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In honour of our American friends' celebration of Thanksgiving, this Kat has decided to be thankful for the news and insight which those from across the IP blogosphere so continually provide. 


When will a dance routine be deemed to have met the US's 'choreographic work' standard for copyright protection? IP Watchdog commented on a recent Supreme Court decision which may help illuminate this surprisingly thorny question.


Ahead of this week's Bundestag legal committee discussion of the German draft ratification bill of the Unified Patent Court Agreement, the Kluwer Patent Blog gave an overview of recent developments around the bill, including academic and political objections to the project. 

In other German developments, JUVE Patent reported on the interaction between pharmaceutical and intellectual property law after Daiichi Sankyo won its case against TAD Pharma and Ratiopharm concerning a generic blood pressure medication before Cologne Administrative Court, achieving a further year of market exclusivity via its entitlement to data exclusivity. 

SpicyIP hosted a piece arguing for the potential reformulation of the public interest principle in pharmaceutical patent infringement cases in India.

Trade Marks

Sneaker culture - the hype, the limited releases, the resale market - is all slightly baffling to this Kat. The Fashion Law shed some light on the ongoing trade mark infringement and unfair competition battle between Nike and Warren Lotas over the alleged unauthorised re-release of a classic Nike shoe. 


IP Finance considered the need for businesses to develop a business model for IP, arguing for the necessity of doing so in order to best-utilise available IP assets.

It's said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but what about the way to closer diplomatic relations? SpicyIP reported on the implications of India's bid for GI protection of basmati rice in the EU, which is strongly opposed by Pakistan. 

The CREATe Centre (University of Glasgow) recently welcomed a new cohort of PGR students and published a collation of their most inspiring IP reads, which may be of interest to IPKat readers considering putting any new reading material on their Christmas lists.

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