In this edition of Never Too Late, we take a look back at what the IPKat has covered over the last two weeks, as summer begins to draw to a close…
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In Copyright infringement in the ‘iron pipes film’ case, GuestKat Frantzeska Papadopoulou discusses the latest copyright decision of the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal, which considered whether the use of previously unpublished (from a copyright perspective) film sequences constitute copyright infringement, or whether copyright limitations (such as news reporting or parody), are otherwise applicable.
Makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury successfully proved copyright infringement of its packaging design and pattern embossed onto the makeup powder, as reported by InternKat Riana Harvey.
GuestKat Ieva Giedrimaite examines the copyright law cases that await the U.S. Supreme Court in the next term.
Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie reports on Raconteur Productions Limited v Dioni Visions
Entertainment Limited and 2 Others, heard before the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, concerning the possibility of copyright infringement of a ‘screenplay’, which is not specifically mentioned or defined in the Nigerian Copyright Act as a protected work.
Platform Liability -
Former GuestKat Mirko Brüß examines another case referred to the CJEU considering YouTube's role as a hosting service provider, brought this time by Austria’s Oberster Gerichtshof.
Dublin-based Katfriend Colette Brady reported on Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp v Clonmel Healthcare Ltd, an important recent Irish case that reformulated the approach to be adopted by the Irish Courts in the application of the three stage Campus Oil test for the grant (or not) of a preliminary injunction (PI).
GuestKat Rose Hughes explores the fascinating and complicated issue of designating machine learning (ML) algorithms as the inventor on patent applications.
For many jurisdictions, the issue of repurposing a patented product is an issue of exhaustion. Not so in Australia, where, as reported by Katfriend Tyrone Berger, the relevant test is whether an implied license can be successfully asserted by the alleged infringer.
Trade Marks -
Katfriend Jolena Ang reports from Singapore on a trade mark opposition involving both word mark and device mark elements describing tigers.
GuestKat Peter Ling reports on a decision from the German Federal Court of Justice, where spare parts manufacturers were told that the shape of the mounting fixture, where a four-ring shaped logo may be placed, can amount to trade mark infringement.
A recent amendment to the US trade mark application procedure is examined by GuestKat Thomas Key, who notes the apparent increasing scrutiny faced by foreign applications for US trade mark registrations.
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