Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Cooley LLP
The tussle continues between large online businesses that host third party copyright materials (news, images, music, video etc.) and certain copyright owners.
Brodies LLP
After two years of heated debate, the European Parliament have voted in favour of new copyright laws, said to provide IP owners with better protection in the digital age.
Marks & Clerk
The directive now restricts the type of online platform to which the upload filter applies.
Abel & Imray
In June last year, we reported that the Court of Appeal confirmed that the shape of the four finger KitKat chocolate bar is not sufficiently distinctive to act as a trade mark, despite evidence showing that a large...
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
The EU Trade Secrets Directive (2016/943) required EU member states to introduce laws, regulations and administrative provisions to establish a minimum level of protection for trade secrets.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
As EQEs can be sat in the official languages of the EPO — French, German and English — this outperformance cannot be attributed to a language advantage for UK candidates.
Gowling WLG
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.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
In this case, involving Mitsubishi forklift trucks, two importers were taking advantage of the system.
Dehns
UK drinks producer and distributor, Copestick Murray Limited, has recently received mixed results from the UKIPO in connection with its trade mark SILENT PEAK, ultimately resulting in the mark being refused registration.
Dehns
In what is being claimed as a world first, the first patent applications for technologies that have been developed on the International Space Station (ISS) have been filed.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
The Three Lions defied all expectations at the World Cup by reaching the semi-final and breaking England's penalty shootout hoodoo along the way.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In most jurisdictions, the amount of time spent in patent prosecution depends on the number of rounds of examination and the turnaround speed of the respective examining patent office.
Brodies LLP
Gold medals are only part of the equation for young sports stars. What should they think about in legal terms?
Swaab
It is important to remember that after the withdrawal, the UK will remain a member of the Madrid Protocol as will the EU.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
The Court of Appeal considered this scenario in Jushi v OCV. To a certain extent, this judgment brings the UK approach to patentability of overlapping numerical ranges in line with the established approach at the EPO.
Khurana and Khurana
After the Toblerone chocolate war with Poundland, there is another matter of copying of design of a chocolate.
Dehns
Dolce & Gabbana and "paper aprons". No, I'm not referring to the fashion house's autumn/winter 2018 collection.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
Many products are based on novel applications of materials which were originally developed for other purposes.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
However, UK law, as in many other territories, does enable patents to be co-owned and co-filed by more than a single party.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
One major change which could affect current practice is the plan to stop the substantive examination of priority claims during the pre-registration procedure.
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Gowling WLG
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.
HGF Ltd
A statement by the European Commission has outlined that following Brexit on 29 March 2019 the EU regulatory framework regarding .eu domain names will no longer apply to the UK.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
In this case, involving Mitsubishi forklift trucks, two importers were taking advantage of the system.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
One major change which could affect current practice is the plan to stop the substantive examination of priority claims during the pre-registration procedure.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
A recipe is a method of making a chemical composition.
STA Law Firm
Human often marvels at the things they create.
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
On 7 August 2018 the CJEU ruled that the unauthorised re-posting of a copyright protected work would be an act of communication to the public within Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive (2001/29) (see: C-161/17 Cordoba).
Swaab
It is important to remember that after the withdrawal, the UK will remain a member of the Madrid Protocol as will the EU.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
However, UK law, as in many other territories, does enable patents to be co-owned and co-filed by more than a single party.
Brodies LLP
MIB naturally objected to McGregor's application, particularly when it had sight of the actual designs of the sportswear launched by Reebok.
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