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Monday, 20 March 2017

Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

Spring has sprung!
Too busy getting excited about Spring to keep up with IPKat this week? No problem, here is the 139th edition of Never Too Late.

Mark updates us on the latest disputes of the saga between Nestlé and Cadbury around the shape of the KitKat chocolate bar.

Alan Johnson (Bristows) explains why, despite everything that has happened, he is still optimistic that the UPC will happen.

Kat friends Lau Kok Keng and Nicholas Lauw, partners, and Jiamin Leow, associate, of Rajah & Tann, share their thoughts on a recent trademark decision in Singapore regarding the thorny matter of when parallel importation may not be allowed.

Politico Europe (PRO version) published part of the text of the draft report that MEP Comodini Cachia is preparing on the European Commission's copyright package - including the proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Three recent trade secret matters involving biosimilars, autonomous cars and marketing strategies.

Merpel gives her last update on the happenings in the EPO.

The UK Intellectual Property Office has opened a research bid into the effectiveness of the UK's IP enforcement framework.

Neil ponders the meaning of “rip-offs” in patents.

Annsley walks us through the dance of the patent, looking at the a joint position paper from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPI), the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises on
interchangeability.


PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER TOO LATE

Never Too Late 138 [week ending on Sunday 5 March] |Will the Arrow hit the Humira target? Find out tomorrow! I BREAKING: High Court grants declaration that products obvious/anticipated at claimed priority dates I "Kit Kat" finger shape marks: this time in Singapore I TVCatchup 2 and the harmonising vision of the CJEU I Corks popping following account of profits decision I Two events in March I  MIP International Patent Forum 2017 I More Than Just a Game - 2017 edition I INTA comes to Barcelona in May for its Annual Meeting (early bird registration, but not for long) I Appeal practice in Spain: long is out, footnotes are in

Never Too Late 137 [week ending on Sunday 26 February] | Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespins | Interested in EU copyright and wish to discuss it in Florence? Here's the event for you | ARGOS - trade marks, domains, and google advertising | Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal orders block of The Pirate Bay and Swefilmer | The Enforcement Directive permits punitive damages - or does it? | Trader keeps the [good] faith in a spare part in trademark doublebill| Book Review: The Informal Economy in Developing Nations - Hidden Edge of Innovation? | Copyright law in the UAE: it's not what you might think | Monday Miscellany | Major changes to trademark law in Turkey: read all about it | 

Never Too Late 136 [week ending on Sunday 19 February] | Tartan Army scores own goal? | Book review: "Brandfather: John Murphy, The Man Who Invented Branding" | IP Summit 2016 (Second Part) | Around the IP Blogs! | Monday miscellany

Never Too Late 135 [week ending on Sunday 12 February] Playing Polo with potential defendants | KYLIE trade mark battle spinning around | When the IP community reaches out to the broader public: the story of IDIA in India | Too big to pay? Employee-inventor compensation in the Court of Appeal | Willow Tea Rooms: A tale of tea and trade marks (Part 2) | BREAKING: AG Szpunar advises CJEU to rule that The Pirate Bay makes acts of communication to the public | No more counterfeiters! Chanel, Apple, Bayer, LVMH (and more) write to President Juncker on revision to IP Enforcement Directive | Is German SEP litigation set to increase with the "confidentiality club decision" of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf? | Trying to find balance? Come to UCL IBIL's copyright panel on Wednesday | After Sweden and Germany, GS Media finds its application in the Czech Republic

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