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23 July



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...

13 July



Partner Catherine Wolfe provides comment for MIP’s coverage of the UK’s Brexit White Paper of 12 July 2018

Partner Catherine Wolfe has provided comment for Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) regarding the UK government’s new white paper, which outlines its objectives in the intellectual property (IP) frameworks post-Brexit.  According to the analysis of the paper by MIP, the UK government plans to establish its own geographical indications (GI) scheme and to explore membership of...

27 June



Important changes to the EUIPO webinar

Trade Mark and Domain Names group Partner Felicity Hide has put together a webinar covering the important changes that have brought into force at the EU trade mark office as of 1 October 2017. It is now possible to register a greater variety of brands, but at the same time certain procedures have become more...

27 June



Partner Jennifer O’Farrell published in July edition of EBR

Biotechnology and Life Sciences practice group Partner Jennifer O’Farrell, has been published in the upcoming July edition of the European Biopharmaceutical Review. Jennifer’s article, entitled “Patenting Biosimilars”, discusses how generics companies are able to use a streamlined process which relies upon previous clinical data to obtain marketing approval for biosimilars. This can enable the generics company...

21 June



CJEU judgement on Case C681/16 Pfizer v Orifarm

Today the CJEU issued its judgement on Case C681/16 Pfizer v Orifarm, regarding the parallel imports of medicines from new EU member states (accession countries) into the old EU member states. The CJEU has ruled that in situations where: • patents were not available for the medicine in the accession countries at the time of...


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

May 2018

Attendee: Sarah Merrifield

Young Professional Industry Experience IP mini Master Class, London , June 2018

May 2018

Attendee: Anusha Arunasalam

More Than Just a Game, London, April 2018

INTA 140th Annual Meeting

May 2018

Attendee: Joanna Peak

The Warner-Lambert v. Actavis at The Supreme Court: Potential Implications on the Patent Infringement Landscape,” July

INTA’s 40th Annual Meeting, Seattle, US, May 2018

May 2018

Attendee: Matthew Ridley

TIPLO Dinner Meeting June, London

May 2018

Attendees: Rohan Setna, Michelle Pratt

CIPA Congress 2018, London

May 2018

Attendees: Felicity Hide, Matthew Ridley

A two-day update on the latest EUIPO and WIPO legal reforms, law and practice 8-9 November 2018 London

May 2018

Attendee: Frances Baxter

AIPLA Women in IP Law Global Networking Event

April 2018

Attendee: Jason Rutt

MIP European Life Sciences Forum 2018, London

April 2018

Attendee: Emma Pitcher

ABA 33rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Speaker, Washington, April 2018

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Emma will be reviewing the process before the UKIPO and EUIPO and compare and contrast how revocation proceedings are handling before each tribunal from a procedural and evidentiary point of view. She will also highlight the differences across the EU national IPOs, with focus on forum and non-use periods which apply

April 2018


CITMA Designs Seminar 2018


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

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.

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