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Unitary patent, access and benefit sharing and ACTA: What’s on this week

Managing IP lists the intellectual property-related events and decisions taking place this week

Monday July 2

The 10th session of the Working Group on the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks begins in Geneva.

Second Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ICNP-2) begins in New Delhi.

European Parliament begins a week-long plenary session that will discuss Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights; ACTA and the unitary patent package. Votes are expected on Wednesday.

Tuesday July 3

Court of Justice of the EU rules in Usedsoft v Oracle, a case dealing with copyright in software licences for programs downloaded online.

Thursday July 4

Court of Justice of the EU rules in Geistbeck and Geistbeck, a case relating to Community plant variety rights. The Advocate General issued an opinion in March.

Court of Justice of the EU issues an opinion in Leno Merken, a case dealing with genuine use of a Community trade mark; and Jager & Polacek v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, a case dealing with the right to an effective remedy.

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU rules in Comercial Losan v OHMI - McDonald's International Property (Mc. Baby); and Deutscher Ring v OHMI (Deutscher Ring Sachversicherungs-AG).

Friday July 6

General Court of the Court of Justice of the EUrules in Jackson International v OHMI - Royal Shakespeare (ROYAL SHAKESPEARE).

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