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Make Your Mark Spring 2015

HIGHLIGHTS THIS ISSUE

  • The power of reputation: eBay V Beautybay
  • Bad faith by brewers "paying homage" to leading brands
  • Shape marks that give "substantial value" to the goods (and what that means)
  • OHIM's ameded class heading practice shows its teeth in cancellation action

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EPO Clamp Down on Invention-Switching

Readers may recall from our Autumn 2012 and 2013 editions of this newsletter that we have been railing against amendments to the EPO Guidelines that do not allow an appli...

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Patenting Software in China

​ As in many other jurisdictions, China does not allow computer programs as such to be patented, but does not rule out patentability for inventions related to computer p...

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fact cards and guides
RGC jenkins & Co firm's brochure
trade marks: a simple guide

Patents: A Simple Guide 

Patent box
EPC States at a glance

supplementary protection certificates

Myriad and Prometheus
iprs creativity & innovation
Countdown to the EU Patent
publications

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice & Procedure

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The Design Directive 

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18th Draft Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court Published

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Business friendly fee pattern adopted for the Unitary Patent

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Spain's challenge to the Unitary Patent Package rejected

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Decisions from the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal: Clarity, Broccoli, and Tomatoes

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RGC Jenkins & Co Announce Partner Promotion for January 2015

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Events

10 - 12

February 2015

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015

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1 - 2

April 2015

Edinburgh Bioquarter Annual Conference

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2 - 6

May 2015

INTA - 137th Annual Meeting

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2 - 4

June 2015

SUBCON 2015

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15 - 18

June 2015

2015 BIO International Convention

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29 - 30

July 2015

International Intellectual Property Law Association Global IP Summit 2015

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5

August 2015

Doing Business in South Korea (UKTI)

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28

September 2015

Global Pharma IP Forum

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15

October 2015

UK Bioscience Forum

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Articles

Design Crime: Back to the future or forwards to the past?

David Musker's article 'Design Crime: Ba...

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State of Progress - September 2013

Challenges to the Regulations

Spa...

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty & Ors v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd (t/a Topshop) & Anor

Earlier this week the English High Court...

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UKIPO - Announcement and consultation regarding "superfast" patent service

The UKIPO is pursuing plans to introduce...

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CJEU dismisses complaints by Spain and Italy against the Unitary patent

We reported at the end of 2012 that the ...

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Actavis Group HF v. Eli Lilly and Company

Patents Court Decision of 27th November ...

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UK Government to Expand Bolar Exemption so that Trials of New Drugs will not Infringe Patent Rights

The UK Government has this week publishe...

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Clampdown on Multiple Independent Claims

Under Rule 43(2) EPC (introduced in 2002...

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What's In a Name for "Brand Kate"?

Come rain or shine, this month's royal w...

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EPO Rule Changes (April 2010)

The European Patent Office has passed ce...

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EPO - "Swiss-type" medical claim format no longer allowed

In a recently issued decision of the Enl...

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Double Patenting at the EPO

Recent EPO case law confirms that patent...

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