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J A Kemp LLP
The EU "unitary patent" took a step closer to being established on 15 October when a further EU state ratified the preparatory protocol.
J A Kemp LLP
Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPCs) for medicinal products are intellectual property rights intended to compensate patent holders for the loss in effective patent term that results ...
UK
Marks & Clerk
The UK's Patents Court has recently handed down judgment in Royalty Pharma Collection Trust v Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH. As this case concerns German Law, ...
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
With the growing importance of data and intangible assets, the adequate protection of a company's trade secrets is now atop the list of priorities for many legal departments and corporate counsel alike.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Energy drink giant Red Bull recently received some negative press for issuing a cease and desist letter to Norwich-based gin maker Bullards for the use of the word ‘bull' in its brand name.
Marks & Clerk
Industrial designs protect the way a product looks rather than the way it functions or how it is branded. In the UK and Europe, registered design law places a particular emphasis on the external features of a product,...
Marks & Clerk
In a lengthy and complex decision reaching over 80 pages and one that will be welcomed by holders of standard essential patents (SEPs), Mr Justice Meade has...
J A Kemp LLP
In a recent judgment (Optis Cellular Technology LLC & Ors v Apple Retail UK Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2564 (Pat), 27 September 2021), Meade J, sitting in the England and Wales High Court,...
ENSafrica
Every business has a website. A website that sets out what goods or services are being offered. A website that features the trade mark of the business.
Gowling WLG
Only a week after the judgment that a party who has been held to infringe a valid and essential patent must provide an irrevocable commitment to take whatever FRAND licence the court determines or accept an injunction...
Marks & Clerk
Marks & Clerk has a long history of providing outstanding training, and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition later this month through our collaboration with The Management Forum.
J A Kemp LLP
Brands are all around us. Consumers will be familiar with brands associated with the names of companies and their products, and at the next level the logos, stylised fonts and colours that...
J A Kemp LLP
The word "inventor" tends to conjure a picture of an eccentric working late into the night in a garden shed to create weird and wonderful devices.
J A Kemp LLP
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought STEM out of the lab and into the wider public domain in a way that is relevant to us all.
J A Kemp LLP
There is a growing awareness of IP in our society, and the potential value of an IP portfolio is gaining more and more attention. However, misconceptions abound.
J A Kemp LLP
This is something I hear quite frequently when I meet people involved with very early stage technology businesses, or those with aspirations to start a business.
Kemp IT Law
The main IP rights in relation to Tech are copyright, database right, confidentiality and trade secrets.
Marks & Clerk
Article 54 EPC states that an invention shall be considered to be new if it does not form part of the state of the art.
Mintz
Recent developments indicate that the UK is a favorable jurisdiction that owners of standard essential patents ("SEP") can leverage to obtain appropriate SEP rates...
J A Kemp LLP
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued a new research report exploring the changing behaviours of UK patent applicants and the possible driving forces behind them.
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