Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week

This Kat is feeling festive

As temperatures drop and the winter nights draw in, what better way to unwind than catching up on last week's IPKat?


European Union law in the field of website blocking injunctions - especially against the third-party sale of devices and software meant to circumvent technological protection measures against copyright infringement - has evolved in recent years. PermaKat Eleonora Rosati gave an overview of this broad and flexible remedy. 


GuestKat Léon Dijkman broke the news to Kat readers of the Düsseldorf court's announcement that it will be referring questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the latest development in the ongoing patent clash between Nokia and Daimler.

As the end of 2020 beckons, so too does the countdown to the end of the Brexit transition period. GuestKat Rose Hughes explained the implications of the UK's incorporation of the SPC Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 469/2009) into domestic law for UK SPC holders, with elements of both continuity and potentially critical change. 

Reviewing 'Patent Management – Protecting Intellectual Property and Innovation', Kat friend Gustavo Schötz (Intellectual Property Center, Universidad Austral, Argentina, and Schötz & Viascán) recommended it as a business-focused roadmap to making best use of intangible assets.

Trade Marks

Kat friends Chia Ling Koh and Lyndon Choo described the jurisdiction-dependent role of a trade mark in the context of a passing off claim following a recent decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal, Tuitiongenius Pte Ltd v Toh Yew Keat and anor [2020] SGCA 103.


The IPKat was happy to welcome former GuestKat Bertrand Sautier to summarise the European Commission's new IP Action Plan, who set out its key priority areas:  fragmentation of IP protection at a European level (EP patents, SPCs and GIs), underutilisation of IP by SMEs, complexity and lack of transparency in licensing of SEPs, growing counterfeiting and piracy, and lack of fair play at global level. 

Never Too Late 292 [Week ending November 22] [Guest post] The Implementation of Article 17 CDSMD in EU Member States and the Evolution of the Digital Services Act: Why the Ban on General Monitoring Obligations Must Not Be Underestimated | Cannabis, conceptual comparison, and online evidence: Tertulia on EUIPO Boards of Appeal Case Law November 2020 | Mind the gap: Beijing IP Court explains the adverse effect clause of China’s Trade Mark Law | [Guest post] A Christmas wish for Jamaica – The 2020 Patent and Designs Act promises good tidings and an “irie” New Year | [Guest Post] Sisvel v Xiaomi, SEPs and the importance of declarations of essentiality | Two Arnolds for the price of one (part 2) | Guest Book Review: European Court Procedure | [Book review] Patent Games in the Global South | ‘Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector’ conference returns with discounted IPKat registration fee 

Never Too Late 291 [Week ending November 15] Book review: Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa | SIPLR Event: IP in the Digital Environment | Autumn fashion law and IP events | [Guest Post] 'Grand rights' of great importance: copyright on the big stage 

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Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week Reviewed by Sophie Corke on Thursday, December 03, 2020 Rating: 5

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