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27 June

2018

News

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

2018

Bulletins

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

2018

Bulletins

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...

15 June

2018

Bulletins

Louboutin Victory in Latest Red Sole Ruling

An eagerly awaited decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“the CJEU”) was handed down on 12 June in a long-running dispute between Mr Christian Louboutin and Christian Louboutin SAS (together, “Louboutin”) and Van Haren Schoenen BV (“Van Haren”), a Dutch shoe retailer. Background In 2010, Louboutin obtained a Benelux registration for...

4 June

2018

Bulletins

Adidas Put Their Best Foot Forward

Adidas has prevailed in a long running series of disputes regarding their three stripe position mark. In two General Court decisions Adidas has succeeded against Shoe Branding Europe BVBA in long running oppositions against a position mark application for a two stripe mark applied to shoes. Adidas are the proprietors of a three stripe position mark applied to shoes....

Events

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

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CITMA Designs Seminar 2018

March 2018

Attendee: Katherine Brown

Empack 2018, Birmingham

March 2018

Attendees: Howard Sands, Jo Pelly, Sarah Gibson

Google Patent OC Summit 2018, USA

February 2018

Attendee: Emma Pitcher

The Pharma Project & Portfolio Management Summit 2018, Mumbai

February 2018

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

The National Lifesciences Expo 2018, Milton Keynes

February 2018

Attendee: Nina White

The Remarkable 2017 Actavis Decisions and Its Implications 2018, Speaking

International Patent Forum 2018, London

February 2018

Attendee: Joanna Peak

Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for Big Data in health, attending, London, February 2018

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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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