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1 August



A one way street to harmony?

On 2 July 2009 the UK Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in Generics (UK) v Daiichi, dismissing the appeal and holding that the patent relates to inventive subject matter.

1 June



Saving Face – Personalised URLs on Facebook – Make sure your marks are protected

Facebook is a popular social networking site which currently has approximately 200,000,000 users. Since 13 June 2009, Facebook users can now register a personal URL for their profile page on the Facebook website in the form

1 May



Substantial fee reductions for Community Trade Marks

On 1 May 2009, OHIM introduced its promised fee cut for CTM registrations.

1 April



Protecting designs in China

Companies worried about protecting their intellectual property in China can take heart from a recent decision of the Chinese court. German firm Neoplan Bus GmbH has successfully sued the Chinese automotive group Zonda for infringement of a Chinese registered design relating to a bus.

1 March



Inventors awarded £1.5 million compensation for their inventions

On 11 February 2009, the High Court of England and Wales handed down a ground-breaking judgement awarding two inventors compensation totalling £1.5 million.



boult.bites TM Summer 2019

In this edition we take a look at the EUIPO’s decision on the invalidity of a three-stripe mark by Adidas; G4S PLC’s successful opposition to an application by F & G Kites Limited; a useful reminder of the evidence required when defending a registration that has been challenged on the grounds of non-use; the 4th Latin American country that will be joining the Madrid Protocol; and a new rule introduced by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

boult.bites TM Spring 2019

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 – 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.

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