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26 September

2018

Bulletins

Update on EU design protection and Brexit

There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. With a possible Brexit date of 29 March 2019, the UK Government has now published guidance on what they consider to be the fall-back position of a “no deal” scenario. They have now stated that granted Registered...

25 September

2018

Bulletins

Filings in light of Brexit

Executive Summary There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. In Trade Mark terms, the only step to help insure against Brexit is to file a new UK Trade Mark application. With a possible Brexit date of 29 March 2019, we are now recommending that for new...

30 July

2018

Bulletins

IP5 launches Collaborative Search and Examination pilot for PCT Applications

The five largest Patent Offices (IP5 – EPO, Japan, Korea, China and United States) have launched a new pilot Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E) programme for PCT applications to take place over the next two years. The programme is likely to be of interest to applicants who would prefer for their International Search Reports to...

23 July

2018

Bulletins

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

2018

Bulletins

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...

Events

September 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar, London

August 2018

Attendee: Phil Merchant

The ICEC-ICMC Conference

August 2018

Attendee: Rachel Conroy

PTMG Autumn Conference 2018, Dubrovnik

August 2018

Attendee: Daniela Paull

32nd Marques Annual Conference

July 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

Pregabalin: Where stand plausibility, Swissform claims, late amendment and more?, November, London

July 2018

Attendee: Naomi Stevens

Wellcome Trust PhD Student Alumni Symposium, June 2018

June 2018

Attendee: Matthew Ridley

Marques and Gowling WLG, Mastering the HAGUE AGREEMENT From Asia to the USA, through the EU, June 2018

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

boult.bites

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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