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Welcome decision redresses the previous imbalance between patentee and prospective licensee.
Community trademarks: what is the territorial extent of the requirement for use and acquired distinctiveness?
Two recent decisions of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court have raised interesting questions about the territorial requirements for use of CTMs by the proprietor.
Ensure the principle of ‘privacy by design’ is enshrined in everyday business procedures.
The US Supreme Court was invited to overturn Brulotte, which would have aligned its licensing law with Europe. It failed to do so.
Eli Lilly succeeds in overturning award of DNIs regarding UK, FR, IT and ES designations of its European patent
The Court of Appeal has delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Actavis v Eli Lillydispute, ruling that Actavis is not entitled to a declaration of noninfringement (DNI) of Eli Lilly’s European patent.
This brochure looks at the tax aspects of buying and owning a property in France in 2015 in line with the most recent tax changes.
The General Court (Third Chamber) in Luxembourg has ruled that Lego’s mannequin shape CTM is valid. The good news for Lego follows the General Court’s 2008 decision that its registration for its brick shape was invalid.
The Cannes Film Festival reportedly turned away a number of women because they were wearing flat shoes. A glib act of an image-obsessed industry or an insidious high-heeled example of gendered ageism?
Advocate General Wathelet’s Opinion, of 11 June 2015, indicates that Nestlé’s unbranded KitKat finger shape will not be registrable as a trademark in the UK.
‘Swiss’ form patent claims do not need subjective intent for infringement: Court of Appeal rules in Warner-Lambert v Actavis
The English Court of Appeal has issued considered, well-reasoned guidance on the construction of patent claims in ‘Swiss’ form. The decision is likely to have impact well beyond British shores.
Some surprising observations as court finds a likelihood of confusion between the earlier mark SKY and the requested mark SKYPE.
Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses Spain’s challenge to the legality of the regulations establishing the unitary patent.
Wragges outlines the ambit of the inquiry, its background, the role and function of this type of investigation, and outline the extensive nature of the Commission’s powers in this regard.
Principle of the free movement of capital upheld in recent decision.
Law returns to pre-Woolworths litigation position; employers must look at the ‘establishment’ question.
After the amendment to the Franco-Luxembourg tax treaty of September 2014 it is the turn of the Franco-German tax treaty, with an amendment concluded on 31 March.
Google has already paid out millions in the US and agreed to pay millions more, but the UK case will be vigorously defended.
The case of eVigilo v PAGD in March 2015 saw the CJEU explore three public procurement questions raised by the Lithuanian Supreme Court.
Accountability, April 2015: expert witness alert; Bannerman Disclaimer upheld; ADR and costs; and more
Legal and industry news affecting accountants and other financial professionals on a range of liability risk management issues.
Welcome clarity from the European Patent Office as to the scope of claim ‘examination’ in the course of post-grant amendment proceedings.