UK Government launches consultation on exhaustion of IP rights

10 June 2021
In the European Economic Area (EEA), namely the member states of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, IP…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
UK Government launches consultation on exhaustion of IP rights

Postponed G1/21 oral proceedings now set for 02 July 2021

10 June 2021
Having previously been scheduled for 28 May 2021, this important referral before the Enlarged Board of Appeal will now take…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Postponed G1/21 oral proceedings now set for 02 July 2021

Is this the end of ViCo before the EPO without consent of all parties?

01 June 2021
In the pending referral before the Enlarged Board of Appeal, G 1/21, there is posed an important question for all…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Is this the end of ViCo before the EPO without consent of all parties?

General Court deserves a grilling

26 May 2021
Grilloumi Food International AB is a subsidiary of Fontana, a Swedish food and beverage company. In 2009 the business was…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
General Court deserves a grilling

T 1952/18 – prior use and inventive step

13 May 2021
T1952/18 relates to an appeal against the decision to maintain European patent EP2512840 in its granted form. The appellant (opponent)…
Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Partner, Patent Attorney
T 1952/18 – prior use and inventive step

T-515/19: Lego’s brick design remains valid

10 May 2021
The General Court recently had to consider (in case T-515/19) whether Lego could use the defence of Article 8(3) of…
Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
T-515/19: Lego’s brick design remains valid

Non-use revocation proceedings: German Federal Supreme Court questions relevance of no-challenge agreements

10 May 2021
In T-419/16 (Carrera Brands Ltd v the EUIPO, 16 November 2017) the General Court quashed the relevance of contractual non-challenge…
Gabriel Wittmann
Gabriel Wittmann
Associate, Rechtsanwalt
Non-use revocation proceedings: German Federal Supreme Court questions relevance of no-challenge agreements

Kerrygold v Kerrymaid - is the element “kerry” distinctive in the EU?

10 May 2021
In this decision the General Court had to decide whether the potentially descriptive meaning of the element “KERRY” (referring to…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Senior Associate, Rechtsanwältin
Kerrygold v Kerrymaid - is the element “kerry” distinctive in the EU?

Happily eva after! Time to get re-aqua-ainted with global assessment

10 May 2021
In February 2019, EvaQua s.r.o. (EvaQua) applied to register the EUTM (below left) in class 32. Envasados Eva S.A. (Eva)…
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
Happily eva after! Time to get re-aqua-ainted with global assessment

Original Beauty Technology v G4K Fashion: “Passing off is not a tort of unfair competition”

10 May 2021
Original Beauty Technology (the claimants)s and G4K Fashion (the defendants) operate online businesses and design and sell “bodycon” and “bandage”…
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
Original Beauty Technology v G4K Fashion: “Passing off is not a tort of unfair competition”

Brexit and the UK design registration database – cloning process almost (but not yet fully) complete

05 May 2021
Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 concerning the departure of the United Kingdom from the…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Brexit and the UK design registration database – cloning process almost (but not yet fully) complete

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