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A tale of two flag poles - unauthorised use of Amazon product codes deemed infringement and passing off

United Kingdom - July 28 2017 The claimants in the case were Jadebay Limited and Noa and Nani Limited trading as The Discount Outlet. The defendant was Clarke-Coles Limited

Arrow declarations - not just a one hit wonder?

United Kingdom - July 9 2018 On 28 June, the UK Court of Appeal granted permission for GSK to pursue their claim for Arrow relief in the case of Glaxo Group Limited & Ors v

Insights: When does a public disclosure yesterday not prejudice a patent application filed today?

United Kingdom - June 8 2017 The above question does not relate to grace periods, breach of confidence or international exhibitions, the details of which vary from jurisdiction to

Patents Court rules prior use of Meningitis B vaccine not an “enabling disclosure”

United Kingdom - July 5 2016 A recent decision concerning GlaxoSmithKline and Wyeth Holdings has provided the High Court an opportunity to review what constitutes an “enabling

EPO Board of Appeal advises how to determine technical subject matter for assessing inventive step

European Union - January 15 2018 Computer implemented inventions, such as computer software, can be easy to copy but time-consuming to develop. Therefore, companies and developers are

Insights: Update on EU patent protection and Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - 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

Insights: Update on EU design protection and Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - September 26 2018 There is no "one size fits all" approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. With a possible Brexit date of 29

Insights: Filings in light of Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - September 25 2018 There is no "one size fits all" approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. In Trade Mark terms

Do you have the right owner's consent?

United Kingdom - August 13 2018 Everybody has seen the FACT advert before watching a movie "You wouldn't steal a car". However, despite the popularity (notoriety?) of this advert

How to release value from your unused patents

USA - August 8 2018 In my view, the secondary market for patents is less developed than it might be. Perhaps one of the main reasons is that the secondary market has