Matthew Naylor - Apr 10, 2024

UPC Weekly - Mind your costs

2024 Week 14

The UPC Court of Appeal issued a collection of five..

Matthew Naylor - Apr 03, 2024

Public access to UPC proceedings

When the UPC was set up, a basic tenet was set out in Article 45 of..

Tom Furnival - Feb 14, 2024

The major players in the SEP landscape in Europe

Next in our series of blogs, we have investigated the major players..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 18, 2024

Design Rights: A powerful tool in the IP armoury

We are pleased to launch our latest special report Design Rights: A..

Eliot Ward - Oct 04, 2023

UPC at four months old - a review

The UPC is now four months old and the Court of First Instance is..

Sean Jauss - Sep 29, 2023

Beware the front-loaded procedure!

The Unified Patent Court (‘UPC’) opened its doors on 1 June 2023. It..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Sep 01, 2023

Building an international Customs strategy for your pharma brand

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are a global problem and pose a..

Tom Furnival - Aug 10, 2023

UPC as a forum for SEP disputes – Panasonic kick off proceedings

With the UPC opening its doors just over two months’ ago, the IP..

Edward Couchman - Aug 01, 2023

US Supreme Court Upholds Tightening of Patent Enablement Standard

In an eagerly awaited judgement, the US Supreme Court has affirmed..

Karolina Fryzlewicz - Jul 19, 2023

How to mobilize your IP rights in the fight against counterfeit goods: Customs Application for Action

‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ is a motto that does..

Thomas Wolter - Jul 06, 2023

Beating the Punch: UPC Protective Letters

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is now operational. As of June 1,..

David Fyfield - Jun 19, 2023

IPEC Small Claims moving to Manchester

The Presiding Judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court..

Sean Jauss - Mar 14, 2023

Trade Secrets in practice

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner and Head..

Non-Fungible Tokens as legal property?

The world of cryptocurrency is a fast-moving and complex one...

Charlotte Lynch - Aug 16, 2022

Standards, SEPs, and FRAND agreements - an overview

The terms “standards,” “SEPs,” and “FRAND agreements,” are..

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court – renovation, or a new coat of paint?

Comments on the current functioning, and the future, of the IPEC.

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Sean Jauss - Nov 12, 2021

LG Chem vs SK Innovation: law & politics in the EV market

Sales of electric vehicles are booming. Withglobal stockup from..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 14, 2021

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights X Fashion Industry: Fight fake fashion

Combatting counterfeit goods is a key commercial and strategic..

Karolina Fryzlewicz - Sep 10, 2021

Intellectual Property Rights X Fashion Shows: Brand protection on the “legal runway”

In the fashion industry, intellectual property rights such as trade..

Andy King - Jul 12, 2021

UEFA v The (European) Super League – intellectual property rights on the legal playing field

On 18 April 2021, the proposal for a new mid-week competition for..

Frederick Steele - Jul 07, 2021

Courts and electronic bundling - bundled into the modern age

The pandemic has forced many areas of society and business to adapt,..

Exhausted by Brexit?

On 7 June 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched..

Patent Settlement Agreements with a “Pay for Delay” element – restrictive ‘by object’?

Almost two decades ago the European Commission (EC) launched a..

Dan Thornton - Dec 17, 2020

Why building and nurturing an IP culture in your business is important

Intellectual property (“IP”) – patents in particular – form a key..

COVID-19 rescue act or major overhaul of the UK insolvency framework?

As we go into England’s second national lockdown of this COVID-19..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 01, 2020

The benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to brands and businesses

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is standard practice for most..

Emily Sullivan - Aug 10, 2020

Is Sky the limit in the David versus Goliath trade mark battle of the last decade?

Hilda-Georgina Kwafo-Akoto examines the potential implications of Sky..

Edmund Harrison - Jul 29, 2020

®egistration and/or use of a trade mark – an automatic defence in the UK to trade mark infringement claims?

It is quite a common and perfectly reasonable assumption by some..

Kate O'Rourke - Jul 29, 2020

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court - ongoing success for brand owners

Since 1990 businesses seeking to defend their intellectual property..

Victoria Coleman - Jul 21, 2020

UK formally withdraws from the UPC

In a statement to Parliament on 20 July 2020, the government formally..

Sean Jauss - Jun 24, 2020

A shake up in legal advice privilege: protect your client-lawyer communications!

Legal privilege is not an area of law that changes much. But the..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Jun 08, 2020

Zombie trade marks: overcoming the pitfalls of resurrecting a brand

Have you ever fondly remembered a brand from your youth and wished..

Frederick Steele - May 22, 2020

Electronic signatures, “the new normal”?

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing has meant that..

Sean Jauss - May 20, 2020

Fashion and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: brand protection should never go out of style

The fashion industry like all other industries is navigating..

Joe McAlary - May 11, 2020

Packaging – why a design registration could help protect your look

The food and drink sector is a notoriously crowded and competitive..

Kate O'Rourke - May 06, 2020

Counterfeit contagion: fraudulent activities spread amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption to manufacturing..

Andrew Pitts - Apr 24, 2020

Governments look to protect companies from IP enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

A large effort is underway globally to ensure that there are enough..

Emily Sullivan - Apr 22, 2020

The CJEU delivers the sweet fragrance of victory to Amazon

On 2 April 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 09, 2020

Why a "COVID-19” trade mark should be rejected

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly forced us all to adapt our..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 19, 2020

Parallel imports of pharmaceuticals – A UK trade mark perspective

The UK parallel import licensing scheme lets a medicine authorised in..

Willum Wytenburg - Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Extension at the EPO: Not ALL deadlines extended!

Part 2 of this blog was published on 17 April 2020. Please read for..

Kate O'Rourke - Mar 09, 2020

When the sky is not the limit: Issues facing businesses when expanding services and products

Conflicting views on the legitimacy of filing trademarks with broad..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 03, 2020

What’s in a name? Enforcing trade mark rights and the own name defence

Clothing and accessories brand Hugo Boss has recently found itself..

Andy King - Feb 20, 2020

Sky v Skykick - status quo remains for trade mark owners

Background

Sky, the TV, broadcasting, media and telecommunications..

Kate O'Rourke - Dec 02, 2019

The Aboriginal flag dispute in focus: who owns the right to use?

The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily..

Sean Jauss - Aug 13, 2019

Understanding Europe’s trade secret rules

Companies invest in developing or acquiring intellectual capital to..

Andy King - Jul 31, 2019

Cultural (mis)appropriation in trademarks: can (and should) you register culturally sensitive names?

Andy King, Partner and Trademark Attorney at Mewburn Ellis, discusses..

Sean Jauss - Jun 14, 2019

Conducting due diligence and audits on intellectual property rights

You conduct due diligence of intellectual property (IP) rights to..

Matthew Smith - Feb 15, 2019

Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

Companies need to think carefully about how they protect, manage and..