The team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge, Stephen Jones, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Hayleigh Bosher, Tian Lu and Cecilia Sbrolli.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!


Oyez, oyez! The 160th Edition of Never Too Late is here, cannot miss out on it!

Kat not too excited at the whole raining tomorrow thing
Kat Friend Josey Bright tells us that a Scottish court “vaporized” trade mark invalidity appeal. The contending trade marks “Vapouriz” and “Vaporized inhale the freedom” were the contenders in this Aeolian skirmish. Be ready to be blown away!

If you have to search for a trademark and don’t know how, Kat Mark comes to the rescue! In Battle of the free trade mark databases – Global Brand Database versus TMview he talks about the differences and the features of these two searching tools.

After a short pause, Guest Kat Stephen comes with the third instalment on the Eli v. Actavis UK case in An Improved Improver? - Part 3. Just in case you need to freshen up your memory, here is Part 1 and Part 2.

In Netflix weather report: sunny today, possibility of rain clouds tomorrow? Kat Neil discusses the recent successes in terms of audience and investment of the popular platform but also the possible challenges ahead posed by potential competitors Disney and Amazon. Forecast is never certain for more than three days ahead so the rain might not be coming after all!

Finally, InternKat Cecilia reports on the copyright infringement hit of the Italian summer. In Roger in troubled Waters she discusses a recent decision concerning the album cover of Roger Water’s latest album infringing the copyright of a prior work of art. 

Image credits: Cecilia Sbrolli

PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER TOO LATE


Never Too Late 159 [week ending Sunday 6 August] Cross-undertaking in damages - Napp Pharmaceuticals v Sandoz Limited | In memoriam of June Foray: the greatest screen voice whom you probably never heard of, but likely heard | UK Supreme Court holds that grey market sales can be criminal offence | New administrative notice-and-takedown procedure in Greece | Are you XKING kidding me? Making sense of trade mark conflict in the EUTM system | The challenge of protecting a database without a sui generis right, this time from Singapore | France: costs of blocking injunctions to be borne by internet intermediaries | INTA Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting--early bird registration ends August 4th | TILTing Perspectives 2017 (First Part: Online Enforcement and Black Box Tinkering) | France: 13 million in damages awarded for linking to downloadable copyright works | Monday Miscellany, Sunday Surprises

Never Too Late 158 [week ending Sunday 30 July] The right of communication to the public ... in a chart I From Coca-Cola Zero to Coca-Cola Zero Sugar: big deal or no deal? I Brexit roundtable for brand owners in the financial services industry I CREATe Summer Summit 2017: Open Science, Open Culture & the Global South (and everything between) I BREAKING: BGH asks CJEU what a 'quotation' is: only unaltered reproductions or also something else? I AG Wahl says that, at certain conditions, suppliers of luxury goods may prohibit retailers from selling on third-party online platforms I Book Review: Common Innovation I EPO takes an ‘about turn’ on the patentability of products obtained by essentially biological processes I More on broccoli, tomatoes, and the patentability of a plant or animal obtained by means of an essentially biological process I Copyright protection of minimalist furniture design I Geographical Indications: News from the UK and New Zealand I French Supreme Court : End of the trade mark dispute over 'Cheval Blanc' I Event Report: The European Intellectual Property Teacher's Network 10th Anniversary Conference I Around the IP Blogs
Never Too Late 157 [week ending Sunday 23 July] Sky v SkyKick - no CJEU reference re removal of own name defence to EUTMs | An improved improver? UK Supreme Court moves towards a UK Doctrine of Equivalents in Lilly pemetrexed battle? | An improved Improver? Part 2 | It may be use, but is it trade mark use? | The protection of TV formats: an Italian mock trial | What can the possible implications of the CJEU Pirate Bay decision be? A new paper | In memoriam of Kenneth Jay Lane: "My designs are all original"; "original from someone" | French Commercial Tribunal: clarity in paternity is key

Never Too Late 156 [week ending Sunday 16 July] A film is a film is a film: at Cannes, it's not that simple | BGH grants compulsory license in preliminary proceedings | An improved Improver? UK Supreme Court moves towards a UK Doctrine of Equivalents in Lilly pemetrexed battle | The Smoking Gun - Is IP research the next tobacco scandal? | the special world of pesticide products, counterfeits and parallel imports | New CJEU reference ... asking whether InfoSoc Directive envisages digital exhaustion | Freedom of panorama in Italy: does it exist? | Can Crowdsourcing Solve the Orphan Works Problem? | the EU IPO Observatory study finds trade secrets rule the roost over patents in Europe | Mock (culinary) trial at INTA 2017 | Weetabix in New Zealand Customs dispute over local rival Weet-bix

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