Eli Lilly and Co v Genentech Inc: issue estoppel and abuse of process in patent cases

25 März 2020
The Patents Court of England & Wales has a number of tools available to it to prevent the re-litigation of…
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Eli Lilly and Co v Genentech Inc: issue estoppel and abuse of process in patent cases

Music piracy and registered design infringement - a cunning enforcement tool?

23 März 2020
When it comes to music these days, whilst a good beat and lyrics is naturally of paramount importance in achieving…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Music piracy and registered design infringement - a cunning enforcement tool?

UPC: German Federal Constitutional Court upholds constitutional complaint

23 März 2020
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (FCC) had decided that that the Parliamentary Act of Approval to the Agreement on…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC: German Federal Constitutional Court upholds constitutional complaint

Mexico joins Hague design registration system

23 März 2020
Mexico has deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement, thus bringing the overall…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Mexico joins Hague design registration system

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

19 März 2020
As a response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, intellectual property offices in Europe have implemented special measures to…
Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

Protected designation of origin: NOSECCO evokes PROSECCO

18 März 2020
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has refused the UK designation of the international registration for the mark containing the…
Natasha O'Shea
Natasha O'Shea
Trade Mark Attorney
Protected designation of origin: NOSECCO evokes PROSECCO

Genuine use of a collective mark: Der Gruene Punkt

18 März 2020
The Court of Justice (CJEU) recently strengthened the position of owners of collective marks in the EU, in particular by…
Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
Genuine use of a collective mark: Der Gruene Punkt

Identifying hue: Fromageries Bel v J Sainsbury

18 März 2020
In corroboration of the UKIPO’s decision, the High Court of England and Wales has upheld that the trade mark (depicted…
Jennifer Heath
Jennifer Heath
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Identifying hue: Fromageries Bel v J Sainsbury

UPC constitutional complaint: German Court decision expected 20 March 2020

18 März 2020
The German Constitutional Court has indicated that it will publish a decision taken by a Senate without a prior oral…
UPC constitutional complaint: German Court decision expected 20 March 2020

Cofemel decision applied for the first time by UK court

18 März 2020
In Response Clothing v The Edinburgh Woollen Mill the IPEC has issued its first ruling following the CJEU’s decision in…
Alice Berkeley
Alice Berkeley
Associate, Solicitor
Cofemel decision applied for the first time by UK court

EUIPO guidelines: more guidance now available

18 März 2020
The new trade mark and design guidelines entered into force as of 01 February 2020. The design guidelines underwent no…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
EUIPO guidelines: more guidance now available

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