AI ruling, ‘Sussex Royal’ & Blink-182…Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our intellectual property news round-up…
IP registrations in China have continued to soar ahead of national targets, according to the country’s IP office.
The European Patent Office has refused two European patent applications that designated an artificial intelligence called DABUS as the inventor.
The European Commission published the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to be addressed. Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan said: “Protecting intellectual property such as trademarks, patents, or geographical indications is critical for the EU’s economic growth and our ability to encourage innovation and stay competitive globally.”
Applications to trademark the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s brand “Sussex Royal” for a range of goods and activities were lodged with UK intellectual property authorities in late June by key advisers to the couple, before ownership was switched to the royal couple in December.
A London-based company has bought Tom DeLonge’s copyright in the songs he wrote for Blink-182. This includes hits such as What’s My Age Again? And All the Small Things.