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Copyright Is for Losers… Yet It Turns Out to Be the Only IP Right Protecting Banksy’s Artwork

Copyright Is for Losers… Yet It Turns Out to Be the Only IP Right Protecting Banksy’s Artwork

Published: 12 Oct 2020

As a result of a recent ruling by the EUIPO Cancellation Division, street artist Banksy has lost a two-year trademark battle with “Full Color Black”, a company selling greeting cards, oftentimes using Banksy’s artwork. The dispute revolved around a figurative EU trademark, representing Banksy’s iconic graffiti painting called “Flower Thrower”, which first appeared on a wall in Jerusalem in 2005. T...

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The Challenges IP is Facing from 3D Printing

The Challenges IP is Facing from 3D Printing

Published: 06 Aug 2020

Additive manufacturing has the potential to dramatically facilitate manufacturing processes and facilitate the copying of innovative products. The following article analyses the different challenges caused by 3D printing for the IP strategy for business models based on additive manufacturing as well as traditional business models. A classic product contains many parts which are manufactured by dif...

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New Decision Concerning the Extension of Patent Duration for New Indication of Known Products

New Decision Concerning the Extension of Patent Duration for New Indication of Known Products

Published: 17 Jul 2020

After the controversial topic of chloroquine, an anti-malaria remedy potentially active against the COVID-19 virus, the new decision of the EUCJ concerning the extension of patent duration for new indication of known products has been issued. Finding new indication of a known medical drug can accelerate the access to new therapy and can be an effective research program for the pharmaceutical secto...

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What to Think About the Famous “Coronavirus Patent” Owned by the Institute Pasteur on Coronavirus?

What to Think About the Famous “Coronavirus Patent” Owned by the Institute Pasteur on Coronavirus?

Published: 19 Jun 2020

By Ludivine Coulon To all those who wonder what to think about the famous “Coronavirus Patent” owned by the Institute Pasteur on Coronavirus... I have recently been contacted many times by people asking me how to read the now famous patent EP 1694829 B1. So, I took the time to read it to answer some questions. First of all, this patent (https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP04805625&ln...

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