Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Brodies LLP
At the end of last month, Attorney General (AG) Wathelet issued his opinion to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), advising that no EU copyright protection should vest in the taste
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 7 August 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has released another judgment (surprisingly its first copyright judgment of 2018) on the interpretation of the right
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 ...
Dehns
You intellectual property (IP) can be protected through a variety of types of intellectual property rights (IPRs), each of which has different advantages for your business.
Marks & Clerk
The Conservative Party made national news last week when they offered people the chance to win reusable water bottles in the style of those used by contestants on the ITV2 dating reality show Love Island.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
HGF Ltd
Reducing the time it takes to get new fashion lines to customers is key to maintaining a commercial advantage.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On 12 July, the UK Government published its 'White Paper' for Brexit. In the policy paper titled "The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union
Dehns
You intellectual property (IP) can be protected through a variety of types of intellectual property rights (IPRs), each of which has different advantages for your business.
HGF Ltd
UK Government confirms no official Registry fee will be payable on automatic conversion of registered EU trade marks ...
Mishcon de Reya
The law relating to the repackaging of imported pharmaceutical products is now largely settled following a series of decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Marks & Clerk
The Conservative Party made national news last week when they offered people the chance to win reusable water bottles in the style of those used by contestants on the ITV2 dating reality show Love Island.
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