and Around the IP Blogs by InternKat Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo and Hayleigh Bosher.

Photo courtesy of Ms. Nyske Blokhuis.

PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER TOO LATE


Never Too Late 131 [week ending on Sunday 15 January] | Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie | Guest Post - China's Patent Boom | Watch out lawyers - do you own your name? 

Never Too Late 130 [week ending on Sunday 8 January] | Around the IP Blogs | Sunday Surprises | Trademark and co-branding as a badge of … did you say "location"(?) | 15 fully-funded IP PhD positions are calling for candidates | Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! | Around the IP Blogs | Biosimilars battle in clearing the way - Fujifilm v AbbVie continues | Book review: Maintenance time and the industry development of patents

Never Too Late 129 [week ending on Sunday 1 January] | Happy Public Domain Day! | Jaguar Land Rover DEFEND[ER]s its trade mark | Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! | Passing off the National Guild of Removers and Storers | Fuss over function: In case you missed the annual IP-World Christmas party | The Supreme People's Court of China's Michael Jordan Trademark Decision | Intermediary IP injunctions: what are the EU implications of the UK experience? | Länsförsäkringar, Länsförsäkringar, bork, bork, bork!| The champagne of trade mark disputes | Around the IP Blogs! | Swedish Supreme Court has ruled that sport broadcasts are not protected by copyright | Swedish Patent and Registration Office refuses registration of figurative mark because contrary to morality and public order

Never Too Late 128 [week ending on Sunday 25 December] | Sunday Surprises | A TITANIC trade mark dispute | Book Review: two new methodology books for EQE candidates: Smart in C and Tactics for D | Around the IP Blogs | Before there was copyright there was censorship: the tale of "The Feast in the House of Levi” by Veronese | Permission to appeal in patent cases - farewell to the Pozzoli approach | EPO bows to EU Commission on patentability of products of essentially biological processes | Monday Miscellany | Groundless threats - Nvidia v Hardware Labs

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