Archive: June, 2020

domain names protection

Joint trademarks and domain names protection

EUIPO and EURid, the .eu, .ею and .ευ TLD register are working to strengthen their cooperation. The aim of both organizations is to facilitate the activities of applicants and owners of trademarks and domain names, with a focus on small and medium enterprises.

COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program for certain trademark and service mark applications

COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program for certain trademark and service mark applications

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is starting a new COVID-19 prioritized examination program for certain trademark and service mark applications. USPTO will accept petitions to advance the initial examination of applications for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services.

patent enforcement

Case law India – patent enforcement during post-grant opposition period

In February 2020 the Single Judge (“SJ”) of the Delhi High Court (“DHC”) passed a decision on the contentious issue of patent enforcement during post-grant opposition period. Section 25(2) of Indian patent law provides one year period from the date of publication of grant of a patent for giving a notice of opposition.

digital service

WIPO PROOF – the new business digital service by WIPO provides evidence of an intellectual asset’s existence

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has a new business digital service. It provides evidence of the existence of intellectual asset. “WIPO PROOF” was launched on May 27th this year and will protect against forgery of all digital files, in any format. The aim is to have proof of the existence of the specific asset at every […]

musical works

Rental of cars with radios is not communication of musical works to the public

One of the most controversial issues in case law is that of the interpretation of the concept of “right of communication to the public under copyright”. Thanks to case C-753/2018, the Court of Justice has the opportunity to establish certain principles, on the basis of which to determine more what concerns the right of communication […]