10 July



The CJEU rules against second medical use SPCs

On 9 July 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in Case C-673/18, a referral from the Paris Court of Appeal concerning the interpretation of Article 3(d) of the SPC Regulation. Article 3(d) requires that the marketing authorisation (MA) upon which an SPC is based be “the first... right arrow

3 July



Criteria for basing SPCs on functional claims clarified by CJEU in Royalty Pharma

In the latest of a series of judgments concerning the interpretation of Article 3(a) of the SPC Regulation, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed in C-650/17 Royalty Pharma that: the requirement of Article 3(a) that a product must be protected by a basic patent can in principle be met by... right arrow

29 June




During innovation, inventors, designers and artists will generate a number of ideas, some of which may become the subject of intellectual property rights. Proof of ownership of those ideas and their existence at a certain date and time, regardless of whether they eventually become formal intellectual property rights, can be useful for resolving disputes and... right arrow

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BWT Boult Bite TM Magazine Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring edition of boult.bites. Inside this issue you will find our main article: Brexit four months on, which discusses getting to grips with the changes and challenges of the UK in its post-EU landscape. You will also find: Insight articles and team news, including our staying connected staff profile on Katharina Baker, a trade mark attorney in our London office.

boult.bites TM Brexit Edition 2021

In this Brexit special edition of boult.bites TM we discuss the impact of post Brexit within the IP world. We have included a check list with key steps you should consider for rights holders.
Brexit latest including a summary of the post Brexit changes on and our Brexit news articles covering recent major changes that affect pending actions at the EUIPO before 31 December 2020, use and reputation in the UK going forward and changes to geographical indications from 1 January 2021.

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Welcome to the Autumn edition of boult.bites TM. In this issue, we discuss the important changes to trade mark and design rights in the UK and the steps you can take. We highlight our readiness for the new Brexit world, having full-service offices in the UK, Germany, and Spain And, we throw the spotlight on Alexander Stolz, a German Solicitor in our Berlin office.

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