Parallel imports: what constitutes repackaging?

25 May 2018
What constitutes repackaging for the purposes of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Boehringer Ingelheim? To what extent is the application of a label to a pack ‘repackaging’...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Parallel imports: what constitutes repackaging?

Fil v Fidelis: trade mark infringement

22 May 2018
In Fil v Fidelis, the Patents Court of England & Wales has held that Fil’s trade marks FIDELITY for ‘insurance services’, ‘financial services’ and ‘investment...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Fil v Fidelis: trade mark infringement

Anan Kasei Co v Molycorp Chemicals: Insufficiency

15 May 2018
In Anan Kasei Co v Molycorp Chemicals, the Patents Court of England & Wales has found Anan Kasei Co’s patent entitled “Ceric Oxide and method...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Anan Kasei Co v Molycorp Chemicals: Insufficiency

La Mafia trade mark is contrary to public policy

04 May 2018
General Court confirms EUIPO first instance decision that “La Mafia se sienta a la mesa” manifestly promoted the criminal organisation known as the Mafia, and...
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
La Mafia trade mark is contrary to public policy

Chainsaw manufacturer Stihl loses right to colour mark

04 May 2018
​A recent Board of Appeal decision confirms, despite change in ‘graphic representation’ requirements under EUTMR, Sieckmann criteria remains in play. This case concerns Andreas Stihl...
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Chainsaw manufacturer Stihl loses right to colour mark

Additional AG opinion in Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen

04 May 2018
In September 2017, we reported Advocate General Szpunar’s opinion in Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen.Following the June 2017 opinion, the case was reassigned to the...
Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Additional AG opinion in Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen

Coffee on the rocks: Starbucks v Coffee Rocks

04 May 2018
Whilst not making new law, the decision from the General Court to overturn the rejection of Starbucks’ opposition to the COFFEE ROCKS mark raises some...
Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Coffee on the rocks: Starbucks v Coffee Rocks

Next steps for the UPC following UK ratification

27 April 2018
The UK Government announced on 26 April 2018 that it had ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). The UK becomes the 16th member state...
Catherine Mallalieu
Catherine Mallalieu
Partner, Patent Attorney
Next steps for the UPC following UK ratification

Henry Martinez t/a Prick v Prick Me Baby One More Time

27 April 2018
​In Henry Martinez t/a Prick & Another v Prick Me Baby One More Time Ltd & Another, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court of England &...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Henry Martinez t/a Prick v Prick Me Baby One More Time

UK ratifies UPC Agreement

26 April 2018
The Minister for IP, Mr Sam Gyimah MP, has today announced that the UK has taken the positive step to ratify the Unified Patent Court...
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
UK ratifies UPC Agreement

Boston Scientific v Edwards: Witness cross-examination

26 April 2018
In Boston Scientific Scimed v Edwards Lifesciences, the Court of Appeal of England & Wales has offered guidance regarding the cross-examination of expert witnesses. In...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Boston Scientific v Edwards: Witness cross-examination

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