Never too late: if you missed The IPKat last week

Summer may be more than half way over here in Europe but, as always, it’s never too late to catch up on the latest IPKat posts!


In Takeda v Roche: "Is it plausible? Is it true?", GuestKat Rose Hughes analyses the recent example of patent cases coming before the UK courts on the topic of growing clinical and economic significance of antibody-based therapeutics.

Rose Hughes also looks at the recent press release on the opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in G 1/18 here.

In Beyond exclusion of pharmaceutical products from patentable subject matter as a solution to limited access to medicines in Africa. Africa Correspondent Kat Chijioke Okorie looks at the flexibility available from the TRIPS Agreement and seeing how they can be adapted to suit the socio-economic realities of different countries.

Is the sun too much and you're
staying in the shade like this Kat?

Mathilde Pavis looks at the recent of launch of the website ‘Cartography and Copyright’, by Professor Isabella Alexander from University Technology Sydney here.

GuestKat Ieva Giedrimaite looks at whether Andy Warhol’s use of a photograph of Prince Rogers Nelson (best known as Prince), is considered as fair use in Warhol v Goldsmith: fairness of use by iconic artwork adjudicated in New York.

In English High Court raises eyebrows over request to disclose ISP customer data, GuestKat Alex Woolgar looks at an application made against Virgin Media to disclose the personal details of broadband subscribers identified by their IP address to have downloaded copyright films.

Mathilde Pavis also comments on the less (compared to the DSM Directive) reported Regulation 2019/1150 in The EU Regulation on fairness in the platform economy is a let down for intellectual property.

Kat friend Fredy Sánchez Merino provides a succinct round-up of IP matters in the Latin America region in Vallenato and Raicilla, take me south.

Following the CJEU’s ruling last year, the German Federal Court of Justice handed down its final decision regarding a case revolving around a picture of Cordoba in Spain. Peter Ling analyses this in Copyright Infringement Confirmed, but No Damages for "Cordoba" Photographer.

This Kat is enjoying the sun in Reunion Island while he can
In a flurry of breaking news from the CJEU (in one day nonetheless!), Kat Eleonora Rosati looks at these rulings considering questions: whether use of a protected work for the reporting of current events requires authorisation; whether non-transformative sampling can infringe a phonogram producer’s right and whether German free use is compatible with EU law; and whether the freedom of information and the press can or cannot justify a derogation from the rights of copyright holders beyond allowed exceptions and limitations. Each post can be found here, here, and here respectively.

Trade marks

The question of whether trade mark law, and in particular the five-year grace period to commence “genuine use” (Art. 18(1) EUTMR), be adapted to account for the time lost waiting for the marketing authorization? Is looked at by GuestKat Peter Ling in his post "BOSWELAN" - No Special Treatment for Medicinal Product Trade Marks.

GuestKat Nedim Malovic breaks down the recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in CJEU dismisses Red Bull’s appeal concerning its colour combination marks.

Marriot Worldwide Corp. recently opposed Associazione Calcio Milan SpA’s (AC Milan) application to register their figurative mark (below) in Class 43. Asia Correspondent Kat, Tian Lu, looks at the EU General Court’s recent ruling in her post Turning the AC off as no likelihood of confusion is found: AC Milan survives AC Marriott opposition.

The mark AC Milan sought to register

GuestKat Mathilde Pavis covers the “Intellectual Property and the Visual” ISHTIP 2019 event over 2 posts here and here respectively.

Rose Hughes also covers the CIPA seminar on the revised Rules of the Procedure of the Board of Appeal, which was held in London late July.

Book Reviews

Book Review Kat – Hayleigh Bosher delves into Justin Koo’s The Right of Communication to the Public in EU Copyright Law. She also reviews The Sir Hugh Laddie Lectures: The First Ten Years, which are a collection of the first decade events in the Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture series. Don’t forget IPKat readers can enjoy a 15% discount, using the code SHLL15 by placing an order before 1st September 2019!


Kat Annsley Merelle Ward dedicates a touching obituary for the late Sir Henry Carr QC, where colleagues share their memories of Mr Justice Carr.


