Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Marks & Clerk
A recent decision by the EPO's Boards of Appeal, T 1846/11, concerns an appeal filed by Rigaku Corporation (appellant) against the decision of the examining division, refusing European patent...
Abel & Imray
A final stage in the successful prosecution of European patent applications is the issuance by the European Patent Office (EPO) of a Notice of Allowance Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC.
Marks & Clerk
In a recent decision of the EPO's Boards of Appeal, T1463/11 (Universal merchant platform/CardinalCommerce), the appellant successfully appealed a decision of the Examining...
Gowling WLG
Designers are creative people - they are often the faceless masterminds behind products or ideas of tremendous value. But how does a designer protect their own brand value and create a 'design for life'?
TLT Solicitors
The High Court has ruled in favour of a software provider in a case which highlights the importance of agreeing robust and clear contractual terms in a software licence.
TLT Solicitors
How regularly do you review your trade marks?
TLT Solicitors
A House of Lords Committee (HoLC) has completed its review the Licensing Act 2003.
Dentons
In an important decision for rights holders everywhere, on 26 April 2017, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that the sale of multimedia devices that have been modified to allow end...
Field Fisher
UK retailer Argos Ltd has lost its claim for trademark infringement and passing off (in the High Court of England and Wales) against Argos Systems Inc...
Harbottle & Lewis LLP
The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 is set to become law shortly, introducing significant changes to this complex area of IP law in the UK.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The English High Court (the "High Court") very recently handed down a highly controversial decision in a case between the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd (ENRC).
Marks & Clerk
The recent decision from the EPO's Boards of Appeal, J 23/14 (Re-establishment of rights), relates to an appeal filed against a decision of the Examining Division to disallow a request for...
Marks & Clerk
Readers will recall that, back in October 2016, we wrote about the USPTO new pilot program for accelerated examination of US patent applications directed to a method of treating cancer using immunotherapy.
Giambrone
Industry sectors such as FinTech and MedTech are growing at a very fast pace, delivering disruptive innovation for the respective industries.
ENSafrica
Recent developments in the UK regarding plain-packaging requirements for cigarettes have again shone the spotlight on this contentious issue.
ENSafrica
Two recent developments, one positive and one negative, highlight some of the serious issues that face copyright.
Dehns
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, recently announced that it is adopting a new approach to patenting its products around the world with the aim of...
Dehns
In or out? It's a question on all our minds at the moment with the upcoming UK referendum on whether to leave the EU.
ENSafrica
The recent storm in the UK about Scottish craft brewing company BrewDog's decision to invoke its trade mark rights against much smaller rivals highlights the difficulties and negative repercussions...
Dehns
According to a new announcement on the Unified Patent Court's website, the Preparatory Committee is now working on an assumption that the court will become fully operational in December 2017.
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Abel & Imray
A final stage in the successful prosecution of European patent applications is the issuance by the European Patent Office (EPO) of a Notice of Allowance Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC.
ENSafrica
The recent storm in the UK about Scottish craft brewing company BrewDog's decision to invoke its trade mark rights against much smaller rivals highlights the difficulties and negative repercussions...
Dehns
If you have identified an interesting opportunity for a research or development collaboration and are discussing a potential agreement, then Intellectual Property is one of the key factors...
ENSafrica
Recent developments in the UK regarding plain-packaging requirements for cigarettes have again shone the spotlight on this contentious issue.
Dehns
Following the official start of the negotiations for British withdrawal from the EU, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has updated its guidance on the consequences of Brexit..
Marks & Clerk
The question of what is a "Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory" (FRAND) licence to work a Standards Essential Patent (SEP) has been addressed for the first time by a judge in Europe.
Marks & Clerk
The EPO's Board of Appeal has clarified the position with respect to the applicant's right to claim priority in recently published decision T 577/11.
Gill Jennings & Every
The imperative to produce protein-containing nutritional foods and animal fodder to ensure food security in a sustainable manner is driving innovation, and investment in R&D.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Businesses unjustifiably accused of intellectual property (IP) rights infringements could be eligible for damages from rights holders under new legislation that has been enacted in the UK.
Dehns
According to a new announcement on the Unified Patent Court's website, the Preparatory Committee is now working on an assumption that the court will become fully operational in December 2017.
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