Intellectual property


Khaitan & Co represents Jiangsu Flying Tiger Needles before Hon’ble Court

Khaitan & Co successfully represented Jiangsu Flying Tiger Needles Co Ltd (Jiangsu) before the Hon’ble Court which passed an interim injunction in favour of Jiangsu in relation to infringement of its copyright and passing off of its trademark “FLYING TIGER”. As the Defendant (M/s Shree Singor Lubes) was a prior user and registered proprietor of the logo “Flying Tiger” in India, […]

VdA awarded Portugal Contentious Firm of the Year

VdA was awarded the “Portugal Contentious Firm of the Year” prize, from the Managing IP EMEA Awards, given by the leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide, Managing Intellectual Property. António Andrade, Intellectual Property practice partner, receives the award in London, on 8 March.

David Stone, Allen & Overy, corporate litigation, Hot 100

Stone, David – Allen & Overy

David Stone joined Allen & Overy (A&O) from Simmons & Simmons just over a year ago. In that time he has helped complete the magic circle firm’s international IP offering, particularly regarding trademark litigation. Under his leadership as global head of brands, A&O has also become the only magic circle firm to set up a […]

HSF launches first office in Italy with Simmons hire

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has expanded in Europe, opening its first office in Italy with a hire from Simmons & Simmons.

The new Milan office, which has been described by the firm as an “IP boutique”, will launch through Laura Orlando, Simmons’ former leading IP partner in the Italian city.


Wiggin makes IP play through London boutique takeover

Media and tech boutique Wiggin has merged with London boutique Redd, bringing its intellectual property offering up to 20 lawyers.

Redd, which was launched in 2004 by partners Sara Ashby, Simon Chalkley and Charters Macdonald-Brown, advises on the protection, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property assets, including, breakthrough technologies, global brands, iconic designs and famous creative works.


LMI: Healthcare, life sciences and pharma in the spotlight

The healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical sector yields an enormous amount of work for lawyers, both in-house and private practice, covering an array of corporate, commercial and contentious work. The Lawyer’s market intelligence tool, LMI, has assembled all public information on these firms.

Featured Briefings

Irish Patents Office: In GAA we trust

By Colette Brady A recent decision of the Irish Patents Office has highlighted the importance of ensuring that the correct proprietor of the trade mark is named on the Register. In Savanagh Securities Limited t/a T­Rex Clothing (the “Applicant) v Cumann Lúthchleas Gael (the “Proprietor”) the Applicant sought to invalidate the GAA word mark (the […]

Ireland: Bill to bolster IP protection in the digital era

By Colette Brady The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (the “Department”) has published the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Bill 2018 (the “Bill”) which seeks to make a number of amendments to the Irish Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (the “Copyright Act”). The Bill takes account of some of the recommendations […]

Innovation and IP at the core of Industry 4.0

By Ahmad Saleh and Bachir Abou Chakra Few will contest that the fourth industrial revolution is well and truly in full swing across the globe. The revolution, known as industry 4.0, we are witnessing today is not merely an extension or continuation of the prior revolution. Instead, industry 4.0 is witnessing new inventions and breakthroughs […]

Saudi Arabia: Social media and the fight against counterfeiting

By Hanin Al Fayaz During the past few years, Saudi Arabia has witnessed the rise of a new phenomenon known as ‘consumers’ social media’ that upholds citizenship advocacy and raises consumer awareness. This new phenomenon now helps the Saudi authorities in their efforts to protect intellectual property and combat commercial fraud. It also helps all […]

US and Canada: Patent eligibility for natural products

Natural products – chemical compounds produced by living organisms – are ubiquitous in our daily lives and fundamental to the modern life-sciences economy. From beauty products, to health supplements, to cancer therapeutics, the science behind natural products is developing rapidly, and we are reaping their benefits now more than ever… …Unfortunately, while the science behind […]

Privy Council rules on breach of confidence and copyright ownership

By Jo Pritchard The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Privy Council) has ruled that the Court of Appeal of Jamaica had erred in finding a breach of confidence in a dispute concerning the development of multi-payment agency software. The Privy Council has also rejected a claim in respect of the ownership of copyright in […]

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