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10 Jun 2023, 6:10 am by Anna Maria Stein
  Darren Meale proposing a fluorescent colour trade mark (photo: Neil Graveney)  As best and worst case he then recalled L'Oréal (C‑487/07) where the central question was how competitive the law should be and where to draw the line between investment in trade marks and lawful competition between undertaking.Léon Dijkman then presented some bad faith cases. [read post]
14 Sep 2022, 12:00 am by Hayleigh Bosher
It is brought to you by Léon Dijkman, a previous contributor to the IPKat. [read post]
24 Oct 2021, 10:00 pm by Merpel McKitten
More information about Alexandre can be found here.GoodbyesThe IPKat says goodbye to GuestKats Alex Woolgar, Thomas Key, Léon Dijkman and Peter Ling, as well as InternKat Magdaleen Jooste, who continued to contribute to the blog for the past several months.We thank them for all their enthusiasm and hard work and look forward to continuing our collaboration in some other capacity in the future.NewsGuestKat Riana Harvey is now an Associate Legal Policy Advisor at the… [read post]
9 Oct 2021, 8:21 am by Annsley Merelle Ward
This provision amendment will enter into force on 1 May 2022.Part 1: potential problemsThe first speaker was Léon Dijkman, who is no stranger to this debate. [read post]
6 Aug 2021, 6:40 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
PatentGuestKat Léon Dijkman published his farewell post, concerning amendments to German Patent Law. [read post]
18 Jul 2021, 9:41 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
GuestKat Léon Dijkman analysed this decision to see whether there is still a future for the UPC.Rose Hughes commented on the recent hearing in G1/21 concerning the legality of video-conference (ViCo) proceedings in the EPO’s Boards of Appeal (EBA). [read post]
9 May 2021, 9:00 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Léon Dijkman reported on the Court’s decision. [read post]
31 Jan 2021, 6:07 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
GuestKat Léon Dijkman discussed how concepts such as novelty, inventiveness and sufficiency, found in patent prosecution, can be applied in writing a good paper or thesis.GuestKat Riana Harvey prepared an event report about the Institute of Intellectual Property and Market Law (IFIM) Holiday Seminar, “Tales of the New Doctors of Law”. [read post]
27 Dec 2020, 11:57 am by Sophie Corke
 Katfriend Darren Meale presented Retromark Volume VIII with a look back at nine of the most noteworthy recent cases in EU and English trade mark law.A recent decision from Singapore confirms the possibility of registering a trade mark containing the same word or component as a pre-existing trade mark, so long as the similar element has a low level of distinctiveness, according to a case report by Katfriends Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen and Claudia Borghini.Keeping in the distinctiveness vein,… [read post]
17 Dec 2020, 11:00 pm by Chijioke Okorie
GuestKat Léon Dijkman’s review of Amaka Vanni’s Patent Games in the Global South in November shows that the national histories of patent (and other IP) laws and their application (including agenda-setting for reforms) can tell us so much about what needs to change. [read post]
3 Dec 2020, 1:54 am by Sophie Corke
 PatentsGuestKat Léon Dijkman broke the news to Kat readers of the Düsseldorf court's announcement that it will be referring questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the latest development in the ongoing patent clash between Nokia and Daimler.As the end of 2020 beckons, so too does the countdown to the end of the Brexit transition period. [read post]
29 Nov 2020, 6:05 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
 GuestKat Léon Dijkman reviewed the “Patents Games in the Global South”, by Amaka Vanni. [read post]
8 Nov 2020, 9:37 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
One cat leads to anotherPatents GuestKat Léon Dijkman analysed the decision of the Hague Court of Appeal in Eli Lily and Company v. [read post]
1 Nov 2020, 4:35 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Léon Dijkman reported on the Court’s decision. [read post]
27 Sep 2020, 7:08 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
 GuestKat Léon Dijkman analysed a decision from the Hague Court of Appeal, which covers issues of state liability for statements done by its officials and questions of copyright piracy. [read post]
12 Jul 2020, 11:07 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Léon Dijkman looked at the CoA's analysis and application of UPC Telekabel Wien in issuing the dynamic blocking injunction. [read post]
1 Jul 2020, 1:15 am by Sophie Corke
This Kat has constitutionality concernsMissing The IPKat's posts as they come in doesn't mean missing out: catch up on last week's news and views in this edition of Never Too Late.CopyrightIn a guest post, KatFriend Hanne Kirk (Gorrissen Federspiel) considered the application of the CJEU's Cofemel decision by Denmark's Supreme Court and whether a certain style of black rubber boots with red laces would merit copyright protection.Chijioke Okorie, the IPKat's… [read post]
20 Jun 2020, 6:37 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Léon Dijkman outlined the cases and the issues at stake.COPYRIGHTThe CJEU has issued yet another ruling contributing to the debate on “When does copyright protection arise? [read post]
7 Jun 2020, 6:15 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
 GuestKat Léon Dijkman shared a taste of vegetarian burgers and their not-so-vegetarian trade mark fights. [read post]
31 May 2020, 9:55 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Léon Dijkman answered this question in light of a recent case in the Gelderland district court in the Netherlands, which ordered a person to remove a picture of her underage grandchild from her Facebook and Pinterest accounts, at the request of the child's mother (the defendant's daughter). [read post]