May 2009 Blog Posts (20)

Russia acceded to the Patent Law Treaty

WIPO announced the news on Russian accession to the Patent Law Treaty in May 12, 2009.
It comes into force for the country from August 12, 2009.
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Added by Intellectual Property Planet on May 29, 2009 at 3:26am — No Comments

Parody, perhaps unfair practices!

Interesting action in Brazil between two television companies. GLOBO sue RECORD for unfair competition and behavior. The reason is that the RECORD program has parody show of one of the most famous comedian in Brazil Tom Cavalcante. In the show he makes parody of shows broadcast in the competitive TV GLOBO.

This is the reason GLOBO to sue RECORD, since they harm the image of their television and constitute unfair trade practices.

At this stage, the court rejected claims of GLOBO, as… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on May 29, 2009 at 3:25am — No Comments

Appointment of Attorney, Charles S. Knobloch, to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

ARNOLD & KNOBLOCH, L.L.P. is pleased to announce the official appointment of Attorney,

Charles S. Knobloch, to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (“TBPG”).

The TBPG is a government regulatory agency that protects public safety, health and welfare

by ensuring that only qualified individuals carry out the public practice of geosciences.

Mr. Knobloch was nominated by Governor Rick Perry and confirmed by the

Texas Senate on May 8, 2009. Mr. Knobloch took his… Continue

Added by Charles Knobloch, JD, PG on May 28, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

INTA 2009 photos

We have just uploaded some snippets of Seattle onto our blog's sidebar. See blog or click here.

Added by Ravindran Associates on May 27, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

IPWatchdog:Vote for the Top Patent Blogs

Which patent blog is your favorite? Which patent blogs you regularly read?
Vote for your favorite patent blogs: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2009/05/27/vote-for-the-top-patent-blogs/.

Added by Mikk Putk on May 27, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Patent Search Toolbar Usage

IPE Free Online Patent and Prior Art Search Toolbar usage by component, Mar 01, 2009 to May 25, 2009 in All Countries:

Added by Mikk Putk on May 25, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments

You Tube and collection societies-saga continues

You Tube problems with various organizations for collective management of rights around the world continue. Recently it became clear that the U.S. court imposed a fine on the Internet portal in the amount of 1.61 million dollars to be paid to ASCAP. The fine must be paid to the authors of the songs that appear in video materials distributed by You Tube.

Furthermore, the site must pay the additional 70 000 dollars a month to copyright.

The situation for You Tube in Europe is more… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on May 22, 2009 at 2:20am — No Comments

Our Advanced Search is Now Ready for Use

Advanced Search

Something that we have been needing for a long time: advanced search is here! It supports the following search actions:



1. Exact search (via: with all of the words)

2. Phrase search (via: with the exact phrase)

3. OR Search (via: with at least one of the words)

4. NOT Search (via: without the words)



We are also offering the following fields to search… Continue

Added by Mark Ashworth on May 20, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Slovakia acceded to the Convention

WIPO announced the news of the accession of Slovakia to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants.
The Convention will enter into force for the country by June 12, 2009.

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on May 20, 2009 at 2:05am — No Comments

Nice tool to share all your webcontent at a single URL

UnHub - your Personal Profile Bar



UnHub Profile Bar allows anyone to create a site for free where all your web profiles are at a single URL. Your UnHub Profile URL directs others to your profiles, photostreams, channels, etc. with a persistent bar at the top of the screen. Instead of having to share numerous links to your various profiles, you can simply share your UnHub URL.



Here is an example of sites where you can find me… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on May 19, 2009 at 8:07am — No Comments

Licensing and terms- Watch your step

Interesting case brought before The Court of First Instance on the issue of renewal of the licensed trademark and compliance deadlines for that purpose.

The case Jurado Hermanos v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market following concerns.

In 1996 Café Tal de Costa Rica registered mark JURADO class 30.

