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Chijioke Okorie reported that Nigeria amended its Copyright Act to ratify outstanding copyright treaties. The Copyright Act 2022 is aimed inter alia at protecting the rights of authors and providing appropriate limitations and exceptions to guarantee access to creative works.

An attentive Kat

Trade marks and GIs

Anastasiia Kyrylenko reviewed a recent decision issued by the Italian Supreme Court. This case saw the Consortium of producers of protected designation of origin (PDO) “Pecorino Romano” acting against Formaggi Boccea, an Italian cheese producer, which owns “Cacio Romano” trade mark.

Benjamin Goh discussed the decision in T-346/21 issued by the General Court on 11 January 2023. The General Court upheld a decision that a trade mark was not to be revoked as the proprietor had proved genuine use.

Marcel Pemsel examined the judgment in T-372/21 issued by the General Court on 8 March 2023. The case deals with the question whether a graphic stylisation of a word mark influences its distinctive character.


Rose Hugues commented on the decision in G 2/21 issued by the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) on 23 March 2023. The decision concerned the question of post-published evidence.
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