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This Kat is getting cabin fever
As we all adjust to new ways of living and working, the IP blogosphere is no exception.


Kluwer Patent Blog has reported on the patent implications of the German government's amendments to the German Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans.

Still with reference to Germany, EP Law has commented on a recent decision of the Higher Regional Court of Munich on the hot topic of the requirements for the grant of a preliminary injunction in patent litigation.

Moving across the pond, Written Description hosted commentary on whether the strongly negative public reaction to Gilead's (now-dropped) orphan designation request for the use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 was entirely warranted (including a response to reader comments on the original post).

IP Watchdog considered a recent decision of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to offer the prospect of a rather clearer patent thicket in relation to generic versions of pharmaceutical drugs, as it indicates that antitrust liability may lie where a company 'over-lists' patents.

Trade Marks

The Fashion Law reports that even at a time of economic uncertainty, counterfeiters are finding ways to capitalise on the crisis.

Spicy IP indicates that India has now seen its first coronavirus-related IP dispute: a comparative advertising clash between Hindustan Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Dettol.


CREATe at the University of Glasgow has announced new resources on platform regulation, following its launch event with BIICL back in February 2020.

General Corona-Content

IP Draughts has published a draft open letter which it would like the UK IP Minister to issue, on the subject of whether innovative means of addressing COVID-19-related shortages and requirements infringes the IP rights of others.

Finally, and on a much more positive note, the Copyright Alliance has published a post thanking creators for their efforts in providing content which we can all enjoy from home.

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