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By Lee Curtis
The High Court has ruled that Marks and Spencer’s use of "Interflora" on Google’s AdWords advertising service is an infringement of Interflora’s trade mark.
By Iain Armstrong
A decision of the European court of justice has severly restricted the ability to obtain patents for stem cell-based inventions in Europe.
By Harry Hutchinson, Chris Benson
October 5th, 2011 was a day for celebration as the High Court handed down a superbly reasoned, coherent judgment in Re Halliburton Energy Services Inc [2011] EWHC 2508 (Pat) concerning the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in the UK.
By Karen Finter, Martyn Fish
A company’s website marketing will, from 1 March 2011, fall within and widen the scope of the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) regulatory remit.
By Lee Curtis
The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘the Court of Justice’) handed down its keenly anticipated decision on the use of trade marks in keyword advertising campaigns on the 22nd September 2011.
By Mark Lunt
The USA has come another step closer to aligning itself with the rest of the world with regard to patent law.
By Douglas Drysdale, Claire Irvine
A report issued earlier this month by the Human Genetics Commission (HGC) entitled "Intellectual Property and DNA Diagnostics" draws attention once more to the tension between a commercial diagnostics sector.
By Rebecca Tilbury
ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers) has approved the addition of .xxx as a top-level domain (TLD).
By Lee Curtis
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games ("LOCOG") recently announced that it intends to actively police online keyword bidding on protected Olympic terms in the run up to the Olympic Games in London next year.
By Glen Wilson, Douglas Drysdale
The new Patent Box regime proposal has now been released by the UK Treasury for formal consultation.
By Paul Banford
New Rules 161 and 162 EPC came into force on 1st May 2011 and the new procedures could have an impact on the strategies employed by applicants when entering the European phase.
By Chris Benson
On 13 April 2011 the European Commission adopted The Single Market Act which contains twelve instruments for re-launching the European Union’s Single Market in 2012.
By Lee Curtis
On the 24th March 2011, the Advocate General published his Opinion in Interflora Inc and Interflora British Unit v Marks & Spencer plc and Flowers Direct Online Limited. This is a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) for a preliminary ruling from the UK High Court of Justice.
By Lee Curtis
Following a series of recent judgments by the European Court of Justice on the issue of the use of trade marks in keywords, Google has announced a relaxation of its policy on the purchasing of trade marks in its own Adwords keyword advertising system bringing its European practice much more into line with that which it applies in the United States.
By Rebecca Tilbury
In the matter of CTM Registration No. 4701413 for NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK in the name of SM Productions Partnership and in the matter of application for declaration of invalidity under OHIM reference No. 2944C by "the band members", c/o Cortina Business Management. OHIM Cancellation Division (Ref 2944C) of 04/12/2009. Rebecca Tilbury reports.