European IP Bulletin; Issue 75 - November 2010


In This Issue:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (GENERAL) IPO Consultation: Setting The Limit on The Value of Claims Heard in The UK Patents County Court

PATENTS Persons Skilled in the Art: Obviousness and Sufficiency;

Tate & Lyle Technology Ltd v Roquette Freres: Claim Construction Destroys Novelty; and, Grimme Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG v Derek Scott (t/a Scotts Potato Machinery): Contributory Infringement and “Means Essential."

COPYRIGHT: Harry Potter v Willy the Wizard

TRADEMARKS: Socks World International Ltd and Beko Plc: Intention and Unfair Advantage; DHL Express (France) v Chronopost SA (Opinion of Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón): Injunction Effective Throughout the European Union.

DESIGNS: Dyson Ltd v Vax Ltd: Overall Impression, Design

Corpus and Design Freedom

DATABASES: Beechwood House Publishing Ltd v Guardian Products Ltd: Sui Generis Right and Extraction of Substantial Part

COMMERCIAL: European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Briefing Paper on the Proposed Consumer Rights Directive: Disharmony Over Full Harmonisation; Gary Fearns (trading as Autopaint International) v Anglo-Dutch Paint & Chemical Ltd: Operative Date for Set-Off of Damages in Different Currencies; and, Oceanbulk Shipping & Trading SA v TMT Asia Ltd – without prejudice negotiations and the interpretation exception.

DATA PROTECTION: Information Commissioner’s Office Data Sharing Code of Practice Consultation: Draft Code on Lawful and Effective Data Sharing

SPORT: Giedo Van der Garde BV v Force India Formula One Team Ltd: Breach of Service Agreement, Restitution and “Wrotham Park” Damages; Olympics, Paralympics and London Olympics Association Rights: Remedies for Infringement

Please see full publication below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.