The team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge, Stephen Jones, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Hayleigh Bosher, Tian Lu and Cecilia Sbrolli.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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

Been too busy carving pumpkins to keep up with last week's IP news? No problem! As always, the IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary - the 166th edition of Never Too Late.
A Pumpkitten!

Mathilde reviews Giblin and Weatherall's latest book ‘What if we could reimagine copyright?’ If you would like to take a journey into a world where you can image a copyright regime from scratch this book is for you, and - better yet - it is freely available online.

In a recent the decision of RTI Reti Televisive Italiane Spa v Ruvido Produzioni Srl, decision 18633/17 (27 July 2017), the Italian Supreme Court confirmed that TV formats can be protected under the Italian Copyright Act (Legge 633/1941), and clarified at what conditions such protection is available. 

Former Guest Kat Valentina Torelli has carefully followed developments in the lead-up to the introduction of a certification mark at the EU level on October 1st. In this guest post, she shares her thoughts and updates us on the related developments.

Guest Kat Eibhlin gives takes us through the recent decision handed down by the Court of Milan which forms part of the long running multi-jurisdictional battle concerning Eli Lilly's patent protecting its pemetrexed (Alimta) product.

Guest Kat Rosie demystifies database rights with the recent decision of Technomed v Bluecrest [2017] EWHC 2142 - a High Court case about the rights in databases and the potential IP dangers, including copyright infringement, which can arise when a business relationship terminates.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published a press release, with the sub-heading: "Staff survey indicates that the future of public health in Europe is at stake" relating to the proposed relocation of the EMA away from London to another European city in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote. 

IPKat and the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA) are organising an event devoted to discussing the potential impact of Brexit on the UK copyright regime. The event will be held at the London offices of Reed Smith, in the afternoon of Thursday, 19 October.

Professors Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge) and Valeria Falce (Università Europea di Roma) discuss the proposed  Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market which is currently being discussed in the European Parliament.

Katfriend Nedim Malovic (Sandart&Partners) takes us through the decision of the EUIPO First Board of Appeal (R1776/2016-1) relating to the PEPPER PIG and TOBBIA marks. The Board, annulling the decision of the Cancellation Division, declared the invalidity of EUTM 11775509 ‘TOBBIA’.


PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER TOO LATE

Never Too Late 165 [week ending 1 October] German Federal Court of Justice rules that GS Media presumption of knowledge does not apply to Google Images I Images search service I Life as an IP Lawyer: Washington, D.C. I Furie-ous creator of Pepe the Frog determined to use copyright to get his green creation back I Book Review: Marketing and Advertising Law in a Process of Harmonisation I Special interview with the Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore on new one billion dollar innovation fund (and more) I Conference Report: Zurich IP Retreat 2017 - Patents and Hindsight (Part I and II) I Zurich IP Retreat I Does Allergan's Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe transactional move "rip off consumers"?

Never Too Late 164 [week ending Sunday 17 September] Joint JIPLP-GRUR event: A Distinctive Mess? Current Trade Mark Law and Practice in the EU and UK | 6th Global Forum on Intellectual Property: Ideas to Assets | Reality TV stars: performers? ...employees?... Neither? | Monkey Selfie Dispute| The Selfie Monkey case: the end?,|Schweppes = Schweppes - AG Opinion in parallel goods dispute. | The Israel Supreme Court adopts the conceptual separability test of the US Copyright Office, rejecting the Star Athletica standard| Maradona sues Dolce&Gabbana over 2016 'MARADONA' jersey| 

Never Too Late 163 [week ending Sunday 3 September] Coase (with help from Grossman and Hart), transaction costs and IP | UPDATE: Complainant against UPC ratification in Germany confirmed as Ingve Stjerna | Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Intellectual Property | Neptune’s kitchen designs infringed? No, the DeVOL is in the detail | AG Szpunar advises CJEU on cloud-based recording and private copying exception | Br*x*t and Brands – 568 days and counting – the EU’s position | 6th Global Forum on Intellectual Property: Ideas to Assets (part 1) | Mark your calendars: Design Law Reform Conference in Singapore! | Friday Fantasies | Around the IP Blogs

Never Too Late 162 [week ending Sunday 27 August] Book Review: Economics of the Internet I France: "Photoshop decree" coming up soon I Is there a role for the tort of unlawful means in patent law? I Around the IP blogs!

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