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While the summer winds down, why not while away the hours with news and views from around the IP blogs?


The Kluwer Copyright Blog gave an update on EU copyright law developments for the second trimester of 2021, including insights into the cases and referrals coming up soon.

It also provided an analysis of the pressures on the Database Directive, perhaps indicating that the reforming zeal currently animating the data governance legislative landscape means that its days are numbered.

Less terminally online readers of The IPKat may be forgiven for a lack of familiarity with Pepe, the cartoon frog who has become a symbol of both hate and freedom. TechnoLlama presented an overview of the creator's copyright fight to clean up Pepe's image - and how NFTs fit in.


The news that both the South African patent office and the Federal Court of Australia have accepted the designation of an AI as inventor on a patent application has caused ripples in the patent community, with JUVE Patent cautioning however that recognition from major bodies such as the EPO will be necessary before any sea-change materialises.

Over on FOSS Patents, Florian Mueller commented on the new German patent law, questioning its ability to make a real difference to issues such as the so-called injunction gap, and reported on the newest patent division of the Munich I Regional Court starting operations.


According to IPTango, the Andean Community Court of Justice (TJCA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) has published the call for the first edition of the Moot Court on Community Law and Intellectual Property in the Andean Community, with further details available here.

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