ITMA IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN

The IPKat has just stumbled across a rather useful facility on the ITMA website. Video recordings of ITMA's evening sessions (including ...
- Tuesday, May 31, 2005
ITMA IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN ITMA IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Rating: 5
BIG COCK & DEVICE BIG COCK & DEVICE Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Rating: 5

ANIMAL COMING UNDER SCRUTINY

The IPKat is pleased to see that the Intellectual Property Institute , together with the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association...
- Tuesday, May 31, 2005
ANIMAL COMING UNDER SCRUTINY ANIMAL COMING UNDER SCRUTINY Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Rating: 5

BLACK LABOUR WITHOUT THE GUILT

Fibre Fashion reports that South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled last Friday that T-shirt maker Laugh It Off was entitled to use the...
- Tuesday, May 31, 2005
BLACK LABOUR WITHOUT THE GUILT BLACK LABOUR WITHOUT THE GUILT Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Rating: 5

WANTED: CRITICAL READERS

IPKat co-author Jeremy has done a first draft of his paper for next month's ECTA Conference, "Past, Present and the Future: the de...
- Tuesday, May 31, 2005
WANTED: CRITICAL READERS WANTED: CRITICAL READERS Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Rating: 5

OHIM SCANDAL?

The IPKat is a creature of delicate sensibilities so, when reading an OHIM decision concerning morality and the scope of Art.7(1)(f) of the ...
- Tuesday, May 31, 2005
OHIM SCANDAL? OHIM SCANDAL? Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Rating: 5

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING ...

When other people have been wasting their bank holiday weekend in sad pursuits like recolonising the Lost Continent of Ikea, the IPKat's...
- Monday, May 30, 2005
IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING ... IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Monday, May 30, 2005 Rating: 5

AMPHIBIOUS FUN

Never one to miss a hip and cool trend man, the IPKat couldn’t help but ponder about the issues thrown up with regard to the ownership of th...
- Sunday, May 29, 2005
AMPHIBIOUS FUN AMPHIBIOUS FUN Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, May 29, 2005 Rating: 5

DESIGN FOR LIVING

The IPKat has come across a rare phenomenon – a design decision from the UK Patent Office. In April 2003 Alexander John Garnett applied und...
- Sunday, May 29, 2005
DESIGN FOR LIVING DESIGN FOR LIVING Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, May 29, 2005 Rating: 5
CUSTOM-BUILT TRADE MARK OPINION CUSTOM-BUILT TRADE MARK OPINION Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, May 27, 2005 Rating: 5
FED UP WITH LAWYERS? TRY THE TECHIES FED UP WITH LAWYERS? TRY THE TECHIES Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, May 27, 2005 Rating: 5
WHAT'S BLACK, SHINY AND FULL OF DATABASE LAW? WHAT'S BLACK, SHINY AND FULL OF DATABASE LAW? Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, May 27, 2005 Rating: 5
ARE THERE ANY ADIDAS STRIPE PUNS LEFT? ARE THERE ANY ADIDAS STRIPE PUNS LEFT? Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, May 27, 2005 Rating: 5

TWO QUICK PATENT QUESTIONS

1. In search of patent cases. The IPKat regularly scans the OHIM and UK Trade Mark Registry websites for decisions on trade marks and desi...
- Thursday, May 26, 2005
TWO QUICK PATENT QUESTIONS TWO QUICK PATENT QUESTIONS Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, May 26, 2005 Rating: 5
COMPETITION CASE GETS A SPORTING CHANCE COMPETITION CASE GETS A SPORTING CHANCE Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, May 26, 2005 Rating: 5

OH BABY!

IPKat co-master Ilanah has just unearthed a CFI decision that she's been waiting for for ages. There's just one snag - no English tr...
- Thursday, May 26, 2005
OH BABY! OH BABY! Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, May 26, 2005 Rating: 5

WE SHOULD BE TOLD

There are now 73 cases listed on OHIM's Community Trade Mark Court Decision page, apparently drawn from seven countries. As this vertica...
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005
WE SHOULD BE TOLD WE SHOULD BE TOLD Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Rating: 5

SPA CASE FALLS FLAT ON THE FACTS

No monopoly for Spa Monopole Also posted today is the Court of First Instance decision in Case T-67/04 Spa Monopole v OHIM, Spa-Finders Tr...
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005
SPA CASE FALLS FLAT ON THE FACTS SPA CASE FALLS FLAT ON THE FACTS Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Rating: 5

