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Trade marks

SpicyIP blog looked at collective marks in India. According to the author’s research, collective marks in India are often registered without a thorough examination. As a result, many are not compliant with the requirements under Indian law.

IP Helpdesk Blog considered a recent lawsuit for alleged copyright infringement, filed by Tintin’s right holders against Peppone, an artist who recreates famous characters in sculptures. In the same post, a new decision in the series of Banksy trade mark cancellation cases is also addressed [also see comments by The IPKat here and here].


Foss Patents discussed the recent amendments to the German patent law, with respect of injunctive relief. FOSS Patents provided its perspective on the reform, with a specific focus on whether it will affect the enforcement of Standard Essential Patents (SEP).

Kluwer Patent Blog featured an interview with Kevin Mooney, one of the movers behind the Unified Patent Court (UPC), concerning the UPC’s fate in light of the constitutional challenge in Germany. Mooney explained why he thinks the current constitutional challenge will not delay Germany’s ratification as much, as the previous constitutional challenge did [also see The IPKat’s earlier comments here and here].


Class 46 blog offered a book review of “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa” (ed. M. Schneider, V. Ferguson). The post praises the book for its comprehensive overview of both factual and legal background of intellectual property norms in each of the countries in the African continent.

FIDE Fundación shared “The Role of IP in a Post-Crisis World”. The report includes a detailed overview of the 12 conferences held last year as part of the Global Digital Encounters initiatives. It covers topics such as international IP and access to arbitration, the future of geographical indications and traceability, and the IP implications for the COVID-19 vaccine race.

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