Intellectual Property News
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.
Bird & Bird is representing Assos, the Swiss company responsible for the first ever lycra cycling shorts, in a Court of Appeal (CoA) case against online retailer ASOS.
Adidas group IP general counsel Tim Behean has moved to a new role in private practice as a director for IP boutique Sipara.
Cooley is certainly taking its time when it comes to setting up shop in the UK.
Eversheds has merged with Finnish full-service firm Juridia Bützow to form JB Eversheds.
Edward Wildman Palmer’s London head Nick Bolter no longer has a formal stake in managing the firm’s City base.
Specsavers has triumphed in a five-year trademark battle which went all the way to the European Court of Justice, having switched from Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Michael Bloch QC to HGF Law and 8 New Square’s James Mellor.
Intellectual Property Briefings
The dispute between Interflora and Marks & Spencer has taken yet another twist.
Court of Appeal decides trademark dispute subscription
The dispute in IPC Media Ltd v Media 10 Ltd concerned the mark ‘Ideal Home’.
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Birss J rules on product by process claim construction, extension of scope, added matter and obviousness in Hospira v Genentech.
Intellectual Property Opinion
The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?
Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles
Common sense prevails in major patent case