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Preparations for the UPC speed up
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 6 2017

As we reported here, the Preparatory Committee announced that it is working under the assumption that the Provisional Application Phase of the UPC


The Unitary Patent & The Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 31 2017

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the participating countries are in the final stages of establishing the Unitary


UK Government appoints new IP Minister, Jo Johnson MP, who provides an update on the UPC
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 12 2017

Giving evidence before the Science and Technology Select Committee on 11 January 2017, Jo Johnson MP announced that he had been appointed Minister


IP case report for February 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 25 2015

The GC upheld the BoA's decision to reject the application on the basis that the mark was devoid of distinctive character under Art 7(1)(b). The BoA


UK Parliament set to vote on introducing plain packing for tobacco products
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2015

Following a recent Government announcement plain packaging legislation now looks set to be introduced in the UK. However, big questions still remain


IP case report for January 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 1 2015

The GC partially annulled the BoA's finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks under Art 8(1)(b). The BoA had correctly


IP case report - September 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2014

Birss J held that the use of the word PINK by Victoria's Secret on its clothing and as the name of its retail outlets infringed Thomas Pink's


Plain packaging plans advance in the UK and Ireland whilst the WTO dispute over Australia's laws also heats up
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

On 10 June 2014 the Irish Government announced it will be the first country in the European Union to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products


Plain packaging: the lessons learned so far
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 6 2014

On December 1 2012, Australia was the first country in the world to introduce rules on standardising packaging for tobacco products by excluding any


Infringement of registered and unregistered design in a beer glass
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2013

Recorder Douglas Campbell held that Utopia's UK unregistered design right in the shape of the profile of the outer surfaces of its 'Aspen' beer glass