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The basics of patent law: the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 17 2017

Gowling WLG's intellectual property experts explain the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent, as part of their series of articles titled 'The


The basics of patent law - revocation, non-infringement and clearing the way
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 30 2017

Gowling WLG's intellectual property (IP) experts discuss challenges to validity, revocation actions, non-infringement and other procedures to remove


The basics of patent law - remedies and costs
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 12 2017

Pursuant to the Patents Act, section 61, the party asserting infringement may seek from the court, as remedy for patent infringement, an injunction to


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 basics of patent law - procedure, trial, appeal and settlement
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 5 2017

The conduct of civil litigation in England and Wales is governed by the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). The CPR covers all stages of litigation from


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


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


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


European patents knocked out by supremacy of European Union law
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • March 8 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), sitting as a full court, has decided today that the proposed European Patents Court is incompatible with the European Union


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