Around the IP blogs!

Your weekly tour of the IP blogosphere is here! Highlights this week includes an update on copyright and Brexit, the changes in the payment of government fees to protect IP rights in Venezuela and the pending petition in Ariosa v. Illumina.


The Kluwer Copyright Blog provides an update on Copyright and Brexit. The post discusses the Intellectual Property (Copyright and Related Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which was signed on 19 March 2019 and has some copyright-related effects in the field of orphan works, collective rights management organisation, online portability, artists resale rights and satellite broadcasting.

Trade marks

The Kluwer Trademark Blog reports on the new changes in the payment of government fees to protect IP rights in Venezuela. These changes follow the introduction of a payment system for foreign entities implemented by SAPI in 2014 and the temporary suspension of payment of official fees in 2018, and then at the start of 2019 the designation of a crypto currency as the only way to pay official fees.

Still the Kluwer Trademark Blog takes a look at the practice of Defendant Masking in India and writes about a research regarding a transparent ink tag which will allow consumers to tell counterfeits from originals.
The Kat's Defendant Masking

Marques blog Class 46 and IPTango report on the expected accession of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol. 


PatentlyO reports on Allen v. Cooper representing North Carolina, a case in which the Supreme Court has granted a certiorari in a sovereign immunity copyright case. In "Solicitor General Weighs-In on Prior Art Date of Provisional Applications" still PatenlyO discusses the pending petition in Ariosa v. Illumina and the question: what is the “prior art date” of a provisional patent application? This question received an answer by the Federal Circuit in the sense that a provisional application will only count as “prior art” as of its filing date if the later published application (or issued patent) sufficiently supports all of the claims in the resulting non-provisional application as published (or issued patent).
Around the IP blogs! Around the IP blogs! Reviewed by Antonella Gentile on Saturday, June 08, 2019 Rating: 5

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