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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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RGC jenkins & Co firm's brochure
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Patents: A Simple Guide 

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Medical Device Patents
Myriad and Prometheus
iprs creativity & innovation
Countdown to the EU Patent
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Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice & Procedure

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The Design Directive 

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Je suis Charlie: Phrase cannot be a Trademark

The French Intellectual Property Office ...

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Spain’s actions against the European Unitary Patent should be dismissed, according to the Advocate General of the CJEU

Advocate General Yves Bot today issued h...

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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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Seminar at BIO 2014, San Diego

Jenkins' Life Science and Medtech Partne...

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Expansion of UK 'Bolar' Exemption

On 1 October 2014, a new legislative ord...

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Publication of 'The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice & Procedure' by Angela Fox

RGC Jenkins & Co are pleased to anno...

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Patent Box and Opportunities for Japanese Multinationals Webinar

RGC Jenkins and Ernst & Young are hostin...

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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

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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PayPal granted European patent for account verification

A decision of the European Patent Office...

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Universities and EU Funded Research

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the ...

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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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Double Patenting at the EPO

Recent EPO case law confirms that patent...

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