AI ruling, ‘Sussex Royal’ & Blink-182…Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our intellectual property news round-up…

Chinese patent figures beat country’s own targets, say officials

IP registrations in China have continued to soar ahead of national targets, according to the country’s IP office.

EPO and UKIPO refuse AI-Invented patent applications

The European Patent Office has refused two European patent applications that designated an artificial intelligence called DABUS as the inventor.

European Commission steps up protection of European intellectual property rights in global markets

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.”

Advisers applied for ‘Sussex Royal’ trademark in summer

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.

Tom DeLonge has sold the copyright to his Blink-182 songs

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.

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