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post image Dreams are my reality: a new EU copyright event from

EU copyright in a nutshell: Option 1In May 2015 the EU Commission issued its Digital Single Market Strategy (DSMS) [here and here], in which it announced plans to reform EU copyright. 
In particular, the ...

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The USPTO to publish new goods and services identifications and classifications on January 1, 2016 Elizabeth Lauderback

On New Year’s Day 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will release fresh and ...

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post image Brussels Court of Appeal: no exhaustion of trade mark rights if title is retained from

Counsel to Xerox Tanguy de Haan brings to our attention an interesting case from Belgium. On 20th October 2015, the Brussels Court of Appeal ruled, in essence, that trade mark rights are not exhausted if ...

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Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Actavis Inc. (D. Del. 2015) from

District Court Adopts Magistrate's Conclusion of Invalidity under § 101 and Grants Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Counts By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Actavis Inc., Judge Richard G. Andrews of the ...

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Why would a patent office be afraid of bloggers? Only if it has something to hide. Like the EPO. from

Over the years I've learned not to take things personally, but there are situations when it's hard. I did take it personally when I faced a shitstorm in 2012 after a totally erroneous ...

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WIPO Copyright Committee Hears Case For Exceptions For Museums from

Museums usually gather heterogeneous objects, coming in various forms, and engage in different activities in relation to those objects. With the advance of information technologies, museums have to adapt and consider the digitisation of their ...

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Germany, Italy Leading Resistance To EU Ratification Of Marrakesh Treaty, Blind Union Says from

Two and a half years after an international treaty was adopted to facilitate access to special format literary works for blind and visually impaired people, the European Blind Union blames the failure of the European ...

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Ahead Of WTO Summit In Nairobi, Kenya’s IP Laws Come Under Scrutiny from

NAIROBI, Kenya- Ahead of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Summit in Nairobi, Kenya’s intellectual property laws are coming under scrutiny over what experts see as their inability to protect economic projects and inspire ...

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Netlist, Diablo and ULLtraDIMM from

From a press release:

"We are pleased that the Federal Circuit will now have the opportunity to take a careful look at what happened at trial and the events that led up to it, particularly ...

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Reigning Kats and Blogs
The IPKat was variously flattered, humbled, delighted and surprised** to be told that the IPKat blog is the top-ranked IP “Blawg” (legal blog) of all time in Justia’s Blawgsearch. The ...

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