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By Laurence Brown, Fergus Tyrrell
In this High Court case ([2013] EWHC 2310, Birss J held that the UK high-street fashion chain Topshop committed an act of passing off when they sold T-shirts emblazoned with a photograph of the pop singer Rihanna.
By Michael Booher
An online image search tool for figurative trademarks and designs could be launched under new proposals by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
By Robert Lundie Smith
A summary of the background of the two actions concerning the validity and infringement of IPCom's European Patent EP 1,841,268 and HTC v IPCom.
The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice has published an article in which partner Darren Smyth and Stephen Ingham, Assistant General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly & Company, discuss the EPO's approach to antibody and polymorph claims.
By Laurence Brown, Gemma Wooden
A decision of the UK Patents County Court, which provides insight into the differences between UK and EPO practice.
By Leagh-Anne Thomas, Richard Pratt
At the Patents Court before Vos J, Swarovski-Optik brought patent infringement proceedings against Leica Camera, who challenged the validity of Swarovski's patent.
By Iain Russell
A recent judgment handed down by Mr Justice Birss in Sealed Air Ltd v Sharp Interpack Ltd & Anor considers the way in which technical drawings in a registered design should be interpreted.
By Andrew Sharples, Fergus Tyrrell
Despite recent guidance, the UK High Court has deemed it necessary to refer a question to the Court of Justice of the European Union that seeks to clarify what is meant by a "human embryo", highlighting an uncertainty that exists in relation to the patenting of stem cells.
By Andrew Sharples, Carissa Kendall-Palmer
In Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc v Genentech Inc [2013] EWCA Civ 93 the Court of Appeal dismissed the claimants' appeal, rejecting all their arguments in respect of construction, infringement, novelty, inventiveness, and sufficiency.
By Robert Lundie Smith
Mr Justice Arnold handed down a lengthy judgment in the long running action between Interflora and M&S.
By Elizabeth Guy, Anand Varu
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld a first instance decision to revoke one of Merial’s patents on grounds of insufficiency.