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

Another week has come to an end but it's not too late to catch up with the latest IPKat posts.

"IP is my passions" says the Kat


This Kat noticed that the Parisian couture house Saint Laurent has been selling a handbag model, the Take-Away Box, which is seemingly inspired by the packaging of McDonalds' children's menu, the Happy Meal. This Kat wondered on what basis the fast food company could sue Saint Laurent, if such a dispute were ever to arise.

Trade marks

On 1 February 2023, several changes to the Madrid System came into effect. Marcel Pemsel summarised each of these important changes.

Latha Nair analysed a decision from the Delhi High Court regarding the registrability of the words “SWISS MILITARY” and of the red-and-white cross as trade marks for Chinese-made goods.

Marcel Pemsel examined the judgment in T-443/21 issued by the General Court on 18 January 2023. This case illustrates the reluctance of the General Court to find a likelihood of confusion on the basis of weakly or even non-distinctive elements.

Unfair competition

James Kwong commented on a recent decision of the Beijing Shijingshan People’s Court concerning protectability of Decathlon’s store layout under the Chinese law of unfair competition.


Gabriele Girardello reported on the conference entitled “Engines are really warming up: one (last?!) life sciences conference before the UPC3”, which took place in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 January 2023.

This Blawg will celebrate both its 20th anniversary and the upcoming release of the book “Developments and Directions in Intellectual Property. Twenty Years of The IPKat”, in London, on 8 June 2023. Readers are invited to join the IPKat Team members, as well as Katfriends on this occasion.

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