Intellectual Property newsletter Edition

Welcome to the new edition of the KPMG Intellectual Property newsletter on developments in the world of copyright, patents, trademarks, designs, domains and other Intellectual Property rights (“IPRs”). 

We have compiled a number of interesting articles from around the world that provide insights into new developments. KPMG firms are proud of their global network of IP lawyers, business advisors and other IP experts enabling KPMG professionals to offer an international service to clients in this area.

In this issue, we take a closer look at some important developments of our time. The metaverse is a much-discussed topic. We examine some legal aspects relating to the protection of IPRsin the metaverse in general, and then go into more detail by looking at Digital Twins. We conclude our analysis of current technical developments with some insights on ChatGPT.

SPCsare an important means of providing additional patent protection to pharmaceutical products. We examine the (dis)advantage associated with them.

In addition, we consider some national and regional developments in terms of legislative changes and court rulings. We explain possible pitfalls of the new US trade secrets law, report on a new draft decree on copyrights and related rights in Vietnam and new rules of Digital content providing in the Czech Republic.

We also take a closer look on the ruling of the Spanish Constitutional court on the access of radio operators to stadiums as well as on European case law regarding the liability of online platforms in cases of trademark infringement.

We hope you enjoy reading.