Around the IP Blogs

December is finally here and now part of our focus (and mostly our fears) have shifted to Secret Santa gifts. While looking for a suitable present for your fellow co-workers or distant relatives, take a moment to check what happened on the other IP blogs last week.


This Kat put a lot of effort to find the perfect gift

The Kluwer Copyright Blog published a compilation of analyses regarding the transposition of article 17 of the DSM Directive from Germany, Hungary, Italy and Sweden, as well as their respective issues, as presented as a part of a webinar organized by reCreating Europe project team.

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched a public consultation on artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property on 29 October 2021 to assess whether the current IP regime strikes the appropriate balance to encourage the development of AI and its use across the UK economy. Further analysis on the topics of authorship of computer-generated works, text and data mining exception, and inventorship in case of inventions created by AIs was published on the Kluwer Copyright Blog. 

Trade marks

The Kluwer Trademark Blog published an interesting analysis of a case decided by the Israeli Supreme Court regarding an order of non-infringement related to the commercalisation of well-known perfumes of a French prestigious fashion brand by an Israeli company, which repacks very small portion of the mentioned perfumes with a disclaimer of non-involvement in the manufacturing process. 

A case from the General Court involving the assessment of the level of attention of consumers in the analysis of a likelihood of confusion between two trade marks of chartered professionals was analysed in a recent post from the Legal-Patent blog. 

The CREATe blog published an article on sharing the results of research about trade marks, fashion and crime in the nineteenth century, which tangencies the story of the Jaeger brand. 

As bad faith in trade marks is becoming a focus for courts in the EU and in the UK, Lexology summarised typical situations and aspects usually linked to acts of bad faith. 


The Fashion Law published an article about the ongoing dispute between two famous fitness brands regarding a potential infringement of an athleticwear design patent and trade dress. 

As RNA-related technologies are in the spotlight in terms of attention and value, two labs were involved in a lawsuit discussing a potential infringement of patented RNA-technologies. Patently-O analysed this case.

As the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office has recently published a draft text with amendments to the 2017 Spanish Patents Act, the Kluwer Copyright Blog shared comments on a handful of proposed articles. 


A high-end fashion brand found itself involved in a controversy last week involving the sales of traditional Indian garments. The SpicyIP blog published a brief analysis of the situation and explained why the topic of cultural appropriation matters even more today. 

Picture by Jackie and posted on Flickr.
Around the IP Blogs Around the IP Blogs Reviewed by Alexandre Miura on Sunday, December 05, 2021 Rating: 5

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