Around the IP Blogs

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around the IP blogs
While the summer pause is in full swing, the IP blogosphere continues to provide its insights.


Dr Elena Cooper of CREATe (University of Glasgow) considered what might be revealed about copyright history from the story one of James McNeill Whistler's paintings, 'Portrait of Lady Eden'.

Over on the Kluwer Copyright Blog, the subject of what Member States might be able to learn from the AG opinion on the Polish challenge to Article 17 of Directive 2019/790 (C-401/19), especially regarding freedom of expression, came up for discussion.


FOSS Patents analysed a recent decision of the Düsseldorf appeals court in the SEP/FRAND case of Via v. TCL, suggesting that it hints at internal divisions as to the application of Sisvel v. Haier.

The Artificial Inventor Project's success in Australia's federal court at getting an AI (DABUS) listed as the inventor on a patent application drew attention on outlets including Gizmodo, coming hot on the heels of South Africa's Companies and Intellectual Property Commission becoming the first patent office in the world to issue a patent with an AI listed as inventor, according to Jurist.

The topic of the potential TRIPS COVID-19 waiver continues to rumble on, with the Kluwer Patent Blog considering the investment treaty arbitration angle and suggesting that patent proprietors may still be able to obtain remuneration as compensation for the expropriation of patent rights, even in the event of a waiver being applied.

Trade marks

Kat readers who fall at the intersection of American football fans and trade mark enthusiasts may be especially interested in IP Watchdog's account of the trademark journey of the Washington Football Team (the placeholder name for the Washington NFL franchise as it moves away from its former, racially insensitive, branding), including the USPTO's refusal to register its current name.


Spicy IP published a series of posts considering the implications of the recent Indian Parliamentary Committee on IPR, with coverage of its recommendation against the scrapping of the dedicated IP court and consideration (or lack thereof) of copyright issues accompanied by a two-part general review (here and here).

Around the IP Blogs Around the IP Blogs Reviewed by Sophie Corke on Sunday, August 08, 2021 Rating: 5

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