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The Kluwer Copyright Blog summarised and commented on the CJEU's recent VG Kunst decision, concerning the nature and scope of the 'communication to the public' concept.


JUVE Patent covered the European Patent Office's revocation of a CRISPR patent owned by US biotechnology company Sigma-Aldrich for lack of inventive step.

FOSS Patents reported on the French connection of the Düsseldorf Regional Court's Daimler/Nokia CJEU referral on matters of competition law in relation to Standard Essential Patent licensing, with the French industrial giant Thales having now elected to intervene to argue in favour of asking additional questions.

Trade Marks 

Afro-IP drew attention to a recent decision of the Gauteng Division of the High Court in South Africa, in which it was determined that a former licensee of PACIFIC trade marks for cigarettes was not liable for infringement by selling cigarettes branded as ATLANTIC.  


CREATe (University of Glasgow) published an overview of aspects of the European Commission's Proposal for a Digital Markets Act pertaining to so-called 'gatekeepers', in the context of competition law.

Spicy IP considered further elements of jewellery protection in Indian intellectual property law, including the practical implications of bringing a trade mark, design or copyright suit, and whether other routes such as Geographical Indications might serve to protect traditional designs. 

Image: Wilson Afonso from Sydney, Australia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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