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20 March



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...

15 March



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...

27 February



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...

21 February



Brexit: New UK Legislation

On 18 January 2019 we reported the UKIPO’s summary guide to Brexit and the impact on IP on the 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...

18 February



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...

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March 2019

Attendees: Catherine Wolfe, Peter Vaughan

CITMA Spring Conference 2019, March,London

March 2019

Attendee: Emma Pitcher

2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Law Conference, April 10-12

March 2019

Attendee: Michael C. Maier, LL.M.

ECTA RETREAT-Trade Marks: Case Law of the EUIPO BoA and German Courts, 6 March 2019, Munich

March 2019

Attendee: Rohan Setna

CIPA Congress 2019, September, London

February 2019

Attendees: Rohan Setna, Howard Sands

MIP International Patent Forum 2019, March , London

Marques, Spring team meeting, Amsterdam, 7-8th March.

January 2019

Attendee: Isabel Blanco Esguevillas

MOMAD, Fashion Fair, Madrid, 8-10 February.

INTA Annual Meeting , Boston, May 2019

January 2019

Attendees: Tony Pluckrose, Michael C. Maier, LL.M.

INTA, Europe Conference: Embracing Change, Paris

January 2019

Attendee: Nigel Tucker

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics trade show, Farnborough, February 5th 2019

December 2018

Attendee: Joshua McFarlane

Queen Mary University of London Career Events, December 2018

November 2018

Attendee: Joanna Peak

Intellectual Property Case Law Seminar

November 2018

Attendee: Susi Fish

MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum

November 2018

Attendee: Nigel Tucker

Advanced Engineering 2018


boult.bites TM – Winter 2019

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.

boult.bites TM – Autumn 2018

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.

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

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