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IP weekly highlights—23 May 2019

IP weekly highlights—23 May 2019
Published on: 23 May 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • IP weekly highlights—23 May 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • IP and Brexit—unregistered IP (and related) rights
  • Copyright
  • Directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market published in the OJ
  • Directive on laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions and retransmissions published in the OJ
  • AG’s opinion—transfer of performers’ rights by implicit consent (Spedidam, PG and GF v INA)
  • Patents
  • Hearsay notices—Expert evidence through the back door? (Illumina Inc v TDL Genetics Limited)
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of IP weekly highlights includes analysis of the impact of Brexit on unregistered IP rights and related rights and the Patents Court’s judgment in Illumina Inc v TDL Genetics Limited that an expert’s report in earlier proceedings could be relied on in later proceedings under a hearsay notice, without requiring the permission of the court. It also includes analysis of the Advocate General’s opinion in Repower AG v EUIPO concerning the legal basis on which the EUIPO Boards of Appeal are able to revoke their own decisions and commentary of the latest trade marks cases. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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