By no means too Late: When you missed the IPKat final week!

 The previous week on the IPKat has been a mixture of totally different IP points.
Right here we go!


GuestKat Nedim Malovic reported and commented on a few EU
commerce mark selections:-

·       The
first is the
(Case T-251/21 Tigercat Inc v EUIPO) of the EU Normal Courtroom on the enchantment in
relation to the opposition in opposition to “Tigercat” filed by Caterpillar Inc. primarily based
on its earlier figurative EU commerce mark for “Cat” and system (see
right here). 

·       The
second choice Nedim reported on is the
choice (Case
R-197/2021-5) of the EU Board of Attraction on the registrability of a place
mark, comprising of a tread and outer portion of a tyre in gentle gray (see
right here). 

On the oriental facet, readers might recall that Bruce Lee
Enterprises (the property of the late well-known Chinese language American martial artist
Bruce Lee) filed a lawsuit in opposition to “Actual Kungfu” fast-food chain for utilizing
Bruce Lee’s picture with out permission in Shanghai again in 2019.  InternKat James Kwong reported that the trial
has just lately begun.  For a refresher on
this case, you’ll be able to confer with James’ submit
right here.  


SpecialKat Rose Hughes reported and commented on two Board of
Attraction selections:

·       T-0043/18,
which issues the European Patent Workplace’s method to novelty for purity of
compound innovations (see
right here).

·       T-1869/19,
which pertains to the patentability of a medical system outlined in a patent
in response to its technique of manufacture, within the type of a “product-by-process”
declare (see
right here).


A Excessive Courtroom in South Africa delivered a judgment
holding that sure provisions of the Promoting Regulatory Board (ARB)’s Code of Promoting Apply
had been unconstitutional.  This touched upon
points regarding the ARB’s energy in relation to commerce mark and copyright
legal guidelines.  The Supreme Courtroom of Attraction of
South Africa has just lately
on the enchantment introduced by the ARB. 
SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie reported on this
right here.    


For the primary time in Turkey, a courtroom has rendered a choice on
the difficulty of NFTs.  Particularly, the
Istanbul Third Civil Mental Property Courtroom issued a preliminary
injunction concerning NFTs.  The topic
of the dispute pertained to the exploitation of the portrait of the late Cem
Karaca, who was an artist, songwriter and composer with a legendary fame
on the earth of Anatolian rock music. 
Katfriends Mutlu Yıldırım Köse and Havva Yıldız have taken the chance to debate this case
right here.

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are a brand new kind of quasi-corporate entities, current with the
use of blockchain and sensible contracts. 
Katfriend Marianna Ryan has written
right here
on the topical concern of how DAOs are to be handled and what IP points include

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