Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

28 September 2021
Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement (PAP-Protocol) and paves the way for the Unified…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

Slovenia set to ratify Protocol on Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

23 September 2021
It is understood that the Slovenian Government ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Slovenia set to ratify Protocol on Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

Guerlain’s lipstick shape indicates product origin in the EU

21 September 2021
The French cosmetics company Guerlain was recently successful in getting trade mark protection in the European Union for a particular…
Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
Guerlain’s lipstick shape indicates product origin in the EU

Sky v SkyKick: Court of Appeal issues judgment

21 September 2021
The Court of Appeal has issued its judgment in the SKYKICK saga. To re-cap, the case concerned the validity of…
Flora Cook Matthew Dick
Flora Cook & Matthew Dick
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney, Partner, Solicitor
Sky v SkyKick: Court of Appeal issues judgment

Vans v Paredes: when is a V not a V?

21 September 2021
Paredes Holding Center (Paredes) filed an EUTM application for the position mark shown below in respect of safety and protective…
Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Vans v Paredes: when is a V not a V?

HelloFresh successfully opposes rival trade mark “Halal Fresh”

21 September 2021
Halal Fresh Ltd applied to register the trade mark shown below left in relation to classes 29 and 31 (vegetables;…
Alice Berkeley
Alice Berkeley
Associate, Solicitor
HelloFresh successfully opposes rival trade mark “Halal Fresh”

IPEC finds OATLY mark not infringed by PUREOATY sign

21 September 2021
In a recent decision the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that various trade mark registrations owned by Oatly…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
IPEC finds OATLY mark not infringed by PUREOATY sign

Getting ready for the UPC: expected start mid-2022

27 August 2021
In a recent announcement, the Preparatory Committee for the Unified Patent Court set out an expected timeline for the start…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
Getting ready for the UPC: expected start mid-2022

Germany executes UPC agreement and protocol on provisional application

13 August 2021
Following the news last month that the complaints in Germany against the UPC ratification bill were rejected by the German…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Germany executes UPC agreement and protocol on provisional application

CNIPA releases draft amendment of patent examination guidelines for public consultation

12 August 2021
Following the roll out of the new Chinese Patent Law on 1st June, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”)…
Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
CNIPA releases draft amendment of patent examination guidelines for public consultation

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