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What’s on this week – an IP calendar

Managing IP lists the IP-related meetings and decisions taking place this week

Monday September 17

WIPO hosts an “Information Meeting on the Role and Responsibility of Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Trademarks” in Geneva. Speakers include Severine Abis of Procter & Gamble, David Ho of, Terri Chen of Google and Jean Bergevin of the European Commission.

USPTO Roadshow in Denver.

The USPTO’s Patent Review Processing System for searching post grant opposition petitions will be live.

Tuesday September 18

WIPO’s Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications meets in Geneva for its 27th session. The agenda includes discussions on the role of internet intermediaries in the protection of trade marks, industrial designs and the trade mark aspects of the new gTLDs.

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU rules in three joined cases between Schräder and the Community Plant Variety Office (Lemon Symphony, Sumost 01 and Lemon Symphony); and in Scandic Distilleries v OHMI – Bürgerbräu, Röhm & Söhne (BÜRGER).

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament discusses a proposal for a regulation that would increase the number of judges at the General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU.

The 26th Annual MARQUES conference begins in Athens.

Wednesday September 19, 11:00am EST

Managing IP and LexisNexis host a web seminar on the state of patent eligibility.

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU rules in Fraas v OHMI relating to an application to register a figurative trade mark representing a light grey, dark grey, beige, dark red and brown coloured checked pattern; Reddig v OHMI – Morleys (Manche de couteau); TeamBank v OHMI – Fercredit Servizi Finanziari (f@ir Credit); and Video Research USA v OHMI (VR).

Thursday September 20

USPTO Roadshow at Detroit Library.

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