Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!


The IPKat Team was extremely saddened to hear about the concerning developments last week and wishes to stand in solidarity with all those who are suffering at this time. The news from The IPKat was as follows:




The US Copyright Office (the Review Board) held that a work entirely created by a machine cannot be protected by copyright.  PermaKat Eleonora Rosati provided a useful background and comments on this recent decision here.


Katfriends Jakob Plesner Mathiasen, Hannie Kirk and Philip Henszelman brought us a review of an exciting decision of the Danish High Court.  The case concerned whether unauthorized reproduction of the famous statue “the Little Mermaid” was permissible due to a non-statutory exception for caricature or parody or because of freedom of expression.


Trade Marks


GuestKat Becky Knott commented on a recent decision of the UK Intellectual Property Office, whereby a revocation application was rejected because the proprietor had put its registration to genuine use.  The decision is particularly interesting in light of low sales and the fact that use of the mark by the proprietors are different from the logo as registered.




The World Intellectual Property Office has recently billed the entry into force of the new sequence listing requirement for the DNA, RNA and protein sequences (ST. 26) from 1 July 2022 onwards.  GuestKat Rose Hughes provided further background on this.




KatFriends may be aware of the recent dispute over American podcaster Joe Rogan’s podcasts on Spotify, where Neil Young (Canadian-American singer, musician and songwriter), followed by Joni Mitchell (Canadian singer, songwriter and painter), alleged that some of Rogan’s podcast were spreading misinformation about Covid-19.  In light of this, Neil and Joni demanded Spotify to remove their music from the platform.  PermaKat Neil Wilkof provided some insight into this.

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