Around the IP Blogs

While this Kat is already saving space in his stomach for a chocolate feast next Sunday, check the latest news from around the IP blogs.

A happy Kat preparing for Easter

Across the pond, IPFinance reported that the US Congressional Research Service has released a report for the US Congress concerning the COVID-19 Patent Waiver agreement between the U.S., India, South Africa, and the EU. The report contains information about the leaked agreement and specific issues for the U.S. Congress to consider.

Marques' blog Class 46 reported on Chile's accession to the Madrid System, as well as a recent decision from the Turkish Patent and Trade Mark Office broadening the scope of trade name protection to cover identical trade mark applications for different goods/services

The Kluwer Copyright Blog posted a summary of recent decisions, pieces of legislation, and development in EU copyright, including relevant cases yet to be decided.

Ed Sheeran is now playing the sweetest melodies as the High Court of England and Wales decided that the differences between ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Oh Why’ outweigh the similarities, as reported by IPWatchdog.

Meanwhile, in the patent world, there is more good news for the EU, as the Kluwer Patent Blog informed that interviews for candidate judges for the long-awaited Unified Patent Court have already started and that the number of patent applications in Europe continues to grow. 

The Trademark Lawyer Magazine blog published an interesting article about the possibility of registering pejorative trade marks - which are not directly offensive and against moral standards, but still have a negative or unfavourable conceptual content.

Around the IP Blogs Around the IP Blogs Reviewed by Alexandre Miura on Monday, April 11, 2022 Rating: 5

No comments:

All comments must be moderated by a member of the IPKat team before they appear on the blog. Comments will not be allowed if the contravene the IPKat policy that readers' comments should not be obscene or defamatory; they should not consist of ad hominem attacks on members of the blog team or other comment-posters and they should make a constructive contribution to the discussion of the post on which they purport to comment.

It is also the IPKat policy that comments should not be made completely anonymously, and users should use a consistent name or pseudonym (which should not itself be defamatory or obscene, or that of another real person), either in the "identity" field, or at the beginning of the comment. Current practice is to, however, allow a limited number of comments that contravene this policy, provided that the comment has a high degree of relevance and the comment chain does not become too difficult to follow.

Learn more here:

Powered by Blogger.