Santen (C-673/18): CJEU takes a restrictive view on “first authorisation” for new therapeutic applications

14 August 2020
In July 2020, the CJEU handed down its eagerly anticipated decision concerning the question of whether applicants can be granted…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Associate, Patent Attorney
Santen (C-673/18): CJEU takes a restrictive view on “first authorisation” for new therapeutic applications

EUIPO joins WIPO DAS for EU registered design applications

14 August 2020
In a welcome announcement, the EUIPO has confirmed that, with effect from 11 July 2020, it is now possible for…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
EUIPO joins WIPO DAS for EU registered design applications

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

30 July 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

UK withdraws its ratification of the Unified Patent Court

21 July 2020
In a move which appears to run counter to the German Government’s intention to bring the Unified Patent Court (UPC)…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
UK withdraws its ratification of the Unified Patent Court

WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

17 July 2020
On 27 May 2020 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new digital notarisation tool which allows users to…
Yvonne Stone Stefanie Koroll
Yvonne Stone & Stefanie Koroll
Associate, Rechtsanwältin, Trade Mark and Design Specialist
WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

Bad faith grounds for invalidating Chinese characters

17 July 2020
Bad faith is a ground that can only be used against an EUTM post registration and not beforehand during opposition…
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Bad faith grounds for invalidating Chinese characters

Damages still available for infringement even where trade mark revoked

16 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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?

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