Mermeren v Fox: geographical location and origin

03 November 2017
A recent decision from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) concluded that the use of a geographical location did not serve to designate the geographical...
Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
Mermeren v Fox: geographical location and origin

Design infringement: Neptune v DeVOL Kitchens

03 November 2017
As a result of the Intellectual Property Act 2014, the scope of UK design right (namely, UK unregistered design) has changed. In Neptune (Europe) Limited...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Design infringement: Neptune v DeVOL Kitchens

Easy Sanitary Solutions: scope of design protection

03 November 2017
Easy Sanitary Solutions BV and European Union Intellectual Property Office v Group Nivelles NV. A recent and important decision from the Court of Justice of...
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Easy Sanitary Solutions: scope of design protection

Criminal sanctions imposed for sale of grey goods

03 November 2017
An appeal asked the Supreme Court to determine the proper construction of section 92(1) of the UK Trade Marks Act 1994; the part which sets...
Fay Birch
Fay Birch
Legal Assistant
Criminal sanctions imposed for sale of grey goods

Was Apple's use of complex URLs public disclosure?

18 October 2017
​Just before the release of their latest iPhone, Apple suffered a major information leak. Two news sites were given access to an unreleased version of...
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
Was Apple's use of complex URLs public disclosure?

UP & UPC: Ratification and timings

18 October 2017
​Over the course of the summer there have been a number of developments in the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) project which we...
Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
UP & UPC: Ratification and timings

T 488/16 Plausibility denied: patent application data

18 October 2017
In T 488/16, a European Patent Office (EPO) Board of Appeal upheld a decision of the Opposition Division revoking Bristol-Myers Squibb’s patent EP 1169038 for...
Matthew Caines
Matthew Caines
Associate, Patent Attorney
T 488/16 Plausibility denied: patent application data

UK patent benefits: UKIPO analyses UK patent system

18 October 2017
In August, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) published a report analysing the performance of the UK patent system. This report uses data analysis, attorney...
Ryan Lacey
Ryan Lacey
Technical Assistant
UK patent benefits: UKIPO analyses UK patent system

Advocate General: SCHWEPPES and trade mark exhaustion

06 October 2017
Is the licensee of the proprietor of a national mark prevented from invoking the exclusive rights of the proprietor under the law of the member...
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Advocate General: SCHWEPPES and trade mark exhaustion

EU trade mark law reforms 2017

19 September 2017
Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 repeals Regulation 207/2009 and comes into force on 01 October 2017.
Jackie Johnson Anna Reid
Jackie Johnson & Anna Reid
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney, Senior Associate, Solicitor
EU trade mark law reforms 2017

Likelihood of confusion comparison in EU languages

01 September 2017
In a recent decision of the EUIPO, the opposition division found that the trade mark HUAWEI was confusingly similar to WAWEI (device). The comparison of...
Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Likelihood of confusion comparison in EU languages

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