The Madrid Protocol system provides for the international registration of trade marks by way of one application that can cover…Read More
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What constitutes genuine use of a Community trade mark?
The Attorney General (AG) of the European Court of Justice has issued her opinion in relation to Leno Merken v…Read More
Enlarged Board of Appeal decision issues on correction of errors in European patents
The European Patent Office (EPO) has issued the latest decision from its highest authority, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA)….Read More
David Pearce promoted to Associate Attorney
David Pearce was promoted to the role of Associate on 2 July 2012. David is based in our head office in Birmingham….Read More
Agreement reached on European patent court
At the Brussels summit on 29 June 2012, the national leaders of the EU countries reached a compromise deal regarding…Read More
IP TRANSLATOR and class headings – what next?
The long awaited decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the IP TRANSLATOR case has…Read More
Update on the “Patent Box” tax reduction
A potentially very valuable corporation tax reduction mechanism is being finalised by the UK government. This is called the “Patent…Read More
Protection of colours as trade marks
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) recently considered an opposition by Nestlé to Cadbury’s UK trade mark application which…Read More
Supplementary protection certificates may have a negative term
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has provided clarification regarding supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and whether it…Read More
“Patent box” tax reduction proposals
The UK government is continuing to press ahead with its proposed “patent box” tax regime, under which businesses paying corporation…Read More
How to assess registered design infringement
The UK Court of Appeal has considered the issue of how to determine when a product creates the same overall…Read More
Filing numbers increase for European patents and designs
Despite the difficult economic times the European Patent Office (EPO) received a record number of new patent filings in 2011….Read More