Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. What’s so moral about the “moral rights” of copyright for academics?
  2. Should employees  be bothered with innovation?
  3. Learn more about the patenting culture in Scandinavian Countries and Germany in respect to Lithuania here.

 

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Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. The 2016 Global Innovation Index. Lazy read here.
  2. What have ‘cobots’ to do with IP?
  3. Shooting a movie in India and wondering if the movie title can be protected? Not shooting, but curious anyway? This is for you.
  4. Not a lazy read per se, but readers of WIPO Magazine have been invited to complete this survey ‘to better understand your interests and reading habits so that we can deliver the content you want to read in the formats you prefer’. The survey will close on September 9, 2016.
  5. Not so IP-related, but I have always found the concept of data and privacy protection fascinating.

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. The August 2016 edition of WIPO Magazine is out and in the spirit of the ongoing Olympics, there’s an article on that. IP-related of course.
  2. We had previously mentioned here, that Angela Daly‘s book Socio-legal Aspects of the 3-D Printing Revolution was scheduled for release in June 2016. It’s out now and  has been kind enough to review it here
  3. If you have been following the US Presidential elections, you would have heard by now the plagiarism allegations leveled against Melania Trump for copying parts of Michelle Obama’s speech. IP Whiteboard has this to say about that.
  4. WIPO is about to open external offices in Africa – Algeria and Nigeria. 6 African Member States submitted their proposals, which you can read here. Looks like the right time for the Lady to update her CV. WIPO, here we come!
  5. Ever wondered why you can’t find some of your favourite music artistes on Spotify? Here’s why.
  6. Recently, the Lady came across a tweet that forbade someone for using the Rio2016 hashtag and thought it was ridiculous. Well, it appears not to be hence the question –  Are companies allowed to tweet about #Rio2016?

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. Winners of IPKat‘s IP Limmerick competition have been announced and not only are the entries witty, they also provide concise information on IP and related matters from around the world.
  2. In case you missed it, the Nigerian Copyright Commission’s website is back up and along with the revamped website comes the Commission’s Q1, 2016 Report. According to the report, the proposed amendment of the Copyright Act is complete and waiting to be passed into Law. You would recall that submissions and comments were invited on the Draft Copyright Bill, 2015 between late last year and early this year.
  3. From UK Intellectual Property Office comes ‘IP and BREXIT: The facts‘. You can catch up on other BREXIT related articles here.

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. The access to medicine debate never ends. This time, India and HIV/AIDS are at the forefront.
  2. Still on access to medicine, a Commitment on Investment in Access to Essential Medicines was signed at UNCTAD14.
  3. IP Watch analyses the significance of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International in relation to plain tobacco packaging.
  4. Significant developments in cloud privacy within Europe and US.
  5. The Dark Side of the Internet: Fraud, Theft, and Illegal Trade

  6. On publication on the Internet Prior to filing Israel Design Applications

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. It would appear that Singaporean courts permit the use of ‘own name’ defense by corporations in trademark infringement suits.
  2. Kenya’s Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) has released a draft of its proposed National Music Bill and is calling for comments.IP Kenya has some preliminary comments.
  3. IP texts from Africa  are far and in between. As such, new publication are always welcome. However, IP Kenya does not seem impressed by a new book – Intellectual Property Law in East Africa by Prof. Bakibinga and Dr. Kakungulu. What say you?
  4. What do you know about copyright and maps?
  5. What happens when Patentology meets the Productivity Commission on the Patenting of Computer-Implemented Inventions in Australia?
  6. The latest edition of WIPO Magazine.

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. As a lawyer, it is important to keep your clients informed of matters relating to their brief. Failure to do so may amount to ‘unsatisfactory conduct/unsatisfactory professional conduct’ as held in this Australian case.
  2. We have previously covered the possible implications of Brexit on the IP Community here, but now that the United Kingdom has voted in favour of Brexit following a referendum, it is important to revisit the matter. Numerous articles and announcements have been made by stakeholders in this regard and we have highlighted some for your reading pleasure:

Finally, if any of our readers is confused about Brexit, here is Brexit explained to non-brits because of course, Brits know what Brexit is about anyway.

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. I am still confused by this complaint sent to IP Factor. The more I read it, the more perplexed I am. Some lawyers ordered lunch to their office for themselves and the client, and invoiced the client. I am almost certain that will never happen in Nigeria. You certainly don’t want your clients thinking you’re miserly.
  2. This is courtesy the Lady’s father – Citigroup Inc (C.N) has sued AT&T Inc (T.N) for the use of “thanks” and “AT&T thanks” in a new customer loyalty program which infringes the former’s trademark rights to the phrase “thankyou”.*sigh* More on that here and here anyway.
  3. Is there a thin line between ‘trademark enforcement’ and ‘trademark bullying’? Find out here.
  4. If the allegation of sampling levelled against Justin Beiber and producer, Skrillex (as well as the other songwriters of ‘Sorry’) by Indie artist, Casey Dienel (aka White Hinterland) were instituted in Australia, here is what the Courts will consider. The song by Dienel is ‘Ring the Bell’.
  5. On patent marking in Australia and its effectiveness.
  6. I absolutely enjoyed reading this post on Cannibalism, Branding and Market Segmentation.

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. Identifying the owner of an IP right in an employer-employee relationship can often be tricky, but no worries, this post is here to help you out.
  2. New decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union on what constitutes  ‘communication to the public’.
  3. On sampling in Germany and the United States.
  4. Another feature on Germany by IPKat with this interview of Philipp Schröler about life as an IP lawyer in … (guess where).
  5. Then another IP Lawyer interview. This time, in India. Subject – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, founder of Brain League IP Services, BananaIP Counsels and popular IP blog, SiNApSE.
  6. Did you know that an ISP could lose its safe harbour protection if it fails to remove infringing content expeditiously? An analysis of a recent decision by the Rome Court of First Instance in that regard can be found here.
  7. The quest for globally affordable treatment for Hepatitis C is far from over as shown in this analysis of a WHO-led study.
  8. More on India’s new IP policy from someone who is clearly not impressed.

Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. This cracked me up – a case of mistaken identity on a live interview about Trademarks.
  2. If limericks are your thing, IPKat is inviting submissions. IP themed of course. The deadline for submissions is  June 23, 2016 – the same day as the UK vote on whether to leave the EU, to help you remember.
  3. On personality rights and protection of image rights in Uganda.
  4. The QMJIP team have been extra busy – New Trademark Defenses System, #canitrademarkmyhashtag? and Easter rabbits: a fairy tale on communication right make my top reads. Catch up on other new blog posts here.
  5. The latest edition of the QMJIP Journal is also out.
  6. The QMJIP team also do a good job of curating IP events around the world. This is for the month of May, 2016.