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IP weekly highlights—29 April 2021

IP weekly highlights—29 April 2021
Published on: 29 April 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • IP weekly highlights—29 April 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Trade marks/passing off
  • General Court upholds EUIPO decision that ‘evergreening’ trade marks is bad faith (Hasbro v EUIPO (T-663/19))
  • Designs
  • Lego retains design registration for its iconic Lego brick as General Court annuls invalidity decision (Lego A/S v EUIPO)
  • Copyright & associated rights
  • Copyright infringement damages—claims for loss of opportunity, notional royalty and loss of licence fee (FBT v Let Them Eat Vinyl)
  • IPO seeks views on Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
  • Lord Frost to speak to Parliamentary Committee about performing arts sector
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of IP weekly highlights includes analysis of the General Court’s finding in Hasbro v EUIPO that Hasbro’s ‘evergreening’ attempts for the word MONOPOLY amounted to bad faith, analysis of the General Court’s decision to annul the EUIPO’s invalidity finding relating to a design registration for a Lego brick—holding that the EUIPO had failed to consider whether Lego had a defence under Article 8(3) of Regulation (EC) 6/2002 which exempts modular products from the general ‘must fit’ exclusion from design protection under Article 8(2), and analysis of the IPEC’s judgment in the copyright infringement claim FBT v Let Them Eat Vinyl in which claims for loss of opportunity, notional royalty and loss of licence fee were made. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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