Around the IP Blogs

Whether you are recovering from the holidays or still enjoying them, the world of IP keeps turning! Here is a round up of some of the news going around the IP blogosphere….

It's a big world out there...

The Kluwer Patent Blog provides coverage of VMI Holland v. Safe-Run in the Chinese Supreme People’s Court, which clarified the standard of filing a declaratory judgment action of non-infringement of patent.

Patently-O reports on Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019), in which the Federal Circuit (in the US) reversed a non-obviousness holding, as it was found the 'substantially equivalent disclosure' satisfied the written description requirement (though this was met with dissent).

The European Patent Law blog examines case T-721/16, heard in the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, which suggested that it was not necessary to reproduce examples, but for the courts to examine the description of the combination of claimed characteristics.


The 1709 Blog summarises what has been going on in the world of music, from the CJEU outcome in Pelham to the ongoing Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' case.

The Kluwer Copyright Blog considers the 'Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled', examining its exceptions, limitations, and the social policies behind it, a year since its legal acts were transposed into EU law.

Continuing on from previous weeks, AfroIP provides further coverage of the South African Copyright Amendment Bill, looking at its progress and future proceedings.

Trade marks

IPWatchdog looks at how to register hashtags as trade marks in Australia.
Around the IP Blogs Around the IP Blogs Reviewed by Riana Harvey on Monday, August 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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