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Recognising the IP masters[premium]

While hundreds of nominations are received, only a select few individuals are chosen for induction into the IP Hall of Fame each year. The achievements of this year’s inductees confirm their status as thought leaders in their respective fields Full text

The deer makes the difference: autonomous protection for each part of composite mark

In a recently published decision the Supreme Court ruled that for a composite mark consisting of two autonomously distinctive elements, the imitation of one element amounts to an imitation of the trademark as a whole. The court recognised the risk of confusion between the composite marks of appellant Mast Jägermeister AG and appellee Zwack Unicum. Full text

Patentable parthenotes? Advocate general says yes

Good news could be on the horizon for stem cell patenting in Europe. In answer to a question referred by the UK High Court, the advocate general has recommended that unfertilised human ova that have been stimulated to develop by parthenogenesis are excluded from the definition of 'human embryo', and are therefore back in the realm of patentable subject matter. Full text

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