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Types of intellectual property protection for inventions and granting procedure
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 8 2017

'The basics of patent law' covers key information relating to patent law, including: Types of intellectual property protection for inventions and


Brexit - what next for intellectual property?
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 24 2016

Current EU (and incoming) legislation will continue to apply until the UK leaves, and to the extent that EU law has been written into UK national law


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


Can post-Brexit UK remain involved in the UP and UPC system?
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 16 2016

An Opinion, by English barristers Richard Gordon QC and Tom Pascoe, has been published considering the effect of Brexit (i.e. Departure from the EU


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


Sofia, so good? First IP reference to the ECJ from Bulgaria clarifies the scope of protection for databases
  • Gowling WLG
  • Bulgaria, European Union
  • March 18 2009

The right to prohibit extraction and re-utilisation of a substantial part of a protected database was established more than a decade ago by Directive 969EC (the Database Directive


Big boost for brands
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 18 2009

In a dispute concerning downmarket fragrances intended to be smell-a-likes for several of L'Oreal's famous perfumes, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance to the UK Court of Appeal which will be welcomed by many brand owners


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


Software patents in Europe
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • April 28 2009

Alison Brimelow, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), has entered the fray on the vexed subject of the patentability of software and has referred various questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal


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