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B&B Bulletin

Issue June 2024

ChatGPT & Co. – Artificial Intelligence and Copyright

Few topics are currently dominating the public debate as much as the impact of artificial intelligence on our workplace. This also applies to copyright law and the creative industries that depend on it. The following article provides a brief overview...

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Basically plausible: one year after G 2/21

After the decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (G 2/21 of March 23, 2023) did not seal the end for all experimental data submitted later to prove a technical effect, the question arises one...

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CJEU: Trade mark infringement by spare parts from third-party suppliers that contain elements for affixing a trade mark emblem

In its judgment of 25.01.2024 (C-334/22), the European Court of Justice (CJEU) clarified that a car manufacturer can prohibit the use of a sign for spare parts if it contains an element that is similar or identical to a trade mark.

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File Inspection at the UPC

If a company is concerned that a patent may be (or has been) asserted against it, access to the files of parallel validity or infringement proceedings relating to that patent will save time and money in preparing a defense. The...

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No Design Protection for Rihanna’s Puma sneakers

On March 6, 2024, the General Court of the European Union ruled that a design for a shoe registered by Puma in 2016 was rightly declared invalid by the EUIPO. The design had already been disclosed in 2014 and therefore...

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Issue January 2024

Looking back: The first six months of the unitary patent system

The unitary patent system comprises, on the one hand, a new European patent with unitary effect (often referred to as the “unitary patent”, for short) in all 17 participating EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,...

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Advertising with Green Claims

Few issues have been as ubiquitous in recent years as climate change. The crisis is in the news every day. No wonder, then, that the climate is also making waves in competition law: greenwashing – as the demand for environmental...

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Privacy Shield 2.0: Rushing data flow between the EU and the US?

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission’s adequacy decision for secure and trustworthy data traffic between the EU and the U.S. (“EU-US data protection framework”) was adopted. After years of legal uncertainty, this provides a secure basis for the transfer...

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Issue December 2022

Extension of TRIPS waiver to Covid-19 therapeutics and diagnostics.

The Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) decided in June that all “developing countries” can waive the protection of intellectual property necessary for the production and distribution of Covid 19 vaccines, including all processes, technologies and ingredients required...

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ECJ on Interim Measures in Germany – Reactions in Case Law and Literature

After the Munich District Court asked for clarification, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has commented on German court practice regarding preliminary injunctions in patent infringement cases where the validity of the patent in question has not already been confirmed...

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