Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Powell Gillbert
Many enterprises consider one or more shades to be distinctive of their brand and deserving of protection against use by competitors.
J A Kemp
The EPO has announced a cooperation with European Committee of Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Dehns
There is still considerable uncertainty around Brexit: when will the UK leave the EU? Will there be an agreed deal? What will the deal look like? What happens if no deal is agreed?
Dehns
Over the last few years, the EPO Boards of Appeal have become more strict regarding the late filing of new facts, evidence or requests.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Double patenting, i.e. where an applicant attempts to cover "the same subject-matter" with two patents and neither patent is citable prior art for the other, can occur when the same applicant files:
Kemp IT Law
As the cloud expands, so cloud users' latent patent risks grow.
Gowling WLG
Several generic pharmaceutical companies have prevailed in the UK Supreme Court in a patent dispute testing the practical bounds of patent protection for dosing regimens:
Marks & Clerk
This case concerns the "Heks'nkaas" spreadable cream-cheese dip produced by spreadable cream-cheese dip produced by Dutch company Levola Hengelo BV.
J A Kemp
Recent weeks have seen important developments in the debate on patent-eligibility of plants in Europe, with the EPO's Boards of Appeal and its President, Administrative Council and member states pulling in opposite directions.
HGF Ltd
In a unanimous Judgment, the Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal's Judgment finding ICOS' dosage regime patent for tadalafil obvious.
J A Kemp
The English High Court has granted an injunction (decision here) against an implementer of a Standard Essential Patent which had been ‘holding out' and refusing to engage constructively in the RAND ...
J A Kemp
The Supreme Court issued its judgment in Icos v Actavis yesterday 27 March, considering the issue of inventive step.
Marks & Clerk
In a long awaited decision, the UK Supreme Court (Lord Hodge giving the speech on behalf of a unanimous panel) has dismissed ICOS's appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision.
Dentons
After almost three years of intense debates, EU MPs formally passed the new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on March 26th, 2019.
Mintz
A key issue in the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) is whether national courts have jurisdiction to determine what constitutes a global fair, reasonable ...
Giambrone & Partners
The European Parliament has passed the revised legislation governing copyright laws on the internet.
Marks & Clerk
AI is posing unique challenges to tech companies. Claire Hutson from Marks & Clerk shares why a strong portfolio of trade marks is essential for any firms involved with AI.
Herbert Smith Freehills
In a decision that extends the law of geographical indications into the territory of the UK tort of passing off, the District Court of Hamburg (the ‘Court') ...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Aberdeen Football Club has had its UK trade mark application for DONS DRAM for whisky and other whisky drinks refused.
J A Kemp
As reported previously here, the EPO has been participating in WIPO's Digital Access Service (DAS) for the exchange of certified copies of priority documents since 1 November 2018.
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After almost three years of intense debates, EU MPs formally passed the new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on March 26th, 2019.
Marks & Clerk
In a long awaited decision, the UK Supreme Court (Lord Hodge giving the speech on behalf of a unanimous panel) has dismissed ICOS's appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision.
Kemp IT Law
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Gowling WLG
Several generic pharmaceutical companies have prevailed in the UK Supreme Court in a patent dispute testing the practical bounds of patent protection for dosing regimens:
Haseltine Lake LLP
Double patenting, i.e. where an applicant attempts to cover "the same subject-matter" with two patents and neither patent is citable prior art for the other, can occur when the same applicant files:
J A Kemp
The EPO has announced a cooperation with European Committee of Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Haseltine Lake LLP
The number of applications filed at the EPO increased by a fairly modest 4.6% between 2017 and 2018. The number of searches completed at the EPO is down 5.8 % compared to 2017, despite a 35% increase between 2014 and 2017.
Mintz
A key issue in the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) is whether national courts have jurisdiction to determine what constitutes a global fair, reasonable ...
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