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Year in Review: notable 2020 patent cases in the UK

United Kingdom - October 5 2021 In a much-anticipated judgment, the UK Supreme Court held that the English court can settle the terms of a FRAND licence on a global basis, where a…

Henry Elliott, Bryony Gold, Chris de Mauny, Tristan Sherliker, Katharine Stephens, William Warne

IP case report for February 2015

European Union, United Kingdom - March 25 2015 The GC upheld the BoA's decision to reject the application on the basis that the mark was devoid of distinctive character under Art 7(1)(b). The BoA…

Hilary Atherton, Katharine Stephens

IP case report for January 2015

United Kingdom - January 1 2015 The GC partially annulled the BoA's finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks under Art 8(1)(b). The BoA had correctly…

Hilary Atherton, Katharine Stephens

IP case report - August 2014

European Union - October 17 2014 The CJ has provided guidance on questions relating to the interpretation of 'service' within the meaning of Article 2 of the Directive. Netto filed a…

Hilary Atherton, Katharine Stephens

IP case report - September 2014

United Kingdom - October 17 2014 Birss J held that the use of the word PINK by Victoria's Secret on its clothing and as the name of its retail outlets infringed Thomas Pink's…

Hilary Atherton, Katharine Stephens