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...
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...
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...
CJEU judgement on Case C681/16 Pfizer v Orifarm
Today the CJEU issued its judgement on Case C681/16 Pfizer v Orifarm, regarding the parallel imports of medicines from new EU member states (accession countries) into the old EU member states. The CJEU has ruled that in situations where: • patents were not available for the medicine in the accession countries at the time of...
Louboutin Victory in Latest Red Sole Ruling
An eagerly awaited decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“the CJEU”) was handed down on 12 June in a long-running dispute between Mr Christian Louboutin and Christian Louboutin SAS (together, “Louboutin”) and Van Haren Schoenen BV (“Van Haren”), a Dutch shoe retailer. Background In 2010, Louboutin obtained a Benelux registration for...
Attendee: Naomi Stevens
Wellcome Trust PhD Student Alumni Symposium, June 2018
Attendee: Matthew Ridley
Marques and Gowling WLG, Mastering the HAGUE AGREEMENT From Asia to the USA, through the EU, June 2018
Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell
UK Bioscience Forum 2018
37th Annual ECTA Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2018
Attendee: Sarah Merrifield
Young Professional Industry Experience IP mini Master Class, London , June 2018
Attendee: Anusha Arunasalam
More Than Just a Game, London, April 2018
Attendee: Joanna Peak
The Warner-Lambert v. Actavis at The Supreme Court: Potential Implications on the Patent Infringement Landscape,” July
INTA’s 40th Annual Meeting, Seattle, US, May 2018
Attendee: Matthew Ridley
TIPLO Dinner Meeting June, London
A two-day update on the latest EUIPO and WIPO legal reforms, law and practice 8-9 November 2018 London
Attendee: Frances Baxter
AIPLA Women in IP Law Global Networking Event
Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant
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.
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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