Temperatures are rising, and rumour has it that the best way to cool off a bit is by catching up with the latests articles from the IPKat from the past few weeks.

GuestKat Jan Jacobi took the fast lane and commented on the recent Dutch Supreme Court decision involving a famous Formula One racer and a potential infringement of his image rights through use of a look-a-like. The Supreme Court decided that a look-a-like could constitute an image, if the imitated person would be sufficiently recognizable.

A Kat feeling the temprature (or maybe just his fur) rise

The first part of GuestKat’s Becky Knott series about trade marks in the metaverse is available now and covers issues from squatters to new applications specific for the metaverse.

SpecialKat Hayleigh Bosher informed that the UKIPO published its Research Priorities for 2022-23.

Katfriends Desmond Oriakhogba and Dick Kawooya provided a highlight of the key portions of the Work Program on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions.

Katfriend Henry Yang reviewed the book “Licensing Standard Essential Patents: FRAND and the Internet of Things” by Igor Nikolic.

The UKIPO may be a great player on a team, but it cannot be the captain, as it cannot raise ex officio bad faith objections. That was the conclusion in the article written by Katfriend Sarah Neil, in which she brought a cautionary tale when the Registry gets over its trade mark skis on the issue of bad faith.

Thinking outside of the (plant box), Katfriend Hanne Kirk reported on a recent decision from the Danish Eastern High Court in a dispute involving copyright protection of a plant box. 

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