Around the IP Blogs

Another week, another review of the latest news from the surrounding IP blogs!


The China National Intellectual Administration (CNIPA) recently published the new guidelines for trade mark examination procedures. The new guidelines cover topics such as formality examination and procedures for trade mark applications, oppositions, declarations of invalidity, cancellations, classification of goods and services, examination of applications for change of trade mark ownership, trade mark renewal and other procedural issues. Ling Zhao of the MARQUES China team reports here.

Chanel is seeking to register the number 5 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for use on cosmetics. The Fashion Law tells the rest of the story.

Agnieszka Sztoldman (Taylor Wessing, University of Wroclaw) discusses about genuine use in the EU, commenting on the Monster Energy v. EUIPO / Frito-Lay judgment (Joined Cases T-758/20 and T-759/20).


YouTube has released the first edition of its copyright transparency report. The report, which covers copyright enforcement on the platform from January to June 2021, provides insights into how the platform's copyright management systems are working. Is overblocking real? Paul Keller reports on the Kluwer Copyright Blog.

Recently, comedians and other spoken word writers claim the same streaming royalties as songwriters, but a standoff has resulted in their works being removed from Spotify. Aaron Moss reports for copyrightlately.

Gianluca Campus discusses the balance between cloud services and private copying levy in his analysis of the AG Hogan’s Opinion in the Austro-Mechana case (C-433-20), published for the Kluwer Copyright Blog.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Jaeger, European law expert at the University of Vienna, was interviewed on the Kluwer Patent Blog about the unitary patent system and gave his opinion on this topic.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking public comments on a new draft policy statement on SEPs and FRAND. Mike Mireles reports for IP Finance.

The UKIPO is conducting an opinion survey on standard-essential patents to better understand the function of the current framework for promoting innovation. IP Finance reports.

Prof. Dennis Crouch discusses patent claims cancellation and inter partes review (IPR) in the U.S. and comments on the case of Baxter Corp. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. 


Have you ever heard about "negative Intellectual Property spaces"? In a post for CREATe, Raffaele Danna (Researcher, Institute of Economics of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies), Arianna Martinelli ( Associate Professor of Applied Economics, Institute of Economics of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies), and Alessandro Nuvolari (Professor of Economic History and Director of the 'Institute of Economics of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) provide insights and empirical evidence on this topic.

Around the IP Blogs Around the IP Blogs Reviewed by Giorgio Luceri on Sunday, December 12, 2021 Rating: 5

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