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With Christmas around the corner, why not give yourself the gift of catching up with the latest IP blogosphere news and views?


SpicyIP published an in-depth review of music copyright in India, describing the present situation and suggesting possible reforms: Part 1 and Part 2.


Comparative Patent Remedies reports that the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court announced that it would set a global FRAND rate in a dispute between Sharp and Oppo (with links to further reports and commentary).

Seeing oneself through the eyes of others is a strange experience, with Matthieu Dhenne commenting from a French perspective on the Kluwer Patent Blog about the UK Supreme Court's interpretation of French FRAND law in Unwired Planet

Keeping with the French theme, JUVE Patent reports that the Paris Court of Appeal declined to rule on alleged multi-jurisdictional infringement of a patent held by Paris-based Hutchinson, due to the different factual and legal features of the alleged infringement in each of the UK, France and Germany and its lack of jurisdiction over a South African defendant's conduct in Germany and the UK.

Trade Marks

Recent trouble in sneakerhead-land has come to an end: Nike's pursuit of Warren Lotas over 'lookalike' trainers (which had been produced in collaboration with longtime Nike collaborator/designer Jeff Staple) has concluded thanks to a confidential settlement, according to The Fashion Law.


The balancing act of promoting innovation and ensuring access to new technologies or treatments was discussed over on The IPWatchdog, where a firm stance against adjusting present IP rights in response to the COVID-19 crisis was taken, claiming that doing so would undermine innovative responses to the pandemic.

IPTango reports that the Regional Government of Amazonas in northern Peru has received a certification mark, which should be an economic boost for the Amazonian people by allowing the differentiation of products from the region by territorial origin.

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