|IFP probably regrets not pursuing those licences with more vigilance|
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Monday, 2 May 2016
Were you too busy for the IPKat last week? The 94th edition of Never Too Late is here to help out.
** Paint it Vantablack
Is it possible to have the exclusive rights over a colour - the "blackest black ever"? Alberto Bellan introduces Vantablack.
** World IP Day - Anne Frank and Geo-blocking special
Happy World IP Day from IPKat!
The original Dutch version of Anne Frank's Diary is to be published online and the inconsistencies of geo-blocking are in the spotlight.
** Magic Leap lampoons Google Glass
Mark Schweizer presents the best nerdy joke ever seen in a patent filing.
** Arnold J at appellate level - EPO news and a timely decision for World IP Day
Arnold J agrees with the Court of Appeal decision in Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT v Generics, and a patent directed to a dosage regime for levonorgestrel as a method of emergency contraception remains obvious.
** House Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act
Amerikat Annsley reports on the new federal legal protection for Trade Secrets in the US.
** Publishing and the Machine
Neil Wilkof explores how 'the Machine' has helped and hindered publishing.
** DSM Communication on Platforms leaked!
While we wait for the official Communication later this month, it seems that ISP safe harbours are here to stay and new strategies are being developed for user generated content... watch this space...
** The end of the Google Books legal saga
The US Supreme Court refuses to grant certiorari in the epic story that is The Authors' Guild v Google Books. Katfriend Shalini Bengani reports.
** Freedom of Panorama in France
What is the future of the panorama exception -- for the reproduction and representation of architectural works and sculptures, permanently located on public roads, made by physical persons, with the exclusion of uses having direct or indirect commercial character?
** s52 comes into force July 28 2016
Artistic works which have been industrially manufactured are to receive the same duration as any other works from next year.
** Trade Mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profits
Eleonora explains the latest Jack Wills Limited v House of Fraser judgment and the perils of apportioning profit attributable to infringement and cost consequences.
Never too late 91 [week ending on Sunday 10 April] - The Future of second-medical-use patents, Fordham 2016|AG Opinion in United Video Properties, Inc v Telenet NV, C-57/15|Batman v Superman in commercial context| Trade Secrets and the Bio-Pharmaceutical industry| Panorama and the three step test in the Swedish Supreme Court| Public consultation on the Enforcement Directive| Hyperlinks in GS Media, C-160/15 | Life as an IP Lawyer in São Paulo | | The Internkats | Corn Thins: descriptive? | Tourism and Culture in the Age of Innovation | Lord Neuberger's most difficult case | US Senate passes Trade Secrets Act
Never too late 90 [week ending on Sunday 3 April] – Book review: "IP and Other Things" by Sir Robin Jacob| Book review: "Trade Marks Law" by Glen Gibbons| IPKat Post #10,00 | Taser International Inc. v SC Gate 4 Business SRL and Others |Two Book Reviews: European Law Design and The Changing European Patent | Fordham 2016 | Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn. Bhd. & 3 Ors v Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses
Sunday, 1 May 2016
|Counting profits: |
Benedict's favourite weekend activity
Friday, 29 April 2016
|Transition period expedited from 5 years to 6 months|
- The works were contracted before the publication of the consultation document at 16.30 on 28 October 2015
- The rights holder has granted permission
- An exception to copyright applies under the CDPA 1988
- Sold or destroyed
- Authorised by the rights holder
|Adjusting the camera not |
to include any copyright material
The battle around what until recently was an area of copyright not many
|Oscar Wilde's tomb at Père Lachaise|
- First, the panorama exception would only apply to individuals, not also legal persons. As such, taking from the Swedish example, Wikipedia et similia would not be covered by it.
- Secondly, the exception would only apply to works located permanently on public roads: what about all those works located permanently elsewhere (eg public parks, stations etc)?
|Judge Pierre Leval|
|Google Books is nice and everything,|
but what better place
to sleep while in the library
than an actual book?