Then Café Tal de Costa Rica provides an exclusive license to Jurado Hermanos on this trademark for a period of 48 years. The license is included in Registarat of… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on May 13, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

An All Time Low

Software piracy in Singapore has dropped to an all time low of 36 per cent, reports the Business Times. This is a significant milestone in Singapore’s anti-piracy efforts, the last being Singapore's removal from the United States Trade Representative Office’s Special 301 Watch List in 2001.



However, there is much room for… Continue

Added by Ravindran Associates on May 12, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Three-dimensional marks in Switzerland - Panton chair

Froriep Renggli reported in a publication of International Law Office news for the development of the case on the registration chair Panton, a three-dimensional trademark in Switzerland.

Panton chair was created by Danish designer Verner Panton in 1967, used for the first time materials such as plastic in its creation, which comes with innovative forms turn this mess into one of the most popular design solutions for the 20 th century in the field.

Naturally, attempts were made… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on May 7, 2009 at 2:29am — No Comments

Recently WIPO has published Document PCT/WG/2/12 for the second session of the PCT Working Group to be held in Geneva from May 04 to 08, 2009. The above-cited document contains a proposal by the Uni…

Recently WIPO has published Document PCT/WG/2/12 for the second session of the PCT Working Group to be held in Geneva from May 04 to 08, 2009.



The above-cited document contains a proposal by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a comprehensive revision of the international patent system which would result in the establishment of a new Patent Cooperation Treaty, PCT II. Such PCT II would… Continue

Added by Axel H. Horns on May 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ESPatents: The current state of software and business method patents: 2008 edition

End Software Patents provides an overview of the recent history of software patents from an economic and legal perspective: "The current state of software and business method patents: 2008 edition"



Citation from their report:"Any company with a web site could be liable for software patent… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on May 5, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

If companies can have brands, why can't nations?

It was bound to happen; there is now a Nation Brands Index which measures a nation as if it were a brand. Germany, France and Britain were the first three, in that order. USA was ranked 7th and Singapore was 24th out of 50 countries.



Some countries are upset by the rankings and feel misunderstood. South Korea is 33rd and they are not happy. They have formed a Presidential Council on Nation… Continue

Added by Ravindran Associates on May 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Patent Prosecution Highway : A One-Way Street?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) have begun testing the feasibility of sharing the results of their patent search and/or examination results with each other, under what has been called the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme (Programme). It is hoped that the shared results would lead to reduced work done, faster prosecution and better… Continue

Added by Ravindran Associates on May 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

McCurry vs. McDonald's

The Malaysian Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by an Indian restaurant in Malaysia to use the name McCurry. It ruled that there was little danger of confusion as the McDonald's served fast food whilst the appellant sold Indian food. Further, the patrons of the Indian restaurant were adults whilst, accorduing to the court, McDonald's served mainly kids.



It should be noted that Malaysia does not have dilution provisions which may have given McDonald's a remedy without the need to show… Continue

Added by Ravindran Associates on May 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Innovatsiooniuudised - uus leht innovatsiooniga seonduvate teemade jälgimiseks

Oleme kokku kogunud Eesti blogid ja veebilehed, kus kajastatakse innovatsiooniga seonduvaid teemasid uutest leiutistest, tehnoloogiatest, ettevõtlusest ja paljust muust.



Aadressil http://ipestonia.ning.com/page/innovatsiooniuudised-1 on loodud neli teemat, kus saab jälgida kõige värskemaid uudiseid ja postitusi hetkel 27 erinevast allikast.



Praegused… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on May 1, 2009 at 6:42am — No Comments

IP blog searchengine

Interested about hot topics in intellectual property? Looking for what bloggers are talking about on a specific topic? Check the "IP Blog Search"

The IP blogs search includes more than 500 IP related blogs at the moment (and growing).

Is your IP blog included? You can check it if you just use your blog's address as search term. If your blog is not in search results, but you are interested to add it, just let us know.

Added by Mikk Putk on May 1, 2009 at 3:46am — No Comments

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