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About 'The IPKat' Channel

Passionate about IP! Since June 2003 the IPKat has covered copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech, privacy and confide...

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An Enterprising Victory, with Arnold J in the driving seat

[...] main criticism is that, at best, the Surveys were evidence of association rather than true trade mark distinctiveness. It is true that the Surveys do not demonstrate that consumers rely on the [...]

Monaco "devoid of distinctive character", rules EU court

[...] and comments of his own: The Principality of Monaco cannot benefit from the protection of the trade mark MONACO in the EU in respect of certain goods and services The word ‘MONACO’ designates the [...]

Lions, unicorns and the prospect of a licence

[...] parties registering Royal arms, crests and certain other national insignia as a United Kingdom trade mark, and the lion and unicorn is based on the Royal arms (right). However, using the logo is not [...]

BREAKING NEWS: someone wants to register 'Je suis Charlie' as a trade mark

[...] today. It concerns an application that has just been filed to register 'Je suis charlie' as a trade mark in Benelux in classes 3, 16, 25, 28, 32, 35 and 38 of the Nice classification. Albeit an IP [...]

Gardens in the Internal Market are big enough for another wolf

[...] Elmar Wolf – reported here in the IPKat – and the Court of Justice making it clear to the General Court that 'what it said explicitly was what it meant'. Today the General Court proved that it has [...]

Keep calm and drink a glass of (melt)-water!

[...] of days ago on absolute grounds both trade mark cases T-69/14 and T-70/14 on appeal to the General Court. Back in 2012 Melt Water applied to register a figurative sign for 'MELT WATER Original' ( [...]

Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

[...]  here in the IPKat] and the Court of Justice of the European Union making it clear to the General Court that 'what it said explicitly was what it meant'. Now the General Court has proved that it has [...]

Investing for a new trade mark? What do I do with my slogan?

[...] , assessing their distinctiveness results more difficult. In the light of Audi v OHIM the General Court addressed some typical issues affecting slogan marks. Thus a slogan does not necessarily imply [...]

The Logic of Innovation and IP in Europe

[...] The Logic of Innovation: Intellectual Property, and What the User Found There, published by Ashgate in its Intellectual Property, Theory, [...]

Monday miscellany

[...] Philanthropy and intellectual property: are you kidding? No, it's no joke at all. "Philanthropy and intellectual property& [...]

International Intellectual Property: a Handbook of Contemporary Research

[...] it independently reviewed. Here's how the publishers describe this book: International Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research aims to provide researchers and practitioners of [...]

Monday miscellany

[...] : visions for the future, problems for the present", the IPKat reviewed Managing Intellectual Property magazine's forthcoming International Patent Forum 2015 on 10 and 11 March. In his [...]

Softly, softly: General Court no-hopes Pianissimo application

[...] : we have a CTM Regulation Article 7(1)(b) problem here: PIANISSIMO is devoid of any distinctive character. In November 2013 the Fourth Board of Appeal agreed with him. In essence, said the Board, [...]

Make a mark on a sofa, Italian style: Divani bests Divini

[...] that the secondary meaning doctrine applies not only to marks that are deprived of distinctive character, generic or descriptive (and therefore, in principle, null and void) but which are [...]

Dragons' Den: where entertainment meets mis-advice?

[...] 2008/95: use without due cause, taking advantage of or causing detriment to the repute or distinctive character of an earlier mark]? Assuming the difficult (in my view) hurdle of establishing a link [...]

Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

[...] Kelly, senior associate at FR Kelly, well-illustrates. * Monaco "devoid of distinctive character", rules EU court The General Court delivered its judgement in Case T-197/13  [...]

The Future of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office: Board 28 to me...

[...] Next week, on 11 February 2015, Board 28 of the European Patent Office will meet.  The only topic on the agenda of the meeting is the reform of the Boards of [...]

Disciplinary authority over the EPO Boards of Appeal: a former member speaks

[...] A Cat speaks ... The events that unfolded in the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich in December 2014 have been extensively covered by Merpel on this blog, [...]