IF IT WORKS, OPPOSE IT

The Court of First Instance's decision on the appeal in Case T-352/02 Creative Technology v OHIM, Ortiz was posted today. CT applied to ...
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005
IF IT WORKS, OPPOSE IT IF IT WORKS, OPPOSE IT Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Rating: 5

THE IPKAT TRANSLATION WATCH

Case T-288/03 TeleTech Holdings v OHIM - Teletech International (TELETECH GLOBAL VENTURES) has been posted on the Curia website in all of ...
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005
THE IPKAT TRANSLATION WATCH THE IPKAT TRANSLATION WATCH Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Rating: 5

GO FOR IT, GOOGLE

This, from the BBC : the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), which represents 125 non-profit-making academic book and journal...
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005
GO FOR IT, GOOGLE GO FOR IT, GOOGLE Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Rating: 5
UNESCO COPYRIGHT EXCEPTION MEETING UNESCO COPYRIGHT EXCEPTION MEETING Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Rating: 5
NO SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN SWISS CLAIM CASE NO SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN SWISS CLAIM CASE Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 Rating: 5

STRANGE REQUEST

IPKat co-owner Jeremy is preparing a chapter for a Festschrift in memory of the late Professor Herchel Smith , a successful patent owner who...
- Tuesday, May 24, 2005
STRANGE REQUEST STRANGE REQUEST Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 Rating: 5

LATEST EIPR

The June 2005 issue of Sweet & Maxwell's monthly European Intellectual Property Review has now been published. As ever, there's...
- Tuesday, May 24, 2005
LATEST EIPR LATEST EIPR Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 Rating: 5

THE HUNT IS OFF

Quorn Hunt , the decision saying that actual detriment to distinctive character or unfair advantage to distinctive character or repute, has...
- Monday, May 23, 2005
THE HUNT IS OFF THE HUNT IS OFF Reviewed by Unknown on Monday, May 23, 2005 Rating: 5

NOW IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO COMMENT

Another amazing British patent: inflatable policemen (above) are to be located at ports of entry as a means of deterring the importation of ...
- Monday, May 23, 2005
NOW IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO COMMENT NOW IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO COMMENT Reviewed by Jeremy on Monday, May 23, 2005 Rating: 5
CONTENTS OF FAILED MEDIATION MUST BE KEPT SECRET CONTENTS OF FAILED MEDIATION MUST BE KEPT SECRET Reviewed by Jeremy on Monday, May 23, 2005 Rating: 5

IRMA THE NOT-SO-DOUCE

The IP newsletter of Irish law firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice reports that IRMA, the Irish Recorded Music Association is following the lead o...
- Monday, May 23, 2005
IRMA THE NOT-SO-DOUCE IRMA THE NOT-SO-DOUCE Reviewed by Jeremy on Monday, May 23, 2005 Rating: 5
ALBANIA SWITCHES ON TO COPYRIGHT TREATY ALBANIA SWITCHES ON TO COPYRIGHT TREATY Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, May 22, 2005 Rating: 5

LATVIA SIGNS UP FOR HAGUE

The Republic of Latvia is pleased to notify the IPKat that it has ratified the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the Internationa...
- Sunday, May 22, 2005
LATVIA SIGNS UP FOR HAGUE LATVIA SIGNS UP FOR HAGUE Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, May 22, 2005 Rating: 5
MAJOR COMPANIES TAKE ON WIRELESS PATENT MAJOR COMPANIES TAKE ON WIRELESS PATENT Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, May 22, 2005 Rating: 5
THE WORLD'S OLDEST PATENT ATTORNEY THE WORLD'S OLDEST PATENT ATTORNEY Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, May 22, 2005 Rating: 5

BEING FOLLOWED HOME ...

