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

While the heatwave is leaving the UK, here is the recap of the topics considered in case you missed the IPKat. 


Rose Hughes discussed the recent High Court decision (Newron v Comptroller [2023] EWHC 1471) in relation to the interpretation of the phrasing “the product” and its meaning within the SPC Regulation.

Rose Hughes analysed the minutes of the oral processings confirming the Board of Appeal’s decision, in relation to case T 0116/18, to acknowledge the inventive step of a claimed invention. 

Henry P Yang concluded his analysis of the Interdigital v Lenovo judgement, by considering the overall conclusion of the judgement. 

Trade marks

Alessandro Cerri provided for an analysis of the recent judgement of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court of the High Court of England and Wales in relation to a declaration of invalidity and revocation for non-use of a UK registered mark, namely the mark AC COBRA in relation to sports cars. 

Marcel Pemsel analysed the recent EUIPO’s decision, relating to the mark ‘Put Putin In’, on the rejection of a trade mark application on the basis it was deemed to be contrary to public policy and accepted principles of morality in accordance with Article 7(1)(f) EUTMR. 

Anastasiia Kyrylenko considered the recent EUIPO Operations Department’s decision in relation to the question whether the sound of an accelerating engine noise, which application was filed by Porsche, can be registered as an EU trade mark. 

Trade secrets

Annsley Merelle Ward reported Hans Eriksson’s words on the recent EUIPO’s report on Trade Secrets Trends in the European Union. The report included an interesting analysis of the common themes of EU trade secret litigation.


Eleonora Rosati reminded the IPKat readers that the 2023 Life Sciences Strategy Summit on IP & Exclusivity is taking place on 10-11 October in Munich. IPKat readers can redeem a discount of 10% at checkout using “IPKat”.
Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! Reviewed by Chiara Gallo on Friday, September 15, 2023 Rating: 5

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