Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Mishcon de Reya
The latest stage in this long-running dispute concerning the validity of the iconic clog design has found that Crocs' prior disclosure of its clog product (through its own sales and marketing activities) ...
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
The UK and European Union have reached an agreement that owners of EU trade marks, Community designs and Community plant variety rights will have their rights protected in the UK ...
Stevens & Bolton LLP
Following a period of negotiations between the UK and the EU Commission, a draft Withdrawal Agreement on the UK's exit from the European Union was published on 19 March 2018.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
The UK Supreme Court recently heard the latest instalment of an ongoing battle over the blockbuster drug pregabalin (Warner-Lambert v Actavis).
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
Employee infidelity occurs when an employee contravenes their duty of fidelity to their employer. One example of this is disclosing confidential information, such as the details of a new invention, to a competitor.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
In March 2016 we reported that The Court of The Hague referred the Christian Louboutin ‘red-sole' case to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
What restaurant sells peri peri chicken, has red, yellow and black branding, and sounds a lot like Nando's…? Let's go to Fernando's!
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
It has been reported that humans harbour a huge number of microbes in their gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The microorganisms that live in the GI tract are collectively known as the microbiota.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
Licensing a patent is often seen as a way of amicably settling a dispute, or bringing a product (covered by the patent) to market, where the owner of the patent is unable to do so themselves.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
Much of the administrative burden around managing portfolios of patent applications is concerned with ensuring that record systems and filing is up-to-date ...
Dehns
Following the release of the annual statistics from the EPO, the WIPO has released its annual statistics detailing the filing of patent, trademark and design applications through the respective international systems.
Dehns
Most often, the invention in a patent application is for early stage, sometimes speculative, research which is yet to be fully realised.
Mishcon de Reya
It was the campaign that seemingly ticked all the boxes and became a massive social media phenomenon – managing to be all at once humorous, cultural and political.
Mishcon de Reya
Designers seeking to protect their valuable designs by registering them in a number of territories can make use of the Hague system of international designs, rather than filing separate applications...
Mishcon de Reya
Further progress in the controversial copyright proposals forming part of the EU Digital Single Market project, including the proposed related right ...
Mishcon de Reya
The Digital Economy Act 2017 contains a number of important provisions relating to IP. In particular, the Act ...
Mishcon de Reya
The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 came into force on 1 October 2017. Whilst the revisions are ‘evolutionary,' rather than ‘revolutionary' ...
Mishcon de Reya
As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has published a series of papers setting out its commitment to protection of intellectual property rights ...
Mishcon de Reya
IP protection for food and drinks packaging is a significant asset and prevents others from copying valuable designs.
Mishcon de Reya
The decision of the CJEU in ITV v TVCatchup finally brought to an end a long-running complex dispute relating to the TVCatchup service, which has seen its fair share of twists and turns and cliff hangers.
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Venner Shipley LLP
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Waterfront Solicitors LLP
The restaurant chain for the aficionado of peri-peri chicken and enthusiasts of a spontaneous "cheeky" chicken meal is currently the subject of an IP dispute.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On March 28, 2018, the U.K. Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Regeneron v Kymab & Novo Nordisk, reversing a lower court decision that found two critical patents covering Regeneron's...
Haseltine Lake LLP
Easter is here again and the shops are full of treats with everyone hurrying to purchase Easter presents for loved ones.
Mishcon de Reya
The CJEU also adopted a broad and flexible interpretation of ‘communication to the public' in Stichting Brein v Ziggo, a case concerning the infamous file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
An article in the Financial Times published on 31 October 2017 discusses why lab-grown diamonds pose a threat to big miners such as De Beers in the diamond jewellery sector.
Haseltine Lake LLP
Bored of pulling the same old pranks over and over again? Just going through the motions with whoopee cushions and handshake buzzers? Then pay attention – here are some prank-related items so good people tried to patent them.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
The decision provides a review of what should be considered in determining when a court has jurisdiction concerning trademark related claims on the Internet.
Marks & Clerk
2018 so far has seen some significant movement in the ongoing Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU. For its part, the UK IP profession recently outlined five key priorities ...
Abel & Imray
The Treaty is still subject to change but its terms would currently result in the effects discussed below for EU trade marks and designs in the UK after Brexit.
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