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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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Myriad and Prometheus
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Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice & Procedure

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The Design Directive 

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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

RGC Jenkins & Co is pleased to announce ...

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Chambers 2015 Results

Congratulations to both Steve James and ...

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The Legal 500 recommends Jenkins as a 'Top Tier Firm'

The Legal 500 has recommended RGC Jenkin...

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UK Intellectual Property Act 2014 - changes to design and patent law: 1 October 2014

Some provisions of the Intellectual Prop...

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Seminar at BIO 2014, San Diego

Jenkins' Life Science and Medtech Partne...

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Events

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February 2015

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015

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April 2015

Edinburgh Bioquarter Annual Conference

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May 2015

INTA - 137th Annual Meeting

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June 2015

European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) 34th Annual Conference

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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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