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Global Intellectual Property Newsletter - 13th Issue - IP Topics from around the Globe

13 March 2017

Welcome to the 13th edition of the Clifford Chance Global IP Newsletter. In this first Newsletter of 2017, our global IP Team would like to provide you with some insight and guidance on the latest developments and recent trends in the world of IP.

This March Newsletter will cover a wide range of IP-related topics and industries:

  • Hong Kong: Donald Trump successfully has his name registered in China for construction-related services
  • Hong Kong: Clifford Chance successfully opposes registration of a pirated Clifford Chance trade mark in China
  • Paris: Rubik's Cube: the loss of a monopoly conferred by a 3D trade mark right
  • Prague: The CJEU on the interpretation of the proprietor's right to prohibit the use of its trade mark under Directive no. 2008/95/EC
  • Milan: Italian Court of Cassation: Clinique trade mark remains weak even if its distinctive capacity is strengthened by a secondary meaning
  • London/Düsseldorf: Employee inventors' remuneration in the UK – "Shanks v. Unilever PLC" – contrasted with German law and practice
  • Milan: Italian employee inventions: no need for co-inventors to be joined in an action brought by a scientific director
  • Düsseldorf: Compulsory Licence for HIV-drug in Germany
  • London: Arrow Declarations as Permitted Remedies – "Fujifilm Kyowa v AbbVie"
  • Barcelona: The never-ending story: The CJEU faces a new wave of referrals on the interpretation of the regulation concerning SPCs for medical products
  • Düsseldorf: Copyright infringement by hyperlinking to illegal content – Application of "GS Media v Sanoma" in Germany
  • Hong Kong: Alibaba sues counterfeiter in IP first for China
  • Paris: Legal Reform Brings Changes to French Contract Law
  • London: EU Commission publishes its Legal Study on Ownership and Access to Data
  • Barcelona: Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications: another brick in the construction of the Digital Single Market

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