Changes to the Guidelines for Examination at the European Patent Office
Summary The European Patent Office Guidelines are updated annually. The latest update came into force on 1 November 2019, andRead more.
November 1, 2019
UK Supreme Court decision regarding inventor compensation – “outstanding” result for disgruntled employees? Shanks v Unilever Plc
Headnote The UK Supreme Court yesterday handed down its decision to award £2M to the inventor of a glucose testingRead more.
October 25, 2019
Advocate General’s opinion in the Sky v Skykick case – lack of clarity of a specification of goods/services is not
Advocate General Tanchev delivered his opinion on the Sky v Skykick case on 16 October 2019. This is the decisionRead more.
October 17, 2019
Inadmissible appeal vs Appeal deemed not to have been filed – what is the distinction?
The European Patent Office (EPO) Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) recently issued its decision in respect of case G1/18. TheRead more.
October 11, 2019
Moving Times – motion and other non-traditional trade marks
At the beginning of 2019, UK Trade Mark law was updated in order to implement EU Directive 2015/2436 and toRead more.
September 2, 2019
Three Stripes You’re Out – Adidas loses the Three Stripes trade mark
In a recent case, the General Court upheld the Board of Appeal’s decision, and invalidated one of Adidas’ three stripeRead more.
July 19, 2019