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U.S. Copyright Office Submits Opinion In Favour Of Led Zeppelin In Copyright Infringement Dispute
On 8 November 1971, Led Zeppelin released what would become arguably the most well-known rock song of all time, ‘Stairway to Heaven'. Despite never having been released in the US, the
United States
10 Sep 2019
G01/18: An Appeal Is Deemed ‘Not Filed' If The Appeal Fee Is Paid Late And/Or The Notice Of Appeal Is Filed Late
The decision of case G01/18 has recently been published in French by the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA).
15 Aug 2019
G3/19: A Further Referral To The Enlarged Board Of Appeal On Plants Produced By Essentially Biological Processes
In decision T1063/18, a EPO Technical Board of Appeal created controversy in ruling that the jurisprudence of the Enlarged Board of Appeal took precedence over Rule 28(2) of the EPC.
3 Jul 2019
Trump International Loses High Court Trade Mark Appeal
The High Court of Justice has upheld a UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) decision in relation to a trade mark for "TRUMP TV" filed in bad faith.
26 Apr 2019
Test For Obviousness For Dosage Patents Clarified By The Supreme Court
In a unanimous Judgment, the Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal's Judgment finding ICOS' dosage regime patent for tadalafil obvious.
10 Apr 2019
GSK Breathes Easy After Arrow Declaration Success
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) successfully pleaded a Gillette defence and obtained an Arrow declaration in a patent infringement action brought by Vectura in respect of inhalable medicaments...
20 Dec 2018
Pain For Warner-Lambert: Plausibility And The Infringement Of Swiss Form Claims Clarified
In a complex and lengthy judgment, a majority of the Supreme Court rejected Warner-Lambert's appeal against a finding that the Swiss-form ...
20 Nov 2018
Court Of Appeal Keep Their Cool Over Actavis
The Court of Appeal has in the case of Icescape Ltd v Ice-world International EWCA Civ 2218 [2018] applied the Supreme Court's Actavis decision on infringement.
26 Oct 2018
Argos Limited v Argos Systems Inc (09/10/2018)
This was an unsuccessful appeal by the UK consumer goods retailer, Argos Limited ("AUL") following the rejection of its claim for trade mark infringement and passing off in 2017.
16 Oct 2018
CJEU Confirms Art 3(A) Criteria For Determining SPC Protection
In order for an SPC to be valid the relevant product must be "protected by" the basic patent.
6 Aug 2018
Nestlé Loses Appeal In "KitKat" Case
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.
European Union
3 Aug 2018
Website Blocking Orders And Trade Mark Infringement
Internet service providers ("ISPs") should not pay the costs of implementing website blocking orders in relation to trade mark infringements, the Supreme Court ...
18 Jun 2018
UPC Ratification And Article 50 - What Next?
The latest news we have below from UKIPO UPC Taskforce was received on 31 March, after Article 50 was triggered.
European Union
13 Apr 2017
Unwired Planet International -v- Huawei Technologies And Ors [2017] EWHC 711 (Pat)
Unwired Planet, a non-practising entity, have been granted injunction against Huawei in SEP/FRAND case before the UK Patent's Court.
12 Apr 2017
Retail Brand Protection – Another String To The Bow
A recent decision of the CJEU (Tommy Hilfiger Licensing LLC and Others v Delta Center a.s. C-494/15 ) has helped widen the options for many retailers seeking to curb brand infringements.
European Union
20 Jul 2016
Preparing For Change: Brexit And The UPC'
With the UK on course to leave the EU, this Briefing Note discusses the impact that this will have on European patents and on the launch of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
13 Jul 2016
Priority A Priority For The EPO EBA This Week – G1/15
This week the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) will hear the case G 1/15, a referral under Art 112(1)(a) EPC by the Technical Board of Appeal T 0557/13 regarding patent number EP0921183 known as the "Partial priority" case.
European Union
13 Jun 2016
Appeal Dismissed For Dosage Regimen Patent
Stating that even though the facts of the case were unusual, in that the prior art which rendered the patent obvious contained an obvious error, the judgment confirmed the finding at first instance.
6 Jun 2016
The Unified Patent Court: The Future Cost Of Patent Litigation In Europe
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is the first pan-European civil court and as such presents a number of new challenges.
European Union
3 Jun 2016
Seismic Software Shift By UK Courts
October 5th, 2011 was a day for celebration as the High Court handed down a superbly reasoned, coherent judgment in Re Halliburton Energy Services Inc [2011] EWHC 2508 (Pat) concerning the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in the UK.
18 Oct 2011
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