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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Around the IP Blogs!

This kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights of some IP blogs!

Too busy enjoying Holiday Season, 
so did you miss some IP blogs?
MARQUES Class 46 reports the decision of the Executive Director of the EUIPO, adopting the Guidelines for Examination of European Union Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs. The changes will be discussed in a webinar to take place on 10 January 2017 and will be the subject of an article to be published on 3 January 2017 in the Alicante News newsletter. The new Guidelines will enter into force on 1 February 2017.

The Fashion Law blogs the 2016 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Market List published by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The List “highlights prominent online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting”. Don't miss it!

Moving to copyright, Ben Challis summarizes in edifying and enjoyable detail on The 1709 Blog the highlights of 2016 in the copyright field, including GS Media case, Digital Single Market proposal, PETA’s copyright infringement suit, Google legal fight over for creating a digital library, and YouTube liability in Germany and the USA, among other topics.

CREATe announces a PhD Scholarship in collaboration with the international Law firm CMS. The PhD project involves legal aspects of data and digital innovation at the University of Glasgow. An internship at CMS is also part of the scholarship. Applications should be sent to Joy.Davidson@glasgow.ac.uk before 30 January 2017.

Moving to privacy matters, RE:MARKS ON TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT discusses the changes included in the leaked draft of the new Regulation that will replace the ePrivacy Directive. The changes provide for a monetary sanction of 4% of organizations’ worldwide annual revenues for non-compliance with the Directive as well as other provisions that will impact on organizations using tools for monitoring online activities.

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