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MONDAY, 9 MAY 2022
AI and copyright webinar new date!

The next MARQUES webinar will explore artificial intelligence and copyright issues. It will now take place on Friday 10 June from 15.00 to 16.30 CET.

The webinar will provide an overview of how AI is regulated in Europe, citing relevant case law in the copyright field, and will provide an overview of legislative initiatives.

The speakers will also discuss how these issues are dealt with in the United States and discuss whether the work-made-for-hire doctrine is a possible solution for AI-created works. They will address the need for a new legislative framework for works created by robots.

The webinar will conclude with an interactive discussion on whether copyright should protect AIs as authors.

Registration is €100 (MARQUES members) or €135 (non-members). Participants can receive a certificate of attendance after the event. Find out more and register here.

The webinar is organised by the MARQUES Copyright Team and the speakers are:

  • Sara Söderling, AWA Sweden AB
  • Slobodan Petosevic, Petosevic Doo
  • Liza Erazo, Erazo Munoz & Co
  • Caroline Perriard, BrandIT
Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 17.31
Tags: copyright, AI, cyberspace,
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99?XID=BHA949

TUESDAY, 26 APRIL 2022
MARQUES webinar on AI and copyright

The next MARQUES webinar will explore artificial intelligence and copyright issues. It will take place on Thursday 12 May from 15.00 to 16.30 CET.

The webinar will provide an overview of how AI is regulated in Europe, citing relevant case law in the copyright field, and will provide an overview of legislative initiatives.

The speakers will also discuss how these issues are dealt with in the United States and discuss whether the work-made-for-hire doctrine is a possible solution for AI-created works. They will address the need for a new legislative framework for works created by robots.

The webinar will conclude with an interactive discussion on whether copyright should protect AIs as authors.

Registration is €100 (MARQUES members) or €135 (non-members). Participants can receive a certificate of attendance after the event. Find out more and register here.

The webinar is organised by the MARQUES Copyright Team and the speakers are:

  • Sara Söderling, AWA Sweden AB
  • Slobodan Petosevic, Petosevic Doo
  • Liza Erazo, Erazo Munoz & Co
  • Caroline Perriard, BrandIT
Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 10.45
Tags: copyright, AI, work made for hire,
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99?XID=BHA948

MONDAY, 11 APRIL 2022
New self-service functions in eHague

WIPO has launched new self-service functions in eHague, which make it quicker and easier to manage your international design portfolio.

The new features include the ability to appoint or remove a representative, request changes to the name and/or contact details of an existing representative and see the status of requests.

This means it is no longer necessary to download, complete and send forms DM/7, DM/8 or DM/9.

You can find out more on WIPO’s website here.

WIPO says more self-service functions will be added later this year, including management of holder details and multi-factor authentication across all eHague services.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 10.33
Tags: eHague, WIPO, international design,
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99?XID=BHA947

THURSDAY, 24 MARCH 2022
WIPO webinar focuses on Hague System

WIPO’s next webinar introducing its activities will focus on industrial designs and the Hague System. It will take place on Thursday 31 March at 14.00 CET.

The webinar is free of charge and held in English. According to WIPO, it “will provide a general overview and will be useful for those interested in learning more about the ongoing projects in this area”.

You can find out more and register for the webinar here. It is scheduled to last one hour.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 09.36
Tags: WIPO, webinar, The Hague,
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99?XID=BHA946

TUESDAY, 22 MARCH 2022
Study on AI, copyright and designs published

The EUIPO Observatory has published a report on the impact of artificial intelligence technologies on infringement and enforcement of copyright and designs.

The report can be downloaded here in English. The Executive Summary is also available to download in all EU languages.

The report has been compiled with the help of the Impact of technology Expert Group, which was established in early 2019. It is based on a desk review study, interviews and focus group discussions and case analysis.

The group developed a methodology called the Intellectual Property Tech Chain, which was described in its first report, published in September 2020.

Key findings

The report considers the use of AI technologies and tools in copyright and design infringement and enforcement in 20 scenarios. These 20 scenarios are grouped into two storylines – physical products and digital content.

The first storyline includes scenarios such as: theft of copyrightable work or design under development; mass production of copyright and design-infringing goods; physical market sale of copyright and design-infringing products; trade dress infringement; and online marketing of copyright and design-infringing products

The second storyline includes: hacking media accounts; social media offences; media-sharing platform offences; P2P and BitTorrent-like applications; livestreaming; and training an AI application.

The results are summarised as Opportunities, Drivers, Risks/Limitations and Concerns. The report concludes:

great investment is flowing into AI research and development along with machine learning technologies, and this trend is predicted to continue over the next years. Therefore, the availability and use of these tools and technologies, for both legal and illegal purposes, can be expected to increase. A wide range of AI-related tools and technologies are currently or potentially in use in copyright and design infringement and enforcement. There is clearly a need for better understanding, increased awareness and enhanced capacities on the part of all stakeholders, including policymakers, IP protection entities, companies and law enforcement authorities.

MARQUES resources

MARQUES resources on issues related to artificial intelligence include the latest episode of the Talking MARQUES podcast which looks at trade marks and liability issues. It can be found here.

Anyone particularly interested in AI and copyright should note that the Copyright and Cyberspace Teams are hosting a webinar on “AI and Copyright – New Developments” on 12 May 2022. More details will be available soon on the events page.

Illustration shows the cover of the report

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 17.39
Tags: AI, EUIPO, IP Tech Chain, copyright,
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99?XID=BHA945

MONDAY, 14 MARCH 2022
Hague System Administrative Instructions update

WIPO has published details of amendments to the Administrative Instructions for the Hague System, which come into effect on 1 April 2022.

The amendments were discussed at the 10th meeting of the Working Group on the Legal Development of the Hague System in December 2021, at which MARQUES was represented. They are published in Information Notice No 4/2022.

The amendments address three main points:

  • Signature requirements (section 202): Accepted formats for signature will now also include typed signature, including text-string signature (s-signature).
  • Contact details (sections 301 and 302): Optional contact details will no longer include fax number, email address (it is now mandatory to provide an email address) or a different postal address for correspondence. In cases where there are multiple applicants or new owners, and no representative, an email address (instead of postal) will be required for correspondence.
  • Time limit for requesting the recording of a limitation or renunciation to prevent publication of all or some designs (section 601): The three-week time limit now explicitly applies to requests for recording of a limitation or renunciation for international registrations that are subject to standard publication.

Read more about the amendments on WIPO’s website here.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 08.25
Tags: Hague System, WIPO, s signature,
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99?XID=BHA944

TUESDAY, 8 MARCH 2022
Webinar: Effective design protection strategies after Brexit

The MARQUES Designs Team is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 12 April from 16.00-17.30 CET on “After Brexit: Effective Design Protection Strategies Covering the UK and EU?”

The webinar will take place in a workshop format and will examine the differences between the EU and UK post-Brexit and how to successfully register and protect design rights in both jurisdictions.

It will include discussion of both registered and unregistered design rights.

The speakers are:

  • Sally Britton, Mishcon de Reya LLP, UK
  • Oliver Nilgen, Meissner Bolte, Germany

Registration is open now on the MARQUES website. It costs €100 (MARQUES members) or €135 (non-members).

We hope many Class 99 readers will be able to join the workshop and join the discussion on this timely and important topic.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 09.38
Tags: Brexit, RCD, UCD, ,
Perm-A-Link: https://www.marques.org/blogs/class99?XID=BHA943

MARQUES does not guarantee the accuracy of the information in this blog. The views are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of MARQUES. Seek professional advice before action on any information included here.


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