Week´s news headlines – jun. 17th 2016

FC Barcelona loses trademark dispute at EU General Court

A European court has affirmed an earlier ruling that Spanish football club FC Barcelona has not been able to demonstrate genuine use of trademarks in a dispute with US-based fashion company Kule.

The General Court issued its decision today, June 16, saying that FC Barcelona was not able to demonstrate genuine use of ‘Cule’.

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Lawyer takes chicken restaurant’s trademarks in lieu of $200K in legal fees, launches a new career

Representing a Southern chicken-and-biscuits fast-food restaurant was not initially a lucrative career move for attorney John Buttolph.

His clients, struggling with a lack of capital, a loss of business for Atlanta-based Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits during the Great Recession and the inability to get credit, at first resisted a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and then lost almost everything in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Forbes reports.

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Intellectual Property Modernisation Starts With Copyright Legislation

With significantly updated copyright legislation commencing on 30 June, which will offer greater legal rights to Cayman’s musicians, visual artists, and others in the creative fields, Government has taken a vital step forward in modernising intellectual property (IP) legislation, and in improving the local commerce framework.

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Is Copyright Infringement in Fashion Similar to Music, Or Not?

Copyright infringement in the music industry has been a big problem for years. In fact, some of the biggest music artists in the world have been taken to court over this issue. The most recent case is Ed Sheeran. Whether artists do it on purpose or not is a different story.

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La corte de China confirma las patentes de tarjeta SIM fina de Taisys asentando una firme base para la globalización

La compañía Taisys Technologies, con sede en Taiwán, ganó un litigio por una patente de tarjeta SIM fina ante el Tribunal Superior Popular de Pekín del municipio de Pekín en China.

Taisys Technologies es un proveedor internacional de servicios financieros y de telecomunicaciones que ofrece servicios de valor añadido a través de su tecnología de tarjetas SIM finas en todo el mundo. En China, 15 millones de usuarios de cuentas bancarias móviles utilizan tarjetas SIM finas de Taysis.

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UN Development Agency Issues Guidelines For Pharmaceutical Patent Examiners

A new set of guidelines for pharmaceutical patent examination has been published by the United Nations Development Programme that seek to help reduce poor quality patents and ensure efficient market entry of generic products.

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