Life as a patent examiner according to the EPO - paid-for article in the New Sci...

[...] Fresh from publishing the thoughts of a former member of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, Merpel just noticed this article: A day in the life of a patent examiner appearing in [...]

"Oh-oh! It's the EPO": More Munich mewsings from Merpel

[...] Munich, host to the European Patent Office's main centre of operations, has been abuzz with speculation and intrigue this week, [...]

First sale doctrine in the US: a closer look at Costco

[...] , holding that the first sale doctrine does not apply to copies of works produced abroad. The Supreme Court affirmed per curiamin 2010. On remand, the district court granted again summary judgment to [...]

JUST OUT - Molecular weights at the Supreme Court - Teva v Sandoz

[...] weight.  This finding was upheld on appeal as reported by Jeremy here. Well, today the Supreme Court of the USA has weighed in on the same matter in the case of Teva v Sandoz.  The judgement is [...]

Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

[...]  provides a more detailed review of that book. * JUST OUT - Molecular weights at the Supreme Court - Teva v Sandoz The IPKat has already covered the UK litigation of Generics (t/a Mylan) [...]

Spanish Supreme Court asks: does compensation for moral prejudice tie in with lu...

[...] A Spanish Supreme Court decision of 12 January 2015 referred a question to the Court of Justice of the European Union ( [...]

BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says exhaustion only applies to the tangible medium of a wor...

[...] Today's an important day for EU copyright at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The Court has in fact just issued its much-awaited 50-paragraph decision in Case C- [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda proposes major overhaul of EU copyrig...

[...] interesting one at the EU level. Not only because of the ever-active Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) [see here and here so far], but also because the new Commission intends to table [...]

French say "non!" to nutty name

[...] a specific hazel nut, Nocciola Piemonte, which is a protected geographical indication in the European Union. The product is made by Ferrero [Merpel thinks this means "Smith"], which also [...]

Tuesday tiddlywinks

[...] the launch of a members' survey on how they are getting on with the latest version of the European Union's Customs Regulation. Art & artifice's Rosie Burbidge pertinently asks "Is copyright [...]

Can Unified Patent Court and national laws of infringement diverge? An IPKat dia...

[...] to the UPC Agreement ratify the Agreement, they will have to conform their national law of patent infringement to that specified in the UPCA (Articles 25 to 30), not only for Unitary patents and [...]

Flood's patent threats action runs dry

[...] The making of unwarranted threats to sue someone else for patent infringement is actionable in the United Kingdom.  The principle is plain  -- but its execution in [...]

Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

[...] the defence of justification in the context of making unwarranted threats to sue for patent infringement that were based only on a patent application. * Exhaustion of rights (first sale [...]

Dutch diverge with English as Novartis prevails on Zoledronic Acid in Netherland...

[...] as indicative of a divergent judicial approach to the efficacy of skinny labels to avoid patent infringement. You can read the Hague Court of Appeal decision here (in English) and here (in Dutch). [...]

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An Enterprising Victory, with Arnold J in the driving seat

[...] main criticism is that, at best, the Surveys were evidence of association rather than true trade mark distinctiveness. It is true that the Surveys do not demonstrate that consumers rely on the [...]

Monaco "devoid of distinctive character", rules EU court

[...] and comments of his own: The Principality of Monaco cannot benefit from the protection of the trade mark MONACO in the EU in respect of certain goods and services The word ‘MONACO’ designates the [...]

Lions, unicorns and the prospect of a licence

[...] parties registering Royal arms, crests and certain other national insignia as a United Kingdom trade mark, and the lion and unicorn is based on the Royal arms (right). However, using the logo is not [...]

BREAKING NEWS: someone wants to register 'Je suis Charlie' as a trade mark

[...] today. It concerns an application that has just been filed to register 'Je suis charlie' as a trade mark in Benelux in classes 3, 16, 25, 28, 32, 35 and 38 of the Nice classification. Albeit an IP [...]

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