Damages still available for infringement even where trade mark revoked

16 Juli 2020
The CJEU has ruled that compensation is still, in principle, available for infringement of a trade mark which has subsequently…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
Damages still available for infringement even where trade mark revoked

Reputation and the power of the influencer: Sugar Bear Hair v Beauty Bear

16 Juli 2020
The Opposition Division and Board of Appeal at the EUIPO have highlighted the power of influencer promotion, referencing social media…
Abigail Macklin
Abigail Macklin
Legal Assistant
Reputation and the power of the influencer: Sugar Bear Hair v Beauty Bear

UK High Court has no APPetite for icons that fail to practice “social distancing”

16 Juli 2020
App icons allow mobile users to discriminate between different software. To attain maximum impact in a competitive space, descriptive words…
Agnieszka Stephenson Jake Hayes
Agnieszka Stephenson & Jake Hayes
Legal Assistant, Senior Associate, Solicitor
UK High Court has no APPetite for icons that fail to practice “social distancing”

Goodbye Neurim: CJEU decides only the first authorisation will do for an SPC

09 Juli 2020
In an eagerly awaited decision (Santen, C-673/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today ruled that…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Goodbye Neurim: CJEU decides only the first authorisation will do for an SPC

Copyright in functional shapes: a ride in the right direction?

09 Juli 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in the much-anticipated Brompton Bicycle case, confirming…
Alice Berkeley
Alice Berkeley
Associate, Solicitor
Copyright in functional shapes: a ride in the right direction?

The space IP race: protection and enforcement of your orbiting assets

02 Juli 2020
At 3:22 pm on 30 May 2020, from the same Florida launchpad that once served the Apollo missions and the…
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
The space IP race: protection and enforcement of your orbiting assets

G 3/19: plants produced by essentially biological processes are excluded from patentability

29 Juni 2020
The Enlarged Board of Appeal has handed down its decision regarding the allowability of product and product-by-process claims in which…
Emma Hamilton Tom Pagdin
Emma Hamilton & Tom Pagdin
Associate, Patent Attorney, Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
G 3/19: plants produced by essentially biological processes are excluded from patentability

Digital documents and signatures in European patent practice

29 Juni 2020
With large numbers of patent attorneys and clients working remotely across the globe, the ability to substitute handwritten signatures and…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Associate, Patent Attorney
Digital documents and signatures in European patent practice

Remote working: we’re EPO VICO ready!

29 Juni 2020
Building on our experience with video conference oral proceedings, we are able to confirm that following extensive testing with the…
Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
Remote working: we’re EPO VICO ready!

Please specify me! CJEU tightens the net on SPC eligibility

29 Juni 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once again tightened the criteria on what types of patents…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Please specify me! CJEU tightens the net on SPC eligibility

Unified Patent Court and unitary patent: end of the road or just another bump?

29 Juni 2020
At the end of March 2020, EPO President Campinos pronounced strong support for the statement by the German Minister of…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court and unitary patent: end of the road or just another bump?

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