Was Apple's use of complex URLs public disclosure?

18 October 2017
​Just before the release of their latest iPhone, Apple suffered a major information leak. Two news sites were given access to an unreleased version of...
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
Was Apple's use of complex URLs public disclosure?

UP & UPC: Ratification and timings

18 October 2017
​Over the course of the summer there have been a number of developments in the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) project which we...
Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
UP & UPC: Ratification and timings

T 488/16 Plausibility denied: patent application data

18 October 2017
In T 488/16, a European Patent Office (EPO) Board of Appeal upheld a decision of the Opposition Division revoking Bristol-Myers Squibb’s patent EP 1169038 for...
Matthew Caines
Matthew Caines
Associate, Patent Attorney
T 488/16 Plausibility denied: patent application data

UK patent benefits: UKIPO analyses UK patent system

18 October 2017
In August, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) published a report analysing the performance of the UK patent system. This report uses data analysis, attorney...
Ryan Lacey
Ryan Lacey
Technical Assistant
UK patent benefits: UKIPO analyses UK patent system

Advocate General: SCHWEPPES and trade mark exhaustion

06 October 2017
Is the licensee of the proprietor of a national mark prevented from invoking the exclusive rights of the proprietor under the law of the member...
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Advocate General: SCHWEPPES and trade mark exhaustion

Reforms to EU trade mark law 2017

19 September 2017
Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 repeals Regulation 207/2009 and comes into force on 01 October 2017.
Jackie Johnson Anna Reid
Jackie Johnson & Anna Reid
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney, Senior Associate, Solicitor
Reforms to EU trade mark law 2017

Likelihood of confusion comparison in EU languages

01 September 2017
In a recent decision of the EUIPO, the opposition division found that the trade mark HUAWEI was confusingly similar to WAWEI (device). The comparison of...
Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Likelihood of confusion comparison in EU languages

Appointed Person design appeal: Erol v Javaid

01 September 2017
The first ever registered designs Appointed Person decision has been handed down. This was made possible by the Intellectual Property Act 2014 which allows for...
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Appointed Person design appeal: Erol v Javaid

BMW v Technosport: trade mark use for repair services

01 September 2017
A recent Court of Appeal judgment has confirmed that use of a trade mark alongside another trading name could well result in consumers assuming a...
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
BMW v Technosport: trade mark use for repair services

Community designs: lessons to achieve shorter trials

01 September 2017
UK Court provides practical guidance in relation to claims for infringement of registered Community designs (RCDs) and related counterclaim.
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Community designs: lessons to achieve shorter trials

Position marks: Christian Laboutin v Van Haren Schoenen

01 September 2017
This Advocate General (AG) opinion suggests that obtaining/retaining protection for non-traditional signs (in particular position marks) may become increasingly difficult.
Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Position marks: Christian Laboutin v Van Haren Schoenen

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