Update on EU patent protection and Brexit
There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. Only a few areas of UK patent law come from EU legislation. One area is supplementary protection certificates (SPCs). With a possible Brexit date of 29 March 2019, the UK Government has now published guidance on what...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Attendee: Anusha Arunasalam
More Than Just a Game, London, April 2018
INTA 140th Annual Meeting
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
Attendee: Matthew Ridley
TIPLO Dinner Meeting June, London
A two-day update on the latest EUIPO and WIPO legal reforms, law and practice 8-9 November 2018 London
Attendee: Frances Baxter
AIPLA Women in IP Law Global Networking Event
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
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
Guest posts from other sources. Clicking on the links will take you to an external site.