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Another week, another roundup of IP-related news and views.


FOSS Patents presented a criticism of alleged structural shortcomings in the current German patent injunction reform process, including the bill's potential differential impact on different industries.

Keeping with the German theme, JUVE Patent reported on the settlement of a long-running dispute over technology used for bottle deposit return machines, ubiquitous across Germany.

Hopping across to Texas, IP blogs lit up with commentary on a $2.18bn judgment awarded by a jury in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas in a dispute between VLSI Technology and Intel, with coverage collated over on Comparative Patent Remedies.

The Kluwer Patent Blog hosted a two-part summary and critical analysis of the EU SEPs Expert Group report, considering its proposals in relation to licensing and transparency (available here and here).

Trade marks

Fans of both streetwear and intellectual property law may be interested in The Fashion Law's recent report on the well-known brand Supreme's opposition to a US trade mark application made by an entity seeking to register Emerpus, i.e. Supreme backwards, stylised in a similar way and also for use on apparel.


Can jewellery be protected under intellectual property law? Spicy IP addressed this question in an Indian context, with Part 1 of the analysis of the interplay between copyright and design law available here.

The Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice's blog published an overview of intellectual property protection in the Kenyan tea industry, from patents and plant variety protection to copyright and trade marks.

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