e-News No.57
April 27, 2018

2018 AIPPI World Congress – Cancun

Panel Sessions for the 2018 AIPPI World Congress in Cancun

by Sarah Matheson (Reporter General of AIPPI)

The preparations for the Professional Development Programme of the 2018 AIPPI World Congress in Cancun are well under way. The Congress will offer 17 Panel Sessions with expert panellists over three days (Monday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 26). They will cover a wide array of topical issues in IP law such as …

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AIPPI booth at INTA’S 140th Annual Meeting, May 19-23, 2018, Seattle, USA

AIPPI booth at INTA’S 140th Annual Meeting, May 19-23, 2018, Seattle, USA by AIPPI General Secretariat AIPPI will be at the INTA annual meeting inSeattle. Come and visit us at booth no.443/444 in the Exhibition hall to gather information and gadgets of Cancun, Mexico and London, United Kingdom (Host cities of the AIPPI World Congress in 2018 and 2019).

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Consider sponsoring the AIPPI World Congress, and expose your brand to participants from all over the world. Contact events@aippi.org for more information or to propose a unique sponsorship. View available sponsorships by clicking here.  

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2018 AIPPI World Congress Cancun News

Hotels and tours are available for booking! Our partners at Turismo & Convenciones have put together a great selection of excursions and are also able to assist with hotel bookings for the Congress. Visit http://aippi.travel/ to book your tours and accommodation today. Please Note:AIPPI has been made aware that several members have received …

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Articles and case notes

China: The 2018 SIPO & WIPO Seminar on Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development

by Wen Cao (NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd. , China)

The 2018 Seminar on Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development organized by the State Intellectual Property Office of P. R. China (SIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Shaanxi Intellectual Property Office was held in Xi’an on February 27, 2018. Ms. Wen CAO, member of AIPPI …

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France: Community Designs: first interpretation by the European Court of Justice of the technical function exclusion

by Tougane Loumeau (GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL – France)

DOCERAM GmbH v. CeramTec GmbH; CJEU, March 8, 2018, C-395/16, ECLI:EU:C:2018:172 For the first time, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) was called to rule on Article 8(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs, which provides that a ‘Community design shall not subsist …

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Germany: Scope of injunctive relief – obligation to recall?

by Karolina Schöler (HARTE-BAVENDAMM Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Germany)

Following the decision “Hot Sox” from 2015 (I ZR 109/14) (see e-news No. 47), the German Federal Court of Justice has confirmed that injunctive relief may also impose an obligation on the defendant to recall products from the chain of commerce. According to the previous practice of most courts, the obligation of …

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Japan: JPO amends rule regarding number of sub-classes that may be included in one Class

by Yusuke Inui (KUBOTA, Japan)

The Japan Patent Office (the "JPO") recently amended its rule regarding the number of sub-classes that may be included in one International Class. Under the new rule, an applicant is able to include up to 22 sub-classes in one Class. The new rule went into effect on April 2, 2018. Article 3(1) of the Trademark Act …

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U.S.A.: “Inventive Concept” Can be a Key Factor in Patentable Subject Matter Determination

by Nahied K. Usman (Nath, Goldberg & Meyer, U.S.A.)

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) recently addressed the issue of patentable subject matter in Exergen Corp. v. Kaz USA, Inc. The patents at issue were related to an apparatus and method for determining a person's body temperature from a temperature reading taken over the person's temporal …

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Event Announcements

AIPPI Israel 2018 Conference: The Economy of Innovation, April 30 and May 1

by Ron Klagsbald (Ron Klagsbald, Law Offices, AIPPI I Israel NGR)

Verified By Nachman Cohen (Zedek,President AIPPI Israel) The AIPPI Israel 2018 Conference - the third of a series of such conferences - will take place in Tel-Aviv on April 30 and May 1, 2018. All the sessions in the conference will be held in English. The Conference is a premier …

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