Never Too Late 228 [Week ending 21 Jul] Celebrity misadventures in trade mark land | Chanel’s ‘Double C’ trade mark loss in China – an unacceptable conclusion? | Freedom of expression transcends morality in US trademark registration | Red Bull sues rival F1 sponsor Rich Energy for trade mark infringement | The copyright question that no one wanted: the rights of immigrant minors in their drawings in connection with their detention along the U.S./Mexico border | India's first dynamic injunction issued to block access to 'rogue websites' | Today's the 10-year anniversary of the CJEU judgment that changed EU copyright | Has the Cat Got Your Copyright? The dilemma of animal-created works | Guest post: YouTube shifts the burden: requires manual copyright claimants to timestamp the allegedly infringing material; simplifies the rectification process | Rome Court finds videosharing platform directly liable for content uploaded by users | Illumina v TDL (Round 2): Mr Justice Arnold finds NIPT novel, inventive and sufficient | No benefit of hindsight: BA rejects ex tunc assessment of an intervention in opposition (T 0439/17) | EQEs - don't speculate beyond the content of the paper (D 11/18) | Court of Appeal cancels RAND trial in ZyXEL v TQ Delta | Design litigation stats from the English courts make for good news for designers | Book Review: Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries | Book Review: The Protection of Non-Traditional Trade Marks | Book review: Copyright and fan productivity in China | Book review (and discount code!): Copyright and the Court of Justice of the European Union | Book review (and discount code!): Copyright and the Court of Justice of the European Union | South African IP researchers’ (AIPLITL) conference report – The IP and IT Law Innovation Interface | Event report - Second IP Researchers Europe Conference in Geneva | Why is there less innovation? Blame old geezers like me | Mr Justice Arnold to become Lord Justice Arnold: congratulations! | Join the UK IPO working group on IP enforcement

Never Too Late 227 [Week ending 7 Jul] This is original broadcast, says the Finnish Market Court on IPTV transmissions | Into image rights? Here's the call for articles for the JIPLP special 'image rights' issue! | BEAUTY & THE BAY not an infringement of BEAUTY BAY, says High Court | US copyright registration for the Tommy Hilfiger Flag denied due to insufficient originality | The reemergence of issues surrounding copyright and the Australian Aboriginal Flag… | Gigi Hadid, Smile for the Copyright | Eli Lilly v Fresenius Kabi: a decision far from equivalent to what has been decided before | Re-establishment: An isolated error in a well-functioning system may not be equivalent to all due care (J 05/18) | Roche shields itself from a UK Arrow: Pfizer v Roche | SPC manufacturing and stockpiling waiver comes into force | BREAKING: Mr Justice Arnold finds Conversant patent infringed but invalid for added matter in Conversant v Huawei | Guest post: "Growing war on intellectual property, a threat to health for all" | AG Bobek advises CJEU to annul the 'Fack Ju Göhte' decision and distinguish between 'public policy' and 'morality' (and, yes, freedom of expression also matters in trade mark law) | EUIPO Second Board of Appeal reminds that an opposition may be withdrawn at any time before a decision on appeal becomes final | Reader Discount: IP Seminar at Volvo Cars in Sweden on 8 and 9 October | Cars, sarapes and green beans, all southern style | AI: Decoding IP conference - day 1 highlights | AI: decoding IP conference - day 2 highlights | Book Review: The State of Creativity: The Future of 3D Printing, 4D Printing and Augmented Reality | Book Review: Copyright in the Information Society

Never Too Late 226 [Week ending 16 Jun] Neymar scores at EU General Court: “Neymar” trade mark declared invalid due to bad faith registration| China introduces 'intent to use' to combat trade mark squatting in its recent law amendment | General Court confirms invalidity of (one of the) adidas three-stripe mark(s) | Yeezy Boost 350 shoes may be registered, says US Copyright Office Review Board | DSM Directive Series #6: 'hyperlinking' in the press publishers' right | U.S. Second Circuit cannot agree on the meaning of 'volitional conduct' | There is No Substitute for a Porsche – Except another Porsche? | Italian court confirms that unauthorized use of Audrey Hepburn's likeness infringes (post mortem) image rights | Conference report - More Than Just a Game (Maastricht edition) | Event Report: Institutions And Regulation For The Fourth Industrial Revolution | Book Review: Sterling on World Copyright Law | Book Review: Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks & Allied Rights | Book review: Copy This Book – An Artist’s Guide to Copyright | Book review: Copyrighting God | In memoriam Patricia Battin-- influential warrior in the battle over the library of the future | Looking to catch up with the latest fashion (law) trends? Here's a course with an IPKat readers discount.
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