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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"


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


'Words' prevail over 'subject-matter': the CJEU gives its judgment in the cases of Medeva and Georgetown University
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • November 25 2011

Both Medeva and Georgetown University had patents relating to individual vaccines


Unitary patent agreement stalled by European Parliament
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • July 9 2012

The European Union (EU) is moving closer to achieving the long awaited unitary patent after the European Council issued its decision on the proposed European Unified Patent Court (UPC


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


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


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


Young at heart? The 'informed user' in design law
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • October 25 2011

In one of its first rulings on substantive Community design law the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provides guidance on some of the key issues surrounding Registered Community Designs


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


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