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27 September

2018

Bulletins

Update on EU patent protection and Brexit

There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. Only a few areas of UK patent law come from EU legislation. One area is supplementary protection certificates (SPCs). With a possible Brexit date of 29 March 2019, the UK Government has now published guidance on what...

26 September

2018

Bulletins

Update on EU design protection and Brexit

There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. With a possible Brexit date of 29 March 2019, the UK Government has now published guidance on what they consider to be the fall-back position of a “no deal” scenario. They have now stated that granted Registered...

25 September

2018

Bulletins

Filings in light of Brexit

Executive Summary There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. In Trade Mark terms, the only step to help insure against Brexit is to file a new UK Trade Mark application. With a possible Brexit date of 29 March 2019, we are now recommending that for new...

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...

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Events

November 2018

Attendee: Nigel Tucker

Advanced Engineering 2018

October 2018

Attendee: Edward Ronan

Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: The future of biosimilars in the UK – innovation, regulation and increasing uptake

October 2018

Attendee: Nigel Tucker

TCT Show 2018, ,Birmingham, September

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

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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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