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On 14th May the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued its opinion on the questions referred in case G3/19, otherwise known as the ‘Pepper' case.
HGF Ltd
On 14th May the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued its opinion on the questions referred in case G3/19, otherwise known as the ‘Pepper' case. HGF have been following the case with interest, and attended the original...
J A Kemp LLP
A new fake invoice scam is targeting EU trade mark owners. To date, this scam has targeted businesses in Spain but this practice may well spread further afield and perhaps to wherever EU trade mark owners are to be found.
HGF Ltd
With an increasing number of European patents being granted year on year, freedom to operate for third parties has never been so important.
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HGF Ltd
As widely reported, CIPA was informed on 27 February in a personal telephone call to President Richard Mair by IPO CEO Tim Moss that the government will no longer seek to participate in the Unitary Patent (‘UP') or ...
Withers LLP
The rise of sports as a media product has spurred on the image of athletes, who are now taking greater pains in building their own image to uphold their reputation, win over even more fans, ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Contemplating the Supreme Court Actavis v Lilly1 decision, and playing around with Word, I was prompted to draw the following two drone's-eyeviews of grazing sheep.
Marks & Clerk
With many events and festivals being cancelled or postponed this year, it came as little surprise when Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (‘Coachella') announced it would postpone this year's events to October.
HGF Ltd
Making sure there are no issues with ownership of IP is of crucial importance to any business.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
In a controversial departure from its earlier decision "Broccoli/Tomatoes II" and a blow to Applicants in the field of agritech, the Enlarged Board of Appeal in "Peppers" holds that plants...
J A Kemp LLP
The EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) has today issued its decision on referral G3/19 relating to patent-eligibility of plants obtained by essentially biological processes.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
In late 2019, a new infectious respiratory disease, COVID-19, emerged in Wuhan, China. After spreading to hundreds of countries worldwide, COVID-19 is now set to be the largest global pandemic since the 1918/1919 "Spanish flu".
Marks & Clerk
Similarly, if a response is filed against an absolute grounds objection, the Office will proceed to re-assess the eligibility for registration of the application before it.
Marks & Clerk
This is not the first time the parties have come to a head over IP rights concerning the McGregor name.
Marks & Clerk
IP law, particularly copyright, has always been very important within the entertainment world, most notably for books, films and music.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
Unfortunately, this year for the safety of the nation many scheduled activities have had to be cancelled.
Kemp IT Law
A number of high profile court cases have pulled the focus back to where the borders of software copyrightability actually now lie.
Marks & Clerk
At the European Patent Office (EPO), the term "oral proceedings" is used for occasions on which parties present their arguments verbally.
Marks & Clerk
Scottish distillery Ardbeg has been successful in defending its brand before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Marks & Clerk
It is important to use a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney to register your trade marks because they understand the importance of "future proofing" the goods and services claimed in an application in order to ensure ...
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