Around the IP Blogs!

The long Easter weekend provides a perfect opportunity to review what is happening around the IP world in this edition of Around the IP Blogs.

Kluwer Copyright Blog has a number of posts this week, looking at a couple of interesting cases. Firstly, BBC v Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd looking at the extent of the jurisdiction of the Copyright Tribunal, to set the terms of licences of foreign copyrights. The other post looked at Mei Fields Designs Ltd v Saffron Cards and Gifts Ltd and questions surrounding ownership and assignment of copyright.

ConflictofLaws posts about the issues regarding private International law undermining national attempts to avoid “upload filters” when implementing the DSM Copyright Directive. In particular, the post looks at whether private international law renders the purported aim of making upload filters “unnecessary” as virtually impossible.

Kluwer Trademark Blog continued the strong form of its Copyright and Patent Blogs with many posts this week. The first looked at the CJEU decision regarding “Other characteristics” of the new Article 7(1)(e)(iii) EUTMR and their retroactive applicability. Next up was a summary of Adidas’ exploits in Argentina regarding their three-stripes trademark. Finally, there was a review of the recent case between Kroma Makeup EU LLC v. Boldface Licensing & Branding Inc., USA involving the Kardashian sisters.

A Kat that is interested in the three stripes  

Kluwer Patent Blog also had a number of posts this week.  First up was a look at a recently published Decision from the Barcelona Commercial Court number 5 on whether a video is sufficient indicia of infringement for an ex parte preliminary injunction. Next was on the European Parliament’s adoption of legislation introducing an SPC manufacturing waiver. There was also a review of the recent developments in Chinese Patent cases. This was followed by a summary of the recent cases in the English Patents Courts. Finally, the EPO has published its draft Strategic Plan 2023 and is holding a consultation thereon, as set out in this blog post.

EPLAW posted about the recent case in the Netherlands between Nutrition Sciences N.V. v. Noba relation to the field of ingredients for live stock feed. There was also a summary of the Court of Milan’s departure from their previous position regarding the issuance of an urgent declaration of non-infringement.

Dennis Crouch of PATENTLY0 posts on the slightly confusing finding of the Federal Circuit in E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Unifrax I LLC (Fed. Cir. 2019) that “100%” in a claim does not actually mean One Hundred Percent. There is also a summary of the publication by a group of pro-patent senators and members of Congress of their suggestions for Section 101 patent reform.

IP Draughts published an interesting piece on the challenges faced by those taking on the role of General Counsel, particularly in the light of the Mueller Report.
Around the IP Blogs! Around the IP Blogs! Reviewed by Jonathan Pratt on Sunday, April 21, 2019 Rating: 5

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