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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Attendee: Matthew Ridley
TIPLO Dinner Meeting June, London
Attendee: Frances Baxter
AIPLA Women in IP Law Global Networking Event
Attendee: Jason Rutt
MIP European Life Sciences Forum 2018, London
Attendee: Emma Pitcher
ABA 33rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Speaker, Washington, April 2018
CITMA Designs Seminar 2018
Attendee: Katherine Brown
Empack 2018, Birmingham
Attendee: Emma Pitcher
The Pharma Project & Portfolio Management Summit 2018, Mumbai
Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell
The National Lifesciences Expo 2018, Milton Keynes
Attendee: Nina White
The Remarkable 2017 Actavis Decisions and Its Implications 2018, Speaking
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.
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.
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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