Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Marks & Clerk
In Weber-Stephen Products LLC v EUIPO the General Court (GC) rejected an EUTM application for ‘iGrill' in class 9 for computer software, hardware and electronic food thermometers.
Mishcon de Reya
The CJEU has ruled in Louboutin's favour in deciding that its red sole is not a shape mark; it is a position mark for a colour applied to the sole of a shoe.
J A Kemp
Although it is not unique to the field, the approach of the European Patent Office (EPO) can present significant challenges to applicants seeking to pursue claims to conventional antibody molecules.
J A Kemp
The European Patent Office (EPO) applies the same basic patentability criteria to antibodies as to other inventions, but it can sometimes appear that antibodies are treated as a special case.
Jones Day
The proposed amendment to the European regulation 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products would introduce an exception to the scope of protection...
Marks & Clerk
It is now possible, as of 13 June 2018, to designate the UK as an individual country in a Hague design registration.
Gowling WLG
The UK Supreme Court has returned its long-awaited judgment in the Richemont litigation, holding that brand owners must indemnify internet service providers for the costs of implementing internet ...
Gowling WLG
Patent and intellectual property laws are essential to enabling organisations to be able to gain protection for the innovations that they develop.
Haseltine Lake LLP
It's that time of year again – school's out, the sun is high in the sky, and Beyoncé is perfecting yet another headlining performance.
Mishcon de Reya
The single issue before the Supreme Court was who should pay the costs of implementing the website blocking order – the ISPs or the rights owners.
Abel & Imray
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.
HGF Ltd
Internet service providers ("ISPs") should not pay the costs of implementing website blocking orders in relation to trade mark infringements, the Supreme Court ...
Arnold & Porter
In today's judgment, the UK Supreme Court held that rights-holders should bear the costs of implementing website blocking injunctions to prevent IP infringement.
Dehns
Here are some tips concerning how to pick the right trade marks and ensure they are adequately protected.
Dehns
Highly anticipated, widely misinterpreted and surely much talked about: another chapter in the case of Christian Louboutin's red sole trade mark has come to a conclusion.
Dehns
Today, 13 June 2018, the UK became a member of the "Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs". This follows the UK's ratification of the agreement three months previously.
Mishcon de Reya
Trade secrets are valuable rights.
Marks & Clerk
Antimicrobial resistance remains one of the key healthcare challenges of our time.
Marks & Clerk
Thursday 26th April marked World Intellectual Property Day, an annual celebration and acknowledgement of the role that intellectual property (IP) rights, which include patents...
Marks & Clerk
Ernst & Young's recent report on the impact that data-driven platforms are having on traditional life-sciences companies shows that medtech – in common with other industries ranging from car manufacture...
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According to Article 54 of the European Patent Convention, an invention is considered to be new if it does not form part of the state of the art.
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The EPO's Boards of Appeal underwent comprehensive reform in 2017, one of the aims of which was to enshrine their independence by delegating power to the President of the Boards of Appeal.
STA Law Firm
The Unified Patent Court (Immunities and the Privileges) Order made on 8 February 2018 is recently making a lot of clatter in the European Union.
Gowling WLG
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling clarifying what you can, and cannot, do if you wish to import goods from one Member State of the EU to another.
Gowling WLG
The European Commission has proposed a "targeted adjustment" to intellectual property law with a view to reducing the restrictions on EU-based manufacturers of pharmaceuticals seeking to compete in global markets.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Did you know the U.K. patents system penalizes a failure to record a patent transaction at the Patent Office by depriving a successful plaintiff of its entitlement to recover its full legal costs in any subsequent infringement litigation on that patent?
Dehns
Today, 13 June 2018, the UK became a member of the "Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs". This follows the UK's ratification of the agreement three months previously.
Dehns
Software is a relative new-comer to the patent arena.
Jones Day
The draft Directive protects those who report violations of competition, public procurement, and data protection rules, as well as misdeeds such as money laundering and tax evasion.
Haseltine Lake LLP
With the FIFA World Cup set to kick off this week, we've taken a look at some of the new technology which will be used to help referees, coaches and players over the next few weeks.
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