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Insights: Update on EU patent protection and Brexit

United Kingdom, European Union - September 27 2018 There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. Only a few areas of UK patent law...

Registered Designs and Technical Function: CJEU Gives Guidance

European Union - March 13 2018 In a ruling published last week, the CJEU has provided clarification as to when features of appearance of a product are solely dictated by the...

William Burrell.

CJEU rules on effect of product indication on EU registered designs

United Kingdom, European Union - October 6 2017 Helpfully for applicants of EU registered designs the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that the product indication of an EU...

Matthew Ridley.

UK designs - first appeal to an Appointed Person

United Kingdom - June 16 2017 The system of appeals to an Appointed Person for UK designs decisions was introduced in the Intellectual Property Act 2014, and the first decision of...

Frances Baxter.

Insights: UK joining Hague Agreement

United Kingdom, European Union - May 24 2017 Users of registered designs will be pleased to hear that the UK Minister for Intellectual Property, Jo Johnson, has recently stated that the UK will...

Matthew Ridley.