We wish you a happy beginning of the week and, for those coming back to work or to school we send you all the strength for this new coming year. The world of IP never takes a rest and here are the most important news from last week:
Trademark battles, music industry raging and the return of the scrunchies
Closed for vacations
Although we talk about some serious issues, I would go directly to the fun facts and read about the FaceApp terms of services... It is even scarier than seeing a picture of you looking old!
On today's weekly news a bit of everything: IPEurope's recommendation on how to boost IP, Canada's full implementation of the Patent Law Treaty, YouTube's reviewing its ContentID system and Hello Kitty's troubles with DG Competition.
Bits and bobs about the agreement with Mercosur in benefit of GIs, the adhesion of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol and an interesting opinion in relation to Trademarks and morality.
A month or so ago, we received an interesting question. The person approaching us had been wondering: How is it possible that the EUIPO has granted registration to trademarks related to cannabis-derived products, although cannabis has not been legalised in the EU?
You probably heard that the consortium running the European IP Helpdesk project has changed with the beginning of this year. As part of this overall “climate of change”, we decided to start a new initiative by launching our own blog: the IP Sentinel.