Intellectual property

News

Clifford Chance wins role on Apple’s licensing agreement with UK chip maker

A partner duo from Clifford Chance has taken legal duties for UK chip designer Imagination Technologies as part of a license contract with Apple that will revive a relationship that ended a few years ago. The multi-year license agreement marks a new collaboration between Apple and Imagination Technologies, which in the past provided graphic chips […]

Taylor Wessing replenishes Cambridge office after Goodwin raid

Taylor Wessing has reacted to the loss of a life sciences and technology partner duo taken away by Goodwin Procter from its Cambridge office with a new hire from Eversheds Sutherland. The firm has brought intellectual property partner Adrian Toutoungi, who will join the firm’s Cambridge office. The office had been deprived of partners ever […]

Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons strengthens life sciences team with lateral hire from Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons has bolstered its life sciences and technology team in London by appointing Nicole Jadeja from Fieldfisher. This is the second departure from Fieldfisher’s life sciences team this month, following on from Rebecca Baines’ decision to go in-house at medical technologies company Stryker. The pair joined Fieldfisher from the boutique firm Rouse in February […]

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Reed Smith reboots its Paris IP offering with Dentons trio

Reed Smith is beefing up its Paris office with a new team hire, bringing in a three-lawyer group from Dentons. Dentons partner intellectual property partner Marianne Schaffner is joining Reed Smith’s IP, technology and data practice in Paris along with two associates. She spent over a year at Dentons, where she headed the intellectual property […]

Analysis

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By royal appointment: the monarchy’s go-to lawyers

With Harry and Meghan announcing they will step back as senior royals and work to become financially independent, The Lawyer looks back at the royal family’s legal representation. Farrer & Co Farrer & Co has been the royal’s established advisers since the 1930s – Sir Leslie Farrer was the personal adviser to George VI and […]

Global Corporate 50: Here’s what the M&A teams are expecting for 2020

Considering the volatile year that the corporate world went through in 2019, and the number of companies, mostly retailers, that have been placed into administration or filed for insolvency in the UK alone, it was refreshing to see that a number of firms contacted for The Lawyer’s Global Corporate 50 report had a positive outlook […]

Featured Briefings

Brexit’s implications for automotive intellectual property

By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]

Amendment to Czech Copyright Act – the effect on businesses

…One of the main purposes of the new legislative framework is to implement Directive 2014/26/EU on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market. The amendment also responds to some practical issues in relation to the licensing of copyrighted works, and […]

Can Brexit UK remain in the UP and UPC system?

An Opinion, by English barristers Richard Gordon QC and Tom Pascoe, has been published considering the effect of Brexit (i.e. departure from the EU) upon the Unitary Patent (UP) Regulation and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. Can the UK remain involved in the UP and UPC system? In summary, it was concluded that, upon Brexit, the […]

Preliminary injunctions in Germany: a weapon of choice against infringers

A preliminary injunction issued by German courts can help protect your intellectual property in a number of ways: it can be used against infringing advertising but it could also extend to preventing the import and sale of infringing products. It may further include a request for information with regard to the infringer’s suppliers and could also secure the […]

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