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Proposed EU review: DB scheme sponsors as insurance companies?
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 26 2007

Occupational pension schemes do not have to comply with the solvency requirements applicable to life insurers


The EPO v Court of Appeal - business method and software patents
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 26 2007

The decision of the EPO's Technical Board of Appeal T015404 Duns Licensing Associates LP dated 15 November 2006 has just been published


EPO breaks the Court of Appeal’s serve on exclusions from patentability
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 13 2007

The exclusions from patentability enshrined in Article 52 of the European Patent Convention (“EPC”) have been causing headlines of late and the recent Board of Appeal’s decision (T 015404) has seen the EPO deliver a stinging return across the UK Court of Appeal’s baseline


Celine TM what is "use in relation to goods or services"?
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union
  • September 17 2007

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has confirmed that under Article 5(1) of the First Directive 89104EEC ("Trade Mark Directive") infringement can only be proved if the third party uses their sign to distinguish their goods or services


Adverse possession - human rights
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2007

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has held that UK legislation, which provided for title to registered land to be acquired by a squatter after 12 years’ adverse possession, does not fall foul of Article 1 (protection of property) of the First Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms


Court of First Instance upholds key elements of the Microsoft decision, but overrules the European Commission on procedure
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union
  • September 17 2007

In a significant decision issued today, the Court of First Instance (CFI) has upheld a 2004 decision of the European Commission (EC) against Microsoft


Holiday windfall for long-term sick
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2009

Employees on long-term sick continue to accrue holiday which they can take when they finally return to work, says the European Court of Justice (ECJ


German Federal Supreme Court sends adwords question to the ECJ
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • January 23 2009

Yesterday the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) published its keenly anticipated decisions on three adword cases


Fast-tracking procurements of 'major public projects'
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union
  • January 28 2009

The European Commission has announced that it is prepared to accept more widespread use of the accelerated restricted procedure to procure 'major public projects' in 2009 and 2010 due to the current economic climate


The Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry Preliminary Report: patent-related issues raised relevant to all patent intensive industries
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 29 2009

Wragge & Co's first analysis of the EU Commission's preliminary report on the pharmaceutical sector looked at the regulatory issues covered by the preliminary report