Keep up with what’s been happening the past week in the world of intellectual property in our last IP news round-up of the year…

 

Singapore’s Revised Patent System Starts Jan.1, 2020

The patent system in Singapore makes a revolutionary change starting Jan 1. 2020. This new change will provide the IPOS stricter control in ensuring that patents issued meet the patent laws of Singapore.

EPO rejects ‘AI inventor’ patent applications

Late last week, the EPO refused two patent applications that list an artificial intelligence application as the sole inventor.

Dame Vera Lynn wins gin trademark battle

A gin company has been ordered to pay Dame Vera Lynn £1,800 in legal costs after losing a case to trademark the singer’s name for its drink.

Michael Jackson Estate, Walt Disney Co. settle copyright dispute over music, images of the late singer

The Michael Jackson estate and The Walt Disney Company have settled a copyright lawsuit over the ABC-TV special The Last Days of Michael Jackson.

Tron CEO Justin Sun clashed with Disney over the ‘TRON’ trademark

Tron and BitTorrent CEO Justin Sun tried to register three Tron-related trademarks in the US via a Chinese partner, Raybo Technology. However, the applications were rejected last month after Disney objected that their approval would damage its brand, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office.  

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