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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Around the IP blogs!





The 2017 Black Friday shopping storm will kick off soon. However, the Black Friday battle has already begun in Germany. The dispute circles around a German Black Friday trade mark, the Hong Kong-based owner of the trademark, and its German licensee. In fact, all traces “lead to Vienna”, as media summarized the results of their investigations in this “thriller” – Oliver Löffel (Löffel Abrar) shares his opinion on the case. 


Thomas Hvammen Nicholson (Protector IP Consultants AS) brings a follow up to the blog post of 4 September, regarding Oslo Municipality’s attempt to obtain trade mark protection for the body of works of art of Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland [also covered by IPKat here]

JIPLP (The weblog of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice)

Black Friday Kat ...€$€
The Authors' Take:
by L Donald Prutzman 
Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP 

by Tito Rendas 
Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Faculdade de Direito 

The 1709 Blog

As usual, the 1709 blog presents readers the routine collection – THE COPYKAT, which recaps the recent copyright cases/updates all over the world. 


MARQUES has set out its position with regard to Brexit in a nine-page paper which is available to download on its website here

The paper states that Brexit "has the potential to be a material threat to the interests of the significant number of businesses that own and/or rely on valuable trade mark, design and geographical indicator rights protected in the EU". 

MARQUES Class 99 (designs) 

Nominations open for DesignEuropa Awards 2018 

The second edition of the DesignEuropa Awards is now open for nominations and applications. Organised by EUIPO, the DesignEuropa Awards honour outstanding design, designers and businesses that have brought their designs to the marketplace with the protection of the registered Community design (RCD). The Awards take place every two years. The nomination and application period for the DesignEuropa Awards runs from 15 November 2017 until 15 May 2018. 



Photo courtesy of Qi-cheng.

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