Latest updates

30 July

2018

Bulletins

IP5 launches Collaborative Search and Examination pilot for PCT Applications

The five largest Patent Offices (IP5 – EPO, Japan, Korea, China and United States) have launched a new pilot Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E) programme for PCT applications to take place over the next two years. The programme is likely to be of interest to applicants who would prefer for their International Search Reports to...

23 July

2018

Bulletins

Latest announcement from the UK Government about Trade Marks and Designs

Boult Wade Tennant is pleased to report that the UK Government has provided long-awaited comfort to the owners of EU Registered Trade Marks, EU Registered Designs, and also EU unregistered designs. In a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 19 July 2018, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Robin...

13 July

2018

Bulletins

Partner Catherine Wolfe provides comment for MIP’s coverage of the UK’s Brexit White Paper of 12 July 2018

Partner Catherine Wolfe has provided comment for Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) regarding the UK government’s new white paper, which outlines its objectives in the intellectual property (IP) frameworks post-Brexit.  According to the analysis of the paper by MIP, the UK government plans to establish its own geographical indications (GI) scheme and to explore membership of...

27 June

2018

News

Important changes to the EUIPO webinar

Trade Mark and Domain Names group Partner Felicity Hide has put together a webinar covering the important changes that have brought into force at the EU trade mark office as of 1 October 2017. It is now possible to register a greater variety of brands, but at the same time certain procedures have become more...

27 June

2018

Bulletins

Partner Jennifer O’Farrell published in July edition of EBR

Biotechnology and Life Sciences practice group Partner Jennifer O’Farrell, has been published in the upcoming July edition of the European Biopharmaceutical Review. Jennifer’s article, entitled “Patenting Biosimilars”, discusses how generics companies are able to use a streamlined process which relies upon previous clinical data to obtain marketing approval for biosimilars. This can enable the generics company...

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Events

September 2018

Attendee: Angharad Rolfe Johnson

MIP IP Enforcement Forum 2018, London

September 2018

Attendee: Matthew Ridley

Mastering the HAGUE AGREEMENT From Asia to the USA, through the EU

September 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar, London

August 2018

Attendee: Phil Merchant

The ICEC-ICMC Conference

August 2018

Attendee: Rachel Conroy

PTMG Autumn Conference 2018, Dubrovnik

August 2018

Attendee: Daniela Paull

32nd Marques Annual Conference

July 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

Pregabalin: Where stand plausibility, Swissform claims, late amendment and more?, November, London

July 2018

Attendee: Naomi Stevens

Wellcome Trust PhD Student Alumni Symposium, June 2018

June 2018

Attendee: Matthew Ridley

Marques and Gowling WLG, Mastering the HAGUE AGREEMENT From Asia to the USA, through the EU, June 2018

June 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

UK Bioscience Forum 2018

June 2018

Attendees: Catherine Wolfe, Daniela Paull

37th Annual ECTA Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2018

May 2018

Attendee: Sarah Merrifield

Young Professional Industry Experience IP mini Master Class, London , June 2018

May 2018

Attendee: Anusha Arunasalam

More Than Just a Game, London, April 2018

INTA 140th Annual Meeting

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boult.bites TM – Summer 2018

Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant

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.

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