DO YOU MEME TO INFRINGE COPYRIGHT?

During lockdown, most of us likely meme our way through the dark times, to have at least something to put a smile on our face. However, not many of us ask ourself what does posting and creating memes mean in terms of copyright law. Internet memes are not only means to...

VALUE DRIVEN IP: CASE OF SIEMENS

It is not the size of company’s patent portfolio, but the patent portfolio management capabilities which determine the value created by patents. [1]  Patent management is significantly related to multiple dimensions of firm’s performance, and...
GRAFITTI: AN ART OR VANDALISM, VIEW OF IP

GRAFITTI: AN ART OR VANDALISM, VIEW OF IP

Have you ever walked on Boulvard Olimpico and been astonished by the work of Eduardo Kobra, or feel the irrepressible creative spirit on streets of Bristol, marked by Banksy or maybe you took a photograph of graffiti made my David Choe, to capture the illuminating...
BREXIT IN VPLIV NA PRAVICE INTELEKTUALNE LASTNINE

BREXIT IN VPLIV NA PRAVICE INTELEKTUALNE LASTNINE

Kakšen vpliv ima BREXIT na pravice intelektualne lastnine[1] -Na obstoječe ga niti nima, na prehodne in nove pa je treba že biti pozoren. Znamke Brexit učinkuje predvsem na znamke, ki so jih njihovi imetniki zaščitili neposredno pri organizaciji EUIPO (evropski urad...
PUBLIC IMAGE RIGHTS-CASE OF ZLATAN

PUBLIC IMAGE RIGHTS-CASE OF ZLATAN

After this year’s release of the video game FIFA 2021, Ibrahimovic took his anger to social, writing: ‘Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? @FIFPro? I’m not aware to be a member of FIFPro and if I am I was put there without any...

WORLD OF PECULIAR PATENTS: PART 2 Electrified table cloth Issued: April 28, 1992 We are all a bit frustrated and maybe a little scared when it comes to insects. Especially if they are persistently trying to interfere with our food. We buy insect repellents, insect...

THE WORLD OF PECULIAR PATENTS: PART 1 Inventors and IP lawyers should always be on track with registered patents. Which ideas have already been patented, are they similar to my invention? Is my invention unique enough? Which patent registration was denied and why –...
BUSINESS VALUE OF DESIGN, V.2

BUSINESS VALUE OF DESIGN, V.2

We are probably all too familiar with the consequences of unsuitably and impractically designed or implemented products and services. USB ports, in which the sticks are rarely put in the first attempt. Or airports where countless passengers don’t catch flights...
Copyright vs.design/patent-which one prevails?

Copyright vs.design/patent-which one prevails?

IS TECHNICAL DESIGN OF A PRODUCT ELIGIBLE FOR COPYRIGHT PROTECTION? CJEU DECISION IN BROMPTOM BICYCLE CASE Since its ruling of Infopaq 11 years ago, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has made another step further in defining and constructing legal...
MAKING PROFIT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

MAKING PROFIT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Intellectual property often represents the largest and most important asset of the company. These intangible assets are so valuable to a business because by gaining the right protection registered patent, designs, trademarks etc., companies prevent competitors from...