Bulletins

21 July

2021

Bulletins

Bulletin – Lego A/S v. EUIPO

The Second Chamber of the General Court in Lego A/S v. EUIPO (Case T-515/19) have issued their decision to annul the decision of the European Intellectual Property Office which had declared invalid Lego’s application for a Registered Community Design (1664368‑0006) for the following design:   As a result, Lego should obtain a Registered Community Design... right arrow

5 July

2021

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Double Patenting – Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in G4/19

With no provision in the European Patent Convention (EPC) prohibiting double patenting, is the European Patent Office (EPO) nevertheless allowed to refuse to grant a patent application on that ground? The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO (EBA) has recently answered this question in decision G4/19, taking a harder line than expected. Background Double... right arrow

10 June

2021

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Public Prior Use: What Can the Skilled Person See?

It is a well-known principle under UK patent law that any subject matter that the public can access without breaching a duty of confidentiality is considered to have been publicly disclosed, irrespective of whether anyone has actually accessed that subject matter. A disclosure which is in reality seen by no-one can therefore invalidate a subsequent... right arrow

14 May

2021

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Brexit and Plant Variety Rights: Upcoming deadline for filing UK applications

The deadline for filing Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) applications based on EU Community Plant Variety Rights (CPVR) applications which were pending at the end of the Brexit transition period is approaching. EU Community Plant Variety Rights ceased to have effect in the UK at the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period on 31 December... right arrow

23 March

2021

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Updates to the EPO Guidelines for Examination: Patentability of antibodies

The latest changes to the EPO Guidelines for Examination provide several updates to (i) the patent protection of antibodies, and (ii) the interpretation of “identity” and “similarity” in relation to amino acid or nucleic acid sequences. These updates entered into force on 1 March 2021. (i) Patent protection of antibodies A new section – G-II, 5.6... right arrow

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