A word (verbal) sign (trademark) in which neither the choice of words nor their arrangement and connection are a manifestation of a creative invention, and nor are they original or create a result that could be defined as the manifestation of intellectual activity of a person with an autonomous creative value, is not a work of authorship within the meaning of art. 1 point 1 of the Copyright Act.
Case date: 27 September 2018
Case number: I ACa 617/18
Court: Court of Appeal of Wroclaw
A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.