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

The 193rd edition of Never Too Late is out!


The 18th World IP Day: A good day in China for J’adore Dior as the 3D mark territorial extention for the golden perfume, originally denied, has been overturned by the Chinese Supreme Court. Other than territoriality and the review procedure flaws, the other main dispute concerned the trademark acquired distinctiveness. SpecialKat Tian behind the typewiter.

European Pharma Law Academy returns to beautiful Cambridge from 3+1 days (10 – 13 September; the first day, devoted to fundamentals, being separately bookable). In order to avoid disappointment, book soon!

Data Protection
Swedish court holds that Google can be only ordered to undertake limited delisting in right to be forgotten cases: GuestKat Nedim reports on this court case and also discusses its possible implications in light of the current CJEU jurisdprudence and possible impacts.

Book Reviews
SpecialKat Verónica and GuestKat Mathilde have plunged their paws into some IP literature.

This book, written by Orly Lobel, describes the behind the scenes action of the dispute between Mattel and MGA Entertainment, i.e., Barbie v Bratz.  It covers the moment of the creation of the Bratz dolls (the investigation on which was a central point of the trial) to the parties' relationship with judges and jurors. IP might be the background of this book and not the central piece, but it provides the stage to an essential part of the “copyright industries”: merchandising.

The five part book analyses the topic of Patent Pledges from different perspectives (overview; enforcement; competition law; impact on innovation and the future of patent pledges). The book, co-edited by Jorge L. Contreras and Meredith Jacob, is a must read for those IP practitioners and scholars involved in technology development and standardisation.

IP Enforcement
When it comes to IP enforcement, Chinese IP maths: 3 + 15 = more than 18? Katfriend Michael Lin gives his view on the current state of IP enforcement in China, following the six fold increase in number of IP specialised courts and a general more positive attitude.


Never Too Late 192 [week ending 29 April] Celebrating female inventors on World IP Day | Event report: Women, Coding & The Future | AG Campos Sánchez-Bordona denies communication to the public in ‘Cordoba’ case | BREAKING: 9th Circuit rules that Naruto has no standing under US Copyright Act | BREAKING: 9th Circuit rules that Naruto has no standing under US Copyright Act |  BREAKING NEWS: UK ratifies UPC Agreement | BREAKING: "Specifically, precisely and individually identifiable", AG Wathelet adds to the Article 3(a) SPC Regulation wrangle |  A telecoms blockbuster: Beijing High Court upholds patent injunction in IWNCOMM v Sony | No likelihood of confusion between ‘Bobo Cornet’ and ‘Ozmo Cornet’, says the General Court | The Wundversorgung decision - proportionality and injunctive relief in Germany | China to adopt punitive damages for IP infringement – An economic commentary | When fashion sought to protect itself through private collective action: recalling the Fashion Originators Guild

Never Too Late 191 [week ending 22 April] Fearless Girl will be moved due to ... viability concerns | Fordham 2018 Report 1: Building Out the House - Music Licensing | Premaitha's strike out gamble fails before Carr J in new Illumnia patent battle | Poor reception for jurisdiction challenge to global FRAND licence relief | Boards bite back but need real teeth - Guest Contribution | What makes a family? Bridgestone opposition two tyred, fell flat | Public interest in Plant Variety Rights. How high is the bar for the grant of a compulsory license? | IT Law Summer School returns to beautiful Cambridge | BREAKING: German FCJ declares AdBlock Plus legal | Book review: Droit d’auteur 4.0 / Copyright 4.0 | From IP practitioner to murder mystery author: Roz Watkins and "The Devil's Dice" (a pity about that patent attorney in the opening scene) | Weekly Roundup: Around the IP Blogs!

Never Too Late 190 [week ending 15 April]  Swedish Patents and Market Court of Appeal says that an ISP may not be required to hand over information about subscribers’ IP addresses |  The EU copyright reform and the legacy of CJEU case law: lip service? | Rich writer, poor writer | Regeneron v Kymab - Part II: Interpretation and Infringement |  Facebook and music rights: the “not-so-heard-not-GDPR-related-news”. Will it be the new music global service? | Are viewers of on-line contents entitled to the truth? “Excellences & Perfections” and the saga of Amalia Ulman | What is the final destination of autonomous vehicles? | More than just a game - IP and interactive entertainment | The Danish Act on Trade Secrets has now been adopted | From IP practioner to murder mystery author: Roz Watkins and "The Devil's Dice" (a pity about that patent attorney in the opening scene) | Weekly Roundups: Monday Miscellany; Around the IP Blogs!; Friday Fantasies and Sunday Surprises

Never Too Late 189 [week ending 1 April]  It is the year 2050, and the last trademark litigator has retired | RETROMARK: A year of trade marks - Part 1: Costs after Cartier | Right of publicity not a right to control one's own image by censoring disagreeable portrayals, says appeals court in de Havilland case | EU Commission publishes paper on consequences of Brexit on copyright | Brexit 'cliff-edges' - Alliance for Intellectual Property paper | Del Toro and The Shape of a Lawsuit | Copyright, exceptions and cultural institutions: Australia is listening! | Google cannot hide behind its algorithms, German court finds | Does the InfoSoc Directive envisage digital exhaustion? Questions in the Tom Kabinet CJEU reference finalized (at last) | Court of Appeal, following EPO, reverses Carr J in Regeneron v Kymab dispute | Regeneron v Kymab - Part I: Sufficiency | How do you protect patents from judicial and expert hindsight? | Weekly Roundups: Monday Miscellany

Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week! Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week! Reviewed by Cecilia Sbrolli on Sunday, May 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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