Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
A new EU Copyright Directive is being proposed which could have important implications for commercial online platforms
Gowling WLG
In a trademark battle between Apple Inc and Pear Technologies Ltd (a company registered in Macau), the EU's General Court has rejected Apple's case that apples and pears are similar.
Foley Hoag LLP
On January 11, 2019, the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office ("EUIPO") rendered a surprising decision that revoked in its entirety ...
J A Kemp
On 28 May 2018 the European Commission published a proposal for a change in the law (see discussion here and here) ...
J A Kemp
The central issue when seeking restoration or re-establishment of rights in many countries is establishing that due care was taken.
J A Kemp
Re-establishment of rights under Article 122 EPC may be used to recover rights lost as a result of missing a deadline set by the European Patent Office.
J A Kemp
The deadline for requesting entry of a PCT application into the European regional phase is 31 months from the filing date or, if priority has been claimed, from the priority date (Rule 159(1) EPC).
J A Kemp
This briefing explores the options available to applicants in the event that the deadline for filing a PCT has been missed.
J A Kemp
In 2014, the EPO launched the Early Certainty initiative to speed up the patent granting process. This initiative has resulted in speedier establishment of search reports and a shorter examination procedure.
Marks & Clerk
Space might remain the final frontier, but with businesses and start-ups increasingly recognising the commercial opportunities afforded by space and satellite technologies, it is a frontier that many...
Haseltine Lake LLP
This case highlights the potentially far-reaching effects of the Actavis decision.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The beginning of 2019 brought about two important changes to trademark filing and prosecution proceedings in China. These changes will impact all brand owners.
Haseltine Lake LLP
On 1 February 2019 the UK IPO issued a notice that brings welcome news for biotech innovators wanting to use the services of the UK IPO.
Haseltine Lake LLP
But China's consumption of pork doesn't stop at the dinner table.
Dehns
It was great to share pharmaceutical patenting insights with the panel and our audience at the "Patent Challenges in the Pharma Industry"
Abel & Imray
The EU Intellectual Property Office has recently issued a Decision which cancels McDonald's EU protection for the trade mark BIG MAC.
J A Kemp
2018 has been a year of increased productivity for at least those Boards of Appeal that cover software inventions (Boards 3.5.01 and 3.5.03 to 3.5.06).
Gowling WLG
In January 2019, Gowling WLG's co-head of global Intellectual Property (IP), Gordon Harris, delivered his much anticipated annual review of the year's UK patent.
Haseltine Lake LLP
The English Court of Appeal examines how it is that the website of a business based in the United States, which did no business outside the US, did target UK consumers.
Marks & Clerk
Double patenting occurs where the same invention is protected by more than one patent, and the UK is one of many countries having provisions to prevent this.
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CIPA conference was organized at ITC Maurya in New Delhi on 15th November, 2018. The conference related to the Intellectual Property Rights and promoted IP practices in United Kingdom (UK),
J A Kemp
2018 has been a year of increased productivity for at least those Boards of Appeal that cover software inventions (Boards 3.5.01 and 3.5.03 to 3.5.06).
Haseltine Lake LLP
A word of warning: the UKIPO and IPEC can remove the cost cap where they feel the circumstances warrant it, particularly if a party acts very unreasonably.
Haseltine Lake LLP
This case highlights the potentially far-reaching effects of the Actavis decision.
Haseltine Lake LLP
On 1 February 2019 the UK IPO issued a notice that brings welcome news for biotech innovators wanting to use the services of the UK IPO.
Marks & Clerk
With investment announcements coming thick and fast, and testing taking place on ever more roads, might 2019 be the year of the self-driving vehicle (SDV)?
Marks & Clerk
On 7 January 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") published two guidance notes on its practice for examining subject matter eligibility and clarity of claims for computer implemented inventions.
J A Kemp
In 2014, the EPO launched the Early Certainty initiative to speed up the patent granting process. This initiative has resulted in speedier establishment of search reports and a shorter examination procedure.
Dehns
In what may come as a welcome departure from existing practice, an EPO board of appeal in decision T1085/13 has clarified the conditions under which patents can be granted for known compounds
Marks & Clerk
How did Irish burger chain Supermac's manage to get the Big Mac trade mark cancelled across the EU? The answer lies in the lack of evidence presented by McDonald's as Daniel Bailey explains.
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