UK Intellectual Property Office Indicates Non-Business Days May Count for Future Patent Renewals
In most systems, when a legal deadline falls at the weekend or on some other non-working day it is automaticallyRead more.
February 18, 2020
Court of Justice of the EU issues judgment in Sky v Skykick
Court of Justice of the EU issues judgment in Sky v Skykick In a long-awaited decision, the Court has heldRead more.
January 29, 2020
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