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IP weekly highlights—24 September 2020

Published on: 24 September 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • IP weekly highlights—24 September 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Trade marks/passing off
  • Trade mark incorporating Banksy artwork declared invalid on bad faith grounds (Full Colour Black Ltd v Pest Control Office Ltd)
  • Lionel Messi succeeds at last in registering trade mark for his name (Joined cases EUIPO and PJM-EV v Messi Cuccittini)
  • Nice Classification appeal dismissed (Edison v EUIPO)
  • Patents
  • Artificial intelligence machines are not inventors (Thaler v The Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks)
  • General IP
  • EUIPO and European Observatory publish Tech Watch Discussion Paper
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of IP weekly highlights includes analysis of a case concerning the validity of the EU trade mark incorporating one of Banksy’s artworks in which it was declared the trade mark was invalid on the bad faith grounds, an appeal from the UK IPO in which the High Court rejected the idea that artificial intelligence machines can qualify as ‘inventors’ under the Patents Act 1977 and the publication of the Tech Watch Discussion Paper 2020 by the EUIPO and the European Observatory which focuses on IP infringement and enforcement and the impacts emerging and disruptive technologies have had on this area. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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