IPWatchdog.comPaternal Justice: A Bill Cosby Approach to Patents by the PTO – IPWatchdog.com …IPWatchdog.comThe modern patent system exists to encourage disclosure. Inventors respond to that inducement. They surrender secrecy over the fruits of their…Continue Reading ...
Patently AppleHong Kong Patent Office Grants Apple Eight Design Patents – Patently ApplePatently AppleLate on Friday the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple eight design patent wins. The designs cover various aspects of both a power adapter with a ma…Continue Reading ...
Amazon’s AWS cloud service has been a significant success for the company, with Jeff Bezos revealing in April that it is now a $5 billion a year business. However, some have raised concerns that the IP non-assert provision in the AWS standard cus…Continue Reading ...
Tech News TodaySamsung (SSNLF) Has Prepared A Patent For Apps Edge; More Apps For …
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Moreover Samsung is reportedly preparing to file a patent with the US patent and Trademark office for an Apps Edge, according to the reports, the Apps Edge will allow a quick access to user’s regular apps. Currently the curved edge display does not …
Samsung files a patent for Apps Edge trademark – I4U NewsI4U News
“Make it last forever”: these words form part of the lyrics of Wannabe, a song made popular in the dying years of the previous century by the Spice Girls girl band. They could well be the family motto of
husband and wifewife and husband team Victoria and David Beckham, whose use of intellectual property rights both as a hedge to protect their image and as a springboard to project it into hitherto uncharted areas has not gone unnoticed. Here with a brief but fascinating insight into Victoria Beckham‘s IP activities is a guest post from our good friend Rebecca Gulbul, who writes:
“The name Victoria Beckham might once have been associated only with her husband or with her ex-popstar status, as “Posh Spice” in the Spice Girls. Today however her name resounds with her own brand and products. She has established herself as a designer in the fashion world and her creations have been sold in major UK department stores and on high-end shopping websites and her creations have regularly been spotted on celebrities. In 2011, she won the Designer Brand of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards and, in September last year, she opened her flagship store in Mayfair. A big part of her success is due to how well she has managed her intellectual property.Victoria Beckham’s creations include a main clothing range, a younger collection (Victoria, Victoria Beckham) and a wide offering of accessories. She has also brought out her own perfume. Even before creating her own business, she leveraged both her name and the brands of others by means of celebrity endorsement, lending her image to brands such as Rocawear and, following her husband, to Emporio Armani.
A successful brand is highly dependent on good intellectual property protection. In this context Victoria Beckham owns a number of UK and Community trade marks (three name marks are here, and there are logo marks too). Her creations undoubtedly benefit from design rights, as well as copyright in her designs. Having built upon the fame acquired during her popstar days and her husband David’s fame, she has not only turned the pair into intellectual assets but has capitalised on this.Victoria has always been highly conscious of the need to protect her image. When thus when the Peterborough United Football Club Limited tried to register “POSH” as a trade mark, she was quick to oppose it, although ultimately she did not pursue the opposition and the trade mark was granted.Apart from her eponymous brands, Victoria Beckham has other IP resources. She receives royalties from her Spice Girls singing days. In 1997, she also appeared in the film Spice World. Quite apart from her Spice Girls albums, in 2001, she also released her own album called Victoria Beckham and has also authored two books: Learning to Fly (2001) and That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between (2007), both of which have benefited from their association with her image.
The Beckham brand only appears to be growing and the family business looks set to pass on to the next generation, with daughter Harper Beckham regularly appearing in fashion magazines [here she is in Elle and Glamour], and son Romeo Beckham having modelled for Burberry.”
Patents awarded – Arkansas OnlineArkansas OnlinePatent 9,072,315 B2. Application System With Recycle and Related Use of Antimicrobial Quaternary Ammonium Compound. Issued to Gary M. Nolen of Bella Vista, Joe Rheingans of Rogers and Kelly Wayne Beers of…Continue Reading ...
Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino: New Mexico businesses need patent reform – Las Cruces …Las Cruces Sun-NewsPatent trolls have been going after many small businesses that use common technology in day-to-day business, unaware they may be infringing a patent. T…Continue Reading ...
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Axis of LogicThe Other Side of Africa: Exposing charities in Africa | Africa |Axisoflogic.comAxis of LogicGSK pleaded guilty in 2012 to healthcare fraud, which involved promoting drugs, such as anti-depressants, for unapproved uses. It also fights to p…Continue Reading ...
Network WorldBitglass gets patent for searchability over encrypted files – Network WorldNetwork WorldA new patent that has just been granted to Bitglass challenges that assumption. Bitglass is one of a growing number of so-called cloud access security …Continue Reading ...
Late on Friday the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple eight design patent wins. The designs cover various aspects of both a power adapter with a magnetic rotation actuator and …Continue Reading ...
Lee Cowan, not Charles Osgood, introduced the stories for July 12, a visit to Sunday at the Shore, beginning with East Hampton. arry Peterson does the cover story, a modern day treasure hunt. Second, Alan Jackson interviewed by Lee Cowan.Third, Bill…Continue Reading ...
The steamrolling of software patents continues. Intellectual Ventures asserted two patents against Capital One that went to appeal (CAFC 2014-1506). One claimed tracking spending related to a pre-set limit. The other claimed web page customization based upon user history. Both were found grasping at an abstraction, and so patent ineligible under §101….Continue Reading ...
