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Welcome to this week's roundup of recent stories and commentary from around the IP blogosphere.


Germany's Federal Court of Justice handed down a potentially extremely significant judgment for SEP/FRAND in Europe, in the case of SISVEL v Haier. JUVE Patent explained the decision and its implications.


CREATe (University of Glasgow) has published the latest in its working paper series, with a contribution from Martin Husovec on 'The Fundamental Right to Property and the Protection of Investment: How Difficult is it to Repeal New Intellectual Property Rights?'.

With a discussion of a recent judgment of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, IP Watchdog warns influencers that unauthorised use of street art e.g. in the background of a sponsored Instagram post, may result in claims from the right-holder.

Trade Marks

The Fashion Law published an interesting discussion of the 'blandification' of fashion logos and websites, which suggests a number of possible factors encouraging the homogenisation of visual presentation in the digital age.

Part 2 of the German Trademark Law Modernisation Act (MaMoG) came into force at the start of this month, with an overview of the changes it brings over on the Legal-Patent blog.

China's Supreme People's Court has recently announced a large number of intellectual property decisions, including one on trade mark infringement in relation to OEM goods for export. MARQUES' Blog 46 has commented on the Honda judgment here.


In celebration of last week's Europe Day, the choir and orchestra of the European Patent Office have recorded a virtual performance of Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy', the tune to the anthem of Europe.

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