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Global Intellectual Property Newsletter 32nd Edition

IP Topics from around the Globe including an in-depth analysis of the CJEU's judgment in CV-Online Latvia v Melons from June 2021 and its impact on the sui generis database right.

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Intellectual Property

The difficulties and risks associated with transferring social media accounts

A strong social media presence can add a great deal of value to a brand and is now a key marketing strategy for many businesses. For some companies, their social media presence has even become one of their most valuable assets. We look at the importance of protecting a key marketing asset

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Sport & gaming

Level Up: A legal guide to the video games industry

Our all-in-one legal guide for those that currently operate in or are considering entering the video games industry with the purpose of providing an overview of the life cycle of a video game

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Analysis

Blockchain and its application in the field of IP

This article will provides a glimpse at what role intellectual property rights might take in this "new world" of blockchain and smart contracts.

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Securing IP rights in blockchain technology

Securing IPR over newly-developed Blockchain-technologies is crucial for stakeholders in order to maintain their competitive edge with respect to future commercialization. The article discusses how such protection could be achieved under German law.

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Focus on AI & IP

Intellectual Property

AI and Patents – "the person skilled in the art"

Or AI and the State of the Art

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Intellectual Property

EPO rules only humans can be inventors – another blow to DABUS AI patents

The European Patent Office (EPO) Legal Board of Appeal announced its decision to dismiss the appeal in cases J 8/20 and J 9/20, confirming the EPO's Receiving Section decisions that rejected two patent applications in which an artificial intelligence (AI) system was designated as the inventor.

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Artificial intelligence

AI and IP

One step forward for harmonizing a legal framework in Europe

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Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech

With the theme of Building a thriving and sustainable fintech ecosystem for the future, our International Festival of Fintech consists of three days of fintech webinars featuring expert panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders and rising stars, each focused on the fast-changing world of financial technology and tackling related legal and regulatory issues. 

Introduced by Simon Crown and Paul Landless, co-heads of the firm's fintech practice, our internal team of fintech experts will be joined on the virtual stage by speakers from 22 fintech firms, financial institutions, corporates, policy makers and industry associations.

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