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13 November

2020

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Interim declaration unavailable on questions of patent infringement

In cases of UK patent infringement, the courts may grant a variety of remedies to successful claimants (including damages, court-ordered injunctions, and declarations of non-infringement). In some cases, remedies are also available on an interim basis – for example, an interim injunction that requires a party to refrain from an allegedly infringing act pending outcome... right arrow

3 November

2020

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Changes to unregistered designs right after Brexit

Many designers rely on Unregistered Design Rights to protect their products in the UK and the EU. However, designers need to be aware of significant changes to Unregistered Design Rights following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. Currently, Unregistered Community Design Right is available for new designs first disclosed in... right arrow

5 October

2020

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Trade Marks and design rights after Brexit

This bulletin covers some important changes to trade mark and design rights in the UK that will take place on 1 January 2021. Background The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020 and is currently in a Brexit Transition Period that ends on 31 December 2020. Therefore, from 1 January... right arrow

30 September

2020

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High Court confirms that an Artificial Intelligence cannot be named as an inventor

Last year, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) rejected two UK patent applications (GB1816909.4 and GB1818161.0) on the grounds of an invalid designation of inventor. The applications had been filed by Dr Stephen Thaler, who named his creation (the AI “DABUS”) as the inventor. The UKIPO’s decision was based on the conclusion that, under the... right arrow

15 September

2020

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T0161/18 – Sufficiency and Machine Learning at the EPO

In recent years, the European Patent Office (EPO) has made it eminently clear that European patents may be granted for machine learning inventions. Given the way in which such inventions are trained based on a training dataset, it can often be difficult to know exactly what algorithm the system will perform once trained up. This... right arrow

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boult.bites TM Autumn 2020

Welcome to the Autumn edition of boult.bites TM. In this issue, we discuss the important changes to trade mark and design rights in the UK and the steps you can take. We highlight our readiness for the new Brexit world, having full-service offices in the UK, Germany, and Spain And, we throw the spotlight on Alexander Stolz, a German Solicitor in our Berlin office.

boult.bites TM Summer 2020

Welcome to the new look boult.bites TM. In this issue you will find the latest insights team news, and highlight news from the industry, including future webinars dates and a profile article on trade mark Partner, Rachel Conroy.

boult.bites TM Spring 2020

In this edition we introduce you to our expanded team in Germany; update you on upcoming Boult Wade Tennant events; and highlight key news and updates from the industry, including an update on Brexit.

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