Around the IP Blogs!

Our usual web tour, bringing you IP news and perspectives across the spectrum from last week!

First stop on our tour is Norway. Probably a disappointing and shocking one for Marie Schrader to hear (this one for Breaking Bad fans, see here), Norway: PURPLE HAZE; Norwegian courts rule that purple is not perceived as a trade mark for inhalers, reported by Thomas Hvammen Nicholson of the Kluwer Trademark Blog. And by the way, UltraViolet has been was as the colour of the year, by the Pantone Colour Institute.

Next, a plunge into UK's law, Mark Henderson of IPDraughts asks the question When is an exclusive licence not an exclusive licence? In his post he provides a short guide to clients' questions on the subject together with the bench's take in case Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd & Anor v Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc & Anor [2017] EWHC 3190 (Pat).
Kat on a search to find Ultra Violet 

Then, a jump on the Trans-Siberian train to stop first in Russia which recently ratified the Hague Agreement. The Marques Blog gave more details on the ratification here. Next halt is in China where the Beijing IP Court delivers the first judgment on GUI design infringement in China, as reported by Yangjin Li of the TrustinIP Blog.

On other news, Rita Matulionyte of the Kluwer Copyright Blog discusses Australia’sRecent Copyright Reform and Prospects for 2018, in particular the Copyright Amendment (Disabilities and Other Measures) Act 2017, implementing the provisions of the Marrakesh Agreement and the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017.

Lastly, two different aspects of sharing content online: Mike Mireles of IP finance in KODAK BACK: Plugging Leaks in the Marketplace for Digital Photos, discussing the new platform put into place by Kodak to track and licence digital content online; and Liz Dowthwaite of CREAte discussing her research on how creators of free content are able to monetise on their work online in Research Blog Series: Monetising Free Content.
Around the IP Blogs! Around the IP Blogs! Reviewed by Cecilia Sbrolli on Monday, January 29, 2018 Rating: 5

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