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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.
SPCs and combination products: basic patent on a sole ingredient cannot double as basic patent for combination
On 12 March 2015 the CJEU gave its ruling in Actavis v Boehringer Ingelheim, yet another reference from the UK courts regarding the interpretation of the SPC Regulation 469/2009.
The CJEU has handed down its decision on an appeal brought by MEGA Brands International regarding the refusal of its application for the Community trademark MAGNEXT.
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co examines the two ‘new’ procedures introduced into procurement law by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s privacy experts examine the findings of a new report on cookie usage, explain what it might mean for websites in the future and provide their top 10 cookie tips.