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UK: Unregistered Design Right - Clarity or Confusion?

United Kingdom - September 25 2017 In the UK, designs of three dimensional items (which are not artistic works) are protected against copying by a separate intellectual property right...

Actavis UK Limited v Eli Lilly: plus ça change

United Kingdom - July 31 2017 In a landmark judgment the Supreme Court has rewritten the rules on how patents are to be interpreted. The new world is great news for patent lawyers...

Unitary Patent regime could be up and running in May

United Kingdom, European Union - January 19 2017 In November, we reported on the UK Government’s shock announcement that it intended to proceed with the ratification of the Unified Patent Court...

Gillian Dennis.

Phonographic Performance Ltd v Raymond Hagan (aka Raymond Edward Hagan) and Others: Did Someone Just Open the Floodgates?

United Kingdom - December 19 2016 There is near universal consensus amongst contentious IP practitioners in the UK that the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has been a...

Court ruling opens the way for brand owners to prosecute infringers

United Kingdom - November 16 2016 In a recent ruling, the UK Court of Appeal confirmed that anyone in possession of or selling ‘grey goods’ is liable to prosecution under the criminal...

Gillian Dennis, Florian Traub.