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IP weekly highlights—30 April 2020

IP weekly highlights—30 April 2020
Published on: 30 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • IP weekly highlights—30 April 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Product liability indemnity for ventilator producers during coronavirus
  • Coronavirus pressure points—Force majeure considerations in a potential ‘second wave’ of coronavirus
  • Coronavirus—the impact on IP strategy and practice
  • General IP
  • IP claim stayed conditionally pursuant to AA 1996, s 9 and court’s case management powers (AJA Registrars v AJA Europe)
  • Trade marks/passing off
  • Court of Justice clarifies role of public perception in trade mark shape exceptions (Gömböc v Szellemi Tulajdon Nemzeti Hivatala)
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of IP weekly highlights includes the latest news and information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it affects the IP sector, a rare example of the High Court addressing the intersection between IP claims and arbitration in the AJA Registrars v AJA Europe case and comment from Arnold LJ in Akebia Therapeutics v Fibrogen, including a warning about the failure of legal teams to help judges understand underlying technologies in complex patent cases. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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