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By Danielle Cooksley
Brand protection is essential, particularly in the highly competitive, fast-paced Food and Drink (F&D) industry.
By Simon Bentley
On 14 November 2018, the UK government and the European Commission agreed in principle the terms of an Agreement between the UK and the EU setting out the terms of an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.
By Rebecca Atkins
In March 2016 and October 2017, we reported on the various changes to the European Union Trade Mark Regulation. Corresponding changes were made to the revised EU Trade Mark Directive ...
By Simon Haslam
It is important that a business makes sure that it owns the rights in an invention before it files a patent application.
By Simon Bentley
Negotiations continue between the UK and the EU on a Withdrawal Agreement prior to Brexit which is due to take place on 29 March 2019.
By Rebecca Atkins
In June last year, we reported that the Court of Appeal confirmed that the shape of the four finger KitKat chocolate bar is not sufficiently distinctive to act as a trade mark, despite evidence showing that a large...
By Simon Bentley
We have previously reported (please see our newsletter from March 2018) that the UK and the EU had, in principle and subject to the agreement of the draft Withdrawal Agreement,
By Simon Bentley
The UK has joined the Geneva Act under the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs ("Hague Agreement") with effect from 13th June 2018.
By Danielle Cooksley
An IP audit is a comprehensive review, carried out by an IP professional, of a business's existing IP assets, including patents, trade secrets, trade marks, designs and copyright.
By Tom Turner
European Union and UK Registered Designs provide protection for the appearance of a product, including its shape ...
By Tim Hewson
On 26 April 2018, the United Kingdom ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement.
By Simon Haslam
There are small increases to the basic application, search and examination fees, and Year 12-20 renewal fees.
By Simon Bentley
The Treaty is still subject to change but its terms would currently result in the effects discussed below for EU trade marks and designs in the UK after Brexit.
By Rebecca Atkins
EU Trade Marks can now be represented in any appropriate format using generally available technology.
By Simon Bentley
The draft Treaty (found here) is very wide-ranging but includes a specific section relating to its proposals for the treatment of certain types of Intellectual ...