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UK IPO calls for views on AI

Stakeholder comments sought on what implications AI might have for IP policy; office previously rejected patent applications from an AI inventor

US TM act aims to ‘help restore balance’

Original bill co-sponsor and House Judiciary Committee chair calls on colleagues to support bill aimed at modernising US TM law; bill would allow third parties to cancel fraudulent filings if TMs are never used

Nicki Minaj wins sampling fair use case

Californian district judge finds the SuperBass rapper did not intend to commercialise at-issue song; judge says averdict against defendant would ‘limit creativity and stifle innovation’

EUIPO Banksy verdict will ‘rattle arts industry’

Anonymous artist utilised trademarks for ‘flowerbomber’ piece to avoid using copyright to reveal his identity, with marks filedin bad faith EUIPO panel rules; judgment ‘a significant one for the artindustry’

WIPO launches free IP decisions database

Upon launch, 10 member states have agreed togive free access to leading IP decisions; Gurry says new database provides ‘importantsupport for the adjudication of IP disputes in a globalised world’

Ugandan president rolls out new IP policy

President Museveni signs plan to improve Ugandan innovation offerings; newly launched IP policy to help increase low filing figures and aid in the country’s Vision 2040 project