Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
HGF Ltd
Reducing the time it takes to get new fashion lines to customers is key to maintaining a commercial advantage.
Mishcon de Reya
The law relating to the repackaging of imported pharmaceutical products is now largely settled following a series of decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
HGF Ltd
The EU Copyright Directive is intended to bring rules around content in line with the digital age. The proposed new rules have ignited a battle between the likes of Google, Facebook and YouTube and owners/creators...
Marks & Clerk
The aim of SPCs is therefore to compensate drug companies for this loss of effective patent protection.
Mishcon de Reya
Following its consultation (discussed in our November 2017 edition), the EU Commission has published a proposal for a 'targeted amendment' to the rules relating to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) ...
Mishcon de Reya
On 25 April, Advocate General Wathelet issued his opinion on the interpretation of Article 3(a) SPC Regulation in the referral from the UK Patents Court in Teva & ors v Gilead ...
J A Kemp
The UK Government has published a White Paper setting out its proposals for the future relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).
Marks & Clerk
After a lengthy trade mark dispute, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has been given the green light for his famous red soles by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Haseltine Lake LLP
In 2017 the number of EP patents opposed was 30% higher than in 2016.
Mishcon de Reya
In recent years, the UK courts have demonstrated that they are prepared to be flexible and pragmatic when considering remedies for patent infringement.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On 12 July, the UK Government published its 'White Paper' for Brexit. In the policy paper titled "The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
Graphene was identified back in 2004 by scientists at The University of Manchester. This led to a surge of interest in this seemingly simple, yet surprisingly fascinating new material.
Dehns
Following a week of political drama, which has seen the resignation of the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, the British Government today published its...
Haseltine Lake LLP
Haseltine Lake's latest EPO newsletter is now available for download.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
In the knowledge economy it seems obvious that intellectual property is the backbone of most businesses.
Marks & Clerk
As of 13 June 2018, it is possible to designate the UK as an individual country in a Hague design registration.
Field Fisher
This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in June 2018.
Marks & Clerk
In our recent article we reviewed EPO Boards of Appeal's 2017 Annual Report.
Kemp IT Law
The migration to the cloud and transformation to digital now so visibly under way are moving intellectual property (IP) centre stage as all businesses become software companies.
Marks & Clerk
The Berkheimer memorandum, issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 19 April 2018, is good news for applicants of US software-related patents.
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Haseltine Lake LLP
A recent EPO report talks about "A new era of technological development characterised by digital transformation", based on "information and communication technologies" and amounting to a "fourth industrial revolution".
Marks & Clerk
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.
Haseltine Lake LLP
In 2017 the number of EP patents opposed was 30% higher than in 2016.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
There are many obstacles preventing the uptake of autonomous and electric vehicles. A recent white paper from not-for-profit organisation Regen highlighted several policy priorities that need to be addressed ...
Kemp IT Law
The migration to the cloud and transformation to digital now so visibly under way are moving intellectual property (IP) centre stage as all businesses become software companies.
Haseltine Lake LLP
It's that time of year again – school's out, the sun is high in the sky, and Beyonc้ is perfecting yet another headlining performance.
Dehns
ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications manufacturer, has been found to be wilfully infringing seven of Maxell's US patents.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
My colleague and materials specialist Ian Atkinson recently discussed the commercial potential of graphene and the importance of obtaining protection for innovations which are based on the myriad properties...
Haseltine Lake LLP
The 4th July is a day for picnics, family gatherings, parades and fireworks for all Americans, as they celebrate Independence Day. So we take a look at some festive inventions associated with celebrating all things American.
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.
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