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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


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


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"


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


'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


Another win for perfume brands before the CJEU
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 23 2010

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that perfume testers that were marked "Not for Sale" were not put on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA) by the marks' proprietors or with its consent in accordance with Article 13(1) of the Community Trade Mark Regulation (EC) No 4094 (the Regulation)and Article 7(1) of the Trade Marks Directive (the Directive


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


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


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