Knowledge Centre


Poisonous Divisionals – Antidote or Bust
EPO appeal T557/13 (re EP0921183B) has led to a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal G1/15. The Appeal Board
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Assos v Asos – the end of a saga
On 29 July 2015 the Supreme Court refused to hear Assos’ appeal in the long-standing Assos v Asos trade mark
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Cluttering of the Trade Mark Register is Real
The UK Intellectual Property Office recently published (IPO report) the results of a research exercise conducted into the question of
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UPC court location
The Unified Patent Court (UPC), once established, will have a central division based in Paris, London and Munich. Local and
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The Shape of the Lego Figurine is Upheld as a Valid CTM
The General Court (GC) in case T 395/14 recently upheld the validity of Lego’s Community trade mark (CTM) for the
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European patents in Africa
The task of the European Patent Office is to grant European patents.  So, it is somewhat surprising that these “European”
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Sofaworks
The recent IPEC decision in Sofaworks has caused confusion around the question of genuine use of a mark in the
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Ukulele trade mark battle
The UK court recently held that concerts staged by the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra (UKUO) amounted to passing off in
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Unitary Patent renewal fees: business friendly or overpriced?
Users of the European patent system have been waiting to hear how much it will cost to take advantage of
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Budget sheds no light on Patent Box reforms
As mentioned in our recent update, the existing patent box scheme will be closed to new applicants after June 2016.
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Speedy Patents
In the past few years there have been significant increases in the numbers of patent applications being filed around the world,
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Patent Box Update
Patent Box is a UK tax regime for providing tax breaks to companies who profit from patented inventions. Under Patent
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Cleveland partners listed in Who’s Who Legal
For the first time this year Who’s Who Legal have ranked the leading 164 patent attorneys across the world. Cleveland
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Cleveland Partner “Highly Recommended” in IAM 1000
Cleveland partner and patent attorney Adrian Bradley has been ranked as “highly recommended” in the most recent edition of the
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