This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP administration issues a first batch of guiding administrative cases for IP enforcement; the EU’s highest court finds that EU law prohibits copying the shape of protected designations of origin products when that copying misleads consumers; the Ninth Circuit affirms the dismissal of racketeering charges filed against Google over that company’s appropriation of an inventor’s architecture software platform; WIPO’s annual IP indicators report shows that global patent application filings are down owing in large part to fewer filings from Chinese residents; the USPTO delays its trademark fee adjustment for international applications under the Madrid Protocol until late February; and a German court rules that YouTube does not have to give identifying information of individuals allegedly uploading copyright-protected content to its video platform.

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