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Design Features Summer 2016

HIGHLIGHTS THIS ISSUE

  • Stop Press - the British Referendum

  • The Trunki case - supremely unhelpful to pro se applicants?

  • Good news for merchandisers and craftsmen...

  • Tripp Trapp - a chain of copyright cumulation chair cases

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All Change For The EUTM Express

On 23 March 2016 a number of changes to EU trade mark law and practice were introduced or were listed for subsequent introduction, following the implementation of Regulat...

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Unified Patent Court on Course to Open at the Star...

In preparation for the Unified Patent Court Agreement coming into force, a protocol has been agreed and drawn up for signature among participating states for establishmen...

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Black Coffee Is Now Not Strong Enough for EUIPO

Caffè Nero styles itself as a European coffee house brand. It is one of the leading coffee shops in the UK - the striking blue and black sign graces high streets througho...

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Innovate UK Runs Quarterly Innovation Voucher Lott...

Innovate UK is part of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is a 250-person organisation with the stated aim of funding, supporting and connecting in...

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Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice & Procedure

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

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The Design Directive 

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European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court 2nd Edition

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Result of UKIPO consultation on proposed changes to patent rules announced

The UKIPO has announced the result of th...

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IPO speech on post-Brexit national and international concerns regarding the IP landscape

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Parliamentary Un...

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Purple wars….Nestlé v Cadbury

On 18 April 2016, The High Court dealt a...

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Lessons to be learned from the well-publicised Trunki case

The decision by the UK Supreme Court to ...

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All change in trade marks…

From 23rd March 2016, the Office for Har...

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No fee for opting out of the Unified Patent Court; reduced fees for SMEs

The Preparatory Committee has published ...

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Expediting the European Grant Procedure

In our Patent Issues Autumn 2014 publica...

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Commission Consultation on Evaluation and Modernisation of the Legal Framework for the Enforcement of IPRs

The EU Commission has opened a public co...

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MEDICA Tradefair 2015

Reuben Jacob, Partner and Head of Life S...

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Innovate UK announces funding for collaborative R&D projects

Innovate UK, part of the UK Department f...

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Jenkins ranked in Chambers as a Leading Firm for 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have ...

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Unified Patent Court on course to open at the start of 2017

In preparation for the Unified Patent Co...

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Portugal Ratify UPC Agreement

Portugal has ratified the UPC Agreement,...

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Events

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January 2015

Commercialising Science: supporting high-tech start-ups and attracting R&D intensive Business to the UK

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February 2015

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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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12 - 13

June 2015

3rd Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference

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14

July 2015

Invest Tokyo Seminar 2015

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5

August 2015

Doing Business in South Korea (UKTI)

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15 - 18

September 2015

MARQUES 29th Annual Conference

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28

September 2015

Global Pharma IP Forum

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30 - 1

September - October 2015

TCT Show + Personalize

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10 - 14

October 2015

AIPPI World Congress 2015

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22 - 24

October 2015

AIPLA Annual Meeting

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3 - 4

November 2015

WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Resolution

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26

November 2015

The VCT and EIS Investor Forum

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14 - 15

March 2016

PTMG Spring 2016

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6 - 9

June 2016

2016 BIO International Convention

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24

June 2016

Intellectual Property in Europe Seminar

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20 - 23

September 2016

Marques 30th Annual Conference

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Articles

Your one-stop-shop for intellectual property advice

With the shockwaves of the unexpected ou...

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Registration Of Granted UK Or EP(UK) Patents In Various Jurisdictions Worldwide

It is possible to obtain patent protecti...

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AIA Spike – consequences for PCT-national phase filings

There was a surge in filings of US paten...

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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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Isolated DNA no longer patentable in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued i...

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PayPal granted European patent for account verification

A decision of the European Patent Office...

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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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Can a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) be obtained for a previously marketed active ingredient?

Opinion of Advocate General of 3rd May 2...

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CJEU Decision of 24th November 2011 on Supplementary Protection Certificates

With their Decision of 24th November 201...

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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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Judgement of the General Court of 10 February 2010 in O2 GmbH & Co. OHG v OHIM

In this case the General Court had to co...

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UK-IPO Abandons Trademark Watchdog Role

On 1 October 2007, the UK-IPO ceased obj...

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