Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

21 May 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

Covid-19: EPO extends opposition period for European patents

21 May 2020
Up to nine months after publication of the mention that a European patent has been granted anyone may give the…
Nathaniel Wand
Nathaniel Wand
Technical Assistant
Covid-19: EPO extends opposition period for European patents

G 3/19: plants produced by essentially biological processes not patentable

19 May 2020
The Enlarged Board of Appeal has recently handed down its highly anticipated decision regarding the allowability of product and product-by-process…
Tom Pagdin Emma Hamilton
Tom Pagdin & Emma Hamilton
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney, Associate, Patent Attorney
G 3/19: plants produced by essentially biological processes not patentable

IP & Brexit: designs - time to start planning!

11 May 2020
There are now less than eight months to go until the end of the current Brexit transition period – which…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
IP & Brexit: designs - time to start planning!

Patentability of Covid-19 smartphone apps at the EPO

07 May 2020
The new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has caused immense suffering and has led to restrictions on modern life not seen since…
Arun Roy
Arun Roy
Patent Attorney
Patentability of Covid-19 smartphone apps at the EPO

Sky v SkyKick UK High Court decision

04 May 2020
Sky had sued SkyKick for trade mark infringement relying on a number of registrations with specifications covering goods as broad…
Flora Cook Matthew Dick
Flora Cook & Matthew Dick
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney, Partner, Solicitor
Sky v SkyKick UK High Court decision

Supporting Covid-19 innovation: WIPO’s new search facility for PATENTSCOPE

04 May 2020
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a new search facility within its global patent database PATENTSCOPE which will…
Joanne Jennings
Joanne Jennings
Senior Technical Searcher
Supporting Covid-19 innovation: WIPO’s new search facility for PATENTSCOPE

Unfair advantage? Burlington Arcade successful at CJEU

01 May 2020
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has recently overturned a decision of the General Court and rejected various…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
Unfair advantage? Burlington Arcade successful at CJEU

NOKIA v Kokiya: the letters of the law

01 May 2020
The applicant, Shenzhen Road Zhengtong Trading Co. Ltd., filed to register an EU trade mark (EUTM) for the figurative mark,…
Natasha O'Shea
Natasha O'Shea
Trade Mark Attorney
NOKIA v Kokiya: the letters of the law

Grand Board dismisses Gleissner appeal: cancellation proceedings an abuse of process

30 April 2020
Fashion TV filed revocation proceedings against a European Trade Mark (EUTM) owned by a Peek & Cloppenburg company on the…
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
Grand Board dismisses Gleissner appeal: cancellation proceedings an abuse of process

Sound advice required: revived audio brand has trade marks revoked

30 April 2020
In a case that presents a warning to anyone considering resurrecting a “dead” brand, the UK High Court in Aiwa…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Sound advice required: revived audio brand has trade marks revoked

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