After trekking home from last week's INTA Meeting in San Diego, physically tired and intellectually exhausted, what did the IPKat find i...
- Saturday, May 21, 2005
BEING FOLLOWED HOME ... BEING FOLLOWED HOME ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Saturday, May 21, 2005 Rating: 5

HI-TECH COPYRIGHT ROUNDUP

The IPKat brings you hi-tech copyright news! *The People’s Daily reports that China is bringing into force Administrative Measures for Int...
- Friday, May 20, 2005
HI-TECH COPYRIGHT ROUNDUP HI-TECH COPYRIGHT ROUNDUP Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, May 20, 2005 Rating: 5
HELLO! WINS ... SO IT'S GOODBYE, DAMAGES HELLO! WINS ... SO IT'S GOODBYE, DAMAGES Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, May 20, 2005 Rating: 5

HYPERION APPEAL SINKS

The Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed the appeal in Hyperion Records Ltd v Sawkins [2005] EWCA Civ 565. At trial Mr Justice Patten held t...
- Friday, May 20, 2005
HYPERION APPEAL SINKS HYPERION APPEAL SINKS Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, May 20, 2005 Rating: 5

GREETINGS FROM SD

One very fatigued IPKat is edging towards the end of a long, hard INTA programme here in San Diego. So many points to consider: * What the c...
- Wednesday, May 18, 2005
GREETINGS FROM SD GREETINGS FROM SD Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Rating: 5

LEVI REFERENCE

The IPKat notes that a reference has been made to the ECJ from Belgium concerning the point at which a mark's distinctivness must be as...
- Tuesday, May 17, 2005
LEVI REFERENCE LEVI REFERENCE Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Rating: 5

COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET 2

The IPKat is delighted to announce that INTA is pushing ahead with plans to develop an active Trademark Professors group. The early work has...
- Tuesday, May 17, 2005
COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET 2 COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET 2 Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Rating: 5

COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET 1

One thing the IPKat can report on is that yesterday was the day that Oxford University Press went public, announcing the forthcoming publica...
- Tuesday, May 17, 2005
COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET 1 COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET 1 Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Rating: 5

YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN...

The IPKat has been so busy at this week's International Trademark Association meeting in San Diego that he hasn't had the chance to ...
- Tuesday, May 17, 2005
YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN... YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN... Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Rating: 5

FINGER POINTS TO AYALA

Wendy's restaurant chain has solved the mystery of the finger allegedly found in a bowl of chille. According to a report from the BBC th...
- Saturday, May 14, 2005
FINGER POINTS TO AYALA FINGER POINTS TO AYALA Reviewed by Jeremy on Saturday, May 14, 2005 Rating: 5
MORE LEVI STRAUSS QUESTIONS FOR ECJ MORE LEVI STRAUSS QUESTIONS FOR ECJ Reviewed by Jeremy on Saturday, May 14, 2005 Rating: 5
THE IPKAT... THE IPKAT... Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, May 13, 2005 Rating: 5

OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN

Songwriter Steven Wallace is accusing Britney Spears of copyright infringement before the Indianapolis District Court according to the BBC ....
- Friday, May 13, 2005
OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, May 13, 2005 Rating: 5

BUENA VISTA ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB?

The Metro reports that the familities of the songwriters featured in the Buena Vista Social Club is seeking compensation in the UK High Cour...
- Thursday, May 12, 2005
BUENA VISTA ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB? BUENA VISTA ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB? Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, May 12, 2005 Rating: 5

DON'T FORGET TO SAY HELLO

Next week the IPKat's owners Jeremy and Ilanah will both be attending the International Trademark Association's 127th Annual Meeting...
- Thursday, May 12, 2005
DON'T FORGET TO SAY HELLO DON'T FORGET TO SAY HELLO Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, May 12, 2005 Rating: 5

PATENT BLOGGERS SPILL THE BEANS

The IPKat's friend Chris Rycroft has unearthed a delightful US patent blog: Patent Baristas . Hosted by Ohio-based Frost Brown Todd pate...
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
PATENT BLOGGERS SPILL THE BEANS PATENT BLOGGERS SPILL THE BEANS Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Rating: 5

IT'S NOT IN ENGLISH ...

... Czech, Hungarian or Maltese, but it's made its way into all the other official languages of the European Union. The IPKat is of cou...
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
IT'S NOT IN ENGLISH ... IT'S NOT IN ENGLISH ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Rating: 5
SHARED LETTERS DO NOT A CONCEPTUAL SIMILARITY MAKE ... SHARED LETTERS DO NOT A CONCEPTUAL SIMILARITY MAKE ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Rating: 5
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