Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Marks & Clerk
The Administrative Council has therefore amended Rules 27 and 28 EPC to effect this change.
Marks & Clerk
When the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office revoked European patent number EP1169038 protecting the anti-cancer drug dasatinib (Sprycel®) back in February 2017...
Mason Hayes & Curran
In May 2017, the UK Court of Appeal ruled that Nestlé‘s 3D shape mark for the four-fingered Kit Kat product cannot be registered in the UK.
K&L Gates
The first decision on an appeal to the Appointed Person under a new regime for designs has been issued.
Davidson Chalmers LLP
In a recent High Court case in England, Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd it was found that a property developer, Signature Realty Limited ("Signature"), was in breach of copyright law...
K&L Gates
The UK's new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the "Act") was recently granted royal assent and is set to come into force in October 2017.
TLT Solicitors
In Azumi Ltd v Zuma's Choice Pet Products & Others, the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) addressed a number of issues - including use of the own name defence for a dog.
Elkington and Fife LLP
The UK remains one of the most cost-effective countries in the world in which to file a patent application, despite the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) recently proposing changes...
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
If you need to refer to a third party trade mark as part of your promotional or marketing materials, make sure that such use is merely informative and not misleading.
Marks & Clerk
In the most important decision on patent infringement for over a decade, the UK Supreme Court has confirmed that UK law does provide for a doctrine of equivalents when determining the scope of patent protection.
Elkington and Fife LLP
In one of the most important judgments from the UK courts for many years...
Elkington and Fife LLP
Following a Notice of the European Commission related to certain parts of the EU Biotech Directive...
TLT Solicitors
Champagne Louis Roederer (CLR), owners of the world-famous champagne brand Cristal, recently received a substantial award in the UK High Court following an earlier successful trade mark infringement...
TLT Solicitors
According to a recent YouGov study, it is estimated that 10% of the UK population are now using pirated TV streaming services, but a landmark ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU")...
Gowling WLG
In a landmark decision (Actavis v Eli Lilly), the UK Supreme Court has re-steered the law of patent infringement in the UK, stating that there is a doctrine of equivalents.
Marks & Clerk
A recent decision by the EPO's Boards of Appeals, T 1811/13, considers whether a lack of clarity in a claim can give rise to an allowable objection to insufficiency of disclosure.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The UK Supreme Court has overturned existing case law to, for the first time, formally recognise a "doctrine of equivalents", resulting in a broader scope of patent protection under UK law.
WilmerHale
The UK Supreme Court rarely hears patent cases, and will only hear cases that it considers to be fundamentally important. The court's July 12 judgment is most significant for changing the test for infringement in the United Kingdom, widening the scope for infringement by equivalence.
Bond Dickinson LLP
A Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that the sale of so-called ‘grey goods' can constitute a criminal offence under section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (the Act).
Abel & Imray
The question of whether something that falls outside the literal wording of a patent claim is nevertheless an infringement, is one that the courts have had to consider on numerous occasions.
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WilmerHale
The UK Supreme Court rarely hears patent cases, and will only hear cases that it considers to be fundamentally important. The court's July 12 judgment is most significant for changing the test for infringement in the United Kingdom, widening the scope for infringement by equivalence.
Abel & Imray
The question of whether something that falls outside the literal wording of a patent claim is nevertheless an infringement, is one that the courts have had to consider on numerous occasions.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The UK Supreme Court has overturned existing case law to, for the first time, formally recognise a "doctrine of equivalents", resulting in a broader scope of patent protection under UK law.
K&L Gates
The UK's new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the "Act") was recently granted royal assent and is set to come into force in October 2017.
Gowling WLG
In a landmark decision (Actavis v Eli Lilly), the UK Supreme Court has re-steered the law of patent infringement in the UK, stating that there is a doctrine of equivalents.
TLT Solicitors
Champagne Louis Roederer (CLR), owners of the world-famous champagne brand Cristal, recently received a substantial award in the UK High Court following an earlier successful trade mark infringement...
TLT Solicitors
According to a recent YouGov study, it is estimated that 10% of the UK population are now using pirated TV streaming services, but a landmark ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU")...
Abel & Imray
At first glance, perhaps not – patents afford a 20 year monopoly, but the regulatory approval processes surrounding new build are lengthy and necessitate early disclosure.
Elkington and Fife LLP
Following a Notice of the European Commission related to certain parts of the EU Biotech Directive...
Mason Hayes & Curran
In May 2017, the UK Court of Appeal ruled that Nestlé‘s 3D shape mark for the four-fingered Kit Kat product cannot be registered in the UK.
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