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IP calendar - what’s on this week

Managing IP lists the IP-related rulings, conferences and events taking place this week

Monday September 24

The WTO hosts a three-day public forum in Geneva that poses the question "Is Multilateralism in Crisis?".

Tuesday September 25

The EPO’s Supervisory Board of the RFPSS (The Reserve Funds for Pensions and Social Security) meets for two days in Munich.

The Court of Justice of the EU begins hearing a joint case brought by Italy and Spain seeking an annulment of a European Council decision on a system of unitary patent protection.

INTA is holding a roundtable, “New Forms of Trademark Infringement on the Internet” in Milan.

Wednesday September 26

The EPO’s Board of the Administrative Council meets in Munich.

The IP Office of the Philippines will host a three-day seminar on claim interpretation in Manila.

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU rules in Serrano Aranda v OHMI – Burg Groep (LE LANCIER); and IG Communications v OHMI – Citigroup and Citibank (CITIGATE).

The IP Office of Singapore and the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises jointly sponsor their Networking for Entrepreneurship Seminar in Singapore.

INTA roundtable “Designing, Building and Maintaining Strong Marks” will take place in Santo Domingo.

INTA is hosting a roundtable on recent changes in Panamanian trade mark law in Panama City.

Thursday September 27

Two-day conference organised by European Policy for Intellectual Property with the theme IP in Motion in Leuven, Belgium. Speakers include Fred von Lohmann of Google, academics Dietmar Harhoff and Carlos Correa and Ellen ‘t Hoen of the Medicines Patent Pool.

INTA is holding a breakfast roundtable with USPTO officials in Seattle.

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU rules in Tuzzi fashion v OHMI – El Corte Inglés (Emidio Tucci); Pucci International v OHMI – El Corte Inglés (Emidio Tucci); El Corte Inglés v OHMI – Pucci International (Emidio Tucci); and El Corte Inglés v OHMI – Pucci International (PUCCI).

Friday September 28

The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body meets in Geneva. On the agenda is a second request from Ukraine for the establishment of a panel to hear its dispute with Australia over its law forcing tobacco products to be sold under plain packaging.

INTA is hosting aroundtable on recent reform of civil proceedings in Poland in Warsaw.

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The EUIPO management board must provide the Council of the EU with a performance assessment before it can remove the executive director
The European Commission confirmed that plans for a unitary SPC will be published in April alongside reforms to the SEP system
The court held that SEP implementers could be injuncted or directed to pay royalties before trial if they are deemed to be unwilling licensees
Patentees should feel cautious optimism over the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal’s decision in G2/21, say European patent attorneys
Significant changes to the standard of law are unlikely, say sources, who note that some justices seemed sceptical that the parties disagreed on the legal standard
Sources say the High Court of Australia’s ruling that reputation is immaterial in trademark infringement cases could stop famous brands from muscling out smaller players