Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week

This Kat stayed up for May Day
 With a new month ahead, it's time to look back on last week's IPKat news and views.


GuestKat Rose Hughes summarised the recent decision T 1370/15 of the EPO Boards of Appeal, in which the Board of Appeal itself introduced an inventive step objection in their preliminary opinion for the first time - to the presumed chagrin of the patentee faced with an objection based on the self-professed common general knowledge of the Board.

Trade marks

Asia Correspondent Tian Lu reported on a recent judgment recognising 'Peppa Pig' as a well-known trade mark in China for the first time in order to establish cross-class protection, which was cheering news for this Peppa fan.


InternKat Anastasiia Kyrylenko reviewed 'The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under International Investment Law', a work co-authored by Simon Klopschinski, Christopher Gibson and Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan (Oxford University Press, 2021), and praised it as an "advanced, yet understandable" insight into investor-state dispute settlement.

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Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week Reviewed by Sophie Corke on Saturday, May 01, 2021 Rating: 5

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