PGA Intellectual Property Newsletter – 15/06/2020

PGA Intellectual Property Newsletter – 15/06/2020

by PGA
Mediaset wins against live streaming platform “Calcion”

The Court of Milan ordered the owner of the “Calcion” website to pay a millionaire compensation for infringement of Mediaset S.p.A.’s intellectual property rights.
In particular, the website had broadcast live streaming of the Serie A 2015/2016 football championship. All this in violation of Mediaset’s copyright and trademarks, which identify its television networks.

From WIPO a tool to certify digital content with legal proof value

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new service on May 27th: WIPO PROOF. It is a tool that provides a fingerprint with the date and time of any file, demonstrating its existence at a given time. The evidence obtained, therefore, has legal effect, as it is not exposed to possible falsification.
WIPO PROOF can therefore help intellectual property rights holders to safeguard their intangible assets and prevent misuse and embezzlement. In particular, the service can be especially useful in terms of copyright and trade secret protection.

Sold out also for the “Marchi +3” call

As with the “Disegni +4” call, the “Marchi +3” window to access incentives for the extension of the national trademark internationally and the European trademark registration closed a few minutes after opening.
In fact, it took only 20 minutes to exhaust all the resources allocated, amounting to €3.5 million. But that is not all. The number of protocols booked for as many applications to be finalised over the next five days is 1,768.

World’ s best intellectual property offices published: first place for the EPO

The European Patent Office (EPO) ranked for the ninth consecutive time among the largest patent offices in the world for the quality of its patents and services in the annual benchmarking survey conducted by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM).
The survey was conducted in February and March among several hundred intellectual property professionals in both intellectual property companies and law firms.
Participants were interviewed at the following IP offices: EPO, Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA).