e-News No.64

June 24, 2019

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

1,800 and more - Record number of attendees expected at the AIPPI World Congress in London

More than 1,800 attendees from 81 countries have already registered for London, a record number of registrants at the end of the early bird period.

Thank you to all who have registered. You will be part of a most memorable Congress.

For those who have not registered so far, there’s still time. The World Congress will see the discussion of AIPPI’s substantive work and the adoption of final resolutions at the Executive Committee meeting. Don’t miss your chance to contribute to the development, improvement and harmonization of the international protection of intellectual property.

Register here.

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Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

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Contact us at events@aippi.org today for more information!

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Congress News

After the success of the AIPPI Congress News

over the past ten years, AIPPI is pleased to be working again with Managing Intellectual Property to produce the daily newspaper for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

As part of this publication, there will be a limited amount of display marketing, sponsored content, and advertising, for firms that wish to get its message and brand to decision makers in London, and around the world.

For more information on placing a booking for advertising, sponsored content or display marketing click here.

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AIPPI Committee

AIPPI Continues to Attend WIPO´s PCT Working Group Meeting in Geneva

by Gastón Richelet & Robin Keulertz (PCT - Standing Committee)

As has been the case for the past years, members of AIPPI´s PCT Committee will attended the upcoming meeting of WIPO´s PCT Working Group this June in Geneva. The PCT Working Group was established at the 36th Session of the PCT Assembly in 2007. Its basic function and responsibility is to …

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Articles and case notes

Chile: “Help, My Cat Is Famous!”: Animals and Intellectual Property Rights

by Felipe Claro & William Skewes-Cox (Claro y Cia. – Chile)

Lil Bub is an eight-year-old feline and internet celebrity with over two million Instagram followers. She owes her notoriety to several genetic deformities, including extreme feline dwarfism, which give her a unique look. She has no teeth, very short limbs, and a severely recessed jaw that leaves her tongue …

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China: The First Case of the IP Court of the Supreme People’s Court Of China is Finished

by Di Wang (Shanghai Patent and Trademark Law Office, LLC. – China)

On March 27, 2019 the IP court of the Supreme People’s Court of China (“SPC”) finished its first case, an appeal of patent infringement since its establishment on January 1, 2019. The appellants are two Chinese car accessories companies, Xiamen Lukasi Car Accessories Co. Ltd. (“Lukasi”) and Xiamen Fuke …

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Japan: Enforcement lawsuit of 3D trademark in Japan

by Tomoko Honami (KUBOTA – Japan)

On December 27, 2018, the Tokyo District Court issued a judgment that acknowledged trademark infringement by R&M JaPan Co., Ltd (“R&M JaPan”), who sold lighting apparatuses similar to the 3D trademark of a lamp shade by Luis Poulsen A/S (“Luis Poulsen”), named “PH-5,” and awarded Luis Poulsen damages of approximately 4.4 million JPY (Tokyo District …

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Spain: Changes in Trade Mark opposition proceedings in Spain

by Luis-Alfonso Durán (DURAN-CORRETJER S.L.P. – Spain)

As a result of the transposition of the EU Directive, there is a new procedure of trade mark opposition proceedings in Spain. In the following paragraphs we analyse the most important tips: 1.- The new proceedings will apply to any new Spanish trade mark application or designation of Spain in an International trade mark …

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U.S.A.: IP and Green Tech SC Examines Global Role for IP in Environmental Policy

by Patrick Breslin (BRESLIN CONSULTING LLC – U.S.A.)

The AIPPI Standing Committee on IP and Green Technology is working in earnest to complete a Position Paper to examine the rapidly changing landscape for the role of IP and related policies in promoting green technologies. The paper is scheduled for release by the London World Congress in September 2019. While the roles …

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U.S.A.: USPTO Examination Guidance: Binding or Not

by Kenneth R. Adamo & Eugene Goryunov (Kirkland & Ellis LLP – USA)

USPTO Examination Guidance are not binding on the PTAB or on federal courts. They are useful training materials but do not have the force of law. The United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issues Examination Guidance “for use by USPTO personnel in evaluating” patent applications during prosecution. 35 U.S.C. …

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U.S.A.: Supreme Court Requires Copyright Registration Before Filing Infringement Suit

by Seth I. Appel (Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP – U.S.A.)

For many years, U.S. courts have been split on whether a plaintiff must own a copyright registration to bring an infringement action, or whether it is sufficient to have a pending copyright application. The Supreme Court finally resolved this issue in March of 2019, holding that a …

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National Group

China: The 2019 AIPPI Trilateral Meeting in Zhuhai

by Richard Yi Li (Secretary General of AIPPI China)

The 17th AIPPI Trilateral Meeting was successfully held in Zhuhai, China on June 1, 2019, with more than 130 participants from the three countries. Mr. Tian Lipu, President of AIPPI China, Mr. Kenichi Nagasawa, President of AIPPI Japan, and Mr. Jehyun Kim, President of AIPPI Korea, welcomed the attendees together with …

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