The technical nature of simulation methods – A New Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal
In decision T0489/14, the EPO Boards of Appeal have made a new referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal regarding the patentable nature of computer-implemented simulation methods. Under European practice, methods implemented on a computer are only considered patentable if the method can be understood to have a “technical effect”. In particular, methods that are...
Boult Wade Tennant LLP’s London team has moved
Boult Wade Tennant LLP’s London team has moved to a new office location. Salisbury Square House is a bright and flexible space offering clients and staff alike an improved working environment and new facilities. Managing Partner, and Head of the Trade Mark and Domain Names Group, John Wallace said: “Our move to Salisbury Square House...
Brexit and Boult Wade Tennant LLP
As you know, on 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the EU. Notice of leaving was given under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union on 29 March 2017. At time of writing, no agreement has been reached on the terms of departure and the UK is presently set to leave...
Brexit: New UK Legislation
On 18 January 2019 we reported the UKIPO’s summary guide to Brexit and the impact on IP on the Gov.uk website here. Two key draft pieces of legislation referred to in that guide have now become law, namely the Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, on 14 February 2019, and the Trade...
TM Brexit notice for UK TM owners
Proprietors of national trade mark applications/registrations in the United Kingdom (UK) need to consider the protection they require post-Brexit. Currently, it is looking like the UK may cease to be a member state of the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. In this event, as of 30 March 2019, national UK trade mark rights...
Attendee: Emma Pitcher
2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Law Conference, April 10-12
Attendee: Michael C. Maier, LL.M.
ECTA RETREAT-Trade Marks: Case Law of the EUIPO BoA and German Courts, 6 March 2019, Munich
Attendee: Rohan Setna
CIPA Congress 2019, September, London
MIP International Patent Forum 2019, March , London
Attendee: Isabel Blanco Esguevillas
MOMAD, Fashion Fair, Madrid, 8-10 February.
INTA Annual Meeting , Boston, May 2019
Attendee: Nigel Tucker
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics trade show, Farnborough, February 5th 2019
Attendee: Joshua McFarlane
Queen Mary University of London Career Events, December 2018
Attendee: Joanna Peak
Intellectual Property Case Law Seminar
In this edition we caution brand owners about applications by Gleissner; look at a modern day David and Goliath story involving McDonald’s and Irish rival Supermac’s; cover recent changes to UK TM law to be aware of; Canada’s new trade mark law coming into force later this year; and the latest developments in the Cadbury V Nestlé chocolate wars.
In this edition we talk more about the opening of our new office in Madrid, preparing your trade mark filings in light of Brexit, learning from Puma’s leaping cat case about taking decisions on reputation earlier on, and the new opposition procedures in Argentina that came into force last month.
Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant
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