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UN: Libya must protect hundreds of citizens stranded in the desert

UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Person Cecilia Jimenes-Damary  is calling on the government of Libya to protect the hundreds of former residents of the town of Tawergha who are currently stranded in the desert. According to the UN, approximately 40,000 Tawarghans were forcefully

UN expert voices concern of Israeli Supreme Court’s torture ruling

Nils Melzer , the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, voiced his concerns regarding the Israeli Supreme Court’s  December 2017denial of a petition challenging a lower court’s ruling exempting national security agents from criminal investigation despite their uncontroverted use of torture

EU court advisor: Poland logging unlawful

The Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ)  Yves Botissued an advisory opinion  on Tuesday finding the recent logging of Polish forests violates international law. In recent years, Polish authorities have drastically increased logging and woodland management activities in Bialowieska Forest, home to some of Europe’s

AIPPI executive director resigns

The executive director of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) has resigned fro AIPPI’s leadership team thanked Bochnovic for his “dedicated service” as executive director. In the role, he has overseen the development of the association’s strategic plan to guide AIPPI’s

DeLorean primed for TM lawsuit against cosmetics company

The manufacturer of the car that was turned into a time machine in sci-fi classic “Back to the Future” is primed to pursue a trademark infringement claim against a luxury makeup brand. US automobile manufacturer DeLorean Motor Company filed a claim at the US District Court for

Cabinet Plasseraud appoints four to partner

European firm Cabinet Plasseraud has announced the appointment of four lawyers to partner. Nadine Rocaboy, Philippe Louvel, and Eric Gruson are based in the firm’s Paris office. With a pharmaceutical background, Rocaboy’s practice areas include medicine, beauty, and chemical engineering. She advises clients on IP management, risk

EU General Court delivers TM defeat to Deutsche Post

The EU General Court has dismissed an appeal made against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) by German postal service company Deutsche Post. Belgium-based bPost filed an application for an EU trademark in February 2010 at the EUIPO for the sign ‘Bepost’. The applied-for trademark covers classes 16, 35, 38 and


easyGroup has wind taken out of it in trademark dispute

easyGroup, the UK-based parent company of easyJet, has failed in its attempt to oppose the registration of ‘Easysail’ as a UK trademark. The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) handed down its ruling on Thursday, February 15. French textiles company Porcher Industries designated the UK for protection of international registration 1,318,748

EU court dismisses motor company’s trademark appeal

The European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) decision to uphold an opposition against a motorbike company’s ‘CK1’ trademark has been affirmed by the EU General Court. The EU General Court delivered judgment today, February 20. Taiwanese motorbike manufacturer Kwang Yang Motor Company applied to register the word sign ‘CK1’