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.
Brodies LLP
A UK Drinks company (the Brexit Drinks Company) has been successfully awarded an EU Trade Mark for the word BREXIT.
Dehns
Unsurprisingly, following the news that the EU are considering implementing a uniform model for the licensing of standard essential patents, a number of major car manufacturers ...
Dehns
When is a product "protected" by a patent? This seemingly mundane question has proven highly contentious and has led to a never-ending series of referrals ...
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 caf้ in the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby.
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.
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).
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.
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 ...
Vannin Capital
Professional third-party funders tend to stay away from patent disputes. It is unfortunate because this is an area where SMEs and individual inventors whose only assets are often their ingenuity need help.
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Gowling WLG
Welcome to this our fifth annual event as part of the London Design Festival.
Dehns
Media attention following last week's annual UKIP conference focused not only on the party's newly elected leader, but also its new logo.
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 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') ...
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...
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.
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