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Brexit - the future of IP law in the UK
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

IP Law in the UK is currently framed by a combination of EU law and UK law. The relative contributions of EU and UK law differ across different areas


Questions on supplementary protection certificates referred to the European Court of Justice
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 16 2009

The English High Court has referred questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the meaning of several provisions of the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation (176892


European Court gives boost to selective distribution strategies for luxury trade mark owners
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • April 24 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance, which strengthens the ability of luxury trade mark owners to maintain and enforce a selective distribution network for branded goods


CJEU provides clarity on the sending and receiving of data
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • October 24 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided guidance on whether website use of the content of a database protected by the sui generis database right amounts to 'extraction' or 're-utilisation' for the purpose of assessing infringement. It has also confirmed where that use is to be regarded as having taken place


Medeva's SPC applications: the Court of Appeal refers questions to the ECJ
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 7 2010

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer a series of questions on the interpretation of the SPC Regulation to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) relating to the requirement that a "product is protected by a basic patent"


The scope of the DNA patents - ECJ's decision in Monsanto v Cefetra
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • July 7 2010

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision on the scope of protection to be afforded to DNA sequence patents


Special things made simple: a summary of the evaluation of trade mark distinctiveness for advertising slogans
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • July 19 2012

In the case of Smart Technologies ULC v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market the Court of Justice of the European Union summarised the approach to be taken when assessing the distinctiveness of trade marks - particularly, advertising slogans


The unitary patent package unwrapped
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • December 13 2012

The biggest change in European patenting practice since the European Patent Convention is happening


Tactical trade marks and bad faith bunnies?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Austria, European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 27 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) had provided guidance to the national Austrian court as to the factors to be considered when determining whether a registration applied for in the knowledge that other very similar marks were being used in the Community is to be considered as having been made in bad faith


Is the Unilin decision a sledgehammer to crack a nut?
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 2 2011

It is now several years since the Court of Appeal gave its controversial decision in Unilin v Berry