US Supreme Court alters patent exhaustion law
Community designs: lessons to achieve shorter trials
European Commission counterfeit and piracy watch-list consultation
IP Cases & Articles
Unified Patent Court Immunities and Privileges Order 2018
14 February 2018
Following the UK Privy Council’s approval of the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2018, the UK is now in a position to ratify...
R 0008/16: Procedural Issues before the EPO
13 February 2018
R 0008/16 Laying Head with a Vibration Damping Device reminds those practising before the European Patent Office that, if there is a fundamental procedural defect...
L’Oreal v RN Ventures: Shorter Trials Scheme
12 February 2018
In L’Oreal v RN Ventures, the England and Wales High Court (Patents Court) has found L’Oreal’s patent and one of its registered designs for an...
Sky v Skykick: clarity and bad faith in trade marks
09 February 2018
Is an EU or national trade mark invalid because the relevant parts of the specification lack clarity? Does a trade mark owner act in bad...
FAQS & Guides
Introduction to Patents
A guide to patent rights, including duration of protection, renewals, disclosure, advantages and disadvantages of the UK and European systems.
Introduction to Trade Marks
It is important, when starting a new business, building your brand and choosing a trade mark, to ensure that this will not conflict with trade marks already used or registered...