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Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 22 Jul 2022

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court increases cost caps in October 2022

The Civil Procedure Rules Committee has announced the costs caps in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) will increase in October 2022…
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2022

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) costs cap increases announced by Civil Procedure Rule Committee

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has confirmed that the IPEC costs caps will increase in October 2022. The effect of the upcoming amendments to the…
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Marks & Clerk | European Union, United Kingdom | 14 Jul 2022

Consultation outcome - "Call for views on designs"

The UK’s departure from the European Union has provided the UK Government with some freedom to reshape the domestic designs regime, be that with…
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Marks & Clerk | United Kingdom | 6 Jul 2022

Beware of field-testing! Will the Right to Roam be a new problem?

This is an interesting case from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in the United Kingdom concerning field testing of prototypes. Thank you…
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RPC | United Kingdom | 14 Jun 2022

High Court again highlights importance of confidentiality embargo on draft judgment

In keeping with the run of High Court decisions on the importance of the confidentiality embargo that attaches to draft judgments, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has held that an embargo was breached when journalists were provided with a press release on confidential terms, prior to the judgment being formally handed down. The case emphasises the need for parties in receipt of a......
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Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 9 May 2022

High Court ruling highlights need for care with prior art in design infringement proceedings

A recent judgment by the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court is a useful reminder to both claimants and defendants of some of the basics of design infringement litigation in the United Kingdom. The case highlights that careful consideration needs to be given to prior art and that a comparison with the prior art must take into account the overall aesthetic effect of an article, and not......
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Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 25 Apr 2022

High Court says failure to carry out clearance searches risks loss of defence to trademark infringement claim

In a recent trademark infringement case culminating in what can reasonably be described as "David-and-Goliath-style" proceedings, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (part of the High Court) provided clarification around some important aspects of trademark infringement litigation in the United Kingdom, including counterclaims for revocation for non-use of a mark, the assessment of......
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Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 18 Apr 2022

Think you have a right to apply for a patent? Get it in writing!

A recent judgment scrutinised the law on patent entitlement and ownership, in circumstances where there was a defective assignment of an invention by the inventor to a third party. This judgment provides clear authority that the provisions of section 30(6) of the Patents Act 1977 apply to rights in inventions and the right to apply for a patent, as they would to applications and patents......
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Stevens & Bolton LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Apr 2022

Honest concurrent use - the importance of brand clearance searches

In February, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) ruled on the scope of the honest concurrent use defence in trade mark proceedings…
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Marks & Clerk | United Kingdom | 9 Mar 2022

The right to apply for a patent - Keep it in writing

Recently there has been quite a bit of interest in whether an artificial intelligence (AI) machine can be an inventor and/or can apply for a patent…
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