Intellectual Property News
Olswang has hired a four-strong IP team from US firm Winston & Strawn to join its London office and has promoted senior corporate TMT partner Mark Bertram to head of corporate.
Brown Rudnick European IP head Alexander Carter-Silk has been advising the inventor of non-reusable syringes as the life-saving invention receives World Health Organisation (WHO) backing.
IP consultancy Awapatent has picked up Bird & Bird Hong Kong IP rainmaker Ai-Leen Lim and a team of five for its Beijing and Hong Kong branch AWA Asia.
International litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has launched its fourth office in the US in San Francisco, led by Kerr & Wagstaffe’s Michael Ng who joins the firm as a partner.
Lewis Silkin client, rental services provider Enterprise Holdings, has won a trademark logo battle against rival company Europcar at the High Court.
After months of speculation, brewing giant Heineken UK has confirmed DLA Piper as its principal external adviser for a three-year term.
Beijing-headquartered IP firm Schmitt & Orlov is extending its reach in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region with the launch of an office in Laotian capital Vientiane.
Intellectual Property Briefings
Shoosmiths is celebrating a national award win for client service after IP partner Gary Assim was named the UK’s ‘Intellectual Property - Copyright’ winner at the Client Choice Awards, 2015.
A GRATA Law Firm representative took part in the International Legal IP Forum, held recently in Moscow.
Delhi High Court sets aside patent office order rejecting Gilead’s patent application for hepatitis C drug on procedural grounds download subscription
On 30 January 2015, the Delhi High Court set aside an order dated 13 January 2015 of the Indian Patent Office rejecting a patent to Gilead Pharmasset Inc for a ‘blockbuster’ Hepatitis C drug.
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Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test