Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Gowling WLG
The CJEU has held that the proprietor of a mark may take action against parallel importers of their products who remove all signs identical to their mark and replace them with other signs...
Dehns
After a number of setbacks (not least in the United Kingdom) in its ambition to hold a valid EU trade mark registration for the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar...
Mishcon de Reya
Operating a business or brand under your own name is a fairly common practice, and a desire to tie a brand to their personality ...
Mishcon de Reya
Back in 2002, Nestlé filed an application to register the three-dimensional sign of the ‘four finger KitKat bar' as an EUTM.
HGF Ltd
The Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgment today on the "KitKat" case, resulting in Nestlé (the maker of the KitKat) losing its EU trade mark for the shape of its chocolate wafer product.
Gowling WLG
The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday issued its judgment in relation to Swiss chocolate giant Nestlé's EU trade mark for the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar.
Dehns
Last month the UK Government provided some welcome assurances for businesses regarding the effect of Brexit on EU intellectual property rights
J A Kemp
Shortly before the end of his term as President of the EPO, Benoît Battistelli referred the following question to the Enlarged Board of Appeal:
HGF Ltd
Family run sausage manufacturer Heck and yogurt maker The Collective are leading a public relations campaign against the German discounter ...
Littler Mendelson
Imagine you've just found out that one of your ex-employees has joined a competitor and has shared your most important trade secret with them.
Marks & Clerk
For those interested in all things fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory, especially FRAND disputes, a further battle has recently taken place in the UK Patents Court
Mishcon de Reya
Websites infringing copyright material or offering counterfeit goods usually carry advertising, which is often of legitimate brand owners.
Haseltine Lake LLP
As readers will be aware, negotiations between the UK and EU negotiators over a Brexit deal are ongoing. There have, however, been some welcome moves towards certainty in the area of trade marks and designs:
Haseltine Lake LLP
Branding is of critical importance in the highly competitive food and drinks sector and this year has seen a wide range of IP disputes of interest to those with a sweet tooth.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
On July 27, 2018, the Federal Circuit ruled that a patent applicant's obligation to pay the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) "expenses" for district court proceedings to review patent...
Haseltine Lake LLP
Television as we know it has changed dramatically over the last few years – from large clunky boxes that would take up half your living room, to devices so small that we can carry them with us wherever we go.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In April 2018, after a lengthy delay, the United Kingdom became the 16th country to ratify the Agreement for Europe's Unified Patent Court – also called the UPC.
Inventa International
The "Brexit" referendum took place a year and a half ago and the terms for the withdrawal began being formally discussed since March last year.
HGF Ltd
In order for an SPC to be valid the relevant product must be "protected by" the basic patent.
Brodies LLP
The Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU") has handed down yet another complex judgement in the trade mark "chocolate wars" between Cadbury and Nestle.
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Haseltine Lake LLP
In 2017 the number of EP patents opposed was 30% higher than in 2016.
J A Kemp
The European Court of Justice today dismissed the appeal by Nestlé in its long-running battle with Cadbury over the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar.
Kemp IT Law
The migration to the cloud and transformation to digital now so visibly under way are moving intellectual property (IP) centre stage as all businesses become software companies.
Brodies LLP
On 12 July 2018 the UK Government published its long-awaited White Paper on "The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union", which, according to the foreword ...
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
There has been much progress in recent times with the negotiations between the UK and European Union in relation to registered IP rights.
J A Kemp
The UK Government has published a White Paper setting out its proposals for the future relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).
Mishcon de Reya
Following its consultation (discussed in our November 2017 edition), the EU Commission has published a proposal for a 'targeted amendment' to the rules relating to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) ...
Haseltine Lake LLP
Television as we know it has changed dramatically over the last few years – from large clunky boxes that would take up half your living room, to devices so small that we can carry them with us wherever we go.
Marks & Clerk
The Berkheimer memorandum, issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 19 April 2018, is good news for applicants of US software-related patents.
HGF Ltd
Reducing the time it takes to get new fashion lines to customers is key to maintaining a commercial advantage.
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