May 2018



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AIPEX appoints formalities and renewals expert

Pan-European IP provider bags highly-experienced PL from Wynne-Jones IP View the original article here: AIPEX appoints formalities and renewals expert The article was originally posted on IPMagazine. Each article is copyrighted to their original authors….




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YouTube Video Qualifies as Printed Publication

The court denied plaintiff’s motion in limine to exclude a YouTube video as a prior art reference on the ground that it was not sufficiently accessible. “Although the Federal Circuit has not explicitly ruled that…





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Patenting the end of plastic packaging

The race is on to devise an alternative to plastics as its debris clogs up our lands and seas. Reddie & Grose’s Duncan Nevett reports View the original article here: Patenting the end of plastic…


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Protecting blockchain and cryptocurrency tech

John Carlin and Doug Sharrott explain best practice for protecting blockchain inventions View the original article here: Protecting blockchain and cryptocurrency tech The article was originally posted on IPMagazine. Each article is copyrighted to their…


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Offensive line

John Hackett and Gillian Nelson provide a New Zealand perspective on scandalous and immoral trademarks in the wake of Matal v Tam  case and how Kiwi law treats the Māori culture View the original article…


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WHOIS blackout

The most significant consequence of GDPR enforcement is the possible shut down of all registrant contact information in the WHOIS database. Statton Hammock explains the ramifications for brand owners View the original article here: WHOIS…


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Seeking approval

As revelations surrounding Facebook’s data scandal continue to unravel, Thomas G Jackson examines the steps the social media giant has taken to ensure compliance View the original article here: Seeking approval The article was originally…


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On the ball

Ruth Hoy and Claire Sng look at the IP issues in the sporting industry and explain how to keep your head in the game View the original article here: On the ball The article was…




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Blowing the whistle

The first match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 begins in June, but away from the pitch another, this time between marketers and FIFA’s IP lawyers, is being fought. Gurminder S Panesar and Peter Dawson…


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Backlog at the boards

The proposed changes to the procedures of the BoA at the EPO will (hopefully) improve efficiency while maintaining quality View the original article here: Backlog at the boards The article was originally posted on IPMagazine….