Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Haseltine Lake LLP
Despite low growth levels in the global economy in general, and in Europe in particular, the number of patent applications directed to Electrical and Electronic subject matter received by the European Patent Office ...
Dehns
Air to air re-fuelling is a standard technology for military aircraft. Wireless inductive charging, e.g. a pad for cars or smartphones, is increasing in prevalence.
Kilburn & Strode LLP
What patent attorneys and examiners need to know about the UK's, and perhaps Europe's, biggest infringement case for 12 years.
Mishcon de Reya
Following its decision earlier this year that the shape of one of the UK's best-selling chocolate bars, KitKat, did not have the necessary acquired distinctiveness to qualify for protection as a trade mark...
Keystone Law
On 1 October 2017, the principal provisions of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the Act) come into effect.
Field Fisher
The ECJ was asked a series of questions on exhaustion of trademark rights in different EEA member states ...
Gowling WLG
The trade marked three-dimensional shape of the traditional London taxi has been found invalid by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Kilburn & Strode LLP
The new Unified Patent Court (UPC) having jurisdiction over European patents across European Union (EU) states was thrown into considerable doubt by the referendum of the British people to leave the EU (Brexit).
Gowling WLG
To register a trade mark, there are various criteria that need to be met. In this podcast, Charlie Bond goes through the basics of trade marks, with a focus on UK law and procedure...
Marks & Clerk
We have already reported on the Supreme Court's decision in Actavis v Lilly (see here) which, as stated, is the most important decision in the last decade regarding patent infringement.
Dehns
The media has recently caught wind of a trade mark tussle between tearoom brand Bettys and a café in the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Most readers will be familiar with the principle that an invention made by an employee will belong to his or her employer.
Marks & Clerk
In his latest decision in the Unwired Planet v Huawei case, Mr Justice Birss has provided guidance on the nature and scope of remedies available to Standard Essential Patent (SEP) owners...
Marks & Clerk
The Guidelines for Examination provide general instructions on the various aspects of examination of European applications and patents.
Gowling WLG
Welcome to this our fifth annual event as part of the London Design Festival.
Brodies LLP
While UK and EU trade mark law and legislation does allow shape marks to be registered and there are good examples of this – the shape of the Coca Cola bottle is one ...
Haseltine Lake LLP
In two hearings published earlier this year, the UK Intellectual Property Office has agreed with the applicant and reversed the patent office examiner's allegation that the subject-matter of each application ...
Haseltine Lake LLP
For years, telecommunications companies have grappled with the meaning of FRAND. These are the Fair, Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory terms on which a patentee commits to grant a licence ...
Abel & Imray
The Unified Patent Court, Unitary Patent and Brexit all present IP holders with challenges and opportunities. Proper planning will help in overcoming the challenges and exploiting the opportunities presented.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Within the aerospace and defence industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have a well-established history of innovation.
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Gowling WLG
Welcome to this our fifth annual event as part of the London Design Festival.
Abel & Imray
In March 2016 we reported on the various changes to the European Union Trade Mark Regulation, many of which came into force on 23 March 2016.
Dehns
On Wednesday this week, the Scottish Parliament approved the draft legislation required for the UPC Agreement to come into effect by conferring certain privileges and immunities on the Unified Patent Court ...
Gowling WLG
Online infringement takes many forms, from the sale of counterfeit or infringing products via the internet, to copying another business' website. In this podcast, George Sevier provides some hints and tips...
Marks & Clerk
In T 448/16, the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office dismissed the Patentee's appeal against the Opposition Division's decision revoking EP1169038...
Marks & Clerk
In this article, originally published in Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Graham Burnett-Hall and Sarah Routledge address some of the key questions businesses need to ask...
Brodies LLP
Further to our earlier posts the make up of the committee of UK Members of Parliament (MPs) who will review and scrutinise the draft Statutory Instrument (‘SI') ...
Haseltine Lake LLP
Germany has a bifurcated patent litigation system wherein the issues of patent validity and patent infringement are dealt with in separate courts.
Abel & Imray
The Unified Patent Court, Unitary Patent and Brexit all present IP holders with challenges and opportunities. Proper planning will help in overcoming the challenges and exploiting the opportunities presented.
Kilburn & Strode LLP
What patent attorneys and examiners need to know about the UK's, and perhaps Europe's, biggest infringement case for 12 years.
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