“Biosativa” is not protected under copyright law

In its most recent decision the Austrian Supreme Court (4Ob14/19s dated February 26, 2019) denied copyright protection to the word “Biosativa”.

Although, in exceptional circumstances, it is possible that a single word enjoys copyright protection, “Biosativa”, which is a combination of “bio” and “sativa” (meaning plant) is not sufficiently individual and particular to meet the reqirements for copyright protection.