UK Supreme Court decision means more patent pain for Warner-Lambert

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated decision in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and Actavis.

Leeds City FC Ltd fail to put one past Leicester City FC in trade mark dispute

Leicester City FC’s English Premier League win in 2016 was one of those riveting stories of an underdog triumphing over the odds. The club shot to prominence and the public started seeing more of the club’s trade marks and logos.

How would a no-deal Brexit affect the protection of EU intellectual property rights in the UK?

The UK government issued guidance on 24 September 2018 confirming that EU trade mark and design rights will continue to be protected in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 2

SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

UK ratifies the UPC Agreement

The UK's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement has now been confirmed by Sam Gyimah, Minister for Intellectual Property.

UK ratifies Hague Agreement for industrial designs

The UK will become a contracting party to the Hague Agreement from 13th June 2018.

Plausibility affects patent requirements

A developing principle in the United Kingdom and European Patent Office relates to whether the content of a patent application makes it plausible that the invention works as described.

UK businesses can apply for a share of £10 million for innovation projects in medicines manufacturing

Innovate UK will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects in medicines manufacturing to be funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Changes to fees for UK patent applications from 6 April 2018

The UK Intellectual Property Office has recently announced that it will be increasing the official fees on UK patent applications on 6 April 2018.

EU trade mark reform

A number of reforms to the European Union trade mark system came into force on 1 October 2017.

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