Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

As we are halfway through December, it's never too late to look back at last week's activities on the blog!


When it comes to trade mark disputes, Italian football club AC Milan recently lost a match against German company InterES (and yes, the company name is not intentional). Katfriend Federica Combariati discussed likelihood of confusion and trade mark reputation in her commentary on a recent Judgment of the General Court between the above parties.


The Government of Hong Kong recently released a public consultation paper on updating the national Copyright regime (the "Copyright Ordinance"). InternKat James Kwong has analysed the public consultation in detail and provides his comment.


Permakat Prof. Neil J. Wilkof discussed patent trolling and the long debate about it and whenever this topic might still be relevant and deserving of attention.

GuestKat Sophie Corke reported on the UKIPO's call for views on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), which seeks to answer the question of whether the current framework needs to change to best support innovation.

Following the decision of the EBA in G 1/21 on the legality of mandatory ViCo oral proceedings, the EPO has continued with ViCo proceedings before the Boards of Appeal. The Office has now also published a report on the user survey of the opposition division (OD) ViCo pilot programme, and GuestKat Rose Hughes has provided us with analysis, comments and thoughts on this.


GuestKat Sophie Corke has analysed the new coalition agreement of the German "Ampel" parties (170-page document) and the potential impact it could have on two important topics: digitalisation and innovation. The review of the agreement covers net neutrality, digital sovereignty, access to data (and to research data with a possible link to copyright), new technologies and the impact of the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act in Germany.

SpecialKat Hayleigh Bosher had sent us a review of the book "We the Robots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law" by Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore. The book looks at recent developments in AI and their actual and potential impact on the legal profession, as well as the challenges, normative questions, tools and opportunities that Artificial Intelligence presents for rules and institutions.

Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! Reviewed by Giorgio Luceri on Sunday, December 19, 2021 Rating: 5

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