Latest updates

23 April

2019

Bulletins

SPCs based on third party marketing authorisations – an undeserved advantage or a legitimate interpretation of the SPC Regulation?

As a result of a recent High Court decision in the UK (2019 EWHC 388), the following question is being referred to the CJEU: “Does the SPC Regulation preclude the grant of an SPC to the proprietor of a basic patent in respect of a product which is the subject of a marketing authorisation held...

23 April

2019

Bulletins

No additional protection for new formulations of old active ingredients

In March 2017, the High Court in the UK requested a preliminary ruling from the CJEU on the interpretation of Article 3(d) of the SPC Regulation (EC/469/2009). In particular, the following question was referred:- “Is Article 3(d) of the SPC Regulation to be interpreted as permitting the grant of an SPC where the marketing authorisation...

23 April

2019

Bulletins

Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and Actavis Group PTC – Part II

The Test for Infringement of a Patent for Manufacturing for a Limited Use Background On 14th November 2018 the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) handed down it’s judgment in the case of Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd and Actavis Group PTC. The case concerned a drug called pregabalin, which is an analogue of gamma...

23 April

2019

Bulletins

Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and Actavis Group PTC – Part I

Construction, Abuse of Process and Insufficiency Background On 14th November 2018 the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) handed down its judgment in the case of Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd and Actavis Group PTC. The case concerned a drug called pregabalin, which is an analogue of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter. Pregabalin was...

12 April

2019

News

Boult Wade Tennant’s Brexit Toolkit

Following the latest developments with Brexit, and now that the no-deal Brexit deadline has moved to 31 October 2019, we have updated our Brexit Toolkit which can be found here. This toolkit provides pertinent information to all types of businesses, allowing effective preparation for Brexit when it occurs.

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Events

May 2019

Attendees: Joanna Peak, Edward Ronan

IBioIC Summer Social

May 2019

Attendee: Henry Schlaefli

SKYKICK – SIMON MALYNICZ QC ON THE CJEU TRADE MARK CASE, 16 May, London

April 2019

Attendees: Charlotte Duly, Daniela Paull

MARQUES Annual Conference

April 2019

Attendee: Michael C. Maier, LL.M.

INTA TM administrations and practitioners meeting

April 2019

Attendees: Catherine Wolfe, Donna Trysburg

ECTA annual conference

AIPPI World Congress, London, September 2019

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: Dr. Isabel Blanco

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

INTA Annual Meeting , Boston, May 2019

boult.bites

boult.bites TM Spring 2019

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 – 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.

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