Prior to the Directive, Europe had a long
and colourful history of enforcement …
Enforcement event. This year’s JIPLP-GRUR Int London seminar takes place on Tuesday 8 September. The subject is the impact of the EU’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive (Directive 2004/48) on national litigation and the venue is the London office of law firm Taylor Wessing LLP (here). The two speakers are London-based barrister Michael Edenborough QC (Serle Court) and Hamburg-based lawyer Wiebke Baars (Taylor Wessing), with IPKat blogmeister and JIPLP editor Jeremy in the chair. A panel discussion will take place following the presentation of the two papers, led by Anna Carboni (partner, Redd solicitors and an Appointed Person to hear trade mark appeals), Paul Stevens (Olswang CEO and former head of litigation, Olswang LLP) and Mark Owen (Taylor Wessing). The panel-led discussion will be followed by questions and comments from the floor and a reception. Registration commences at 2.30 pm for a 3.00 pm start. The formal proceedings should be concluded by 6 pm and the reception will finish by 7 pm. Admission is free [irrespective of whether you subscribe to JIPLP, GRUR or to neither title] and it is believed that there will be some CPD credit. If you’d like to attend, just email Jeremy Phillips at email@example.com with the subject line “Enforcement”.
ORoPO: any experiences, any thoughts? This Kat has taken an interest in the ORoPO project, which was launched four week ago [on which see IP Finance here]. For the record, ORoPO is the acronym of the Open Register of Patent Ownership and you can check it out here. It’s a non-profit exercise in which patent-owning businesses provide a verified list of patents which they held, the object of the exercise being to provide a truly reliable record of patent ownership [if you’re wondering why this is necessary, this paper explains the problem]. and the companies backing it include ARM, BAE, IBM and Microsoft. A post on the Aistemos LinkedIn Group asks if any readers have any experiences of ORoPO that they can relate, or any thoughts about it. If you are one of those folk who has dabbled in it, or even if you have been caught out by inaccurate patent ownership records in the past, do share your thoughts.
“All things Brite and Beautiful …!” A circular from the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) informs its recipients that yet another legal dispute involving trade marks has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a preliminary ruling. This latest reference is Case C-230/15 Brite Strike Technologies, a request from the Dutch Rechtbank in relation to the following questions:
I. Must the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) … be considered to be a ‘subsequent convention’, with the result that Article 4.6 of the BCIP cannot be considered to be a special rule for the purposes of Article 71 of Regulation 44/2001 [on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters]?
If that question is answered in the affirmative:
II. Does it follow from Article 22(4) of Regulation 44/2001 that the Belgian, Netherlands and Luxembourg courts all have international jurisdiction to take cognisance of the dispute?
III. If not, how should it be determined, in a case such as the present, whether the Belgian, Netherlands or Luxembourg courts have international jurisdiction? Can Article 4.6 of the BCIP (nonetheless) be applied with a view to (further) determining international jurisdiction?
There’s a very helpful background post on this reference on Pacta Sunt Servanda – Treaty Notifier here. Meanwhile, if you have any
britebright ideas as to how these questions should be ask and want to share them with the good folk at the IPO, just email firstname.lastname@example.org by close of play on Friday 17 July: you might just motivate the UK government into intervening in the CJEU proceedings.
Around the weblogs. Saturday was a truly busy day on the 1709 Blog, which carried no fewer than four copyright-related stories. The acquittal of the Pirate Bay Four of criminal charges in Belgium was followed by some wise reflections from Andy Johnstone on the extent to which the UK’s intellectual property rights were capable of protecting original interior design. Ben Challis then related the sad fate of Adi Lederman for hacking and releasing incomplete Madonna tracks and the even sadder fate of Random House, publishers of a biography of Joseph Goebbels that made sufficient use of the former propaganda minister’s diaries to be deemed an infringement of copyright [it is reported that this ruling is to be appealed]. Oh, and the 1709 Blog has not been quiet on Sunday either, with a report by Marie-Andrée Weiss on the New York state legislature’s refusal again to recognise the existence of a post-mortem right of publicity.
After The Gold Rush, no Harvest? “Don’t play Neil Young or the Doors, BBC tells DJs and programme makers” is the title of a news item from the Guardian which was brought to this Kat’s attention by the BBC’s own Chris Woods. The article also mentions Journey and Bonnie Raitt as entities that have withdrawn from the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society and are thus no longer covered by the MCPS’s licence to the broadcaster. The article reveals that Neil Young actually withdrew from the MCPS in 2002 and the Doors in 2006, though it’s not clear why this has not caused any particular problems thus far. This Kat speculates that, now that there is no longer a gold rush of MCPS royalties for Neil Young to harvest, it is been necessary to adopt a fresh business plan. As for the Doors, it seems that the classic line “Cancel my subscription to the resurrection” has been followed by a somewhat less momentous cancellation …Continue Reading ...
Wipro aims to increase rate of patent filing – The Economic Times
“Innovation is critical to differentiate ourselves. We will significantly increase our rate of patent filing over the next three years. Given the value created in an ideation network, we are also partnering with a whole host of players in the ecosystem …
Irish IndependentGlobal coverage: Why the smart money is on revolutionary paint – Independent.ieIrish IndependentIn 2014, the company filed two new patent applications for a new dry erase coating technology and that same year Smarter Surfaces launched …Continue Reading ...
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Late yesterday, the U.S. government antitrust regulators have decided to investigate these claims by Spotify as to whether Apple’s treatment of rival music apps is illegal under antitrust law.Continue Reading ...
Ubergizmo (blog)Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial – IPWatchdog.com | Patents …IPWatchdog.comdetective-question-200-200 copy Inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to cut costs frequently want to do their own patent search. This is a…Continue Reading ...
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