The case of the Republic of Poland v European Parliament and Council of the European Union concerns Article 17 of the 2019 DSM Copyright Directive.
J A Kemp LLP
It is a fundamental requirement of patent law that, in exchange for a monopoly right, a patent must disclose the claimed invention in sufficient detail to allow a person skilled in the relevant...
In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the EPO has decided to further extend the pilot project for conducting opposition hearings by VICO until 31 January 2022.
Voxer IP LLC, owns a European Patent (UK) entitled "Telecommunication and multimedia management method and apparatus".
Gill Jennings & Every
Registered designs exist to protect the aesthetic appearance of products, and as such European Community design law was drafted...
Between 2014 and 2019 Banksy applied and registered 14 European Union trade marks for some of his most famous artworks.
In the past 6 months a number of very interesting decisions were handed down by different European courts and IP offices which we would like to draw your attention to.
Earlier this year we looked at M&S v Aldi in the Caterpillar wars, and the case at the moment is Oatly v Glebe Farms.
In March 2020, Shiseido Americas Corporation filed an application to invalidate UK registration No. 3114196 "BareFace Minerals" in the name of Bareface Cosmetics Limited.
Mills & Reeve
The UK is consulting on what type of IP exhaustion regime to adopt following its departure from the EU. This is important for all businesses that rely on IP rights to protect their activities...
Registered designs are not expensive or difficult to obtain for businesses and can provide strong protection over and above unregistered design protection in the UK.
It's been six months since the UK left the EU, triggering a number of changes in the business landscape, including around intellectual property (IP) such as designs and trademarks.
Mathys & Squire
At the European Patent Office (EPO), one of the first steps for assessing inventive step of a claim is to determine the closest prior art. For medical use claims, the closest prior art...
Marks & Clerk
In almost all cases, the UK court will issue a final injunction following a finding of patent validity and infringement.
A company's brand and reputation is often one of its most important assets and can often make or break a business.
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The first and second defendants applied to set aside the parts of the order that permitted service on them by alternative means.
IP analysis: Given that the ‘average consumer' is a legal construct, and ‘honest use in industrial and commercial matters' as well as ‘honest concurrent use' are considered objectively,...
Marks & Clerk
In a case reminiscent of the series of Rovi v Virgin Media cases, the Sky Q box has just avoided a patent infringement claim. In Promptu v Sky...
J A Kemp LLP
We have previously reported (US, Europe, and UK) on the unsuccessful attempts by the University of Sussex and Dr Thaler to have his AI machine "DABUS" recognised as an inventor by patent offices...