UK-EU vaccine tension – the first big post-Brexit test?

12 April 2021
Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK became a fully independent third country to the European Union…
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
UK-EU vaccine tension – the first big post-Brexit test?

Special report: patents and SPCs post-Brexit – pharma’s big opportunity?

06 April 2021
The United Kingdom has become a fully independent third country to the European Union. In this 32 page special report…
Garreth Duncan Jennifer O'Farrell
Garreth Duncan & Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
Special report: patents and SPCs post-Brexit – pharma’s big opportunity?

G1/19: patenting computer simulation inventions

24 März 2021
The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal recently announced its decision in respect of G1/19, which relates to the patentability of…
Keith Daly Anton Baker Ben Hunter Alan Boyd
Keith Daly, Anton Baker, Ben Hunter & Alan Boyd
Technical Assistant, Senior Associate, Patent Attorney, Technical Assistant, Partner, Patent Attorney
G1/19: patenting computer simulation inventions

“It’s like milk but made for humans”: Oatly capitalises on controversy in GC distinctiveness decision

23 März 2021
The General Court (GC) has overturned the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) refusal to register the mark “IT’S LIKE…
Abigail Macklin
Abigail Macklin
Trade Mark Assistant
“It’s like milk but made for humans”: Oatly capitalises on controversy in GC distinctiveness decision

Tefal’s pan with the “famous red spot”: proving an indicator of commercial origin

23 März 2021
Tefal applied to register the mark (shown below) in the UK for frying pans and related goods in class 21.…
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
Tefal’s pan with the “famous red spot”: proving an indicator of commercial origin

Pippi Longstocking: can song lyrics infringe the copyright to a fictional character?

23 März 2021
Can song lyrics infringe the copyright to a fictional character? The Regional Court of Hamburg answered this question in the…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Senior Associate, Rechtsanwältin
Pippi Longstocking: can song lyrics infringe the copyright to a fictional character?

IPEC finds Rothy’s registered Community design valid and infringed

23 März 2021
In what has been dubbed the “last Community design” ruling before the UK courts, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)…
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
IPEC finds Rothy’s registered Community design valid and infringed

Are all book titles equal? Animal Farm and EUIPO doublespeak

23 März 2021
Case R 1719/2019-5 concerning an attempt to register ANIMAL FARM at the EUIPO points out inconsistencies in the EUIPO’s decisions…
Agnieszka Stephenson
Agnieszka Stephenson
Legal Assistant
Are all book titles equal? Animal Farm and EUIPO doublespeak

MULTIBUS overtakes VW’s MULTIVAN

23 März 2021
This case is the first decision from the appointed person in 2021 and resulted in a rare success for an…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
MULTIBUS overtakes VW’s MULTIVAN

UK Government issues response to AI call for views

23 März 2021
The UK Government has issued a response to a call for views recently conducted into artificial intelligence and the patent…
Doug Ealey
Doug Ealey
Partner, Patent Attorney
UK Government issues response to AI call for views

EPO sets G1/21 ViCo oral proceedings for 28 May 2021

19 März 2021
In T1807/15 for EP04758381.0 / EP1609239, the Technical Board of Appeal referred, in an interlocutory decision of 12 March 2021,…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
EPO sets G1/21 ViCo oral proceedings for 28 May 2021

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