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post image CJEU says that missed payment of fair compensation for private copying is a tort from

Where can one (read: a collective management organisation) sue to obtain missing payments of the fair remuneration due for private copying?
This is the question that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU ...

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post image Cadbury suffers another blow in the battle to protect purple trade marks from

Cadbury is on a seemingly perennial mission both to secure new as well as to protect existing trade mark rights in their signature purple colour for use on their chocolate products, most famously, their Dairy ...

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post image Friday Fantasies from

The AmeriKat's fantasy Brazilian island retreat,
complete with patent decisions to keep one
Yet another gray, bleak Friday afternoon in London.  If you are anything like the AmeriKat, you will be fantasizing about ...

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post image Intel's lay-offs and how they may affect start-ups in Silicon Forest from

As Kat readers may have taken note, the chip giant Intel announced this week that it will lay off approximately 12,000 employees, which amount to approximately 11% of its world-wide total of 107,300 ...

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post image Color trademarks in Europe from

A tiff between Nestle and Cadbury. SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A. vs. CADBURY UK LIMITED. [2012] EWHC 2637 (Ch)

The general issue:

In what circumstances can a colour be registered as a trade mark ...

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At WIPO: All-Women Panel Of Broadcast Journalists Discuss Revolution In Industry from

“What we are going through is nothing short of a revolution,” announced a leading radio and television broadcast editor, speaking yesterday at a World Intellectual Property Organization event on digital content. But the revolution seems ...

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Exchange of Editorial Comments Among Experts Requires Production of Draft Expert Reports from

The court granted defendant's motion to compel draft reports exchanged between plaintiff's experts. "It is clear from [one expert's] testimony that he and [another expert] both reviewed the comments of the other ...

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Patent Protection for Scientific Discoveries: Sequenom, Mayo, and the Meaning of § 101 from

Guest post by Jeffrey A. Lefstin, Professor, University of California, Hastings College of Law, and Peter S.  Menell, Professor, University of California, at Berkeley School of Law.  Professors Lefstin and Menell recently filed an amicus ...

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DC Attorneys Draft Amicus Brief in Sequenom v. Ariosa Diagnostics Before U.S. Supreme Court from

Jordan Sigale and Julie Langdon

Dunlap Codding's own Jordan Sigale and Julie Langdon co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Federal Circuit Bar Association filed on April 20, 2016, in Sequenom v. Ariosa ...

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LES members have until Monday to vote on business plan competition from

The LES Foundation International Business Plan Competition Members’ Choice award will conclude on Monday, April 25. LES members who have not voted still can.   Competitor videos can be viewed and rated here by using the ...

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