UKIPO confirms requirement for UK address for service with immediate effect

01 February 2023
With immediate effect, in relation to certain intellectual property (IP) rights in the UK, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)…
Sophie Rann
Sophie Rann
Legal Assistant
UKIPO confirms requirement for UK address for service with immediate effect

Welcoming Eva Schewior, new President of the DPMA

01 February 2023
Eva Schewior has today, 01 February 2023, succeeded Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer as President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Welcoming Eva Schewior, new President of the DPMA

Parallel imports of medicinal products: Four CJEU rulings provide clearer guidance

16 January 2023
On the hotly debated topic of parallel imports the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently issued four…
Jana Bogatz Sophia Karim
Jana Bogatz & Sophia Karim
Partner, Rechtsanwältin, Legal Assistant
Parallel imports of medicinal products: Four CJEU rulings provide clearer guidance

Caution use of Urban Dictionary: LES BOYS trade mark invalidated

16 January 2023
The appointed person, Daniel Alexander KC, has upheld the UKIPO hearing officer’s decision to invalidate the trade mark LES BOYS…
Kate Cheney
Kate Cheney
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Caution use of Urban Dictionary: LES BOYS trade mark invalidated

Banksy back in charge: Board of Appeal reverses EUTM cancellation

16 January 2023
The EUIPO’s Board of Appeal annulled the controversial decision to cancel Banksy’s EUTM for the LAUGH NOW BUT ONE DAY…
Agnieszka Stephenson
Agnieszka Stephenson
Senior Legal Manager
Banksy back in charge: Board of Appeal reverses EUTM cancellation

Lidl v Tesco: Court of Appeal allows bad faith claim to proceed

16 January 2023
The Court of Appeal has granted Tesco’s appeal against an order of the High Court, striking out allegations in its…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
Lidl v Tesco: Court of Appeal allows bad faith claim to proceed

Owner of “BIG BABY POP” takes on The Topps Company: Genuine use of 3D mark despite additional elements

16 January 2023
This decision re-confirms the rights of 3D trade mark owners, especially when they may have already found it difficult to…
Anna Scheuermann
Anna Scheuermann
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
Owner of “BIG BABY POP” takes on The Topps Company: Genuine use of 3D mark despite additional elements

UKIPO address for service: Is an email address enough?

16 January 2023
A recent appeal to the appointed person in relation to a UK invalidation action has questioned whether official UKIPO papers…
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
UKIPO address for service: Is an email address enough?

UPC sunrise delayed: pros and cons of the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court

20 December 2022
With only weeks to go before the expected start of the sunrise period on 01 January 2023, the Unified Patent…
Rachel Bateman Doug Ealey Alice Stuart-Grumbar David Al-Khalili
Rachel Bateman, Doug Ealey, Alice Stuart-Grumbar & David Al-Khalili
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney, Associate, Patent Attorney, Associate, Patent Attorney
UPC sunrise delayed: pros and cons of the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court

CNIPA issues further revision of draft examination guidelines - a summary of new major changes

20 December 2022
In light of the new measures brought about by the latest version of Chinese Patent Law, which came into force…
Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
CNIPA issues further revision of draft examination guidelines - a summary of new major changes

The importance of pointers to technical effects - lessons from T 0698/19

20 December 2022
As ever more fields of technology benefit from computerisation, more and more applicants are finding themselves caught by the EPO’s…
Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Partner, Patent Attorney
The importance of pointers to technical effects - lessons from T 0698/19

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