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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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