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IPpetite – Serving 27

1. Nokia settles patent fight with Lenovo The multi-year patent fight between China’s Lenovo Group and Finland’s Nokia has been settled. This has resolved all pending across all jurisdictions according to the companies, on Wednesday. It is said that Lenovo… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 26

1. Ninth Circuit Finds Jack Daniel’s-Style Dog Toy is Expressive Work  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. in which the appellate court vacated a permanent… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 25

  1. Huawei Files Patent For Long Range Wireless Charging Technology Huawei, the Chinese tech giant filed a patent for new technology related to the “wireless charging system” that is capable of ranged transmission. As per a report issued by… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 24

  1. A group of three men responsible for running illegal sports streaming sites have been ordered to pay €7 million in damages by a French Court A group of three men responsible for running illegal sports streaming sites have… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 23

1. CJEU has held that website links to copyrighted material can be restricted.  Websites displaying links to copyrighted material under contract may be subject to restrictions imposed by the copyright owner, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU)… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 22

  1. Sony patents tech that turns ‘bananas’ into a PlayStation controller A patent application was filed last summer by Sony  which detailed a method of turning a banana into a Playstation controller. According to the patent, the new technology… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 21

  1. WTO may consider India’s proposal regarding IPR waiver on Covid-19 vaccines, could result in decrease in costs As per reports, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is mounting to seriously consider the India – South Africa proposal for the… Continue Reading →

Champagne And Passing Off: The Case Of Bollinger v Costa Brava Wine Co. Ltd. Revisited

Anushka Agarwal revisits the celebrated Bollinger case. She provides a detailed analysis of the Classic Trinity test laid down in this case and examines if it is still relevant. The article also explains the difference between the remedy of passing-off and trademark infringement.

IPpetite – Serving 20

1. Barclays takes action against patent trolls Recently, Barclays, a major European headquartered bank, the first of its kind, joined the LOT Network and Open Invention Network Community to oppose the abuse of Intellectual Property Rights by patent trolls. Patent… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 19

1. ICAR-CPCRI bags patent for coconut kernel slicing machine Recently, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CPCRI)-Kasargod, Kerala was granted a national patent for its invention – ‘Manually Operated Coconut Kernel Slicing Machine’ by the Indian Patent Office. The machine… Continue Reading →

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