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

In case you were too busy drinking pumpkin spice lattes recently, here is a summary of what you might have missed from the IPKat last week. 

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Eleonora Rosati announced two events focusing on the impact of the copyright case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union: (i) on post-Brexit UK (9 November, London & online) and (ii) on national copyright systems (6 November, Stockholm & online). 

Trade marks 

Nedim Malovic reviewed the recent EUIPO decision rejecting a trade mark application concerning a figurative mark depicting Dutch model Puck Schrover. The Examination Division considered that the applicant failed to demonstrate the mark had a distinctive character and/or acquired distinctiveness through its use.

Marcel Pemsel discussed the most significant changes to the Madrid System that will enter into force on 1 November 2023.

Eleonora Rosati reported on the second edition of the Trade Secret IP Protection & Management conference, which will take place in Brussels on 14-15 November, bringing together experts from across the globe to address the most immediate industry challenges facing trade secrets.


Rose Hughes:

  • considered whether the use of large language models (LLMs) for patent work might potentially be a risk to patent quality, compared to that produced by an attorney;
  • analysed the issue of reliance on a silent technical effect and a requirement of a disclosure of an inventive step in a patent application: that is, the applicability of G 2/21 to semiconductors (T 2465/19).
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