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17 January

2018

Bulletins

CJEU provides guidance on the use of replacement parts covered by a Registered Community Design

The CJEU has provided guidance on what constitutes an infringement of a Registered Community Design (RCD) which is directed to a component of a complex product, where the infringing act is the repairing of the component of this complex product. The judgement was published on 20 December 2017, and a copy can be found here....

15 January

2018

Bulletins

EPO Board of Appeal advises how to determine technical subject matter for assessing inventive step

Computer implemented inventions, such as computer software, can be easy to copy but time-consuming to develop. Therefore, companies and developers are keen to ensure that relevant intellectual property is obtained for the computer implemented inventions, in which they have invested considerable resources. Patent protection seems like a good choice for protecting such products, because it...

5 January

2018

News

EPO announces internal re-organisation to improve patent granting process

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced a new internal reorganisation implemented as of 2 January 2018. This reorganisation has resulted in the following changes: A new Directorate General A new Directorate General ‘Patent Granting Process’ has been created by merging the EPO’s Directorate-General Operations (i.e. examiners) and Directorate-General Operational Support (i.e. formalities officers). The...

6 October

2017

Bulletins

CJEU rules on effect of product indication on EU registered designs

Helpfully for applicants of EU registered designs the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that the product indication of an EU registered design limits neither the scope of protection nor the citable prior art. It will be appreciated that a design can be applied to various different products (for example, a...

4 October

2017

Bulletins

Virtual marking of products covered by a registered design

As a result of aspects from the Digital Economy Act coming into effect on 1 October 2017, UK legislation now expressly provides for the use of virtual marking on products covered by  a UK registered design. Under current legislation, an infringer of a UK registered design (UKRD) who can prove that at the date of the...

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Events

February 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for Big Data in health, attending, London, February 2018

February 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

IAM 2nd annual Pharma and Biotech IP Summit, London, February 2018

January 2018

Attendee: David Wortley

IBioIC 4th Annual Conference 2018

December 2017

Attendee: Daniel Weston

EIT food Winter School 2017- Europe’s Future Food Systems , Speaker, January 2017

December 2017

Attendee: Joshua McFarlane

QM careers event: A career as a patent attorney, Speaking , Dec 2017

December 2017

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

Life Sciences patent Network Conference 2017

December 2017

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: The future of personalised and genomic medicine, London, December 2017

December 2017

Attendee: Daniel Weston

Management Forum event, Speaker: “FTO in Practice”, Amsterdam, December 2017

November 2017

Attendee: David Wortley

LSPN: Life Sciences patent Network Conference

UCL IBIL Debate ‘Equivalents: K = Na. Is the genie out of the bottle?’, London, November 2017

November 2017

Attendee: Matthew Spencer

CIPA Life Sciences Conference, Speaker, ” UK Case Law update” Northampton, November 2017

November 2017

Attendee: Edward Ronan

Oxford Innovation Forum

November 2017

Attendee: Edward Ronan

Investival Biotech and Money showcase

November 2017

Attendees: Neil Thomson, James Short, Matthew Ridley

Equivalents: K = Na. Is the genie out of the bottle?, November 2017

boult.bites

boult.bites TM – New Year 2018

In this New Year issue of boult.bites we take a look at the issues of descriptiveness and distinctiveness when it comes to securing trade mark protection, as demonstrated by Pizza Express Limited’s recent failed attempt to register ‘PizzaExpress’ as an EU trademark; a reminder about taking into account PDO’s when selecting a trade mark, as cider brand “Applesecco” recently discovered when their trade mark was opposed by Prosecco, a registered PDO; what constitutes ‘genuine use’ and the importance of proprietors keeping evidence banks in case of revocation action, as demonstrated by two recent rulings handed down by the EU General Court; and Indonesia becoming the latest country to join the Madrid Protocol.

boult.bites TM – Autumn 2017

In this issue of boult.bites we cover: Thailand becoming the 99th member of the Madrid Protocol, Brewdog Plc’s failed attempt to register the phrase ELVIS JUICE; a breakthrough for China and the EU in coming to an agreement on the protection of GI’s; and, finally, BMW’s appeal against the decision taken concerning the use of their marks by TLL.

boult.bites Biotech – Autumn 2017

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