Social media – devising and protecting your online presence from the outset

03 October 2022
In the context of social media, one of the most important assets to a streamer is their online persona, through…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Social media – devising and protecting your online presence from the outset

EPO may continue to be ISA and IPEA for Chinese PCT applicants

29 September 2022
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently announced an extension to the pilot…
Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
EPO may continue to be ISA and IPEA for Chinese PCT applicants

Novelty over prior art drawings: a comparison of European and Chinese patent practice

27 September 2022
When a piece of prior art is found, attorneys and examiners spend a lot of time discussing the text in…
Jonathan Jackson Nigel Lee
Jonathan Jackson & Nigel Lee
Partner, Patent Attorney, Associate, Patent Attorney
Novelty over prior art drawings: a comparison of European and Chinese patent practice

Oral proceedings, appeals and divisional applications: options for tricky cases at the EPO

22 September 2022
We’ve all experienced tricky cases at the European Patent Office (EPO). Sometimes, it seems the examiner simply cannot be convinced…
Arun Roy
Arun Roy
Associate, Patent Attorney
Oral proceedings, appeals and divisional applications: options for tricky cases at the EPO

Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court - in force 01 September 2022

16 September 2022
Good things take time. The Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), supplementing the UPC Agreement (UPCA) and…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court - in force 01 September 2022

The Designs Register at the UKIPO: now more useful with publication information

15 September 2022
Extra information is now available on the (UK Intellectual Property Office) UKIPO website, which increases the usefulness of the Register…
Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
The Designs Register at the UKIPO: now more useful with publication information

A “Lidl” victory: Tesco and Lidl battle it out over bad faith and survey evidence

13 September 2022
The budget supermarket, Lidl, recently succeeded in having Tesco’s bad faith counterclaim struck out, and was permitted to have survey…
Kamila Geremek
Kamila Geremek
Senior Legal Manager
A “Lidl” victory: Tesco and Lidl battle it out over bad faith and survey evidence

Tick, Tock, TikTok: metronomically descriptive?

13 September 2022
This case is a High Court appeal against the decision of a UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) hearing officer to…
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Tick, Tock, TikTok: metronomically descriptive?

“ABSOLUT-ly” distinctive: vodka bottle found distinctive and to indicate trade origin on appeal

13 September 2022
The Absolut Company Aktiebolag (the applicant) sought to register a 3D mark as a European Union trade mark (EUTM) in…
Sophie Rann Jeremy Pennant
Sophie Rann & Jeremy Pennant
Legal Assistant, Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
“ABSOLUT-ly” distinctive: vodka bottle found distinctive and to indicate trade origin on appeal

Swatch v Samsung: time for more content review?

13 September 2022
The UK High Court recently held that the Samsung Electronics Group infringed Swatch’s trade marks by making infringing third party…
Tamsin Holman Agnieszka Stephenson
Tamsin Holman & Agnieszka Stephenson
Partner, Solicitor, Senior Legal Manager
Swatch v Samsung: time for more content review?

Nice classification: virtual goods and NFTs

13 September 2022
The EUIPO has issued guidance on its approach to terms containing virtual goods and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Jennifer Heath
Jennifer Heath
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Nice classification: virtual goods and NFTs

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